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King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine visit the Queen’s childhood home for important charity

King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine of Sweden have been in the Queen’s home country of Brazil with the World Childhood Foundation.

The King, Queen and their youngest child have been in Bahia and Sao Paulo from 8 to 10 November.

When in Bahia, Their Majesties visited the Complexo de Escuta Protegida, which was opened thanks to Childhood. The new centre provides children who have been abused with help and support.

In Sao Paulo, Princess Madeleine joined her parents at the project Na Mão Certa which has been operating for 16 years. It focuses on truck drivers and aims to change attitudes and behaviour regarding sexually abused children on Brazilian roads. They also visited the Resgatando’s Vidas centre to see the leisure activities set up for children and young people.

The Queen and Princess Madeleine also attended a board meeting with Childhood Brazil.

After the trip, Princess Madeleine took to social media to share her thoughts on her trip. She said, in part, “I’m proud to be a part of this organisation of devoted people combatting sexual exploitation of children on all fronts. Seeing the work that Childhood Brasil is doing to keep children safe fills me with hope for the future.”

Queen Silvia created the World Childhood Foundation in 1999; it has branches in Brazil, Germany, Sweden and the United States. The organisation works to end sexual abuse and exploitation of children. They focus on supportive environments and relationships for children, online safety, and children-focused responses to abuse.

Princess Madeleine has been heavily involved in the organisation for years and serves as the honorary vice chairman, member of Childhood Sweden’s board and is an honorary member of Childhood USA’s board.

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