In 1989 -1991, Language Essay Competitions for students in the Stockholm schools were successfully held. The prizes were presented by H.R.H Princess Lilian at special ceremonies for the schools hosted by the Society’s president, Dr. Peter Wallenberg KBE
HMS Cornwall, one of the British Navy’s frigates visited Stockholm in 1992, and members of the Society were invited on board. The various events were well attended and the theatre Regina at Drottninggatan specialising in British plays was one of the attractions.
In 1994, the Society celebrated its 75th anniversary at Vinterträdgården at the Grand Hotel, with a grand Jubilee Ball attended by 290 guests in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Lilian and the British Ambassador Mr. R. Cormack and Mrs. Cormack. The Scottish dancers gave a splendid performance. Among other events was a Family History Section group that met once a week.
In 1995, Mr. David Ealand, the proprietor of one of England’s most successful wineries visited Sweden. A wine tasting of English wines was arranged. The English conversation classes started again. Among the many events in 1996, was a concert conducted by Andrew Davis at the Stockholm Konserthus. A reception was held afterwards. One of the popular British Brass bands “The Williams Fairey Band” gave a special concert for members of the Society. Golf evenings were included in the programme.
In 1997, our beloved Patron H.R.H. Prince Bertil tragically passed away. H.R.H. Princess Lilian graciously accepted the new Patronage of the Swedish-British Society.
In 1998, and 1999 the events included lectures on Samuel Pepys, Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, B. Shaw, W. Shakespeare and Mary Woolstone-craft just to mention a few. There were tastings of Port wine and Rioja wine, excursions to Skultuna Brass Factory, Engsö Castle and Fiholm Castle, a visit to the National Archives, invitation to an auction at Bukowskis, an amusing talk on Walking Great Britain. Members from the Anglo Swedish Society in Gothenburg joined us for a buffet and drinks at the British Embassy after having visited the House of Parliament and had meetings with the MP. The 80th anniversary of the Society was celebrated with a Jubilee St. Andrew’s Ball at Hasselbacken in the presence of H.R.H Princess Lilian. The Carol Service was held at the British Church together with members of the British Commonwealth Organisation. Drinks were served at the British Embassy after the service. The English conversation groups were still very popular.
In 2000, the visit to the Foreign Office with dinner at the Café Opera afterwards was a very popular event and was repeated three times. There was a Lidingö Runt Brunch at Hotel Foresta to watch the sail race, a British Day at the Races at Täby Galopp including dinner, a Spring Excursion to the Valloon Works in Uppland and the Annual General Meeting at Täcka Udden. Many new members are joining and the Society is flourishing.