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TRHs Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Attend the Join Sweden Summit 2022.

On Monday, June 20, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the Join Sweden Summit 2022 held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

According to a press release, the Join Sweden Summit is a:

“…high-level physical event bringing together global changemakers in Sweden to focus on collaborative innovation to drive the digital and green transition.

The Summit brings together leaders and game-changers from academia, politics, industry, and innovative environments to explore Sweden’s investment potential and opportunities to pioneer the possible.”

During today’s summit, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gave the opening speech. Here is what she had to say:

Your Royal Highness,
Prime Minister and Ministers,
Ladies and gentlemen
Welcome to Stockholm and Sweden!

And, also welcome to all of you participating digitally.

I am delighted to see so many companies from all over the world represented here today. Thanks to the efforts of Business Sweden, you have a very interesting program ahead of you. Prince Daniel and I are very happy to be able to participate – but also to meeting you.

But before we dive into this Summit, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a story – the story of my country.

Don’t worry, it’s the short version!

Once upon a time, Sweden was a small country on the very outskirts of Europe. A beautiful country, but quite poor. Cold, sparsely populated and quite far from the center of attention.

But now, tables have turned.

In order to become the prosperous country that we are today, Sweden has had to open up to the world. To knowledge, to ideas and to people.

My ancestor, King Karl XIV Johan, immigrated from France in the early 19th century. And the Royal Palace, that you can see across the water from this hotel, was inspired by the palaces of France and Italy, and built by artists and craftsmen from all over Europe.

Today, after several centuries of successful trade and international cooperation, working with other countries comes natural to Sweden and Swedish companies. Exports account for half of Sweden’s GDP. And half of Sweden’s export value is generated by foreign-owned companies in Sweden.

People who come here to work or to do business soon realize that here in Sweden, cooperation is not just a buzzword. It is simply how we do things: together.

Furthermore, having strict environmental requirements has given Sweden a head start, and put us at the forefront creating scalable solutions in green technology, sustainable industry and transport.

Sweden is ranked as the most innovative country in the EU and second in the world. The green transition that everyone’s talking about? Here in Sweden is where it’s actually happening!

You remember that small, isolated and remote country that I was telling you about? Today, that country – my country – punches well above its weight in research and innovation.

We have both the ambition and the ability to deliver solutions to the great global challenges.

And we are ready to team up to make it happen.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the story of my country. And I hope that you will be a part of its next chapter.

Once again, a warm welcome. Please Join Sweden, and let’s do this together!

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Continues her Visit to the Netherlands.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden continued her visit to the Netherlands. The purpose of her visit is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.

This morning, Crown Princess Victoria visited the port of Rotterdam. Upon her arrival, the crown princess was welcomed by the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Mr. Allard Castelein, the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Swedish Honorary Consul General in Rotterdam, Mr. Ben Vree.

During her visit, Crown Princess Victoria took a boat ride along the Nieuwe Maze whereupon Mr. Castelein informed the Crown Princess about “…the most important sustainability initiatives in the port of Rotterdam…” according to a press release.

Thereafter, Crown Princess Victoria visited the SAAB-Damen booth at the Undersea Defense Technology Trade Fair in Rotterdam.  The Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Trade Fair is the largest global event dedicated to the undersea defense industry and is “…a multi-faceted exhibition and conference reflecting the community’s desire for continuous learning and development.”

The day ended with a visit to the ABB E-Mobility Innovation Lab in Delft.

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Begins Her Two-Day Visit to the Netherlands.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden began her two-day visit to the Netherlands.

The day began with a cruise around Amsterdam where she was informed about the Amsterdam Sustainability Agenda, the energy transition between Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and what Sweden can learn from it.

In the afternoon, the crown princess, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, visited the TechLeap.nl organization whereupon they met with various tech entrepreneurs.

This evening, Crown Princess Victoria will attend a gala dinner at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.

Tomorrow, the crown princess will visit Rotterdam, Delft, and Den Haag.

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(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2022.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, members of the Swedish royal family celebrated National Day in Stockholm.

The day began with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden and His Royal Highness Prince Oscar of Sweden opening the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.

