September 30, 2011

Sweden: Busy week for Victoria

Despite her pregnancy, Crown Princess Victoria is not slowing down at all, at least not for now. She had a total of five official engagements this week. Since she was the only member of royal family working in Sweden, she got also the most coverage. The King & Queen are currently in Saudi Arabia attending World Scout Foundation meeting and her husband and siblings had no official engagements this week.

On Tuesday, Victoria gave an audience to delegates from the Arctic Council at Royal Palace in Stockholm. The working groups are currently in Stockholm to discuss joint issues. Arctic Council is a high level intergovernmental forum which aims to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic states, in particular in issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. Member States of the Arctic Council are Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America.

In the afternoon she moved to Uppsala, where she attended the opening of General Synod. The General Synod is the Church of Sweden's highest decision-making body.

On Wednesday, Victoria attended the opening of Palatset in Stockholm. Palatset is a large arts centre for children and young people. The 5,000 square metre centre has 50 rooms and is spread across eight floors, including a cinema, a library, a music studio, stages and workshops for children of all ages. Maybe in the future Victoria & Daniel will visit this place with their child.

Later in the evening she attended the Charity Dinner for Nordens Ark. Nordens Ark is a non-profit foundation set up to give endangered animals a future. At Nordens Ark you’ll meet endangered animals in a magnificent setting alongside Åby fiord in Bohuslän.

On Thursday Victoria visited Radiumhemmet, swedish first oncology clinics and nowdays a part of Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, part of Stockholm.

Here we go again

I've had about 3 blogs before but none of them lasted more then 6 months. I will try my best so this one lasts longer.

I know it isn't the best thing to say at the begining, but sadly it's true. I decided to join the blogging world again with a blog about Scandinavian Royals, meaning Sweden (mostly), Norway & Denmark. From time to time I'll probably mention also other royals, but this time I want to concentrate just on the three countries mentioned.

So as my colleagues say... Cheers! And I'm off to blogging. =)