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Crown Princess Couple of Sweden to take three-day Italian visit

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden are to travel to Italy for a three-day visit to the cities of Rome and Milan. Their visit will begin on 15 December and go through 17 December. Exact details of the three-day programme for the visit have not yet been finalised and released.

The Swedish Royal Court has confirmed to Royal Central that they will arrive in Rome on Thursday, 15 December with the official visit beginning in the early afternoon. On Friday, they will continue their trip in Rome before travelling to Milan in the evening. They will conclude their trip in Milan at lunch on Saturday, 17 December before returning home to Sweden.

The Italian trip comes just days after their participation in the Nobel Peace Prize events on the 10th and 11th of December. This will be Their Royal Highnesses last scheduled event before Christmas and of 2016.

This will be the couple’s first major foreign trip for the pair since their son, Prince Oscar was born on 2 March of this year. However, Crown Princess Victoria travelled to New York City in late September for the United Nations General Assembly. Her Royal Highness is one of sixteen ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Their last overseas visit together was in October 2015 to Peru and Colombia while Victoria was pregnant with Oscar.

This will be the first official visit to Italy for Prince Daniel and the second for Crown Princess Victoria. She last visited Sicily in 2009.

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel also have a 4-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle, who was born on 23 February 2012.

Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling, her former personal trainer, on 19 June 2010. Her wedding dress is currently in an exhibition at the Royal Palace alongside the wedding gowns of her mother, Queen Silvia; her younger sister, Princess Madeleine; her sister-in-law, Princess Sofia; and her great-aunt, Princess Lilian.

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