Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday celebrations in Solliden

On Sunday 14 July, more than 2,000 people gathered in front of Solliden Palace on Öland to congratulate Crown Princess Victoria on her 42nd birthday. The King and Queen, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar also attended the celebrations.

The Crown Princess was congratulated outside Solliden Palace with singing and four cheers, which is traditionally led by The King.

As well as being a national flag day, the heir to the Swedish throne’s birthday is also an official day on which salutes are fired. At 13:00, the Swedish Armed Forces therefore fired 21-gun salutes from the salute stations at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Kungshall in Karlskrona, Skansen Lejonet in Gothenburg and Kusthöjden in Härnösand, and from a mobile saluting battery at Kvarnängen in Boden.

In the evening, the Royal Family travelled by horse-drawn cortège from Solliden Palace to the celebrations at Borgholm Sports Arena, where Benjamin Ingrosso, Arja Saijonmaa, Rickard Söderberg, Lina Hedlund, Kaliffa and Isaac & The Soul Company performed.

During the evening, The Crown Princess presented the Victoria Prize to biathlete Hanna Öberg.

Hanna Öberg received the 2019 Victoria Prize in recognition of her performance in the 15 km race. Following perfect shooting and stable skiing, Hanna took first place on the podium and a World Championship gold medal, much to the delight of the home crowd of supporters. She also helped win silver in the ladies’ relay and bronze in the single mixed relay.

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Royal Family of Sweden attend the Nobel Banquet 2018

On Monday 10 December, Swedish Royal Family attended the traditional Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall.

Around 1,300 guests are invited each year to the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is served. In addition to the Royal Family, the prize winners and their families, the banquet is also attended by representatives from the Swedish Government and the Riksdag parties.

During the banquet, music on the theme of courage – composed by Mikael Karlsson – was performed by artists including the Royal Court Orchestra, the choir of the Royal Swedish Opera and singer Anna von Hausswolff. The Royal Swedish Ballet also performed.

At the end of the evening, students raised massed standards on the staircase and on the balustrade. Universities and colleges from throughout Sweden were represented.

A laureate from each prize group traditionally gives a speech in Nobel order, in other words in the order that Alfred Nobel listed the prizes in his will: Donna Strickland for physics, Frances H. Arnold for chemistry, Tasuku Honjo for medicine and William D. Nordhaus for economics.

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Queen Elizabeth II Received Crown Prince Muhammed bin Selman

On March 07, 2018, Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Muhammed bin Selman bin Abdülaziz el-Suud met with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace during his official visit in London, United Kingdom.
Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Muhammed bin Selman met with Queen Elizabeth II
Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Muhammed bin Selman met with Queen Elizabeth II

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Crown Princess Mette Marit attend UNHCR meeting in Geneva

Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit on Monday paid an official visit to UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, where High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres praised her country’s steadfast commitment to the refugee cause.

Six years after her first visit, the Crown Princess received a red-carpet welcome at UNHCR’s headquarters. UNHCR staff lined galleries overlooking the atrium of the building and cheered as she entered and posed with Guterres in front of the Norwegian and UNHCR flags.

The High Commissioner then took her to see UNHCR’s two Nobel prizes and a bust of the first-ever international high commissioner for refugees, Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian widely regarded as the founding father of the international system for protecting and assisting refugees.

Among other issues, Guterres and his royal visitor discussed efforts to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS among Somali refugees in north-east Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp complex, currently home to almost 300,000 forcibly displaced Somalis.

“It is good to hear that protecting refugees [who are living] with HIV is a top priority during a new crisis and that refugees living with HIV have access to anti-retroviral treatment,” said the Crown Princess, who was particularly interested in UNHCR’s leading role in supporting refugees living with HIV as well as its work to prevent the spread of AIDS during emergencies.

The High Commissioner also took the Crown Princess to see UNHCR’s Emergency Room, which is activated every time there is a new crisis. “You can be very proud of the work Norwegians are doing on the frontline of just about every refugee crisis in the world,” Guterres told the Crown Princess. “When we ring the alarm bell for an emergency refugee programme, we know that without fail the Norwegian government and NGOs will respond.”

Three Norwegian NGOs have agreements to provide UNHCR with specialist staff in as little as 72 hours when a new emergency erupts. This year marks 20 years of cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council, which Guterres described as “a key strategic partner.”

“From the creation of UNHCR in 1950, Norway has been the most loyal supporter of refugees,” Guterres told the Crown Princess. “Over half of Norway’s funding is unearmarked, which is invaluable because it gives us the flexibility to fund programmes where the help is most needed.”

In 2010, Norway was UNHCR’s fifth highest individual government donor, giving US$80.9 million. On a per capita basis, Norway was easily the world’s most generous donor country, giving UNHCR the equivalent of US$16.4 per citizen. Norway offers 1,200 resettlement places to refugees annually, the second highest regular resettlement contribution in Europe after Sweden.

At the conclusion of the Crown Princess’s visit, the High Commissioner informed her about the agency’s plans to mark its 60th anniversary. He described the UNHCR’s ambitions for the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award, which recognizes extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees.

“This award rewards unsung heroes who are tirelessly working to support refugees,” said the Crown Princess. “It is an honour for Norway to be so closely associated with this prize.”

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Princess Marie and Queen Maxima

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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie at Caroline Fleming’s 40th Birthday

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Wedding Invitation

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Prince William, Kate Middleton and Pipa went for lunch

Prince William went for lunch at the Belgravia restaurant with fiancée Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa to finalise royal wedding plans.

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Prince Willem and Princess Maxima visited Hanoi, Vietnam

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attend a gala dinner with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem in Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 March 2011. The Dutch crown prince couple is on a four-day visit to Vietnam.

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Day 2 – Crown Princess Victoria visit Smaland

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visit Smaland

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