With the opening of the palace, tourists were now able to visit the Logården (Royal Palace Garden) and the Bernadotte Library, which is usually closed to visitors.

Meanwhile, in the outer courtyard of the palace, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attended the High Guard Relief ceremony. During the ceremony, the Life Guards’ Dragon Music Corps performed a “…figurative music program…” according to the Swedish royal court.

In the town of Olofström in the municipality of Blekinge, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden celebrated National Day with the local people.

The day began with a visit to the Volvo Cars factory where they were informed about the daily ongoings of the famous Swedish car company and were given a tour of the factory.

Thereafter, Their Majesties visited Holje Park where they joined hundreds of people celebrating National Day. During the celebration, His Majesty handed over banners to the “…local associations and organizations…” and gave a speech in which he said:

“Sweden is a country with a rich history and a promising future. Let us take advantage of both, with common forces. And let us celebrate our country, our home in the world, today on Sweden’s national day!”

In the late afternoon, members of the Swedish royal family attended a gala concert and show in Skansen.

Click here to watch Sweden’s National Day Concert and Show from SVT.

TRHs Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Participate in a Seminar at the Bernadotte Library.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden participated in the seminar entitled, Youth’s Perspective on the Movement’s Significance for Health, held at the Bernadotte Library at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm. The seminar was organized by the Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation.

According to the Swedish royal court, four schools were invited to attend this afternoon’s seminar:

“…which in the spring conducted tests to increase physical activity during the school day. At the seminar, teachers and students from the schools spoke about their experiences with the test, what the results were, and what lessons they took with them.”

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Opens the Swedish Climate Symposium. 

On Monday, May 16, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the Swedish Climate Symposium: Showcasing Sweden’s Contribution to Climate Research held at the Louis De Geers Konsert & Kongress in Norrköping.

Organized by the BECC and MERGE, the Bolin Center for Climate Research and SMHI, the three-day Swedish Climate Symposium will bring together leading researchers and experts in the field of science and climate research.

The purpose of the symposium is to highlight the cutting edge and breadth that exists in Swedish climate research. Moreover, the conference will offer an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experience, both within the academy and between the academy and the surrounding society.

TRHs Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Begin their Three-Day Official Visit to Sweden.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway began their three-day official visit to Sweden. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties between the two Nordic countries as well as to focus on “…cooperation around green, knowledge-based solutions…” according to the Norwegian royal court.

The day began with the crown princely couples of Norway and Sweden participating in the seminar, Norway and Sweden: Stronger Together than Separately, held at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. According to the Norwegian royal court, representatives from various Norwegian and Swedish businesses came together to exchange knowledge and make contacts. During the seminar, Crown Prince Haakon gave a speech stating:

“I would argue that Sweden and Norway are the world’s best neighbors. It is not just because we have the longest common national border in Europe. Nor is it just because our countries’ stories, even our families, are so closely intertwined. And it is not just because our economies are closely integrated and ownership interests flow seamlessly between our countries.

I think it’s first and foremost about us understanding each other. We share a strong community of values ​​and interests. We cooperate easily, and in general we agree on what a good society is.

In an international context, the Nordic countries are small markets separately, but overall the Nordic region is the world’s 12th largest economy. If we co-operate here in the Nordic region, we have an opportunity to take global leadership in developing world-leading knowledge environments and business. Our common future is knowledge-based, and we get the best knowledge and research through collaboration.

Sweden is in 2nd place out of 132 countries on the Global Innovation Index.

It is simply impressive. We have great respect for Sweden’s role as a world leader in innovation. Now you are probably wondering where Norway is in that index. We are not in first place, we are in 20th place.” 

Thereafter, the crown princely couple visited the Kulturhuset in Stockholm where they met with young people and children to talk about books. Kulturhuset also arranged an industry meeting in collaboration with NORLA: Norwegian Literature Abroad. The goal is to present more Norwegian authors to the Swedish market and at the same time bring more Swedish publications to Norway.  The crown princely couples also met with the publishers and listened to a panel discussion held on the theme, The Brave Youth Literature.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden hosted a luncheon at Stockholm Slottet in honor of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s official visit to Sweden. In attendance at the luncheon were Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden.

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Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court