I’ve mostly not been paying attention to what’s been happening over in Sweden for the last couple weeks, so here is a royal round up of a few of the recent goings on of Princess Madeleine and Crown Princess Victoria.
On Thursday, Princess Madeleine posted a cute photo collage of Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas with Haidi of Gotland – the horse Leonore received as a Christening gift from her Duchy, and visited in June 2016. Madeleine captioned the photo: “Leonore finally reunited with Heidi af Gotland!”
[Min Stora Dag]
On September 13, Madeleine attended the Min Stora Dag seminar När livet inte följer manus in Stockholm. The seminar was part of Min Stora Dag’s initiative to increase understanding and knowledge about neuropsychiatric function variations, such as ADHD and autism, and mental health. Madeleine didn’t give a speech, she just sat front row for the seminar. Afterward, she posted on her FB page (it was posted in Swedish; translated here by Google Translate):
“Today I participated in Min Stora Dag’s seminar on an important topic that we should all pay attention to! Min Stora Dag has this year a special project, the Invisibility Project. This means that even more children and young people with neuropsychiatric functional variations such as severe ADHD or autism is having a big day. Another important part is that we all need to be better at seeing what children and young people with diagnoses are good at instead of what they can not. And in addition, take time to reflect on and take into account the fact that pain that is on the inside does not always appear on the outside. We can help move attitudes and increase opportunities for these children. They will feel accepted everyday and get extra power through just one big day!”
Last night, September 22, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted the Sweden Dinner, with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip in attendance.
At the dinner, the menu consisted of: Buttercup with cauliflower, spinach emulsion and chives as well as lemons with a foyer; whole cooked Swedish pork tenderloin with spicy pepper, Moroccan variation and potato puree with black truffles; black currant bayaroise with ice cream, mackerel and currant coulis.
The tables were decorated with burnt-gilded candelabra from Karl XIV Johan, 1820’s. The linen cloths were woven by Klässbols Linneväveri in 2013 and are designed by Margot Barolo. The flower arrangements on the table consisted of Dahlia in different shapes and colors, arranged by Florist Claes Carlsson.
I never did post the photo Carl Philip and Princess Sofia released of Prince Gabriel, so here you go. The photo was taken at Villa Solbacken by Carl Philip.