The Crown Princess Couple hold digital meetings with the Swedish Institute and Professor Lars Trägårdh

The Crown Princess Couple during a video conference from Haga Palace.

The Crown Princess Couple during a video conference from Haga Palace. Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 16 April, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel took part in digital meetings with the Swedish Institute and Professor Lars Trägårdh for updates in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The day began with a digital meeting with the Swedish Institute (SI) about subjects including Sweden's image abroad and how SI is reorganising its operations under the current circumstances.

Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

Director-General Madeleine Sjöstedt and officials Sofia Bard and Emma Jansson took part in the meeting.

The Swedish Institute works to increase interest and confidence in Sweden abroad. One of SI's main roles is to monitor and analyse how Sweden is perceived in other countries. This includes investigating the image of Sweden around the world.

The Crown Princess Couple take part in a video conference with the Swedish Institute.

The Crown Princess Couple take part in a video conference with the Swedish Institute. Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

Professor Lars Trägårdh

In the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple held a digital meeting with Professor Lars Trägårdh, who researches trust. In view of the current circumstances, in which many people's everyday lives have changed, Professor Trägårdh spoke about how confidence and trust in social institutions are affected in various ways and international views of how Sweden is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.