• Sweden edition
 
Charles and Camilla hit Stockholm

Charles and Camilla hit Stockholm

Published: 22 Mar 2012 11:45 GMT+01:00
Updated: 22 Mar 2012 11:45 GMT+01:00

The trip is in conjunction with British Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, and the stay in Sweden includes a number of visits and activities around Stockholm.

“The programme for the royal couple’s visit very much reflects Prince Charles’s own interests in sustainability, climate and integration,” said British ambassador Paul Johnston at a Tuesday press briefing ahead of the visit.

The royal visitors will be staying as guests of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Palace in central Stockholm.

Shortly after touching down, the royal couple will be greeted by Prince Carl-Philip and taken to the nearby hangar to view a Swedish fighter jet Gripen and listen to a briefing on the Swedish contribution to the recent NATO operation in Libya.

In the afternoon, Charles and Camilla will visit the Fryshuset youth centre in Stockholm together with Queen Silvia and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

There they will get to meet young people and see the efforts put in place to help young Swedes with troubled pasts and social problems, something very close to Prince Charles’s heart since he set up the Prince’s Trust in the UK 35 years ago.

On Friday, the Duchess and the Swedish Queen will visit a British-Swedish pre-school while the King and Prince Charles visit the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where they will discuss climate change and upcoming environmental challenges, and then continue on to the St. Erik neigbourhood, a modern housing development that carefully reflects Stockholm's traditional architecture.

The evening will be spent at the Drottningholm Palace with the Swedish King and Queen, where the visitors will be treated to a show at the 17th century Drottningholm Palace Theatre.

However, ambassador Johnston didn’t know whether the visiting royals will get a glimpse of the newest member of the Swedish Royal Family, newborn Princess Estelle.

“If they will, it would be a very private thing and that question is perhaps best asked the Swedish Court," he told the gathered press on Tuesday.

On the last day of their visit, the royal couple will visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, after which there may be an opportunity for the general public to see them, at 11am on Saturday.

After that, they the Charles and Camilla will visit the Saltå Kvarn organic food company in Järna, outside Stockholm, before heading for Copenhagen and the last leg of their Scandinavian tour.

Rebecca Martin

Follow Rebecca on Twitter here

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

12:33 March 22, 2012 by glenquagmaire
zzzzzz...... ohh well... someone to bring 'events' in otherwise lazy weather!!
13:26 March 22, 2012 by byke
Yet another terrible article written in pidgin English.
13:37 March 22, 2012 by Kevin Harris
Isn't that Cousin Itt from the Adams Family standing behind them?
14:01 March 22, 2012 by phil23456
I am surprised there hasn't been some sort of stupid protest by leftist idiots.
14:16 March 22, 2012 by Greysuede
People with dubious past!

Still nobody knows what's behind the killing of Princess Diana the English Rose ?
14:39 March 22, 2012 by libertarianism
Maybe they'll drop a load of UK tax money in Stockholm, up the tourist revenues.

#4, I rather like that quality of the "leftist idiots."

#3, Or perhaps the armpit of some lady-in-waiting.
14:45 March 22, 2012 by skogsbo
Diana the english rose, my ar__ she was just another toff, a 'lady' pretending to be all common and innocent. She was $hagging around left, right and centre, but nobody mentions that now.

Charles is alright, means well and his one liners are nearly as good as his dads.
16:15 March 22, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
I met 'Charles and Camilla' some years ago - in connection with my work.

I was surprised at how 'down-to-earth' and humble they both were (of course it helped that the Prince was personally interested in what I was doing).

I think monarchy- anywhere - is an outmoded idea these days, but hey! who cares when a photo of ME, with THEM, on my website did wonders for my work? Lol!
18:17 March 22, 2012 by Opinionfool
I came to Sweden to get away from this bunch of social parasites. At least for the moment I'm not in the same country as them.
19:55 March 22, 2012 by ulster1690
Social parasites? Explain...
20:39 March 22, 2012 by Opinionfool
@ulster1690

They don't work but they get millions for it. He gets a veto over what legislation is discussed by the English parliament --- without anyone knowing what he says shouldn't be done. His financial interests run roughshod over health an safety considerations because the claim is it is a dukedom. Someone squeezes out his toothpaste; someone cooks him 7 boiled eggs for breakfast so he can choose which one to eat (and the remainder get thrown away). Need more? No! Definitely a social parasite.
21:30 March 22, 2012 by Radhus
I couldn't agree more with Opinionfool but in my opinion the Swedish royals are far worse to the point that the word parasite is an understatement.

I can't wait for the day we have another referendum about whether we keep them or not. The last one was in the early 80s from what I heard and haven't yet heard about a new one on the cards. I wonder why. Perhaps because they know the result will be a big fat n..? I guess if I were one of them I would hold off as long as I could too if freeloading was so easy but probably not if I took a look at the state of the country and see how much better it would do with the billions of krona unnecessarily going to my family.
21:56 March 22, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Sad, Opinion fool is well named, speaking such cliched tosh about people and an institution he knows nothing about..
22:26 March 22, 2012 by dizzy09
@nar klockan klamtar

please enlighten us.
01:07 March 23, 2012 by Opinionfool
@nar klockan klamtar #13

"Sad, Opinion fool is well named,"

Indeed but unlike you ..

" speaking such cliched tosh about people and an institution he knows nothing about.."

