Sweden

Three-year-old Prince Oscar visits Skäralid



Three-year-old Prince Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, visited Skäralid on Monday, 17 June in Skåne’s Söderåsen’s National Park alongside his parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

The little royal was able to visit the playground named after him on the occasion of his christening in May 2016. The playground, “Prince Oscar’s NaturePlay (Prins Oscars Naturlek)” has been open to the public since Easter.

“Welcome to Prince Oscar’s NaturePlay”. Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

It was built by County Administrative Board in Skåne County with the assistance of private individuals, companies and some of the municipalities in the county.

The park has tools, stations and obstacles that include a tunnel, rope balance, swing, stumps and a large slide. Additionally, it includes facilities for educators at Naturum Söderåsen with new educational elements continuing to be added.

The Prince was able to try out some of the amenities as he was seen hopping on the stumps and walking on the rope balance. His mother even took a turn on the rope in her maxi dress and white sneakers.

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

Prince Oscar and his parents also took a walk on the trail around Skärdammen where they watched ducks and looked at wildlife. Oscar and Crown Princess Victoria were seen running along the path at one point with Prince Daniel trailing behind.

The Royal Court later released a video and photos from the Crown Princess Family’s visit to Skåne.

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

His Royal Highness Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden was born on 2 March 2016 Karolinska University Hospital as the younger child and only son of the Crown Princess Couple. His names and title, Duke of Skåne, were announced the following day during a cabinet meeting by his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf.

He has an older sister, Princess Estelle (b. 2012).



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