A Busy Day in Bergen

  November 27, 2009 at 8:48 am by

On Wednesday Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Bergen where she had a busy day. In the morning, the Princess visited the Bergen Red Cross where she made an hour long visit. The Red Cross in Bergen was established in 1894 and has 4000 members.

View the image at Svenskdam

Afterwards Mette-Marit visited the Robin Hood house. This is a meeting place in downtown for people who are struggling with poverty. There the Princess took her time to chat with the people. In the Robin Hood-house food is served and people get practical support and a social community.

Later in the day Mette-Marit awarded this year’s Holberg Prize. This year it went to Canadian professor of philosophy Ian Hacking.

After that the Crown Princess visited the Church City Mission. There many young people and families support to solve problems, but also offer activities such as skiing and camping. You can find a thread about the Church City Mission here.

Mette-Marit’s visit to Bergen ended in Straume youth club in Fjell municipality outside the city. It is one of four youth clubs in the Mountain municipality. There the Crown Princess was seen playing table tennis in high-heels.

A thread at TRF can be found here.

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