The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway are given a warm welcome as they start visit to Canada
(photo detnorskekongehus Instagram)
After dinner with the Trudeaus just after touch down, the official visit of the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway to Canada got well and truly under way on November 7th as they carried out a series of engagements in Ottawa. They even managed a mini tour of the Arctic on a day that focused on the environment. Welcome to Norway's Royal Tour Canada 2016.
Official visits don't really get under way without an official welcome and while the informal supper with the Prime Minister of Canada and his wife had got things started (see the fab photos here), it was up to the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and his wife, to offer the formal hello that started the tour proper.
There was also a demonstration of traditional throat singing by members of the Inuit community before the royal couple attened the seminar which focused on tackling climate change in the Arctic region.
Inuit girls performing #throatsinging for #TRHNor before #Arctic seminar at @MuseumofNature @arcticfrontiers @universitelaval @ArcticNet pic.twitter.com/pkZnLrQtky— Norway in Canada (@NorwayinCanada) November 7, 2016
The evening saw the royal visitors head to the Canadian Museum of History for a reception which included a speech by Mette-Marit.
The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway are visiting Canada until November 10th. The second day of their tour will be spent in Toronto.