The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Sweden – day 1

On Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 January, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Sweden on behalf of the British Government.

On the Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess were welcomed to the Royal Palace of Stockholm where The King and Queen hosted lunch.

Walking to Stortorget in Gamla Stan. Photo: royalcourt.se

After lunch, The Crown Princess Couple and the Duke and Duchess walked to Stortorget, after which they visited the Nobel Museum. Museum Director Olov Amelin welcomed the visitors and gave a presentation of inventor and entrepreneur Alfred Nobel and Nobel Laureates, from German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen who won the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his discovery of x-rays, to the 2017 Literature Laureate, the UK's Kazuo Ishiguro.

Many people had gathered at Stortorget in Gamla Stan to greet the Duke and Duchess and The Crown Princess Couple. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

At the Nobel Museum, the Duke and Duchess and The Crown Princess Couple also had the opportunity to meet Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics Professor F Duncan M. Haldane, CEO of the Nobel Foundation Lars Heikensten, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation Göran K Hansson and Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius.

Museum Director Olov Amelin and Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation Carl-Henrik Heldin spoke about the work of the Nobel Museum. Photo: royalcourt.se

During the evening, the United Kingdom's ambassador hosted a dinner at the ambassador's official residence. In addition to the Duke and Duchess and The Crown Princess Couple, the guests also included Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and representatives from the Government, the Riksdag, industry and culture.