On Sunday 15 June, The King and Queen and The Crown Princess attended the archiepiscopal ordination of Bishop Antje Jackelén at Uppsala Cathedral.
Archbishop Antje is the 70th archbishop of the Church of Sweden and the first woman to hold this office. Antje Jackelén succeeds Anders Wejryd, who held office for eight years.
The first archiepiscopal reign was that of Stefan av Alvastra, from 1164 to 1185. Uppsala has been the archiepiscopal seat since 1164. The role of the archbishop includes ordaining new bishops and chairing the Church Board and the Doctrinal Commission of the General Synod. The Church of Sweden has 14 bishops and the archbishop is primus inter pares ('first among equals'), and chairs the Bishops' Conference.