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TRHs Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Attend the Join Sweden Summit 2022.

On Monday, June 20, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the Join Sweden Summit 2022 held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

According to a press release, the Join Sweden Summit is a:

“…high-level physical event bringing together global changemakers in Sweden to focus on collaborative innovation to drive the digital and green transition.

The Summit brings together leaders and game-changers from academia, politics, industry, and innovative environments to explore Sweden’s investment potential and opportunities to pioneer the possible.”

During today’s summit, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gave the opening speech. Here is what she had to say:

Your Royal Highness,
Prime Minister and Ministers,
Ladies and gentlemen
Welcome to Stockholm and Sweden!

And, also welcome to all of you participating digitally.

I am delighted to see so many companies from all over the world represented here today. Thanks to the efforts of Business Sweden, you have a very interesting program ahead of you. Prince Daniel and I are very happy to be able to participate – but also to meeting you.

But before we dive into this Summit, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a story – the story of my country.

Don’t worry, it’s the short version!

Once upon a time, Sweden was a small country on the very outskirts of Europe. A beautiful country, but quite poor. Cold, sparsely populated and quite far from the center of attention.

But now, tables have turned.

In order to become the prosperous country that we are today, Sweden has had to open up to the world. To knowledge, to ideas and to people.

My ancestor, King Karl XIV Johan, immigrated from France in the early 19th century. And the Royal Palace, that you can see across the water from this hotel, was inspired by the palaces of France and Italy, and built by artists and craftsmen from all over Europe.

Today, after several centuries of successful trade and international cooperation, working with other countries comes natural to Sweden and Swedish companies. Exports account for half of Sweden’s GDP. And half of Sweden’s export value is generated by foreign-owned companies in Sweden.

People who come here to work or to do business soon realize that here in Sweden, cooperation is not just a buzzword. It is simply how we do things: together.

Furthermore, having strict environmental requirements has given Sweden a head start, and put us at the forefront creating scalable solutions in green technology, sustainable industry and transport.

Sweden is ranked as the most innovative country in the EU and second in the world. The green transition that everyone’s talking about? Here in Sweden is where it’s actually happening!

You remember that small, isolated and remote country that I was telling you about? Today, that country – my country – punches well above its weight in research and innovation.

We have both the ambition and the ability to deliver solutions to the great global challenges.

And we are ready to team up to make it happen.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the story of my country. And I hope that you will be a part of its next chapter.

Once again, a warm welcome. Please Join Sweden, and let’s do this together!

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2022.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, members of the Swedish royal family celebrated National Day in Stockholm.

The day began with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden and His Royal Highness Prince Oscar of Sweden opening the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.

With the opening of the palace, tourists were now able to visit the Logården (Royal Palace Garden) and the Bernadotte Library, which is usually closed to visitors.

Meanwhile, in the outer courtyard of the palace, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attended the High Guard Relief ceremony. During the ceremony, the Life Guards’ Dragon Music Corps performed a “…figurative music program…” according to the Swedish royal court.

In the town of Olofström in the municipality of Blekinge, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden celebrated National Day with the local people.

The day began with a visit to the Volvo Cars factory where they were informed about the daily ongoings of the famous Swedish car company and were given a tour of the factory.

Thereafter, Their Majesties visited Holje Park where they joined hundreds of people celebrating National Day. During the celebration, His Majesty handed over banners to the “…local associations and organizations…” and gave a speech in which he said:

“Sweden is a country with a rich history and a promising future. Let us take advantage of both, with common forces. And let us celebrate our country, our home in the world, today on Sweden’s national day!”

In the late afternoon, members of the Swedish royal family attended a gala concert and show in Skansen.

Click here to watch Sweden’s National Day Concert and Show from SVT.

TRHs Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Begin their Three-Day Official Visit to Sweden.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway began their three-day official visit to Sweden. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties between the two Nordic countries as well as to focus on “…cooperation around green, knowledge-based solutions…” according to the Norwegian royal court.

The day began with the crown princely couples of Norway and Sweden participating in the seminar, Norway and Sweden: Stronger Together than Separately, held at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. According to the Norwegian royal court, representatives from various Norwegian and Swedish businesses came together to exchange knowledge and make contacts. During the seminar, Crown Prince Haakon gave a speech stating:

“I would argue that Sweden and Norway are the world’s best neighbors. It is not just because we have the longest common national border in Europe. Nor is it just because our countries’ stories, even our families, are so closely intertwined. And it is not just because our economies are closely integrated and ownership interests flow seamlessly between our countries.

I think it’s first and foremost about us understanding each other. We share a strong community of values ​​and interests. We cooperate easily, and in general we agree on what a good society is.

In an international context, the Nordic countries are small markets separately, but overall the Nordic region is the world’s 12th largest economy. If we co-operate here in the Nordic region, we have an opportunity to take global leadership in developing world-leading knowledge environments and business. Our common future is knowledge-based, and we get the best knowledge and research through collaboration.

Sweden is in 2nd place out of 132 countries on the Global Innovation Index.

It is simply impressive. We have great respect for Sweden’s role as a world leader in innovation. Now you are probably wondering where Norway is in that index. We are not in first place, we are in 20th place.” 

Thereafter, the crown princely couple visited the Kulturhuset in Stockholm where they met with young people and children to talk about books. Kulturhuset also arranged an industry meeting in collaboration with NORLA: Norwegian Literature Abroad. The goal is to present more Norwegian authors to the Swedish market and at the same time bring more Swedish publications to Norway.  The crown princely couples also met with the publishers and listened to a panel discussion held on the theme, The Brave Youth Literature.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden hosted a luncheon at Stockholm Slottet in honor of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s official visit to Sweden. In attendance at the luncheon were Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden.

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Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

Members of the Swedish Royal Family Participate in a Meeting with Aid Organizations Working in Ukraine.

On Friday, March 25, 2022, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden participated in a meeting with various aid organizations working in Ukraine.

According to the Swedish royal court, the meeting was:

“…held on the King and Queen’s initiative. [The goal of the meeting] was to contribute through the exchange of experience and collaboration to Swedish aid efforts to Ukraine strengthen children’s security and protection. Representatives from 22 organizations spoke about their activities in Ukraine and its neighboring countries and what the needs look like on the ground. Particular emphasis was placed on the vulnerable situation of children – both in war-torn Ukraine, during the flight in or out of the country and on the ground in the countries of arrival.” 

Photos courtesy of the Swedish Royal Court/H. Garlöv

Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend a Prayer for Peace Ceremony in Stockholm.

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended a Prayer for Peace for Ukraine ceremony at the Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) in Stockholm.

The ceremony was presided over by the Swedish royal court pastor and chaplain to His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, Michael Bjerkhagen.

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Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court/S. Friberg