Visit to New York
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two-day visit to New York. They travelled to the USA to mark the centennial anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Crown Prince Haakon first took part in a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Afterwards the Crown Prince met with the UNDP to plan his visit to Indonesia, which is scheduled for November.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the National Design Triennial: “Why Design Now?” which can be found at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Later the day the Crown Prince couple visited an exhibition called “Free” at the New Museum. It’s an exhibition about the influence of the internet.
The couple also attended a performance of the children’s opera “Max and Moritz”. They were joined by 800 schoolchildren.
In the evening the Norwegian Royals attended the opening of the exhibition “Nordic Models + Common Ground” which can be found in the Scandinavia House- the Nordic Center in America.
The second day started with a visit to Ground Zero in Manhatten, where a museum is planned to be opened in 2011. Afterwards they visited the American Museum of Natural History. There they viewed the exhibition “The Race to the End of the Earth”.
Later Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Housing Works’ Cylar House. It’s an organization which helps people with HIV/AIDS who are also homeless.
The Crown Prince couple attended an official luncheon together. It was hosted by the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce.
Later they visited the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in New York.
The visit was concluded with a gala banquet to mark the anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
You can find a thread about the visit to New York here.Filed under Norway
Tagged Bilateral Relations, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Exhibition, HIV/AIDS, Official Visit, United Nations, United States of America.