Visit to Fryshuset
On Thursday, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Fryshuset in Stockholm.
Founded by Anders Carlberg in 1984, Fryshuset is a nonprofit organization which was created free from any political or religious ideology. They focus on providing youth with chances to feel empowered and socially included with a special emphasis on at risk youth or those who already are facing exclusion. Through providing opportunities for youth to discover their own passions and interests, they hope to help them realize their full potential and place in society.
Fryshuset’s vision is based on the conviction that encouragement, confidence, responsibility and understanding are necessary in order to enable young people to develop their innate abilities and find their way into society.
This is the couple’s second visit to Fryshuset since their marriage. They last visited in November 2010. Other members of the royal family have visited Fryshuset in the past, the King and Queen visited in 2016, Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip visited their Husby location in 2017, and it was also a location visited during the Italian State Visit in 2016.
Upon arrival today, the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel were greeted by Johan Oljequist, CEO, and Anja Frey, head of Fryshuset in Stockholm. They were then treated to a dance show in the lobby by students in Grade 8 followed by a chance to talk to some of the young people at Fryshuset. The couple was then treated to lunch which featured a presentation on Fryshuset’s activities for girls.
Following lunch, the couple met with students and the principal, Madeleine Sahlin, from Fryshusets Grundskola. The couple then spent the remainder of their time (about 2 hours) in individual meetings with staff and students at Fryshuset. In these meetings, they were able to learn about the Fryshuset’s work with students in vulnerable situations, and the various programs that Fryshuset has for young people. Fryshuset has launched two new programs: Ungdomar, their online community, and We Change, their sustainability initiative, which the couple was informed about as well as their international efforts with Peace Leaders.
Fryshuset shared this video of the visit which really shows how engaged all the participants (royals included) were. I really applaud the work that Fryshuset is doing and look forward to keeping up with the work they are doing- I know this will not be the last see we see of them!
For this visit, Crown Princess Victoria wore a new black blazer with one of her favorite white shirts. She wore her Gianvito Rossi boots and carried a new black Gemma bag from By Malene Birger (Thanks Heaven for being so quick to spot this). She wore her Maria Nilsdotter feather earrings and Carl Edmond watch.