Tomorrow Queen Silvia and her younger daughter Princess Madeleine of Sweden will kick off their visit to the United States. Both are in New York to attend several official engagements for the World Childhood Foundation.
On Monday, 2 October, the Queen and the Princess will head to the United Nations office in New York to participate in the seminar “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Children: Collective Actions and Innovative Solutions.”. The workshop is organised by the World Childhood Foundation.
In the evening, Silvia and Madeleine will attend the annual “Thank You Gala” hosted by the World Childhood Foundation. The aim of the dinner is to raise money for the charity that operates worldwide. The gala dinner will take place at Cipriani Broadway in the heart of New York City. Everyone was able to reserve a table at the dinner, but the tickets were not cheap. If one paid 100,000 dollars for a table of fourteen, you could sit close to Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness. Both Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine have attended the “Thank You Gala” for many years.
On Tuesday, the ladies will participate in an international council meeting of the World Childhood Foundation before heading home to Sweden in the case of Queen Silvia and London for Princess Madeleine.
Queen Silvia co-founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999. Today the organisation has four offices across the world: in Sweden, the US, Brazil and Germany. “The mission of World Childhood Foundation is to defend the rights of children and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. By investing in children at an early stage, they prevent marginalisation, abuse and neglect”. You can read more about the World Childhood Foundation here.
Princess Madeleine has worked for the World Childhood Foundation as a project manager since she lived in New York beginning in 2010. She has been involved in the organisation ever since she was quite young. The Princess has also launched several campaigns for Childhood as the “Thank You” campaign in which she said: “Every child deserves to feel happy, feel safe, feel loved and have a home. But in each part of the world, in every country and in every town there are children who are abused and neglected.” The Princess also co-founded the organisation’s most recent “#EyesWideOpen Initiative”.