Yesterday, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden made an unannounced visit to Sveriges Television (SVT) at Gärdet in Stockholm. The royal couple visited both the newsroom and the children’s channel area. They were shown around the studios by SVT’s CEO, Hanna Stjärne.
Victoria and Daniel were given information about the future work and challenges for SVT from Stjärne, the Royal Court’s Director of the Information and Press Department, Margareta Thorgren told Svenskdam yesterday. They spoke with the documentary editor for the channel, and the couple also learned about the 2017 Christmas calendar called “Raiders of Time Crystal.”
At one point, the Crown Princess even got to step in as meteorologist on the green screen. She and Prince Daniel then went to the set of a popular Swedish children’s show, where Victoria hugged and danced with Bolibompa Dragon. The head of SVT, Catarina Wilson, later called it a “precious moment” and told Expressen that the dragon “always likes to meet new people.”
While in the children’s channel area, Their Royal Highnesses asked for a selfie with Bolibompa Dragon. Their daughter, five-year-old Princess Estelle, is a huge fan of the show and the dragon, and they wanted to take the photo back to her and her one-year-old brother, Prince Oscar at Haga Palace. Thorgren told Expressen about their meeting with their daughter’s favourite character, “Both the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel thought it was great fun, and I think you see it in the picture.”
Victoria and Daniel with Bolibompa Dragon at SVT yesterday. Photo: Kungahuset.se/Instagram
Margareta Thorgren explained that the reason for the visit and pictures released by the Royal Court were part of the Swedish Royal Family’s desire to stay informed: “about the different sectors and activities, and even so in the media industry.”