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His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Visits the Halmstad Garrison

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited the Air Defense Regiment, the Swedish Armed Forces Technical School, and Halmstad Military Academy at the Halmstad Garrison in Halmstad.

Upon his arrival, Prince Carl Philip was welcomed by Colonel Mikael Beck of the Air Defense Regiment, the head of the Swedish Armed Forces’ Technical Schools, Colonel Anders von Sydow, and the head of Halmstad Military Academy, Colonel Fredrik Zetterberg.

After formal greetings, the prince visited the Air Defense Regiment where he watched a demonstration of the Robot System 98 and new Air Defense Systems 103 (aka the Patriot System).

Afterward, Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Armed Forces’ Technical School where he met with students and teachers.

The day ended with a visit to the Halmstad Military Academy where Prince Carl Philip watched a presentation of the training system for reserve officers.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Continues her Visit to the Netherlands.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden continued her visit to the Netherlands. The purpose of her visit is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.

This morning, Crown Princess Victoria visited the port of Rotterdam. Upon her arrival, the crown princess was welcomed by the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Mr. Allard Castelein, the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Swedish Honorary Consul General in Rotterdam, Mr. Ben Vree.

During her visit, Crown Princess Victoria took a boat ride along the Nieuwe Maze whereupon Mr. Castelein informed the Crown Princess about “…the most important sustainability initiatives in the port of Rotterdam…” according to a press release.

Thereafter, Crown Princess Victoria visited the SAAB-Damen booth at the Undersea Defense Technology Trade Fair in Rotterdam.  The Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Trade Fair is the largest global event dedicated to the undersea defense industry and is “…a multi-faceted exhibition and conference reflecting the community’s desire for continuous learning and development.”

The day ended with a visit to the ABB E-Mobility Innovation Lab in Delft.

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Begins Her Two-Day Visit to the Netherlands.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden began her two-day visit to the Netherlands.

The day began with a cruise around Amsterdam where she was informed about the Amsterdam Sustainability Agenda, the energy transition between Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and what Sweden can learn from it.

In the afternoon, the crown princess, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, visited the TechLeap.nl organization whereupon they met with various tech entrepreneurs.

This evening, Crown Princess Victoria will attend a gala dinner at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.

Tomorrow, the crown princess will visit Rotterdam, Delft, and Den Haag.

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(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.

HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Presents Awards at the Textile Museum in Borås.

On the evening of Monday, May 30, 2022, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented an award during the Arts and Business Award Ceremony held at the Textile Museum in Borås.

According to the Swedish royal court, the recipient of the award went to:

“…the autumn holiday event, Rys and Cozy in Varberg. The event offers families with children an outdoor experience where visitors can wander around between light installations in central Varberg. The project is a collaboration between Halland’s Cultural History Museum, Varberg Energi AB, and the Varberg municipality.”

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Attends the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Ceremony.

On the evening of May 30, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ceremony held at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm.

Established in 2002, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented annually to a person or organization that contributes to the importance of literature for children and young adults worldwide.

The recipient of the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award went to Swedish author and illustrator, Ms. Eva Lindström. Along with the prestige of the award, Ms. Lindström also received 5 million Swedish Krona (roughly $511, 716 USD).

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HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Celebrates Veterans Day in Stockholm.

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden participated in the celebration of Veterans Day 2022 held at the veterans’ monument, Restare, located next to the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm.

During the celebrations, Prince Carl Philip laid a wreath at the Veterans Monument as well as medaled military personnel who were awarded the Swedish Armed Forces Medal for Wounded in Battle and the Swedish Armed Forces’ Medal of Merit.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court