Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle visited Stockholm Cathedral on Monday, 17 February 2020, in the Old Town.

The organ’s magnificent Gustavian facade in the Cathedral dates from the 1790s. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

The Stockholm Cathedral has invited Princess Estelle, who will turn 8 on 23 February, to see the great church so Chaplain Ulf Lingred welcomed the Crown Princess and her daughter upon arrival.

Princess Estelle looks at the organ facade with cathedral chaplain Ulf Lindgren (left) and organist Mattias Wager. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

According to reports, Crown Princess Victoria wants Princess Estelle to learn more about her heritage and history of the country she may rule someday.

Organist Mattias Wager explains to Princess Estelle how the organ works. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Cathedral organist Mattias Wagner greeted the royal visitors before showing off the magnificent organ and how it works and sounds,  including some of Johan Sebastian Bach’s Toccaca and Fugue in D Minor.

Princess Estelle at the Stockholm Cathedral’s organ. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle explored the organ’s 3,500 pipes from the smallest (1 centimetre) pipe to the largest which is over 5 metres long.

She also explored inside the mechanics which connect the organ’s three floors and to see what the Gustavian facade looks like from inside.

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Princess Estelle even had a go at playing the organ as she tried out different sound effects.

On Monday, 17 February 2020, Crown Princess Victoria watches on as Princess Estelle has a turn playing the organ. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

The Cathedral (Storkyrkan) dates back to the 13th Century in the old part of Stockholm and has been used important occasions, including coronations, funerals and royal weddings, ever since.

Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling in the Cathedral on 19 June 2010.

Crown Princess Victoria marries Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010. Photo: Swedish Royal Court

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