On Monday, Princess Estelle was taken to the Bernadotte Library in the Royal Palace by her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf and mother, Crown Princess Victoria to learn more about her family’s history.
The Bernadotte Library holds hundreds of thousands of books relating to the Bernadotte dynasty with many books being written by the royals themselves. King Karl XIV Johan (the first Bernadotte king), Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise all have literature in the library. There are over 800,000 photographs in the archives, as well.
In this year’s SVT programme, “Året med kungafamiljen” (or “Year with the Royal Family” in English), King Carl XVI Gustaf admitted that he has not kept journals or writings like several of his predecessors. So, it is unlikely that we will see writings of His Majesty in the Bernadotte Library in the future.
It remains to be seen if Crown Princess Victoria and/or Princess Estelle, who will turn seven next month, will follow in their ancestors’ footsteps and write about their tenures as monarchs when that day comes.
The Royal Court released several images from Monday’s private visit.
Earlier this month, Crown Princess Victoria took her daughter to the vaults below the Royal Palace to view and learn about the symbols of the Swedish monarchy.
The Bernadotte Library was initially constructed to be a Swedish national library and was completed in 1796.