On Thursday 7 October, Prince Carl Philip visited Gotland County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prince's visit took place in Visby, and was hosted by County Governor Anders Flanking.
Prince Carl Philip began his visit at the County Governor's official residence, where representatives from Gotland County Administrative Board spoke about how the county has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the current situation and the way ahead.
Prince Carl Philip then visited Visby General Hospital to meet staff, and was given a tour of the infection and A&E departments.
During lunch, which was served at the Bror-San restaurant in central Visby, The Prince met the owner who spoke about how the pandemic has affected him and the restaurant industry on Gotland.
Representatives from Region Gotland, industry, tourism and the county administrative board also attended the lunch.
The afternoon began with a visit to Wisby Upper Secondary School. The Prince then spoke with staff and pupils at the school about what they have learnt during the pandemic. The Prince was also given a preview of a monument to the coronavirus pandemic, which has been created by pupils together with an artist.
The visit concluded with The Prince meeting a number of pupils who presented their category A tractors outside the school.
The Prince then visited Segerberg Media together with representatives from Region Gotland to discuss how the pandemic has affected industry, the labour market and adult education.
During the pandemic, Segerberg Media has produced films, speeches, religious services and other productions for customers.
The Prince also had the opportunity to visit the city's mediaeval ruins, Drotten, for a short tour with representatives from Region Gotland.
Finally, The Prince returned to the County Governor's official residence to meet representatives from Mediaeval Week, Gotland County Theatre, Svensk Form Gotland and Region Gotland, who spoke about how the pandemic has affected cultural life.
For example, The Prince heard how Mediaeval Week was arranged entirely online last year, and as a combination of digital elements and events in Visby this year.
In connection with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, members of the Royal Family will be visiting Sweden's 21 counties at the initiative of HM The King.
The first four visits took place in autumn 2020, but subsequent visits were postponed until autumn 2021 due to the second wave of the pandemic.
Through these visits, The King hopes to show the Royal Family's solidarity with those who have been affected and to highlight local initiatives within different sectors of society.
The following future visits to Sweden's counties have been planned:
Find out more about previous visits:
All visits will be adapted in view of the ongoing pandemic, and will be carried out in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations.