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Sweden

Swedish royal visits to counties across country to resume


By Bengt Nyman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

The royal visits to each of Sweden’s counties is set to resume after it had to be put on hold last year due to the global health emergency.

The visits were the initiative of King Carl XVI Gustaf, who wanted to show the Royal Family’s support for each county in the aftermath of the pandemic. The short tours began in the autumn of 2020, but a resurgence in COVID infections led to it being put on hold after only four counties received royal visitors.

The trips to Sweden’s counties will resume in August, with the King and Queen Silvia travelling to Kalmar County. The tours will continue through November with the King and Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip taking part.

With this initiative, the King wants “to show participation with the affected and draw attention to local initiatives in various sectors of society,” the Royal Court said.

All visits will be in line with COVID guidelines.

The schedule for the royal visit can be found below.

August:

  • 20 August – the King and Queen visit Kalmar County
  • 24 August, the King and Queen visit Västernorrland County.
  • 25 August, the Crown Princess Couple visit Västra Götaland County

September:

  • 2 September, the Crown Princess Couple visit Västerbotten County
  • 13 September, Prince Carl Philip visits Blekinge County
  • 22 September, the Crown Princess Couple visit Gävleborg County
  • 23 September, the King and Queen visit Uppsala County
  • 27 September, the King and Queen will visit Norrbotten County

October:

  • 6 October, the Crown Princess Couple visit Örebro County
  • 7 October, Prince Carl Philip visits Gotland County
  • 12 October, Prince Carl Philip visit Östergötland County
  • 14 October, the King and Queen visit Jönköping County
  • 15 October, the Crown Princess Couple visit Kronoberg County
  • 20 October, the Crown Princess Couple visit Skåne County
  • 28 October, the King and Queen visit Halland County

November:

  • 11 November, the Crown Princess Couple visit Dalarna County
  • 29 November, the King and Queen visit Jämtland County
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.