Kate in Mulberry coat for Sweden Arrival & Your Royal trip guide

UPDATE 5PM ET: Kate as well as William have arrived in Stockholm, as well as the Duchess was wearing her pink coat by Mulberry. Elias Giertz of Sweden’s Expressen (The Express) newspaper, reported the news on Twitter. 

I morgon börjar det! Årets kungliga besök! Men redan i kväll landade Kate och William i Sverige. @SLindwall har bilderna https://t.co/K3QTC7Nq06

The story with exclusive photos is here. complying with is a part of the story as translated into English by Google, explaining why the Cambridges are not staying at Sweden’s Royal Palace: 

They then drove in a little cardigan to the Diplomat city at Östermalm in Stockholm, where British ambassador David Cairns has his official residence. 

Letting the duchess online there was not an simple decision for the court. Normally, the king typically allows foreign guests like the royal household to online at the Stockholm Palace’s guest house. 

“Renovations of the façade at Stockholm Castle are currently underway. This means that you can not online or stay in there. As it seems now, there is no possibility to online in the guest house.

Richard Palmer of The reveal tweeted that “The Cambridges were not leaving up until after Prince George as well as Princess Charlotte finished institution as well as nursery today.” 

Some readers may recall there wasn’t a picture op expected for the arrival; we return to Elias Giertz on Twitter.   

If we are able to permit photos I will do a separate post, however at this juncture, I don’t believe there will be photos available.   


Kate & William begin their trip with a stop at Vasaparken, an outdoor ice-skating venue in the center of Stockholm.

The couple then travels to the Royal Palace for a luncheon hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. 15 extra members of Sweden’s royal court will go to the luncheon, including Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. UPDATE: Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia are in South Africa as well as will not be taking part in any type of of the activities, nor will Princess Madeleine as well as her husband, Christopher O’Neill; Madeleine is expecting her third kid in March as well as limiting her travel.    

2:45pm/8:45ET After lunch, Crown Princess Victoria as well as Prince Daniel will join the Duke as well as Duchess for a “walk with the picturesque cobbled streets of Stockholm” as they head to the Nobel Museum.  They will satisfy members of the public in Stortorget Square, as well as when at the museum, they will satisfy Nobel Laureates as well as hear from the Museum’s curator. 

The next stop is Ark Des, Sweden’s national center for architecture as well as design.

The day’s official events wrap up with a black-tie dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence; guests will include members of the Swedish Royal Family, Prime priest Stefan Löfve, as well as actors Alicia Vikander and Stellan Skarsgård. (One FYI, the dinner is not formal sufficient to require tiaras, however we expect to see evening gowns.)  



Here are a few updates on the coming week’s activities. With news trickling out on Twitter as well as other sites, I will continue to update the publish throughout the day as warranted. One reminder: George as well as Charlotte are not accompanying their parents on this tour.  

In a Telegraph story yesterday Hannah Furness wrote about the numerous purposes of the tour: 

It is likewise their possibility to make new friends.

As the Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge embark on their trip of Sweden and Norway this week, they will objective not just to carry out their formal public duties, however lastly forge personal relationships with some of their closest European counterparts.

Below, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Crown Princess Victoria, as well as Prince Oscar in early December.  

The piece speaks about the chance for Kate as well as William to get to understand royal household members of their own generation.

Although Crown Princess Victoria as well as Prince Daniel were at their 2011 Westminster Abbey wedding event among 1,900 guests, it is understood the Duke as well as Duchess do not understand either well.

They have never met the Crown Prince as well as Princess of Norway.

Below, Crown Prince Haakon as well as Crown Princess Mette-Marit with their children Princess Ingrid Alexandra (whom we expect to see Thursday) as well as Prince Sverre, on national Day in may 2017.  

UPDATE: In a comment, Sofy notes that William met Crown Prince Haakon as well as Crown Princess Mette-Marit when they were guests at the wedding event of his father, Prince Charles, as well as Camilla Parker-Bowles. Sofy likewise points out Prince William just recently spent some time withPrince Daniel; I believe Sofy was referencing a November seminar in Finland. below you the Duke with Prince Daniel (r) as well as Finnish President Sauli Niinistö (c) on November 30th in Finland.  

And from The Guardian: 

William and Kate arrive in Sweden on Tuesday aboard a personal jet with a comparatively moderate entourage of 13: personal secretaries, press officers, logistics staff, Kate’s privately funded hairdresser as well as their senior adviser, Sir David Manning, a former British ambassador to the US.

Glitter as well as gowns will be on show at an official dinner in Oslo’s royal palace hosted by King Harald V as well as Queen Sonja.

The Mirror has an short article on exactly how readers can recreate the trip on a budget plan as well as The reveal has an overview of the trip here.

