Kate Middleton and Prince William Meet The Swedish Royal Family

On the first day of their four-day trip to Scandinavian countries, Kate Middleton and Prince William headed to the Royal Palace of Stockholm to meet Sweden’s royal family.

King Carl KVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted the luncheon while the heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband Prince Daniel, were also in attendance. All six royals posed for a photo and Middleton’s growing baby bump was visible under her emerald turtleneck dress.

After the formal meeting, Victoria and Daniel accompanied the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge through the streets of Stockholm, from the palace to the Nobel Museum, to stop at Stortorget, the city’s oldest public square. They also visited Sweden’s national center for architecture and design, where the country’s most iconic furniture brands like IKEA where showcased.

Earlier that day, Will and Kate braved the cold weather to watch a hockey game in Stockholm. They even play the ‘bandy’ hockey and went head to head in a penalty shoot-out. After a series of activities, they wrapped their busy day with a black-tie dinner at the British ambassador’s house. They met the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Sulla Löfven as well as Swedish actors Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, The royal couple’s trip to Sweden and Norway is part of their duties as unofficial Brexit ambassadors, as they try to improve the relationship with their neighboring European countries before Britain exits the EU.