Princess Estelle Visit's the Royal Collections

Today, the Royal Court shared that yesterday, 20 February, Princess Estelle visited the Royal Collections at the Palace accompanied by her mother and brother.

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

This visit is apart of what many are calling apart of her “Queen School” training. Over the past year the Royal Court has been increasingly good at sharing photos of Princess Estelle visiting museums and departments of the court to learn about their work and history. The family has said that they wish to expose the children in natural ways to the responsibility and great history that they share and organizing these visits aligns with that mission.

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

On Wednesday’s visit, Princess Estelle was shown the archives and given a tour by curator Alexander Holm. She was shown the historical images of royal objects in the Royal Collections' photo archive in addition to getting information about the various rooms in the palace.

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

One room which the royal court highlighted was Carl XVI Gustaf's anniversary room which in 1998, when the King celebrated 25 years on the throne, the room was redecorated in a modern style that reflected the contemporary. The Princess was shown how the room had changed over the years in purpose and decoration style- including being used as a salon and a bedroom at one point in history.

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Princess Estelle was also shown Oskar II's writing room, which the decorations and furniture have been left the same preserving the style from the late 19th century. The Princess was shown the technological innovations of the time such as telephone and electric light, which were revolutionary in the day, and have changed significantly since.

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Foto: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

For this educational day at the palace, Princess Estelle wore a dress from Bonpoint (one we have seen he wear in the past for the Christmas Video. Prince Oscar could be seen wearing his Adidas Stan Smith shoes while the Crown Princess wore her black blazer from Maruschka de Margo.

BRIS + Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Foundation's Collaboration

Over the past week, we have seen lots of meetings, photos, and news pop up about the collaboration between BRIS and the Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Foundation. BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society) is a partner with the Prince Couple’s Foundation which focuses on minimizing bullying due to dyslexia and cyberbullying. You might recall Princess Sofia visited BRIS earlier this month, but that was only the start of their collaboration.

On 12 February, the Prince Couple announced on their Instagram that the collaboration between the two had resulted in a book for parents. This book is a guide to help parents to talk to their kids about what they do online and start conversations between adults and children about online safety.

“In the book, kids and teens share their own stories and thoughts about what happens online, along with tips and advice from experts and counselors. Teaching you what kids do online and why they think it’s great. But also the things that are not so great, things that can be tough and difficult – and how you as a parent can help.”

The book was sent out to all households in Sweden with children under the age of 10 and is available online in both Swedish and English.

Then on 15 February Princess Sofia joined the General Secretary of BRIS for a radio interview at P4 Extra about the book.

Today the couple joined again with BRIS General Secretary Magnus Jägerskog to answer some questions asked on Instagram earlier this week about parenting and their book. This can be see in the Instagram Stories on the Prince Couple’s Instagram page.

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For the photo shared as the announcement of the book, Princess Sofia wore a headband from Lindex and new gold sweater. For the radio interview, she wore a sweater from Soft Goat (a brand which supports Project Playground), and for the Instagram Interview, she wore a sweater from Hobbs.

Visit to SIPRI and Meeting with Hedi Fried and Stina Wirsen

Today, Crown Princess Victoria had two events in Stockholm. She first visited Stockholm’s International Peace Research Institue (SIPRI).

Crown Princess Victoria was due to visit SIPRI on January 31st but she had to cancel her visit last minute because she had a cold so the visit was rescheduled to today. SIPRI studies issues of peace and conflicts with a focus on disarmament and was founded in 1966 to celebrate 150 years of peace in Sweden. Upon her arrival, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by Jan Eliasson, the chairman of SIPRI. She then visited the institute and learned more about SIPRI’s work, visions and activities.

Afterward, she held an Audience at Haga Palace for Hedi Fried and Stina Wirsen. Hedi Fried is a holocaust survivor who came to live in Sweden in 1945. Since then she has become an author and psychologist. She travels the country visiting schools to tell about the Holocaust. This Wednesday, she was awarded the Seraphim Medal by King Carl-Gustaf for her efforts in the fight for democracy and human values. Stina Wirsen was born in 1968 in Stockholm. She is a children book author and illustrator. Hedi Fried and Stina Wirsen created a book together called Historien om Bodri about a friendship that survives the Holocaust.

Crown Princess Victoria wore her Tiger of Sweden green pantsuit with her Baum & Pferdgarten white shirt. She also wore her Gianvito Rossi black ankle boots and Hippi Grace tote bag with a Corinne hair tie. She also wore her Kreuger Jewelry Butterfly Stud Earrings.

Visit to Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Today Crown Princess Victoria visited the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is the government agency which is mandated to coordinate and promote Swedish polar research. Among this umbrella of responsibilities the agency is tasked with improving environmental protection in the polar region, dispensing permits, offer insight to international negotiations and partnerships, organize research data, and raise awareness of polar regions and polar research. On today’s visit the agency presented to the Crown Princess on current and upcoming Swedish polar research projects in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Crown Princess Victoria is no stranger to polar research projects, in 2008 and and 2009 she joined up with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to undertake some visits to various polar research stations and organizations around Scandinavia. The three heirs were also patrons to the Fourth International Polar Year (2007-2008) in their respective countries- which for Sweden was organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. More recently the Crown Princess has attended seminars organized by organization (2010 and 2011)

Crown Princess Victoria wore her HunkyDory blazer with the ufo shirt she debuted a year ago during the Cambridges’ visit to Sweden. She paired the outfit with her Gianvito Rossi black ankle boots and her Kreuger earrings.

Audience for Peter Wiwen-Nilsson of Race for the Baltic

Today, Crown Princess Victoria held an Audience for Peter Wiwen-Nilsson of Race for the Baltic.

Race for the Baltic is a non-profit organization which strives to accelerate action to clean up the Baltic Sea. Founded by Niklas and Catherine Zennströms in 2013, the organization prides itself on being entrepreneurial, technology friendly and open-minded while bringing together politicians, companies and scientists, as well as managing concrete nutrient reduction projects, all to improve the health of the Baltic Sea.

In the fall of 2018, Peter Wiwen-Nilsson took over as CEO of Race for the Baltic. Previously Peter worked in the private sector in multiple CEO and managerial roles. At Race for the Baltic he leads the strategies and programs. Race for the Baltic’s largest program is their Baltic Sea City Accelerator Program. This program, having completed its first cohort in 2017, is now accepting applicants for their Spring 2019 Cohort. The program helps participants identify cost-effective, smart and innovative solutions to local water and wastewater management challenges. Their first cohort was made up of 7 municipalities in 4 different countries.

The Crown Princess has a long and deep relationship to organizations connected to sustainability and the Baltic Sea. Growing up in Sweden, the Crown Princess has talked fondly about her memories of summers along the Baltic, in Öland, and both her parents have spoken about the importance of keeping the Baltic clean for the future generations. Her commitment to the sustainability efforts around the world, not only the Baltic, were recognized by the UN General Secretary in 2016 who named her as one of 16 Advocates for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For this meeting, Crown Princess Victoria wore a new cropped beige jacket, a long gold necklace, her Dulong Kharisma earrings, and Carl Edmond Watch.