Expressen's royal reporter Johan T Lindwall had flewn to New York and interviewed Victoria, an article and a video with Victoria's interview.
It is the first time Victoria is far away from home without Estelle. She said that Estelle is in very good hands, she is with her father. For Estelle it is just fine, it's probably worse for herself. This is a new situation, but she is comfortable with that. She is grateful to be there and to see the Swedish interests for everything that the UN does around the world.
First Victoria met Deputy General Secretary of UN Jan Eliasson, who had invited her there. Victoria said that she prioritized this visit, it is very high on her list. She has been here several times before and been equally impressed every time, it is a way for her to update herself on the UN and Swedish interests. It has so far been an intense program with many meetings. It's everything from how they work in peacekeeping to questions about immigration. Victoria met also Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström, who was also in NY.
Lindwall writes that this visit to the UN indicates that Victoria has started working fully again after her maternity leave. Welcome back, how does it feel? Victoria said that she has worked a little all the time, but this is something new. It has mixed feelings. There is something else that draws at home, says Victoria, referring to Estelle.
Yesterday Victoria attended at several meetings with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson. She said that incredibly interesting conversations carried on everything from climate change to water supplies in the world. She was delighted to be here and grateful for it. It is also important that the Swedes show themselves there and encourage all the work UN does across the world. It is incredibly important that Sweden has people in places like Eliasson.
Ban Ki-Moon was also impressed:
- Your crown princess is incredibly charming, said Yoon Yeocheol, the Secretary General's right hand.
Jan Eliasson told about the Crown Princess' visit:
- We in the United Nations appreciate Crown Princess Victoria's engagement in issues of conflict resolution and prevention, but also in water and sanitation issues that are so vital to millions of people worldwide. I know that the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appreciated crown princess's visit and her active interest in the UN.
When asked if she should take the opportunity to meet with sister Madeleine said Victoria with a laugh:
- I'll be sure to get it done before I go home.
It was just before 19:00, as Victoria on Friday night came home to Madeleine and Chris O'Neill. It was the first time that the she visited Madeleine's and Chris' new home in Manhattan. After a while they all went to exclusive restaurant Chow.
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According to Lindwall, Victoria is in the UN also during the weekend.
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