King Carl XVI Gustaf gave an interview with Kristoffer Triumf which aired on Monday, 26 April 2021, for Värvet podcast, ahead of his 75th Birthday.

Värvet’s Kristoffer Triumf interviews in his former playroom at the Royal Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

During the interview, the King talks about his mission, his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences, and hope for the future.

He also discusses topics close to his heart including the Swedish forest.

Kristoffer Triumf interviews King Carl Gustaf in his former playroom, now a dining room, in Princess Sibylla’s apartment at the Royal Palace the week before.

The Royal Court of Sweden provided an excerpt on social media, focusing on forestry.

Source: The Royal Court of Sweden

English Translation

Kristoffer Triumf: Does the King have a favourite forest?

King Carl Gustaf: What is a favourite forest – it is not so easy to answer …
One should still-when you ask, maybe take it-as fast comes up in the head – something I think of, yet not why – which I think is wonderful – is a tall pine forest, on sandy-ground, with a little heather and dry-pine needles, a summer day.

It is very dry, warm and soft – it has a special scent.

No real production forest.

As a forest owner, it may not be a horse, but as an experience forest, it is something to walk in a church, a cathedral.

It’s a great atmosphere.

Listen to the Whole Interview (in Swedish)

Kristoffer Triumf asks King Carl Gustaf whether he has a favourite

Source: The Royal Court of Sweden

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