Princess Madeleine at London's Southbank Center
*I know I haven't written a post for Sofia's engagements a few weeks ago-- They are coming. Trust me if you saw my schedule this year, you would understand why! It is coming and I haven't forgotten about you all!*
Today, Princess Madeleine became the second Swedish Princess to begin official duties again. She had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Swedish concept library Room for Children at the Southbank Center in London.
This new library will stay open through 2017 as apart of the ongoing Nordic art and culture festival Nordic Matters. This concept library is full of books by famous Nordic authors such as Elsa Beskow, Thorbjørn Egner, and Crown Princess Victoria's favorite, Astrid Lindgren. While most of the books are in English, there is also a collection of books in various Nordic languages.
Room for Children was the brainchild of the Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. It was built together with the Poetry Library and Embassy of Sweden in London, with the assistance of the Nordic Embassies and Representations in London, UK and Swedish publishers as well as Ikea. Their hope is to encourage children ages 0-10 to read and discover.
For this visit, Madeleine wore a new top from Vilshenko and her Miu Miu boots first seen in Stockholm a couple weeks ago. Her new black pleated skirt is by Valentino . Her clutch is new and comes from the brand SAVAS- we cannot seem to find it in white, so if you find a picture, please send it to us! I think her bracelet is from Krista Kretschmar.