The King holds an audience with Blekinge's new County Governor

The King holds an audience with the new County Governor of Blekinge County, Ulrica Messing.

The King holds an audience with the new County Governor of Blekinge County, Ulrica Messing. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Monday 25 October, The King held an audience with Ulrica Messing, Blekinge County's new County Governor.

Ulrica Messing has been County Governor of Blekinge since 1 October 2021. She has previously served as a minister and a member of the Riksdag, and has worked mainly within the private sector since 2007.

About Sweden's counties

Sweden consists of 21 counties. Each county has a county administrative board, headed by a county governor. The county governor is appointed by the Government.

As a state authority, the county administrative board ensures that the decisions made by the Riksdag and the Swedish Government are implemented within the county. The role of the county administrative board is to promote the development of the county and to inform the Swedish Government of significant events.

The county administrative boards were established when Axel Oxenstierna reformed the Swedish state administration in 1634.