For a comprehensive look at the itinerary, click right here to go to Kate’s Calendar. 


Any timings we have that are posted will show events in a format of regional time/ET. Stockholm as well as Oslo are both on GMT +1. That is 1 hour ahead of London as well as 6 hours ahead of new York. (Noon in Stockholm/Oslo is 11am in London as well as 6am in NYC.)

To check on the time in Stockholm click here. For the time in Oslo, click here. 


Sweden’s national flag is blue with a gold or yellow Nordic Cross. I would look for these colors in some of Kate’s apparel or accessories. Its flower is the Twin flower or Linnea Borealis. 

The weather condition channel forecast for Stockholm calls for 3-5″ of snow tonight with highs of 32℉ as well as 36℉ while Kate as well as William are visiting. 

We won’t be seeing Prince Carl Philip or Princess Sofia at any type of of the events in Sweden: they are in South Africa. nor will Princess Madeleine as well as her husband, Christopher O’Neill be at any type of of the functions; Madeleine is expecting her third kid in March as well as limiting her travel.      

2:45pm/8:45am: The one timing we have seen published is for Stortorget Square on Tuesday when the public can see the royals as they walk to the Nobel Museum.  


The Norwegian flag is red with a blue Scandinavian cross outlined in white. The national flower is Purple Heather. 

We’ll update the weather condition for Oslo as we get better to Thursday.   


There are loads of ways to comply with the go to online, particularly for those using social media. The best hashtags to search seem to be #RoyalVisitSweden as well as #RoyalTourSweden for the very first part of the tour. right here are some links you may discover helpful. 


The Swedish Royal Court website is here; the Facebook page is here and Instagram page here

The official Sweden website is here; the Facebook page is here, Twitter account right here as well as Instagram page here

The website for go to Sweden, the government’s official tourism agency, is here; its Facebook page here, Twitter feed here

The Swedish government’s official website is here

The British Embassy Stockholm Facebook page is here; the office of the British Ambassador to Sweden Twitter account is here; Ambassador David Cairns’s Twitter account is here  


The Royal House of Norway official website is here; the Facebook page is here; Twitter account right here as well as Instagram page here

The Norwegian government’s official website is here

The British Embassy Oslo Facebook page is here; the office of the British Ambassador to Norway Twitter account is here; Ambassador Sarah Gillett’s Twitter account is here  

TWITTER ACCOUNTS: (NOTE: I am specific there are extra Twitter accounts suitable to this trip that I am unaware of or fail to remember to include on this list. Please let me understand of any type of suggestions you may have.)


Victoria Murphy, The everyday Mirror

Richard Palmer, The everyday Express

Rebecca English, The everyday Mail

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph 

Simon Perry, People & Monique Jessen at People

Robert Jobson, The Standard 

Carolyn Durand, ABC News 

Victoria Arbiter, CNN, CTV, CBS

Valentine Low, The Times

Joe Little, Majesty magazine

Danielle Stacey, The everyday Mirror 

Emily Andrews of The sun and Emily Nash of Hello! are both on maternity leave as well as not in Sweden/Norway, however they are tweeting.

Patricia Treble of compose Royalty


Mark Stewart —— Regal Eyes

James Whatling — JWhatling

Tim Rooke ——— RoyalFocus1

Ian Jones ———-  IJonesPhoto

Andrew Parsons —  ParsonsMedia

Stephen Lock —— StephenLock2

Chris Jackson —-   CJack_Getty

Samir Hussein —-  SamHussein

Mark Cuthbert —-  MarkACuthbert

BLOGGERS complying with SWEDISH as well as NORWEGIAN ROYALS:

Oskar Aanmoen is an author, lecturer as well as Royal central European correspondent

Sarah Williams is the creator of The Royals as well as I blog as well as a terrific source of info on the Swedish royal family

HeavenQRF follows European royal fashion as well as is a European reporter for Royal Central

Brittani Barger is a royal follower as well as Europe editor for Royal Central

Laura follows the European royals as well as is a whiz at identifying garments as well as accessories 

Laura Dekkers follows the Swedish Royal household as well as is likewise a Royal central correspondent

Scandinavian Royals is just as the name suggests, as is Princess Victoria style

British Royal Quartet follows William, Kate, Harry & Meghan as well as is a whiz at garments IDs

 MEDIA: (following are Swedish as well as Norwegian media accounts you may want to follow, a number of suggested through DM & as well as Twitter)

Elias Giertz of Sweden’s Expressen   

Jenny Alexandersson of Aftonbladet, likewise Swedish-based

Svensk Damtidning, a regular Swedish magazine

We’ll see you bright as well as early tomorrow morning!



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