On Thursday 11 November, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited Dalarna County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Crown Princess Couple's visit took place in Falun, and was hosted by Dalarna's Acting County Governor Camilla Fagerberg Littorin.
The day began with a meeting at the County Governor's official residence. During the meeting, representatives from Clas Ohlson and Young Enterprise in Dalarna described how the pandemic has affected industry in the county.
The morning continued at Falu General Hospital, where The Crown Princess Couple spoke with health workers about the ongoing pandemic. In the hospital's laboratory, staff showed how Covid-19 tests are analysed.
The afternoon began with a visit to Dalarna University. There, The Crown Princess Couple met representatives from the university who described how the pandemic has affected its students.
During the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple also visited Falu Rödfärg's factory. There, they learnt about the paint company's history, how the company has been affected by the pandemic and its views of the future. During a tour, The Crown Princess Couple were given a demonstration of how the red paint is traditionally burnt and heated.
At the end of the day, The Crown Princess Couple visited the Magasinet concert venue, where the Dala Sinfonietta performed together with the duo Good Harvest. The visit concluded with a discussion on how the pandemic has affected music in the county.
In connection with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, members of the Royal Family will be visiting Sweden's 21 counties at the initiative of HM The King.
The first four visits took place in autumn 2020, but subsequent visits were postponed until autumn 2021 due to the second wave of the pandemic.
Through these visits, The King hopes to show the Royal Family's solidarity with those who have been affected and to highlight local initiatives within different sectors of society.
The following future visits to Sweden's counties have been planned:
Find out more about previous visits:
All visits have been adapted in view of the ongoing pandemic, and have been carried out in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations.