The Crown Princess sends a greeting to mark the 50th anniversary of the Swedish Institute in Paris

The Crown Princess sent a greeting to the Swedish Institute in Paris Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess sent a greeting to the Swedish Institute in Paris Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Tuesday 20 April, The Crown Princess sent a greeting to mark the 50th anniversary of the Swedish Institute in Paris.

The Institut suédois, formerly known as the Centre culturel suédois, is a Swedish cultural centre in Paris. The centre is operated by the Swedish Institute.

The centre in Paris hosts art, design and photographic exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, seminars, a permanent art collection and a café.

It was opened by the then Crown Prince Carl Gustaf in 1971.

In her greeting, The Crown Princess said:

"As a representative of Sweden – and a family with French roots – visiting Paris and France are always particularly special.

"I personally have many wonderful memories from various visits to the cultural centre in the picturesque Marais district. And I am not alone. Many Parisians and tourists visit the centre each year to see exhibitions or maybe simply enjoy Swedish pastries at the café.

"Thanks to this Swedish presence in Paris, a special friendship has grown up between all those who have met at the centre, and particularly between France and Sweden as cultural nations."