Crown Princess Victoria on hand as Swedish flag is raised over NATO Headquarters

Photo: Tom Samuelsson/Regeringskansliet

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was on hand when her country’s flag was raised for the first time over NATO Headquarters.

The Crown Princess was in Brussels to attend the flag-raising ceremony after Sweden became part of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on 7 March.

She joined Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Sweden’s Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff for the important event alongside other Swedish government representatives. During the events surrounding the flag-raising, the Prime Minister held a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Photo: Tom Samuelsson/Regeringskansliet

The group also received a tour of the headquarters after Sweden became the 32nd country to join NATO.

Crown Princess Victoria is Sweden’s current head of state as her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, is in Mexico for a state visit. As such, she attended the event on Monday on behalf of her father.

The Royal Family will continue to celebrate their country joining NATO next week when the King will attend ceremonies outside the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) and at Karlberg Palace.

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