Visit to Göteborg

Today Crown Princess Victoria spent the day in Göteborg where she attended events focusing on marine littering, microplastics, the Baltic Sea status, new environmental requirements for hydropower and fisheries control in protected areas.

Her first stop was the University of Göteborg where she had the opportunity to learn more about ongoing research on microplastics and chemicals. She was welcomed by the Head of the Department of Biology and Environmental Science Henrik Aronsson and Bethanie Carney Almroth, associate professor of ecotoxicology. Bethanie Carney Almroth is leading the Departement’s research on the environmental effects of plastics and plastic-related chemicals in aquatic organisms and she also told Crown Princess Victoria about the need for broad cooperation to solve environmental problems.

Afterward, Crown Princess Victoria visited the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management where she met with Director General Jakob Granit and other employees to learn more about their work such as marine spatial planning, Baltic Sea status and a national plan for hydropower. Crown Princess Victoria was also able to learn about their work regarding fishing control in protected areas .The Agency has overall responsibility for fishing control and supervises fishing in real time in areas where trawling is prohibited. 

Crown Princess Victoria wore a black coat that she debuted last year with her Heartmade jacket and Rodebjer blouse. She paired the outfit with her Gianvito Rossi ankle boots from last December and her Hippi Grace tote bag. Her earrings are by Maria Nilsdotter and she wore her favorite bracelets, the Ebba Brahe 3 Stars Bracelet, Eyes Wide Open Bracelet and Bridge Bracelet.

Crown Princess Couple Visits Stora Enso Innovation Center

Today Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Stora Enso Innovation Center in Sickla to learn more about Stora Enso's business and the new products they are offering from the forest. The main focus for the visit is sustainability and innovations.

The visit started with a presentation about Stora Enso by the Country Manager in Sweden, the Director of Communications, and the Division Head. Following this presentation, they couple were given a demonstration of new products and a tour of some of the laboratories located at the Innovation Center before departing.

Stora Enso is a manufacturer of pulp, paper and other forest products, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland- but has locations globally. Stora Enso's innovation centre in Sickla was inaugurated in 2015 and has over 80 people from more than 20 different countries working at the innovation center. The purpose of the business is to develop renewable products and materials that can replace fossil and other non-renewable materials. Stora Enso believes that everything that’s made with fossil materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

Crown Princess Victoria wore her Maruschka de Margo jacket with a new black shirt. She also wore her AF Klingberg ankle boots and Valentino blue bag with her favorite bracelets : the Ebba Brahe 3 Stars Bracelet, Eyes Wide Open Bracelet, Bridge Bracelet and her Sophie by Sophie heart bracelet. Her pearl earrings and pearl necklace are by Kreuger.

Crown Princess Victoria attends the Royal Forest and Agriculture Academy’s Annual Meeting

Tonight, Crown Princess Victoria handed out the prizes to this year’s recipients of the Royal Academy of Forest and Agriculture Annual Prizes. This is the second time that the Crown Princess has attended this prize ceremony, held at Stockholm State House. In past years the King, Queen and Prince Carl Philip have all had the honor or passing out these prizes. 

This year marks the 207th Annual Meeting for the Academy. The meeting always falls on January 28, on the Karl day, because the Academy held its very first gathering just that date in 1813. Lisa Sennerby Forsse opened the meeting in the Blue Hall and held a speech that alluded to the theme of the Feast of Assembly. The theme always reflects a current topic in the green industries and for the academy, this year, the theme is Food, Taste and Health.

In addition to the Crown Princess Victoria passing out the prizes, there were a few speeches made. The academy’s secretary Eva Pettersson spoke about the the academy’s past year and gave a glimpse into what to expect in the upcoming year. Brain Researcher Professor Martin Ingvar was this year’s invited speaker.

After the ceremony the invited guests gathered for a meal in the Golden Hall. The menu is created by members Christina Möller (honorary member of the academy) and Ella Nilsson, both who are well known in the food circles in Sweden. This academy's business is very much about the food they put on the tables - which comes from the earth and the forest. In recent years Christina Möller and Carl Jan Granqvist have presented the meal and the wines during the course of the banquet.

Crown Princess Victoria wore her red Greta Stella jacket with a tulle skirt, an outfit she first wore in 2014 to a meeting of the Swedish Academy. She wore her Bulgari earrings & ring, Ebba Brahe 3 Stars Bracelet, Eyes Wide Open Bracelet, Bridge Bracelet and Sophie by Sophie Heart bracelet. We believe she also wore her Marzio burgundy pumps. She also debuted a new clutch which we will update the post when we find the brand.

Crown Princess Victoria attendance at Holocaust Remembrance Lecture

Today, Crown Princess Victoria attended a Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at the the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The lecture was given by Professor Deborah Lipstadt, who spoke about the current trends in the field of anti-Semitism and hate crimes. 

This lecture was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with The Living History Forum- it was the Living History Forum who invited Professor Lipstadt. Alongside the Crown Princess in attendance was the Minster for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, ambassador Joachim Bergström, and the superintendent of The Living History Forum, Ingrid Lomfors.  

For this lecture, Crown Princess Victoria wore her green Rodebjer Alexa dress which she paired with her Dulong necklace, old green stud earrings, and her Nancy Gonzalez clutch bag. She wore new shoes by Gianvito Rossi, the Scarlet pumps in black. On her wrist was her Ebba Brahe for Childhood Eyes Wide Open Bracelet and Carl Edmond watch.

 

Later this evening the Crown Princess will be in attendance at the Royal Forest and Agriculture Academy’s Annual Meeting.

Memorial Service for Holocaust Memorial Day

This evening, Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual Holocaust Memorial Day at the Great Synagogue in Stockholm. Attendance at services for Holocaust Memorial Day are an annual tradition for the family, something we have seen the King, Queen, Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Princess Sofia- all attend at some point in the past.

The service featured speeches from survivor Piotr Zettinger, as well speeches from lecturers and authors from around the world. Israeli ambassador Ilan Ben Dov also spoke. The speeches were complimented by poetry readings and music from Melissa Horn. Last year the event had so many people in attendance that this year they had to institute a ticket system due to safety/overcapacity concerns from the Fire Marshall.

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Tomorrow the Crown Princess will attend a seminar also in conjunction with Holocaust Memorial Day. But for tonight’s service, the Crown Princess wore a matching skirt and jacket from By Malene Birger. She paired it with her Peter Pilotto blouse. She wore her black Gianvito Rossi boots first seen in December, Hunkydory clutch, and a pair of earrings and bracelet from Dulong Fine Jewellery. I also spotted her Ebba Brahe x Childhood Eyes Wide Open Bracelet and Engelbert Knot Bracelet on her wrist.