On Sunday 6 June, the exhibition 'Daisy. Princess Margareta, 1882–1920' was opened. Before the official opening, The King and Queen, The Crown Princess and Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson visited the exhibition.
The exhibition is on display at the Royal Palace, in the apartment where Crown Princess Margareta lived together with her husband, the future King Gustav VI Adolf, and their five children. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see archive materials and objects from the Royal Collections that belonged to Crown Princess Margareta.
Crown Princess Margareta, known as Daisy to her family and friends, was actively involved in many of the major social issues of the time. These included humanitarian initiatives for children, building up Sweden's civil defence, disability rights and the survival of prisoners of war during the First World War.
Ever since her childhood as a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, she was interested in art, sport and gardening. She wrote gardening books, laid the groundwork for the gardens at Sofiero Palace, enjoyed skiing and played as a forward in her own bandy team.
The exhibition about Crown Princess Margareta is on display at the Royal Palace from 6 June to 30 September.
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During the tour of the exhibition, The King gave a speech in which he said:
"I am delighted to be opening a new exhibition here at the Royal Palace in Stockholm today. An exhibition that is, in fact, particularly close to my own heart.
"My grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta – known as Daisy to her family – was a multitalented individual with a powerful presence. She was genuinely interested and involved in many different areas: art, sport, social charity work and gardening."