SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM: Please consider donating to keep our website running and free for all - thank you!

Sweden

Princess Estelle learns about the organ at Storkyrkan


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle, who will turn eight on Sunday, got acquainted with the organ at the Storkyrkan (or Great Church) in Stockholm on Monday. The Royal Court said the purpose of the trip was for Princess Estelle to learn more about the organ.

Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle were welcomed by Cathedral Chaplain Ulf Lindgren before the young royal saw the organ’s 3500 pipes and explore some of those pipes – one of which is over five metres long. She and the Crown Princess saw inside the organ where they were able to view the Gustavian facade from the inside and see how the organ’s parts connect to one another.

The Royal Court released images and a video of the future queen at the church with her mother where Estelle got the chance to try her hand at playing the organ after some instruction by organist Mattias Wager.

Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle has been invited to the church numerous times to learn more about Stockholm’s cathedral.

The Storkyrkan is where Estelle’s parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel married in June 2010 and her grandparents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia married in 1976.

About author

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.