Double engagement today for Victoria! First, she attended a lunch for the Polish Presidential Couple hosted by the King and Queen. The President of Poland Andrzej Duda and his wife are currently in Sweden for a two-day visit. The lunch took place at the Royal Palace. She then met with the Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at the Palace. The Minister and the Royal Family meet various times during a year, to discuss and plan future State Visits and Official Journeys. More State Visits next year? Let’s hope so!
On November 22 Victoria visited RG Active Rehab. The program’s mission is to maximize the independence for people on a wheelchair due to spinal cord injuries and for those with similar conditions. You can read more about the organization on their website. This was the first engagement Victoria had after a break from engagements for a family holiday earlier this month. Reportedly Victoria and her family spent some days at the Maldives, in one of the most exclusive Villas “Villa 41”, where Madeleine and Chris spent their holidays in the past. They were seen at Doha airport on their way back home.
Earlier this autumn, Victoria and Daniel met with Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge. The couple involved the Professor in the organization GEN-PEP, who strives to spread the word about the lack of physical activity. Physical inactivity has become one of the world's largest health problems; it is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world. Studies show that 80% of the world’s adolescent population isn’t active enough. You can see what Professor Hawking has to say on the subject here. GEN-PEP is a non-profit organization initiated by the Swedish Crown Princess Couple, working to spread knowledge and engage people and organizations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live a healthy life.
Crown Princess Victoria attended today the Sustainable Seas Initiative “Baltic Seminar” in Stockholm. Photo: Jessica Gow / TT via Kungahuset.se The Sustainable Seas Initiative was launched in 2011 by the independent platform for debate and networking Briggen Tre Kronor in the presence of Victoria, who is the patroness of the Initiative. The intention of the Initiative is to bring together representatives from the 外汇交易平台 world of science and business along with NGO’s and the community at large to create awareness regarding the situation in the Baltic Sea and what needs to be done. The final goal is to influence both individuals and policy makers to make the right decisions to save the Baltic Sea. Photo: Kungahuset.se In today’s seminar, the topic was about the danger of chemicals used to purify water and how they affect the marine environment. VICTORIA’S LOOK * * * * Sharing is caring Sharing is caringClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Catching up with Victoria’s engagements, on Wednesday, September 28, the Crown Princess attended the inauguration ceremony of Öland’s harvest festival. The festival held every year since 1997, has grown to become Sweden’s most popular harvest festival. The festival revives an ancient farmers’ tradition of celebrating Michaelmas, marking the end of the growing season when the harvest was collected and the animals were taken inside for the winter. This was followed by a Michaelmas feast and Michaelmas markets, where the newly harvested products changed hands. The Öland Harvest Festival is based on this tradition and is a showcase for the island’s fine cuisine, innovative culinary products, and rich culture. During the festival, the island of Öland becomes the Kingdom of Pumpkin: orange pumpkins are the symbol of the Harvest Festival. Crown Princess Victoria even shared a photo of adorable Prince Oscar surrounded by pumpkins!
On Wednesday, September 14, Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting with the Cancer Society at the Royal Palace. Victoria this year, like the past eight years, is a patron of the Pink Ribbon campaign 2016. A new photo taken by Andrea Björsell was released to promote the campaign. The Pink Ribbon campaign, that will go on throughout the month of October, aims to combat breast cancer by funding cancer research and raising awareness. The campaign arrived this year to its 14th consecutive edition.
Crown Princess Victoria was in New York this week, in occasion of the General Debate of the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The theme of the debate was “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world.” Back in February Victoria was appointed as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals on Agenda 2030 by UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon. Victoria was not the only Royal in attendance: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were in New York too. Victoria also took six months old Oscar with her. On her first day in the USA Victoria visited the Capsule Fashion Trade Show, where she met representatives of various Swedish brands. Later in the morning the Princess attended a summit on the global refugee situation, attended by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. The busy day for Victoria continued with a meeting in the run-up to the UN Conference on Oceans in 2017. The...
The King and Queen hosted yesterday the Sverigemiddag, an official dinner for invited guests who gave a particular contribution in their area, such as culture, business, education, sports and club activities. The tradition started in 2013 on the occasion of the King’s 40 years on the throne. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were also in attendance. Madeleine was attending the same night the Second Annual World Childhood Thank You Gala in New York. The dinner was held at the Royal Palace in the White Sea room, which you may remember was the room in which Victoria and Daniel had their wedding dinner. Here you are a look inside the room: Here you can find a short video of the evening. Victoria wore an old pleated gown from Ann-Sofie Back that she also wore for the Polar Music Prize ceremony in 2011. This time she added a glittering belt.