I do know about these thing. I keep in touch with the land of my birth by reading their major newspapers daily and with my family who still live there. The only tosh here is that you think it so.
11:09 March 23, 2012 by gabeltoon
The royals that are left in EUROPE seem to be more down to earth not like the stuck up ENGLISH royals. That aside the royals do bring the tourists in. I guess we can't have it all the time.
20:23 March 23, 2012 by Archie1954
Those countries that are lucky enough to have Constitutional monarchies should be very pleased with their type of national government. Imagine being able to meet a living Consitution. The Queen regnant and kings are the emodiment of democracy and the ascenscion of the power of the people as a whole over the right of kings. It is an operating system of governance that is a constant reminder of who is actually in charge, the people! I wouldn't want to live under any other system. Just look at the Americans for instance, constantly having to watch their president to make sure he isn't clearing out the WhiteHouse when he leaves power. Their leaders are just glorified power hungry politicians many of whom are corrupt. Do you really think that is a better system? I sure don't. Give me the Queen any day with all of Her sixty years of knowledge and experience.
11:25 March 24, 2012 by Opinionfool
@Archie1945

"Constitutional monarchies ... are the emodiment of democracy and the ascenscion of the power of the people as a whole over the right of kings."

As if that were true. Charlie boy (the subject of this Local article) subverts the democratic process in England when his personal interests are affected. He has a veto over any legislation that might interfere with his privileged lifestyle and posiiton. That veto has until recently been kept secret ... indeed the elected British parliament is still not permitted to discuss it in open session! [Not that their current elitist government would care about that as it would also raise issues concerning their own privileged lifestyle.]

Thankfully the "diviine right of kings" was challenged and done away with centuries ago. It's now time to do away with the whole notion of monarchy --- or turn it into some old world version of a continental-wide theme park with each small representaiton of Victoria's and Albert's progeny playing their national part.
Today's headlines
Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine
A tank in Horlivka. Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/TT

Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine

A mediator who handles prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels said on Wednesday that he feared for the life of a kidnapped Swede. READ  

Vattenfall cuts losses despite 'tough market'
Photo: TT

Vattenfall cuts losses despite 'tough market'

Swedish power group Vattenfall said on Wednesday that second quarter losses had been cut despite trying market conditions, forecasting that energy prices were unlikely to recover in the "foreseeable future". READ  

Swedes 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Swedish actors Peter Johansson, Anna Sahlin and Måns Zelmerlöw. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedes 'most beautiful' in the Nordics

Who is the fairest of them all? Swedes are, according to the rest of the Nordic nations in a recent survey. READ  

My Swedish Career
American teams up with Swede to beat cancer
Matthew Volsky holding the Gynocoular colposcope which is used for screening cervical cancer. Photo: Gynocoular

American teams up with Swede to beat cancer

When Matthew Volsky first came to Sweden he didn't think he would stick around. Six years and a pioneering invention later he tells The Local about the medical device which is helping save lives around the world. READ  

Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Arla organic milk. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth

Swedes are spending more and more of their food budget on organic foodstuffs, with major supermarkets reporting double digit increases, according to new statistics. READ  

Swedish police warn of rogue pregnant cow
The cow pictured is not the one in the story, and presumably not cranky. Photo: Mike Groll/TT

Swedish police warn of rogue pregnant cow

Police in southern Sweden have issued a public warning about a pregnant cow on the loose, after two people were sent to the hospital after a hustle with the heifer. READ  

SAS and Norwegian suspend Israel flights
Photo: Matt Rourke/TT

SAS and Norwegian suspend Israel flights

About 170 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm on Wednesday have been stranded in Tel Aviv, with flights between the cities cancelled due to a missile striking near the airport. READ  

Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
Photo: Mark Lennihan/TT

Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax

With EU countries' treatment of Bitcoin varying vastly, Sweden has asked for clear EU rules stipulating whether or not the cryptocurrency should be taxed. READ  

Google in failed bid for Sweden's Spotify
Photo: Spotify

Google in failed bid for Sweden's Spotify

US Internet giant Google tried last year to buy Sweden-based streaming music service Spotify, but pulled out due to the beefed-up price tag, according to a media report on Tuesday. READ  

Motorists in sticky drama after jam spill

Motorists in sticky drama after jam spill

Drivers in western Sweden were forced to jam on the brakes after a van shed its load of preserves and juices which led to major traffic problems. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Gallery
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Tech
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Blog updates

22 July

Det (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! “Det” is a personal pronoun that can be used in many ways, and it might me confusing if you always translate “det” to English “it”. In this article I will do my best to guide you to how to use “det”. Det replacing a word, a phrase or a clause Let us begin with the less confusing..." READ »

 

22 July

PROTECTING GIRLS FROM ABUSE OF THEIR RIGHTS (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »

 
 
 
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
Lifestyle
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching July 15-16
Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden
Society
What's On in Sweden
Photo: Lisa Mikulski
National
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Gallery
Princess Estelle steals limelight at mum's birthday
National
Swedes risk infants' lives by covering up prams
National
Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds
Gallery
People-watching July 11-13
National
Malmö mayor slams Danish beggar ban
National
Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues county
National
Swede's salary chopped for Facebook use
National
Northern Sweden warmest in 90 years
Gallery
'Victoria Day': Crown Princess Victoria turns 37
Politics
Mona Sahlin to fight extremism in Sweden
National
EU tells Sweden to cover up snus flavours
Society
Swede snags assassin role in Tom Cruise film
Lifestyle
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Gallery
Swedish summer tourism highlights
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

695
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se