Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Royal Week, in Numbers

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway are heading to Canada for an official visit
(photo Crown Princess Mette-Marit Instagram)

Two State Visits, two overseas tours, at least four tiaras and one king in a cattleman's hat. This week has shown us every side of royalty with sparkle, seriousness and a few laughs along the way. To sum it all up, here's the Royal Week - in Numbers.


The number of days the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway will spend in Canada during their official visit which gets under way with a dinner in Ottawa on November 6th. Haakon Magnus and Mette-Marit's engagements in Canada will feature on the new official Instagram account for Norway's Royal Family which gained 1,984 followers in its first 48 hours.



The number of new ambassadors to Sweden who met King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at a diplomatic reception at the Royal Palace in Stockholm this week. The King and Queen of Sweden hold receptions throughout the year for new ambassadors - they attend after first presenting their letters of credentials to Carl XVI Gustaf at previous ceremonies.  


Princess Marie of Denmark during her visit to Myanmar this week
(photo det dankse kongehus Facebook)

The number of years that Princess Marie of Denmark has been patron of DanChurch Aid - this week, she made a low key visit to Myanmar in that role to see projects aimed at reducing poverty. During her time in the country, Marie spent time in several villages seeing the work of DanChurch Aid in action. The princess said it touched her to 'feel the people's pride in the progress they have helped to create'.


The Prince of Wales at Slimbridge during anniversary celebrations 
(WWT Twitter)

The anniversary being celebrated by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - the Prince of Wales visited its Slimbridge reserve this week as part of the celebrations. Prince Charles has been President of the Trust, which has 10 centres and reserves around the UK, since 1979.  During his visit, the prince was given the chance to look across some of the 667 acres of land at the Slimbridge reserve.


The year in which the Queen commissioned the sapphire and diamond tiara she wore to the State Banquet held as part of the State Visit to the UK by the President of Colombia this week. The diadem was ordered to match a set of sapphires and diamonds given to the Queen by her father, George VI, on her marriage in 1947.

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