His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philipp of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia was yesterday on an official visit to the Swedish county of Varmland, who is also the Prince’s Duchy.
The day was packed with events. The official visit began with a visit to Saffle municipality, here the Prince and Princess got an introduction to modern Swedish forestry. “Hushållningssällskapet” was the company that gave the couple an introduction to forestry, this is Sweden’s oldest still existing company in agriculture and forestry and was founded at the beginning of the 1700s. The Duke of Värmland, Prince Carl Philipp, is the company’s patron.
Princess Sofia later visited a center in Karlstad, Värmland’s largest city, which offers recreational activities for young children. The center lends out equipment free to children. The children can for free borrow everything from footballs to more advanced equipment for skiing. Princess Sofia did speak to a number of the children and played soccer with some of them. This has been such a popular service that the center is considering expanding. The center is run by Värmland and the Swedish Church.
The visit continued in Saffle where the prince and princess did see local art on display in an old water tower before they had lunch. After lunch the couple visited one of Värmland many industries. The visit went to a production plant for cellulose and paper where they were given a guided tour on the production facility.
Prince Carl Philip went so into Karlstad and visited “Brigademuseet.” This is a military museum. Here the Prince inaugurated a new memorial-monument for all the Swedish forces who have served in the United Nations`s armed forces. Prince Carl Philip has himself a military education and are the Swedish veteran association’s patron. This last week the prince attended a Swedish military exercise in Stockholm.