The Crown Princess Couple visit Kronoberg County

The Crown Princess Couple speak with two residents at Högåsen Care Home in Alvesta.

The Crown Princess Couple speak with two residents at Högåsen Care Home in Alvesta. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

On Friday 15 October, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited Kronoberg County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Crown Princess Couple's visit took place in Alvesta and Växjö, and was hosted by County Governor Maria Arnholm and her husband Magnus Wallgren.

Högåsen Care Home

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel began the day at Högåsen Care Home in Alvesta. The home was the first place in the county to be affected by the pandemic. During their visit, care workers spoke about their experiences of the pandemic and what they have learnt. The visit concluded outdoors, where The Crown Princess Couple had the opportunity to speak with two of the home's residents.

The Crown Princess Couple are welcomed to Högåsen Care Home.

The Crown Princess Couple are welcomed to Högåsen Care Home. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

The County Governor's official residence

The Crown Princess Couple then travelled to the County Governor's official residence in Växjö. There, representatives from the county administrative board, Ljungby Municipality, Region Kronoberg and hospitality group PM & Vänner updated The Crown Princess Couple on how the pandemic has affected the county and its operations, and the lessons they have learnt.

There then followed a performance by Ensemble Cor, a group of 25 people with functional variations. Once a week, they come together to work with singing, acting, dancing and music. During the visit, participants told The Crown Princess Couple how the pandemic has affected their activities.

Ensemble Cor concluded by performing a number of pieces, consisting of poetry reading, dance, magic and singing.

Ensemble Cor concluded by performing a number of pieces, consisting of poetry reading, dance, magic and singing. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Meeting with businesses

The visit continued at forest owners' association Södra, attended by representatives from Södra, Asa Manor, European Speedrunner Assembly, Norrvidinge of Sweden and Mönsterås Pulp Mill. Together, they told The Crown Princess Couple how the pandemic has affected their operations.

Discussion with business owners in Kronoberg County.

Discussion with business owners in Kronoberg County. Photo: Ulrika Näsholm/The Royal Court of Sweden

Arenastaden

The visit concluded at Arenastaden in Växjö, which is a centre for sport, education, leadership and events. The Crown Princess Couple were accompanied by representatives from Växjö Municipality and Sing Dance Club. Finally, The Crown Princess Couple met discus thrower Daniel Ståhl and shot putter Fanny Roos, together with their trainer Vésteinn Hafsteinsson.

The Crown Princess Couple with discus thrower Daniel Ståhl and trainer Vésteinn Hafsteinsson.

The Crown Princess Couple with discus thrower Daniel Ståhl and trainer Vésteinn Hafsteinsson. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT