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Crown Princess Victoria visits Stockholm’s Google headquarters

On Thursday, 7 March, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the Google headquarters in Stockholm.

The Crown Princess was welcomed to the office by Google’s Sweden Chief Anna Wikland and the head of Social Policy Sara Övreby. While there she was given a tour of their offices and learned about their operations in Sweden.

Her Royal Highness was also given a presentation which included how Google uses Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Head of Sweden’s Google Cloud, Eva Fors explained “how Google works to get Swedish companies to develop and grow with the help of digitisation,” according to the Royal Court.

The Crown Princess in the sound lab. Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

Crown Princess Victoria also spent time in the sound lab where she saw how new products are evaluated alongside Google employees Anna Wikland and Maria Palmqvist. Victoria then viewed the hardware work for audio products with Richard Herlitz. Her Royal Highness was provided opportunities to try out some of the products, as well.

Before concluding her visit, the Crown Princess saw a presentation of how Google has the potential to be used for the development of smart products at home.

Google Sweden employs 185 engineers who work to “focus is on real-time communication, RTC.” Google was founded in 1998 in California by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and now has 85,000 employees all over the globe. Its headquarters are in Mountain View, California. It has had offices in Sweden since 2004.
Crown Princess Victoria’s next engagement is on 12 March when she will celebrate her annual name day in the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. She will then attend a symposium on “Practical research on learning and teaching” on 14 March.
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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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.