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King and Queen of Sweden send Easter greeting

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden sent their Easter greetings on Saturday from the village of Storlien, Sweden, on the Royal Court’s Instagram page.

A photo of the couple sitting by the fire with their dog, Brandie, in the snow. Their message said, “The royal couple wishes a happy Easter from Storlien.”

Storlien, two kilometres from the border between Sweden and Norway, lies in the region of Jämtland, which was the duchy given to then Prince Carl Gustaf at his christening by his great-grandfather, King Gustaf V, on 7 June 1946. He held the title of Duke of Jämtland until his ascension to the throne on 15 September 1973.

Photo: Kungahuset.se/Instagram

The King and Queen have a chalet in the village which was originally given to Carl Gustaf’s parents, Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla as a wedding present. It was later passed down to His Majesty.

Head of Information of the Court and Press Department, Margareta Thorgen, told Svenskdam earlier this week about the Swedish Royal Family’s Easter plans, “The whole Royal Family celebrates Easter in Sweden. The King and the Queen are spending the Easter weekend in the Swedish mountains.”

The Swedish Royal Family traditionally spend time there during the Easter holiday weekend. The entire family is in Sweden this year. The King and Queen’s youngest child, Princess Madeleine recently gave birth to her and husband Chris O’Neill’s third child, Princess Adrienne in Danderyd – a municipality just north of the capital of Stockholm. The family usually resides in London but are staying in Sweden for a while to bond with their newborn and have the family bond with her.

There are no engagements on the Royal Family’s calendar until Friday, 6 April when the King holds audiences with ambassadors from Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania and Cambodia.

The next day, the King and Queen will attend the memorial service at Adolf Fredriks Church in memory of those killed and injured in the Stockholm terror attack on 7 April 2017. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend a memorial concert, as well, on the day at the Kungsträdgården.

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