Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Scandinavian Studies

Crown Princess Victoria with Scandinavian Studies faculty

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the University of Washington on May 7, 2010 in recognition of the Centennial of the Department of Scandinavian Studies and in celebration of Sweden Week in Seattle.

During her visit to campus, the Crown Princess took the opportunity to talk with majors and graduate students in Swedish Studies. She joined the students for lunch, and queried them with great interest about their motivation to study Swedish as an academic subject, student life on campus, their readings in Swedish literature and culture, and their future plans. During a brief walking tour of campus, she marveled at the beauty of the UW campus and Pacific Northwest nature.

On June 19, 2010, Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her wedding to her longtime boyfriend and fiance Daniel Westling in Storkyrkan in Stockholm.