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Princess Madeleine surprises children on virtual tour of Royal Palace


Photo: Kungl. Hovstaterna

Princess Madeleine surprised a group of children on a virtual tour of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Tuesday. The children digitally visited the palace with the charity MinStoraDag (My Big Day) of which Princess Madeleine is patron.

MinStoraDag is similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. They work with hospitals and other healthcare providers to make wishes of seriously ill children and their families come true.

The eight children were guided around the palace by two tour guides dressed as King Gustav III and Queen Sofia Magdalena. The tour guides taught them about the palace, and some of the children even curtseyed and bowed to the dressed-up king and queen. The children also had the opportunity to ask questions about the palace, King Gustav III and Queen Sofia Magdalena.

At the end of their tour, Princess Madeleine made a surprise appearance to fufill the wishes of the children who wanted to meet her. In the video, she said: “Hello! I hope you had a great time at the palace! I’m so sorry I could not be there and show you around and show where I, my sister and my brother hid or where we thought it might be haunting. But I hope I may be able to do it another time!”

She concluded her remarks by sending a virtual hug to the children saying, “Kram, kram (hug, hug in English).”

Princess Madeleine resides in Florida with her family. She has been unable to return to Sweden due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Royal Court recently revealed that Madeleine and her husband, Chris, have been vaccinated against the virus – meaning they may be able to return to Sweden by summer. Unfortunately, Madeleine will be forced to miss her father’s 75th birthday dinner later this month, but the Information Manager at the Royal Court, Margareta Thorgen, said the Princess would attend digitally.

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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.