Crown Princely Couple Official Visit to Finland: October 22-23, 2013

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Heir Apparent
Oct 31, 2010
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have accepted an invitation from President Sauli Niinistö and will be on an official visit to Finland 22 and 23 October 2013.
On the first day of the visit the CP couple meets President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. They will also visit the ship design firm Aker Arctic. In the evening the CP couple attends a dinner which President Niinistö is hosting. At the second day, the CP couple visits a primary school, Marimekko, known for its classic and colorful textile printing, and Aalto University, a world leader in forward-looking research in marketing, technology, art and design.The CP couple will also attend a luncheon where sustainable Norwegian seafood are on the menu. - Kronprinsparet på offisielt besøk i Finland
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I'm looking forward to it very much - and I guess Lady Finn will be delighted :flowers:
Oh no, that sounds painful :sad:
I hope she is well soon, but a herniated disc is often a longer issue...
Crown prince Haakon met president Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio at president's residence Mäntyniemi. The office of the president tells that president Niinistö has had a small operation and therefore he has a haematoma in his eye.
From the president's website
Norway’s Crown Prince visiting Finland - The President of the Republic of Finland


Meeting with prime minister Jyrki Katainen¨

Lunch at the Helsinki City Hall
All Over Press Finland

Visit at maritime engineering company Aker Arctic in Vuosaari, Helsinki

The gallery with photos being updated during the whole visit
Norjan kruununprinssi Suomessa - kuvat vierailusta livegalleriassa! Kuninkaalliset

Perhaps the moderators can change the title of this thread...
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Beautiful photographs, LadyFinn! Thank you so much!
Haakon as his charming self like we always know him!
President Niinistö and his wife gave Haakon some finnish literature in norwegian (mrs Haukio is a poet and the Programme Director of Turku International Book Fair), they were put at the plywood box from Iittala. The City of Helsinki gave Haakon a glass bowl made by Kati Tuominen-Niittylä.
Näillä prinssi Haakonia lahjottiin! - Anne Tahvolainen - Käyttäjiltä - SeiskaLive

Video of Haakon meeting the president and his wife
Niinistö ja Haukio vastaanottivat Haakonin - Katsomo - Ohjelmat - Kuninkaalliset

Haakon's short interview
Haakon pahoitteli Mette-Maritin poisjääntiä vierailulta - Katsomo - Ohjelmat - Kuninkaalliset

A video from Haakon's day
Kruununprinssi Haakonin vierailu Uutisjuttuja Tv Areena

The speech of president Sauli Niinistö at the dinner
Tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistön puhe Norjan kruununprinssi Haakonin vierailun päivällisillä Säätytalossa - Suomen tasavallan presidentti

The speech of crown prince Haakon - Offisielt besøk til Finland Tale i under middag i Ständerhuset
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Photos from Tuesday from the president's Facebook
Norjan kruununprinssin vierailu 22.-23.10.2013 Facebook

On Wednesday Haakon visited at the Kallio school. First, Haakon arrived in the Great Hall, where the students sang to him and the principal made ​​a speech. After this, Haakon took part in a language class, where they learned how to buy at the market. Haakon was first at the back of the room, but he proceeded to sit in front at teacher's desk to be able to track the hours better. Haakon also visited at the class of immigrants, wrote in the guestbook and shook hands with students in the yard.

Then he visited Marimekko

And at the Aalto University, which was established on January 1, 2010 in the merger of the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The University aims to create a new science and arts community by bringing together three existing universities of technology, economics and art. Haakon was so interested in the university that he stayed longer than it was planned.

A video of the visit to the Kallio school

Lunch at restaurant Savoy was hosted by the ambassador of Norway in Finland.
All Over Press Finland
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