Thursday, 28 August 2014

Royal news, August 27th 2014

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway opened the Bjorson Festival in Molde.  The international literary event features talks from authors and workshops for aspiring writers and takes place every year.  Mette-Marit gave a speech and presented the Bjornson scholarship during her visit. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Haakon visited the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Kjeller.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Bjornson Festival in Molde
(photo @hardesjourno Twitter)

Queen Silvia of Sweden took part in the annual day for older people which is held in Ekero, near Stockholm. For the past sixteen years there has been a special day to celebrate older people - it was the queen's idea.

Queen Silvia of Sweden at the day for older people in Ekero

Crown Princess Victoria took part in a seminar on the Baltic Sea held at the Finnish Embassy in Stockholm.  The event was organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature to discuss how businesses and government can work better together to protect nature.  

Crown Princess Victoria also presented awards at the seminar in Stockholm on August 27th 2014

Princess Marie of Denmark opened the European School in Copenhagen.  The school, which focuses on languages and science, is multilingual and multicultural.  Princess Marie, who attended the opening with the Danish Minister for Education, will work with the school to increase awareness of its educational reputation.  European Schools were set up for children of people working for European institutions.

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