The Norwegian Prince and Princess will travel to Aberdeen on a trade mission


Aberdeen will host the Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess next month as they lead a trade delegation to the UK.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit will lead the three-day visit, alongside Energy Minister Terje Aasland and Trade Minister Jan Christian Vestre.

The Royal Court’s website describes the trip as an official visit to “strengthen cooperation in the business sector between Norway and the United Kingdom», with a particular focus on green industrial and technological development.

The three daysTransform Connect CreateThe visit is organized by Innovation Norway, a government body for industry.

It will kick off in Aberdeen on September 14, with a talk at P&J Live on the UK and Norway’s cooperation as neighbors across the North Sea.

They then travel to London for the final two days, with events focusing on technology and the green industrial transition.

The Norwegian Prince and Princess’ business delegation to Aberdeen will come just two weeks after the ONS conference in Stavanger, where Prince Haakon will speak.

Around 130 companies and organizations from the UK and Norway have registered to participate in the delegation.

The Aberdeen conference is focused on the energy industry, with a program ranging from offshore wind to aquaculture and oil and gas decarbonization.

Who are the royal couple?

Haakon, son of King Harald and Queen Sonja, is heir to the throne of Norway.

Every year he travels abroad, accompanied by Norwegian delegations to strengthen ties in trade and industry, science and culture.

Crown Prince Haakon holds the rank of General in the Norwegian Armed Forces, Admiral in the Norwegian Navy and General in the Norwegian Air Force.

He is one of the founders of the Global Dignity leadership group and works as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme.

Prince Haakon married Miss Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby in Oslo Cathedral in 2001.

The Crown Princess’ official duties cover a range of issues, from literature and youth in Norway to sustainability and mental health.

She is the patron of the Norwegian Red Cross and several other foundations.

Since 2001 she has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS related work, traveling to areas such as Nicaragua, Ukraine and Mali on several occasions.

The family of the royal couple has three children: Marius Borg Hoby, from the first marriage of the Crown Princess, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra and His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus.


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