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Princess Sofia attends breakfast on gender equality

Princess Sofia of Sweden has attended a breakfast meeting on gender equality on Wednesday morning. The Duchess of Värmland was joined by, among others, Melinda Gates.

After taking a week off to enjoy some family time with her sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel and husband, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia went back to work on Wednesday morning. The Princess attended a breakfast meeting on female entrepreneurship, gender equality, new innovations and tomorrow’s young leaders. The participants discussed how far Sweden has come with gender equality and female leadership.

The breakfast meeting was an initiative by “Global Challenge”, an independent think tank that promotes sustainable development within social, economic and environmental dimensions. The meeting was part of their campaign “Girls November”. The Duchess of Värmland was joined by interesting women such as Melinda Gates from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy, Alice Bah Kuhnke.

Photo: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

One of the participants of the roundtable conversation, Anna Ryott said about the meeting afterwards: “Increased gender equality is good business, important for development and will help us reach the SDG’s.”

This was, however, not the only engagement Princess Sofia is undertaking this week. Tomorrow she will meet with the members of Sophiahemmet, a school for nurses. Princess Sofia is the patron of Sophiahemmet, a role she took over from King Carl XVI Gustaf’s sister, Princess Christina.

Last week, all members of the Swedish Royal Family took the week off. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and their children spent the week in Brazil. Queen Silvia had to be there to attend a meeting on dementia. Queen Silvia still has family living in Brazil, and therefore, she brought her family to meet with her brother and other family members. It is unknown whether Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went away for a few days with their children.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.