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Crown Princess Victoria volunteers to help make food boxes


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On Monday, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden volunteered to help make food boxes. The act of kindness was done through the Stockholm City Mission. Her Royal Highness visited the Stockholm City Mission’s office at Mariatorget in the centre of the Swedish capital to make boxes of food for the homeless population. The Crown Princess has been a patron of the Stockholm City Mission since 2010.

Every weekday, the Stockholm City Mission’s meeting place in Stockholm distributes food boxes to people who are homeless or have a difficult financial situation. Many of the City Mission’s volunteers are older people who can no longer attend because of the coronavirus putting them at risk for being ill. When the Crown Princess heard this, she, therefore, went to the City Mission to help.

The Crown Princess had the following message to the people who work for the City Mission: “I feel like so many others in the community that I want to do something and then it feels good to be here with you today. It is important that we who have the opportunity try to contribute and help in the ways we can. We can make a difference together.”

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”Jag känner som så många andra i samhället att jag vill göra något och då känns det bra att få vara här med er i dag. Det är viktigt att vi som har möjlighet försöker bidra och hjälpa till på de sätt vi kan. Vi kan tillsammans göra skillnad.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I går besökte Kronprinsessan @stockholmsstadsmission på Mariatorget på Södermalm. Många av Stadsmissionens volontärer är äldre och själva i riskgrupp och kan därför inte hjälpa verksamheten just nu. Kronprinsessan begav sig därför under gårdagen till Stadsmissionen för att hjälpa till att göra matlådor till människor i hemlöshet och utsatthet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📌 Kungafamiljen är angelägen om att visa sitt stöd för de insatser som görs i olika delar av samhället för att bekämpa covid-19-pandemin. Genom samtal, digitala möten och besök informerar sig Kungafamiljen om hur pandemin påverkar Sverige. Besök planeras utifrån rådande rekommendationer och med en strävan att inte i onödan ta verksamheternas tid och resurser i anspråk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: Anna Z Ek/Stockholms Stadsmission

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Sweden, along with the United Kingdom and the United States, has been heavily criticised for not doing enough to fight COVID-19. Still, the Swedish Royal Family has been active to show their support for the efforts made in different parts of society to fight the pandemic. Through conversations, digital meetings and visits, the Royal Family have shown their support to the people in this difficult time.

Visits are planned on the basis of current recommendations and with an effort not to unnecessarily use the time and resources of the operations. Nevertheless, the Swedish Royal Family are almost the only royals left in Europe that still undertake public acts.

As of 31 March 2020, there were 4,435 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sweden, of which 358 had received intensive care, and 180 has so far died with Stockholm County being the most affected.



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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.