On Friday, April 29, 2022, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden was appointed Honorary Doctor from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
Per a press release from the Karolinska Institutet:
“Prince Daniel has had a long and active interest in public health, and over the years has worked extensively to raise awareness of the need to promote healthier lifestyles among children and teenagers, to reduce health disparities, and to support medical research and education.
Through this untiring health-related work, Prince Daniel has become a vital and visible driving force in this field, both at home and abroad. Since his focus has always been firmly fixed on evidence-based methods, his links with KI were forged early on. He is the founder and patron of En Frisk Generation (EFG – A Healthy Generation), which has been run in partnership with KI for the last ten years. EFG works to help families in deprived areas to adopt more active, healthy lifestyles, and is run in association with schools, municipalities, and local societies. The methods employed have been scientifically assayed in a controlled and published research study conducted by researchers at KI.
Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria are founders of Generation Pep, whose goal is to provide all children and teenagers better opportunities for more active and healthy lives, regardless of their background, circumstances, or abilities. Generation Pep has become a strong, credible, and unifying force in public health work in Sweden within just five years, and Prince Daniel is deeply and actively engaged in its activities. Generation Pep is currently running a large health-promotion project in which KI is an important knowledge partner, this collaboration being regulated in an agreement signed by KI and the Swedish Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation.
Prince Daniel trained as a youth recreation leader and has a background in personal training. He studied at KI between 2011–2013. He is also honorary chairperson of the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, which annually awards grants from its Prince Daniel Grant for Promising Young Researchers fund.”
Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court