After a sporty start of the day at the bandy event, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Catherine arrived at the Royal Palace of Stockholm for the lunch hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia to officially welcome the couple to Sweden.
They were joined by the approximately fifteen members of the Swedish Royal Court at the luncheon, including Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.
Young couples have many things in common, among them is their young kids who are at school.
Before the tour, Kensington Palace remarked, “From our perspective, it’s a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to build a strong relationship with the Royal families of each country, and particularly the Royals of their generation who they will know throughout their lives. Those close relationships between countries on a people-to-people level are something that Royal visits are particularly good at highlighting.”
After the lunch, William and Catherine were joined by Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for the afternoon engagements.
Both royal couples walk through the picturesque cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum.
The royals were welcomed by the excited members of the public during the walkabout and outside the Nobel Museum waiting for them in the cold weather.
Duchess Catherine and Princess Victoria have presented flowers from the public
The Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, leave the Royal Palace of Stockholm for Stortorget Square #RoyalVisitSweden pic.twitter.com/yywsAW70X3
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 30, 2018
A video of Walkabout was shared by the Kensington Palace.
At Nobel Museum, The royals met a number of Nobel Laureates and heard more from the Museum’s curator about Science in Sweden and the Nobel Laureate system.
The next stop of the day was Sweden’s national center for architecture and design ArkDes.
The Duke and Duchess attended an event celebrating architectural collaboration and the best of Swedish design, from the most iconic and global furniture brands to up-and-coming home-ware designers with new takes on sustainable furnishings.
At ArkDes, William and Catherine met the representative of home furnishing company IKEA. The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that they love their products and have some of them in their children’s nurseries.
This time, The Duchess of Cambridge chose a bespoke Catherine Walker green coat and dress. The dress was a customized version of the label’s Bea Dress.
The tailored coat made of wool crêpe features a saddle shoulder, funnel neck, fitted sleeves with a swirling skirt.
Underneath the coat, Catherine was wearing a green dress in a matching tone from the same label.
The Duchess paired the coat with a Troy London faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs, a brand owned by Rosie Van Cutsem (wife of Prince George’s godfather William Van Cutsem) and her sister Lucia Ruck Keene.
She paired the outfit with the Peruvian Connection Vallnord Alpaca Fur Hat that she wore on Christmas in December 2017.
Today, The Duchess of Cambridge carried a new handbag from Mulberry. Mini Seaton Black Small Classic Grain handbag has sleek lines and streamlined silhouette are sized down from the regular style. Featuring equestrian-inspired detailing such as raw-edged construction and the signature Rider’s Lock, the Mini Seaton can be worn on its adjustable shoulder strap or carried by its neat top handle.
Catherine accessorized the look with Kiki McDonough Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings that were custom made to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte.
For the comfortable walk through Stockholm, The Duchess of Cambridge chose her trusty Tod’s suede block heel pumps. In the evening, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a black-tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador along with the members of the Swedish Royal Family, representatives from government, and popular culture.