HRH Crown Princess Victoria's opening speech at Fashion and Textile Museum in London, 5 February 2009

(The spoken version shall take precedence)

Mr Ambassador,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for inviting me to the “Fashion and Textile Museum".

It is a great pleasure for me to open this exhibition on Swedish Fashion.

I am very proud that Sweden, being such a small country, has so many promising and innovative designers. This exhibition will draw attention to young, talented Swedish fashion designers.

I am sure you will find the exhibition inspiring and I hope that it will create curiosity for Swedish design.

By these words I wish the Swedish designers and the Museum good luck and declare the exhibition “Swedish fashion – Exploring a new identity" open.

Thank you.