Kate Middleton and Prince William have been very busy bees lately, making the rounds at different charities in the U.K., hoping to visit them all before going on parental leave. But, before they do, they have to finish up their royal tour of Sweden and Norway.
On Tuesday, the royal couple kicked off their four-day tour in Stockholm, Sweden. There, they met with a hockey team, where Kate actually scored a goal (while several months pregnant, mind you) and later attended a lunch with King Carl KVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. They were escorted to the lunch by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
Kate and William then paid a visit to the Nobel Museum and the Ark Des, a museum dedicated to architecture and design. At the design museum Kate and Will reportedly revealed to Ikea’s head of design, Marcus Engman, that they have a number of the budget furniture retailer’s pieces in their children’s rooms.
Following the museum tours, all of the royals then had what appeared to be a very glamorous dinner at the British Ambassador’s home, where Kate and William also chatted up Stefan Lofven, the country’s prime minister.
On Wednesday, Kate and William are expected to join Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for a visit to the Karolinska Institute, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the country’s medical academic research, to learn more about the work being done for the mental health and wellbeing of children. There, they will meet with more locals.
“The Duke and Duchess have asked, as with previous overseas visits, that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Swedes and Norwegians as possible,” the palace shared in a statement. “Their Royal Highnesses will meet a wide variety of people, including children and young people, those working in the mental health sector, and leaders in business, academia and scientific research, government, civil society and the creative industries.”
The royal foursome then headed to Matteusskolan, a comprehensive school in Stockholm, to meet with more young people.
At night The Duke and Duchess attended an event at the Fotografiska Gallery in honor of the country’s contemporary culture, and Kate turned heads in a statement Erdem gown.
On Wednesday, Kate and William headed to Norway to stay at the Royal Palace at the invitation of King Harald and Queen Sonja.
While in Norway, the pair will visit Oslo’s historic Arkershus Fortress and meet with Norwegian Air Force members. The royals will then head off to meet with more members of the community, including entrepreneurs and business people at an event held at MESH, a local co-working space.
On Thursday, the final day of their tour, the royals will meet with students at the Hartvig Nissen School. Afterward, Kate and William will travel to Skaugum, the official residence of The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, for a private lunch.
Finally, the pair will end their tour by visiting Holmenkollen, a snowy hillside community that overlooks Oslo. There, they will learn more about winter sports in the area, see the ski jumps, and visit the local ski museum.
From there, they will head to the airport, hop on a plane, and undoubtedly kick up their feet once they’re home for a quiet evening with their two children. Hey, they’ve earned it.