The King and Queen and The Crown Princess hold a digital meeting with the Head of the European Commission Office in Stockholm

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess held a digital audience with the Head of the European Commission Office in Sweden.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess held a digital audience with the Head of the European Commission Office in Sweden. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Thursday 23 April, The King and Queen and The Crown Princess held a digital audience with Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas, Head of the European Commission Office in Stockholm.

During the digital audience, Ms Areskoug Mascarenhas described the actions currently being prioritised within European cooperation in connection with the pandemic.

The prioritised actions that the European Union is focusing on include securing access to personal protective equipment, promoting research on treatment and developing a vaccine, and supporting employment, businesses and social economics.

Ms Areskoug Mascarenhas also spoke about how the EU delegations are working with the member states' embassies to help EU citizens stranded outside Europe.

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.