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Crown Princess Victoria attends important WWF meeting as her busy autumn schedule continues

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has continued her busy schedule with a visit to the autumn WWF meeting in Stockholm.

The Crown Princess attended the World Wide Fund for Nature at the Münchenbryggeriet conference centre. Several different awards were presented at the event. 

She was welcomed upon arrival by Gustav Lind, Secretary General, Annika Helker Lundström, Board Chair, and Maria Norrfalk, the interim Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

Victoria presented the three major prizes: the Environmental Hero of the Year, the Panda Book of the Year prize, and the Marie-Claire Cronstedt Prize. 

Singer Sofia Jannok, who uses hr captivating voice and artistry to advocate on the protection of water, the climate and the rights of the Sami, was awarded the Environmental Hero of the Year Prize.

The Crown Princess presented the Panda Book of the Year prize to Åsa and Mats Ottosson for their book Hemma därute – handbok i naturnerhet .

She also presented the Marie-Claire Cronstedt Prize to Karin and Mats Ericson for their work in Swedish nature conservation. 

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was founded in 1961 in Switzerland. The Swedish WWF was established a decade later in 1971 with two specific goals- to monetarily contribute to the global WWF and to set aside money for conservation work, research, and education in Sweden. 

The Crown Princess has long been connected with the WWF in Sweden, as well as elsewhere. She regularly attends their annual meetings, attending in 2013, 2018, and 2019.

Victoria and her family – husband Prince Daniel, daughter Princess Estelle, and son Prince Oscar- are known for spending time outdoors. The family spends much of their free time in nature, and they are often seen out on nature walks when on holiday. 

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