Kensington Palace has dished on all the details surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming royal tour of Sweden and Norway! The royal couple will mark their first official visit to the Scandinavian nations from Tuesday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 2.
You can expect Will, 35, and Kate, 36, will receive a very majestic welcome in both Sweden and Norway, where they'll meet with each country's respective royals. The palace shared that Prince George and Princess Charlotte's parents will get to have a special luncheon with Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and spend time with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. When they get to Norway on Feb. 1, they will be treated to a VIP dinner hosted by King Harald V and Queen Sonja at Oslo's royal palace and will fit in some time with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
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Their royal tour will consist of many routine activities like walkabouts and looking at galleries and gardens — but the Swedes have bumped it up a notch. Injecting their portion of the trip with Hollywood royalty, William and his pregnant wife, who is set to give birth to their third child in April, are expected to rub shoulders with stars Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander during a swanky black-tie dinner at the residence of the British Ambassador.
Norwegian fans needn't worry — Will and Kate will be dazzled by Oslo's stunning views, complete with a ski jump at Holmenkollen and a visit at the Hartvig Nissen School, where the popular teen drama Skam is filmed. A Kensington Palace spokesperson shared, "The four-day tour will also include time learning more about what makes Scandinavian culture so unique, from attitudes towards young people and mental health in schools, to the importance of being active and spending time outdoors, whatever the temperature may be."
"The Duke and Duchess are keen to experience a taste of the Scandinavian way of life for themselves, and to see how people of all generations battle the elements to make the most of their surroundings, whether ice-skating in Stockholm's local parks, or skiing off-piste in the hills that surround Oslo." Adding, "The UK's links with each country are extensive, and Their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of both Sweden and Norway."