Princess Sofia stands out in orange at Sophiahemmet Board Meeting
Today, Princess Sofia attended a board meeting for her patronage, Sophiahemmet, along with various other meetings taking place on the hospital’s campus. Princess Sofia took over as Honorary President of the hospital, succeeding her Aunt-in-Law Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnusson in January 2016. Princess Christina became Honorary President of the prestigious Hospital and University in 1972 and saw the University through difficult times of shut down and also rebirth.
Sophiahemmet Group is a non-profit which operates both Sophiahemmet Hospital and Sophiahemmet University. The university was created by Queen Sophia and King Oscar II in 1883 after the Queen was inspired after a trip to London and a meeting with Florence Nightingale. Queen Sofia said that the country was in need of nurses and care "in pace with the time" and thus the school was born. The hospital, one of Sweden’s oldest private hospitals, was named after Queen Sofia and inaugurated in 1889. This year, the hospital is celebrating their 125th Anniversary.
For this day of meetings, Princess Sofia debuted a new jacket from Sand Copenhagen and showed that her children are never far from her heart by wearing a necklace featuring their Astrological Signs from Engelbert Stockholm.