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Crown Princess Victoria takes Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar to carpet exhibit

Crown Princess victoria, Princess Estelle, Prince Oskar
Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

This past week, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden took her two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, to a carpet exhibit at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

The exhibit “Se på mattorna – det är jag” is located in the Rikshall of the Royal Palace and features textile works of artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström. In total, there are around 60 rugs included in the exhibit, some of which come from the Royal Collection.

Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

The young royals were able to see the silver throne, which was made in 1650. For the exhibition, it is placed on the hand-woven carpet “Vita spetsporten” that was created in 1934. 

Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

They were also able to see the other textiles up close during their private visit including a carpet that Princess Märtha of Sweden received when she married the future King Olav of Norway. Kerstin Hagsgård guided the royals on their visit.

The Crown Princess regularly takes Princess Estelle, 8, to exhibits and other places to teach her about the Royal Family, their duties and to help prepare her for her future role as queen. As Prince Oscar is only four, he has not accompanied his mother and older sister on many of the educational trips.

The exhibit, which was opened by the King in October 2019, is open until 4 October.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.