Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf addresses WWF's gala event

On Thursday, King Carl XVI Gustaf spoke at the World Wide Fund for Nature’s WWF’s televised gala event “An evening for our planet.” The King is chairman of WWF’s Board of Trustees, and the gala was arranged in connection with WWF Sweden celebrating 50 years. During the evening, reports were shown from different parts of the world about how nature and cities are affected by…
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Sweden

King Carl Gustaf praises conservation work as he hands over the Stockholm Water Prize

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has presented the Stockholm Water Prize 2020 and 2021 at a digital ceremony. The 2020 winner, John Cherry, was recognised for discoveries that have revolutionized how we view threats to groundwater. His research has raised awareness of the growing problem of polluted groundwater, leading to new, more effective solutions. The 2021 winner, Sandra Postel, was…
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Sweden

The King and Queen of Sweden visit Västernorrland

The King and Queen of Sweden have visited Västernorrland county to show their support for communities in the area as the global health crisis continues. The royal couple were welcomed to the county and to the residence in Härnösand by Governor Berit Högman. At the residence the governor, together with local authorities, told the royals about how the pandemic has affected the region and…
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Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude royal yacht season

King Harald, accompanied by Queen Sonja, has announced the end of this year’s season for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “KS Norge”. This year, the ship has not been used as much in official contexts, due to the ongoing pandemic. As a result, the ship has been used much more…
Norway

Queen Sonja celebrates special anniversary

Queen Sonja of Norway has celebrated the 200 year anniversary of the Norwegian “Fund of information”. The celebration took place at Vestre Aker vicarage in Oslo. For many generations, the Norwegian Information Fund has contributed to education in Norway. Today, the Fund is one of Norway’s largest landowners, owning vicarages, forests and commercial property throughout Norway. Her…
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