The King and Queen visit Halland County

The King and Queen began their visit to Halland County at Osbeck Upper Secondary School in Laholm.

The King and Queen began their visit to Halland County at Osbeck Upper Secondary School in Laholm. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

On Thursday 28 October, The King and Queen visited Halland County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The King and Queen's visit took place in Laholm, Skummeslöv and Halmstad, and was hosted by County Governor Brittis Benzler and County Director Jörgen Peters.

The King and Queen are welcomed by pupils and staff at Osbeck Upper Secondary School.

The King and Queen are welcomed by pupils and staff at Osbeck Upper Secondary School. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Osbeck Upper Secondary School

The King and Queen began the day at Osbeck Upper Secondary School in Laholm. There, The King and Queen met teachers, members of staff and pupils, who spoke about how the school's operations have been affected during the pandemic.

The King and Queen had the opportunity to speak with the school's pupils and staff.

The King and Queen had the opportunity to speak with the school's pupils and staff. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

The King and Queen arrive at Strandängshälsan Health Centre in Skummeslöv.

The King and Queen arrive at Strandängshälsan Health Centre in Skummeslöv. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Strandängshälsan Health Centre

The King and Queen then travelled to Skummeslöv and Strandängshälsan Health Centre. There, they spoke with care staff about the pandemic and the vaccination efforts being carried out within the county and at the health centre. The King and Queen were also given a tour of the premises, where they saw the reception rooms where Covid-19 patients arrive.

The King and Queen speak with staff at the health centre.

The King and Queen speak with staff at the health centre. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Hotel Tylösand

The visit to Halland continued at Hotel Tylösand. There, The King and Queen met representatives from the county administrative board and Region Halland, who described the initiatives carried out during the pandemic and the coordinated management of PPE for municipalities. After lunch, discussions continued with representatives from Hotel Tylösand, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and Getinge Sterilization, who spoke about how the pandemic has affected businesses in the county.

The King and Queen saw two of the art museum's exhibitions.

The King and Queen saw two of the art museum's exhibitions. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Halland Art Museum

Later during the afternoon, The King and Queen continued to Halland Art Museum in Halmstad. There, they spoke with museum staff about how the pandemic has affected the cultural industry, and how the museum has adapted its operations. The visit concluded with The King and Queen seeing two of the museum's exhibitions: Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Woven Narratives and Sven Gillsäter: Photographer and Educator.

The King and Queen speak with County Director Jörgen Peters and Björn Gillsäter, son of the photographer Sven Gillsäter, whose images are on display at Halland Art Museum.

The King and Queen speak with County Director Jörgen Peters and Björn Gillsäter, son of the photographer Sven Gillsäter, whose images are on display at Halland Art Museum. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

The Royal Family visit Sweden's counties

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:

November

  • Thursday 11 November: The Crown Princess Couple will visit Dalarna County
  • Friday 26 November: The Crown Princess Couple will visit Skåne County
  • Monday 29 November: The King and Queen will visit Jämtland County

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All visits will be adapted in view of the ongoing pandemic, and will be carried out in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations.