The King holds an audience with County Governor Maria Arnholm

The King and County Governor Maria Arnholm.

The King and County Governor Maria Arnholm. Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 9 September, The King held an audience with County Governor of Kronoberg Maria Arnholm in Princess Sibylla's Apartments at the Royal Palace.

Ms Arnholm has been County Governor of Kronoberg since 1 February 2020. During 2013 and 2014, she served as Minister for Gender Equality and Assistant Minister for Education. Before that, she was State Secretary for the then Minister for Gender Equality Nyamko Sabuni.

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.