Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week.

On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education.

Princess Benedikte is also in South Korea to attend the 2009 Olave Baden-Powell Society Annual Event for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an organisation she has been patron of since 1984. She attended a media round-table on Saturday September 12th, where she told the press her passion comes from “motivating young women to become stronger.”

Benedikte also praised the South Korean girl scouts, stating “I think Korea’s [girl scout movement] is the most active. I feel this country acts as the leader [for girl scouts worldwide].”

HRH is an active patron of Denmark’s two highest scouting organisations, the Green Girl Guides of Denmark and the Danish Guide and Scout Organisation, as well as the OB-PS.

Click here to view Princess Benedikte’s current events thread.

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