Motiv: The King and Queen with the owner of Eriksberg, Rune Andersson, and his wife, and Blekinge County Governor Berit Andnor-Bylund. Photo: Christer Johansson/Blekinge County Administrative Board
On Thursday 13 September, The King and Queen visited Sölvesborg in Blekinge.
Hundreds of well-wishers and Sölvesborg Music School had gathered on the square to welcome The King and Queen. The day began with a visit to the Ritz café, where The King and Queen and the County Governor were met by the municipal council. The Ritz café and its owners Frida Antonsson and Mikael Svensson were recently named Enterprise of the Year. The King and Queen then walked through Sölvesborg, via the harbour, to the new district of Ljungaviken. There, The King planted a Japanese ginkgo tree together with Chair of the Municipal Council Viveka Olofsson. In the afternoon, The King rededicated the Eriksberg Game and Nature Reserve in Blekinge Archipelago. In his speech, The King said that Eriksberg offers a unique complete experience, with animals and nature, accommodation and fine dining. The visit to Blekinge then concluded with a tour of the nature reserve.