The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple hold a digital meeting with Sweden's County Governors

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple during a video meeting with Sweden's 21 County Governors.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple during a video meeting with Sweden's 21 County Governors. Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Thursday 28 May, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel held a digital meeting with Sweden's County Governors.

The County Governor of Västmanland County, Minoo Akhtarzand, opened the meeting by providing a general overview of the situation in the county during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Each County Governor then reported on the situation in their own county.

Some of the highlighted challenges included the economic consequences for industry, the need for increased testing of healthcare workers and limited staffing. The County Governors also mentioned concerns about tourism in their counties.

All 21 of Sweden's county governors took part in the meeting:

  • Sten Nordin, Blekinge County
  • Ylva Thörn, Dalarna County
  • Anders Flanking, Gotland County
  • Per Bill, Gävleborg County
  • Jörgen Peters (deputy), Halland County
  • Jöran Hägglund, Jämtland County
  • Helena Jonsson, Jönköping County
  • Cecilia Schelin Seidegård (deputy), Kalmar County
  • Maria Arnholm, Kronoberg County
  • Björn O. Nilsson, Norrbotten County
  • Anneli Hulthén, Skåne County
  • Sven-Erik Österberg, Stockholm County
  • Beatrice Ask, Södermanland County
  • Göran Enander, Uppsala County
  • Georg Andrén, Värmland County
  • Lars Lustig (deputy), Västerbotten County
  • Berit Högman, Västernorrland County
  • Minoo Akhtarzand, Västmanland County
  • Anders Danielsson, Västra Götaland County
  • Maria Larsson, Örebro County
  • Carl Fredrik Graf, Östergötland County
Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

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.