The Norwegian Opera
Banner

Crown Prince Couple completes U.S. visit

Kronprins Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-MaritCrown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit last days in the U.S. were focused on tourism, innovation and technology.

The Royal Couple's third day in the U.S. started with a breakfast meeting about tourism, followed by a presentation given by the Crown Prince at a seminar about tourism at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, hosted by Innovation Norway.

Crown Prince Haakon presented Norway as a tourist destination to representatives from the American travel industry, and showed both pictures and videos from his own personal trips in the Norwegian mountains.

Following the seminar, Crown Princess Mette-Marit opened the seminar Advanced Technology and Innovation at the Institute for Design at Stanford University. The Crown Princess emphasized the institute's focus on combining various courses and methods across different disciplines and faculties, and how it's an important factor for innovation.

The same evening, the Royal Couple visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which soon closes to be rebuilt. Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta has designed the new museum building, which after the expansion will be double the current size and capacity.

The Crown Prince and Princess ended their last evening in San Francisco at an official dinner for 250 guests at the Fairmont Hotel. Thursday they completed their official U.S. visit with a visit to the Norwegian software company ForgeRock in Silicon Valley.

(Kongehuset.no)


Related Articles

Football: Europa League draws for Molde and RBK

Trondheim club Rosenborg managed a 0-0 draw against Turkish club Karabukspor in the Europa League 3rd qualifying round on Thursday...Read more...

Terrorist threat against Norway downgraded

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) announced Thursday evening that the terrorist threat in Norway is now back to where it was when they presented their threat assessment in February 2014...Read more...

Foreign Minister welcomes Gaza ceasefire

- The 72 hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians is an important breakthrough in the Gaza conflict, says Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Chess Olympiad 2014 opens in Tromsø

The Chess Olympiad 2014, said to be the World's fourth largest sporting event, opens in Tromsø, Northern Norway, today, August 1st...Read more...

Popular tourist attraction can not handle increase in visitors

PrekestolenThe Preacher's Pulpit's Foundation plans to implement measures to help limit the number of tourists who visit the famous tourist attraction. ..Read more...

Unemployment slightly down

According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the unemployment in Norway in May was 3.2 per cent of the Labour Force, down 0.3 per cent from February...Read more...

Sanctions against Russia can affect the Norwegian economy

Børge BrendeThe EU's expanded sanctions against Russia may also harm Norwegian companies, says Director Knut E. Sunde in the Federation of Norwegian Industries. (Photo: Foreign Minister Børge Brende)..Read more...

Statoil awarded licence offshore Colombia

Norwegian energy provider Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round...Read more...

Foreign Minister urges immediate Gaza ceasefire

Norwegian Foreign Minster Børge Brende joins other European leaders in urging the parties in the Gaza conflict to enter into an immediate ceasefire...Read more...

Stricter border controls due to terror threat

Siv JensenEven though the level of emergency preparedness has been scaled down, Norwegian police have decided to strengthen border and immigration controls for an indefinite time period. ..Read more...

Record swim Norway-Denmark

Stian Vikra (31) from Karmøy in Western Norway became the first person to swim across the Skagerrak straits, from Norway to Denmark...Read more...

Terror threat: Gradual reduction in police deployment

Starting Tuesday, there will be a gradual reduction in the deployment of armed police in  public areas across Norway. This was announced by Police Director Odd Reidar Humlegård on Monday...Read more...

Threat level demands more police resources

Anders AnundsenThe Minister of Justice cannot promise more funds to the police force, despite the need for more resources when Norway is facing terror threats. ..Read more...

Terror threat: High alert maintained

Head of the Norwegian Security Police (PST) Benedicte Bjørnland said Sunday that the latest information received indicated that the terrorist threat against Norway was "somewhat reduced"...Read more...

Tour de France: Kristoff 2nd on final stage

An unfortunate puncture 30km from the end possibly robbed Alexander Kristoff of Norway of the Tour de France Final Stage victory in Paris on Sunday...Read more...

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

WHAT's YOUR OPINION

Should Norway apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?

Norwaypost Classifieds

2012 Norsk Polarinstitutt
Eidsvoll 200 year
Travel in Norway

.Partners

Polarsirkelsentret
Norsk Romsenter
NORGE.NO/DIFI
Bedin Front Right Top
Visit Dalen