Not a ton of you were interested in Princess Charlene’s twins, so I don’t know how many of you will be interested in new photos of Princess Estelle of Sweden, but I’m posting them anyway because four new photos of Princess Estelle were released yesterday. Also, Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore were out and about in London and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Värmland.
The photos were taken in the park outside Haga Palace.
Speaking of little princesses, Princess Madeleine took Princess Leonore to the opening of the Swedish Church Christmas Bazaar in London on November 19. Madeleine posted the below photo to her Facebook page with the caption: “Picture from the opening of the Swedish Church in London Christmas Market. It was lovely to meet Father Michael and people from the Swedish community!”
On Wednesday, November 18, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Värmland (of which Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are Duke and Duchess – they visited in August). This trip was part of an ongoing series of visits with the theme of migration and integration. Previous trips with the same theme include the Crown Princess couple’s trip to Östersund in March, and Victoria’s trip to Brussels and the Hague in April.
The couple’s first stop was Värmlands Museum where they were greeted and watched a performance by Wermlands Opera. They then viewed the exhibition “Where do we migrate to?” which is a collection of twenty international artist’s and artist collective’s interpretation of migration.
The couple then moved on to the University of Karlstad where they met with students from the psychology program and listened to a panel discussion about children’s mental health titled: “What can we do to improve children’s mental health.” (like OMG they totally stole Duchess Kate’s cause 😉 ).
In the afternoon, the couple visited Central Hospital and met with participants in Care SFI – a project in which the Värmland County Council works with the Region Värmland County Administrative Board and the Employment Service, to offer language training to asylum seekers/foreign-born nationals with health care backgrounds.
The final stop of the visit was to Kil Municipality where the couple visited the HVB accommodation for unaccompanied refugee children. Kil is working to achieve a program where young people can develop from asylum seekers to independent living.
Victoria wore her favorite pregnancy label, Seraphine Maternity. This time opting for the “Bubble Print Maternity Dress” (£59.00) and a blue coat.
While in Värmland, Victoria denied the rumor that she is expecting twins saying, “It perhaps looks like that!” She also refused to answer whether she’s having a boy or a girl, and when asked what Estelle wanted, Victoria replied: “What she really wants is a hamster!” That’s adorable.
BTW, hand holding.
Daniel gave an interview recently where he opened up about his health issues (he had a kidney transplant in 2009 where his father donated a kidney) and defining a role for himself in the Swedish Royal Family.
On his health: “When the kidneys are not working properly, the blood becomes poisoned. Just a few hours after the transplant, I felt so clean and clear, it was amazing. To start with I did not think it was so fun to talk about and it felt private, but I have realized that I need to be able to contribute in the way I can. My message is that if you are willing to receive an organ for yourself or for a relative, then you must also be willing to give. Actually, it’s that simple.”
On his role in the SRF: “My main task is to be [Victoria’s] support, especially in her next assignment as head of state. But she is happy that I have found my own fields, so that we can do good on a broader front. She supports the environment, foreign aid and international peace work. I have an understanding of what it meant by ‘role model’, which is my wife.”
Photos: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se / Swedish church / Seraphine / Getty