The Week with the Norwegian Royals

  February 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

Here you can read about the current events of the Norwegian Royals during the last week.

February 14th:
The Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon agreed to be the patron of this year’s TV campaign to support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s efforts. Norwegian People’s Aid is an organisation aiming to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs in Europe, Africa and Asia.
You can read more here.

February 17th-18th:
Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two day visit to Tr√łndelag to meet with young asylum seekers and families. At first the Princess visited the Leira reception centers where she met with asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Eritrea who spoke about their lifes in different cultures.Afterwards Mette-Marit visited the head of adult farm – a municipal school for immigrants. She also visited the Rostad Youth Home – a child welfare institution which celebrated it’s 50th anniversary last year. In the evening Mette-Marit attended a meeting of the Students’ Association, which is part of the International Student Festival ISFiT in Trondheim.

Picture from TRF Avatar Gallery

The next day the Crown Princess continued her participation at this year’s ISFiT. She met with young people and went to the Lian Restaurant in Bymarka where she met with older people who are part of the Joy of Life Foundation for the elderly.
Read more about the events here and here.

February 18th:
Queen Sonja visited the NRC’s headquarters following-up theTV campaign 2010 “On the run from war”. Revenues of the operation went to the NRC’s work for refugees. At the NRC’s headquarters Queen Sonja wanted to learn about further work, the use of the TV campaign and future plans.
More about the TV Campaign can be read here.

The same day Crown Prince Haakon presented the first Nordic Music Prize to Iceland Jonsi.
The new price promotes cooperation between the five Nordic countries, focusing on Nordic music. Read more about the award here.

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