Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco continued their visit to Norway on March 26, 2012, in Kautokeino.
The princely couple began their day enjoying a reindeer sleigh ride through the beautiful snow then the sovereign prince presented “… a scholarship to young Russian and Mongolian reindeer herding students”. The princely couple also:
…met with several officials from various organizations representing indigenous peoples of the Arctic such as the University of the Arctic, the Finnish Sami Reinders’ Association, the NGO Finnish Sami Youth, the Youth Council of the Sami Parliamant of Finland, the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the Upper Secondary and National Reindeer Herding Scholl.
In the evening, the prince and princess attended a dinner held in their honor and hosted by the President of Sami Parliament, Mr. Egil Olli.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Prince Albert II participated in the opening of the 3rd World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference where he gave a speech during the Arctic seminar entitled, Arctic Change, Indigenous Youth and Future Opportunities.
According to the Palais Princier de Monaco, Prince Albert II also had “… the opportunity to review the progress and results of projects such as those introduced in the International Polar Year, and piloted by the Arctic Council or the UNEP.”
Source: Palais Princier de Monaco
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