Sweden's newest royal newlyweds Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia met with a group of refugee children at a centre for migrants on 5 October. The couple participated in a number of official engagements during a two-day tour of Dalarma province in central Sweden.
The royal duo, who married in June and have three nieces and nephews, visited the refugee camp in Borlänge as part of their two-day tour and participated in a play session with refugee children. According to Hello! Magazine, the 36-year-old prince and 30-year-old princess played peek-a-boo and clapped along with the youngsters.
The former model turned princess displayed her maternal side, picking up one little girl and balancing her on her hip. Sofia has taken up children's rights as one of her leading causes, Hello! reported. In September, Sofia took her first royal trip to Pretoria, South Africa to speak at the Global Child Forum.
According to People Magazine, the princess told Swedish reporters she was not expecting such a warm welcome from refugees. "No, not really. But kids are kids, and everyone's doing a fantastic job here," she said.
After leaving the refugee centre, the couple met with local dignitaries and business people and traveled to Landsvägen. There they had lunch at Skedvi Bröd, a bakery where they shared a platter of local specialities and Jerusalem artichoke soup, People reported. The twosome also had some fun and baked bread at the bakery.
"I think I'm changing careers now," a laughing Sofia told Swedish news outlet Dalarnas Tidningar. On 6 October, the couple headed to Alvdalen, the village the princess called home since age six. According to the People Magazine, this was the first time the princess visited the small village since joining the Swedish royal family.