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Old 12-05-2017, 07:58 AM
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Prince Carl Philip's Visit to Hong Kong: December 5th-7th

This was already reported on the current events thread by LadyFinn, and Kingen, the latter even posted the full programme which I will be pasting below, but I thought it should have its own thread, please feel free to remove if inappropriate.

Today Prince Carl Philip will be starting his 3 day official visit to Hong Kong.
The programme is as follows

Tuesday 5 December
- Briefing by Consul General Helena Storm.
Prince Carl Philip's visit to Hong Kong starts with a briefing by the Consul General of Hong Kong in general, its history, as well as Sweden's relations with Hong Kong.

- Reception at the Swedish residence.
To conclude the first day Prince Carl Philip participates at a reception at the Swedish residence. At the reception participants from the BODW and EdTech delegations also take part.

Wednesday 6 December
- Meeting with Chief Executive Carrie Lam
The second day commences with a meeting between Prince Carl Philip, together with Swedish companies, and Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China. Carrie Lam has held the position since the 1st July 2017 and has a term of five years. Both Swedish and international companies will take part in the meeting.

- Visit to English Schools Foundations (ESF) school
After the meeting with Chief Executive Lam, Prince Carl Philip, together with the EdTech delegation, visit a school that is run by English Schools Foundation, the largest foundation that offers international education in Hong Kong.

- Lunch with Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Yau is hosting a luncheon where Prince Carl Philip, together with founder of BODW Victor Lo, and representatives from Hong Kong Design Centre, attend.

- Visit to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Prince Carl Philip visits Hong Kong Science and Technology Park where about 600 companies are located. During the visit Prince Carl Philip will among other visit Karolinska Institut's Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, and Gold Peak Design Centre.

- Gala dinner
The day is concluded with a gala dinner, with Prince Carl Philip as a guest of honour, hosted by the Swedish Consulate General and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on Hong Kong. Invited guests are Chief Executive Carrie Lam, representatives for the Hong Kong enterprise, Swedish companies and members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Princess Birgitta will attend the gala dinner in her role as patron of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. The chef responsible the dinner is Björn Franzén.

Thursday 7 December
- Visit to the Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW)
The last day in Hong Kong commences with Prince Carl Philip attending the inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at BODW. The pavilion includes, more than the participating companies, the exhibition is called ”Ung Svensk Form”.

- Visit to Vocational Training Centre (VTC)
After this Prince Carl Philip visits Philip Vocational Training Centre (VTC). VTC is the largest public institute in Hong Kong that offers educations and internships within the restaurant and hotel sector. During the visit to VTC, lunch is served with the theme 'from earth to table.'

- Visit to the photo exhibition "Swedish Dads"
After lunch Prince Carl Philip attends the inauguration of the photo exhibition "Swedish Dads". Consul General Helena Storm inaugurates the exhibition that is showed at a well-known department store in Hong Kong. The exhibition is based on photographer Johan Bävman's photos of dads staying home with their kids.
- Visit to Mid-Levels Escalator och Victoria Peak
After this Prince Carl Philip takes the escalator, Mid-Levels Escalator, to Victoria Peak. Mid-Levels Escalator is the world's longest outdoors escalator and it connects the central and western district of Hong Kong island with the areas SoHo and Mid-Levels. Victoria Peak is the highest point of Hong Kong island, with a view of the island and Kowloon.

- Creative Talks at METTA
In the afternoon Prince Carl Philip attends a seminar on design and creativity that is arranged by the Consulate General, Business Sweden, and the Chamber of Commerce's committee Creative Swedes. The members of Creative Swedes are companies based in Hong Kong within the cultural and creative sectors.

METTA is a meeting place and platform where entrepreneurs from around the world could meet and network.

- Dinner at Baker House
To conclude the visit in Hong Kong Prince Carl Philip attends a dinner at baker House in Hong Kong. Official representatives from the Hong Kong government, the EdTech delegation, and representatives from some of the universities in Hong Kong, are also attending the dinner.

He was already seen at Arlanda last night, on his way to Hong Kong
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSxJn0A...rinscarlphilip
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:57 AM
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Princess Birgitta has been in Hong Kong since last Wednesday heading a delegation due to her role as patron of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. This is why she couldn't attend the christening of Prince Gabriel.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:17 AM
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Photos from Facebook of Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong
Consul General Helena Storm hosted a reception at her residence and welcomed HRH Prince Carl Philip and the two business delegations: one focusing on Design, the other on EdTech.
https://www.facebook.com/ConsulateGe...56454431120747
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:34 PM
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Article from the court
Prins Carl Philip besöker Hongkong - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:13 PM
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He is going in economy class?
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:53 AM
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Hello - it's my first time posting, but i wanted to share my 13-year old daughter's encounter with Prince Carl Philip this afternoon.

My daughter attends an ESF school in Hong Kong, and Prince Carl Philip visited a few of the classrooms today. My daughter is in the Individual Needs class and was delighted to talk with the prince and one of the prince's friends about having individual needs and how she is supported at school. She just sent me a text and a picture and she said, "I was so happy because he concentrated on what I was saying and he always looked at me like he cared." The photos indicated that he gave every child he spoke with the same attention and courtesy.
The ability to listen is such an incredible gift.
Very grateful to Prince Carl Philip for taking the time to listen.
(His attendants were also very kind, one talked to my daughter about curling and ice hockey...two sports that Canadians and the Swedes can appreciate!)
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:51 AM
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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of #Värmland, came to #ESF @wis_hk today to learn more about our educational digitalisation!
https://twitter.com/ESF_comm/status/938327368032120832

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Carl Philip and princess Birgitta at the dinner
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So happy that your daughter got to meet and talk with Prince Carl Philip! How exciting for her and the other kids and it is always nice to hear that he was friendly and attentive.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:42 AM
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Here are the first pics of Carl Philip's final day in Hong Kong today, December 7:


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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, at Government House this morning (December 7)
CE meets Prince of Sweden (with photo)

with his tailor
https://twitter.com/samstailor/statu...57934006988800
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