Victoria Attends World Diabetes Day Charity Auction
Crown Princess Victoria last night attended a charity auction at the Berns to raise funds on World Diabetes Day. The money raised from the auction will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, of which the Crown Princess is patron.
Wearing a black dress from Malene Birger, Victoria presented the Johnny Ludvigsson prize to Professor Olli Simell, from Turku University, and Professor Per-Ola Carlsson, from Uppsala University. The prize is awarded yearly to two prominent researchers in childhood diabetes, and totals 300,000SEK – Professor Simell received 250,000SEK and Professor Carlsson 50,000SEK.
The auction held during the gala raised over 1,100,000SEK (127,000€) for the charity. Amongst the items which were put up for auction included a photograph of Queen Silvia taken to mark her fiftieth birthday in 1993 by Denise Grünstein and not shown publically before. The photograph sold for 110,00SEK (12,700€), while a two tickets for a Rhianna gig at Berns went for 25,000SEK (almost 3,000€).
Also present at the auction was Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the wife of former Prince Sigvard of Sweden.Filed under Swedish Royals
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