King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silva send their Easter Greetings from a snowy Storlien with their dog and a hot thermos, with no Easter eggs in sight.


The Swedish Royal Family has a holiday house in Storlien where they usually celebrate Easter and the New Year.

Storlien is a village and ski resort in Jämtland in Sweden, two kilometres from the Swedish-Norwegian border which attracts tourists, especially Norwegians, who enjoy alpine skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and hiking.

It is just over an eight-hour drive north-west from Stockholm or about just over 1.5 hours drive east of Trondheim in Norway.

The climate in Storlien, as it is about 600 metres above sea-level, can reach sub-zero temperatures, especially in the autumn and winter months.

Official Visit To Japan

Later this month, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia will visit Japan later this month, from 22 to 25 April 2018, after receiving an invitation from the Japanese Government.

The visit will celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will invite King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia for dinner during their three-day visit to Tokyo and Kamakura.

The Royal Couple will also meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

More details to follow, when more news is available.


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