As well as speaking about the pleasure in being honoured by way of this fantastic experience, Björn and Frida both thanked the organisers for their work over what has been "some time now".
Frida revealed that she and Björn had been on a tour of the museum during the afternoon and had great fun. Frida seemed particularly fond of the interactive elements and said that both she and Björn had taken part "Not as good as we once were, but not bad!" she said.
Chief executive Universal Music International Lucian Grainge introduced the pair with a glowing tribute to ABBA’s professionalism. He also talked of the fact that they were so easy to work with. Then, he revealed a trophy to celebrate 375m record sales. "Not another one!" joked Björn.
Magnus Danielsson, president of Touring Exhibitions seemed very relieved that the opening night had finally come and again thanked all the former members of ABBA for their commitment to the project. He also made a point of saying what a pleasure the offices of Görel Hanser and Mono Music had been to work with.
Björn and Frida at ABBAWorld’s official opening in London.