Princess Sofia Queen Silvia and Prince Daniel
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SWEDISH ROYAL NEWS: PRINCESS SOFIA, PRINCE DANIEL AND QUEEN SILVIA

PRINCESS SOFIA OF SWEDEN VISITS SOPHIAHEMMET

On September 2, Princess Sofia of Sweden visits Sophiahemmet University (Swedish: Sophiahemmet Högskola). The Universtity is associated with Sophiahemmet Hospital and offers programmes in Nursing Science and related areas.



The visit began with Princess Sofia present at the start of the course “Introduction to Swedish health care”, an intensive training aimed at newly arrived doctors, nurses and midwives from countries outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).

The program provides students with knowledge of, among other things, Swedish legislation and medical ethics. The training is three months long.

Princess Sofia visits ended at Sophiahemmet elderly reception.

In 2016, Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland was announced as the honorary president of the hospital, replacing Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, who had served as honorary president since 1972.



PRINCE DANIEL OF SWEDEN OPENED PEP PARK

On Sunday, September 1, Prince Daniel opened a Pep Park (Swedish: Pep-parken) in Huvudsta, a suburb of Stockholm in Solna Municipality, Sweden.  This is the first Pep park in Sweden.

The Pep Park has tools and equipment for play, movement and everyday exercise for children, young people and adults.

In 2016, The Foundation of The Crown Prince Couple launched “Generation Pep” and it’s vision is that all children and young people in Sweden should have the opportunity and desire to live an active and healthy life.

Prince Daniel was accompanied by Carolina Klüft, Director of Operations at Generation Pep.

The Prince gave a speech and said:

“In modern society, we are sitting still, applies to adults as children. For many children, the adventure has moved from active outdoor play to passive, sedentary, indoors in front of the screen.

However, I am convinced that we all, children as adults, have a natural joy of movement within us. Just find it!

More people need to have the opportunity to move in a fun and accessible way. Children, young, adults; together and based on their own unique conditions “.

Prince Daniel of Sweden

The Pep park in Solna is a collaboration between Solna city, real estate company Fabege and Generation Pep.



KING CARL GUSTAF AND QUEEN SILVIA ATTENDED WORLD MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL IN STENHAMMAR

On Sunday, September 1, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the World Music and Food Festival (Swedish: Världens musik och mat) on the grounds of Stenhammar Palace (Swedish: Stenhammars slott).

The palace is located in Flen Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden.

Stenhammar is an agricultural and forestry farm in Södermanland that is run by the King. For World Music and Food Festival, the public was invited to Stenhammar for a day of music entertainment and food from different parts of the world.

The day began with the King giving a speech:

“There’s a saying that says ‘a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.’

When I look out here from the stage, I see old, new and future friends. Very nice that you are so many! Thank you for choosing to come here today. “

The event was organized by Stenhammar’s estate administration, Restaurant & Café Lida Gård and Flens municipality.

King Carl XVI Gustaf


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