More Royal Visitors for Canada! Haakon and Mette-Marit Begin Four-Day Visit
Canada is a red-hot favourite for royal visitors in recent weeks, with a third royal visit beginning today as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway kicked off their four-day visit.
The pair were officially welcomed by Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where they took a walk through the gardens and viewed a red oak tree that was planted by King Harald and Queen Sonja in 2002. The two couples then had an audience, before a luncheon with Canadian and Norwegian business people to discuss a number of issues that affect both nations.
It was then on to a seminar at the Canadian Museum of Nature with a focus on the Arctic. Haakon and Mette-Marit – who wore a lovely red coat dress – took a close look at the Arctic floor map that is part of the museum, watching as two Inuit girls performed traditional throat singing.
The day ended with a reception at the Canadian Museum of History.
Before the official program kicked off, Haakon and Mette-Marit had a private dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
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Welcome to Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit – thanks for the good company and conversation tonight! pic.twitter.com/gzXAM0gi0I
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2016
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