H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999, in co-operation with 14 family foundations, private individuals and companies, all of whom wanted to protect children's rights to a safe and secure childhood. Today, H.M. Queen Silvia is honorary chair of the board and continues her commitment to the work of preventing child abuse.
In 2019, the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the World Childhood Foundation marked the launch of H.M. Queen Silvia’s own personal Easter tablecloth. The tablecloth has a very special significance to the Swedish royal family, and was originally woven along with two other tablecloths as a gift for H.M. Queen Silvia’s sixtieth birthday. One tablecloth was red, for Christmas, one was yellow, for Easter, and one was a classic white tablecloth for all seasons and occasions. All the tablecloths
are adorned with the Queen’s monogram, and the Queen herself was involved in the creation of the elegant design in collaboration with the Danish designer Diana Holstein.
To support the World Childhood Foundation, H.M. Queen Silvia decided to allow the design of her personal Easter tablecloth to be put into production for the benefit of the Foundation. The tablecloth is therefore exclusively woven to support the Foundation’s work in preventing child abuse. For each tablecloth sold, EUR 100 will be donated toward the work of the World Childhood Foundation.
When you purchase Queen Silvia’s Easter Tablecloth, you will also receive a Childhood bracelet, worth EUR 10, to say thank you and as a symbol of support of vulnerable children and the organisation. The bracelet is crafted from ten beads of different colours, each symbolising an article of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – a reminder that every child has the right to a safe and secure childhood.