No picture of crown princess Victoria by opening-celebration Paralympics in Turin? Why, wasn't she there?
I hope we will see many pictures of her visit by Paralympics today!
Of course she was there, there's just no pictures of her. Sadly the Paralympics also doesn't draw as much media attention as the Olympics does, so there's not the same amount of coverage.
Already this past Thursday, 9 March, Crown Princess Victoria opened the exhibition ”Un mondo a misura di ogni bambino” (Fun for challenged kids) which is a travelling exhibition of around 50 Swedish companies featuring all sorts of help utilities to be used in sports and leasure for disabled people.
I've also read somewhere that the Crown Princess was scheduled to attend some kind of reception for the Swedish Paralympic delegation (at the Honorary Consulate in Turin or if it was at the Embassy in Rome).
Today, Saturday 11 March, Crown Princess Victoria visited the skiing stadium in Pragelato where she spoke to some of the Swedish athletes. There was also a small clip with her on SVT1 tonight, from their review of the Paralympics today, but it's not online.
Pictures of Crown Princess Victoria at the Opening Ceremony of Winter Paralympics in Torino on March 9, 2006
She was accompanied by Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg. Btw, is that Princess Margriet of Netherlands beside Victoria?
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Joins IPC Honorary Board
Torino, Italy – Today, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that Her Royal Highness (HRH) Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has accepted the IPC’s invitation to become a member of the IPC Honorary Board. She joins HRH Grand Duchess of Luxemburg Maria Teresa and HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands as the third member. HRH Crown Princess Victoria has therefore agreed to be an ambassador for the Paralympic Movement, helping the IPC to disseminate the positive values and message of the Paralympic Movement to as wide an audience as possible.
"I am very pleased to have the possibility to support the Paralympic Movement. It makes a big difference, showing the great value of sports as a way of getting together across all borders. When I visited the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004, I was deeply impressed by the wonderful spirit and great results," stated HRH Crown Princess Victoria.
Said IPC President Sir Philip Craven: ”HRH Crown Princess Victoria has already shown her support of the Swedish Paralympic Committee on several occasions, also joining in the Paralympic School Day that took place in Sweden last year. I am confident that she will show the same support in the future.”