Crown Princess Victoria (45) and Crown Prince Haakon (49) have visited the mangrove forests and received gifts. On Thursday, they round off their stay.
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The two heirs to the throne are on a three-day visit under the auspices of the UN development program UNDP, and on Wednesday both tree planting and a celebratory dinner were on the programme.
Early in the day, Haakon and Victoria went to a mangrove project in Gazi in Kvale, in the very south of Kenya. There, a suit-clad crown prince was handed a spade before he was set to work planting trees.
Both Haakon and Victoria were presented with several gifts from the locals who had come forward.
Among other things, both the crown prince and the Swedish crown princess were equipped with straw hats and shawls.
Kenya has committed to protecting mangrove forests as part of its contribution under the Paris Agreement.
The mangrove forests are an important part of the ecosystem and contribute to biological diversity.
The royals were received by Governor Fatuma Achani, one of seven female governors in Kenya and the first in Kwale.
On Wednesday evening, the crown prince and crown princess flew back to Nairobi, where they are based during their stay. There, UNDP invited to a formal dinner at the Trademark Hotel.
When the royals arrived at the hotel, the EC match between Spain and Croatia was shown on the big screen, and Swedish DAM writes that Haakon quickly checked the score, which was then 5-0 to Spain.
The Crown Princess was wearing a green and purple dress creation with one shoulder bare for the occasion. Haakon wore a dark suit, and a tie that matched Victoria’s habit.
There must have been 30 invited guests to the dinner with the heirs to the throne.
On Thursday, Haakon and Victoria round off their visit abroad by participating in a business conference, where cooperation and innovation are key words.
On the Norwegian royal house’s website, it is stated that the visit highlights Kenya’s efforts in the fight for the environment and climate by focusing on the recycling of plastic waste and the work to preserve and expand important mangrove forests in collaboration with the UN’s development programme.
Earlier during their stay, Victoria and Haakon visited a rubbish dump and a waste facility. There they spoke to waste pickers who make a living by collecting, sorting and recycling plastic waste that would otherwise end up in nature.
The royals have also joined the pool party.
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Published: 24.11.22 at 10:04 a.m