Victoria at the opening of World Water Week
This morning, Crown Princess Victoria attended the a session on the first day of World Water Week. World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues and is put on the the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year's topic is "Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse". The week will feature over 200 different sessions focusing on this topic.
This morning, the Crown Princess attended a session titled Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk – drivers, impacts, solutions which was held at Folkets Hus in Stockholm.
The official program for World Water Week described the session below.
"Facing the broad range of initiatives working on antimicrobial resistance or pharmaceuticals in the environment, this event will be a stocktaking of knowledge, processes and actors, in order to build synergies and increase efficiency and to make those heard that are not necessarily part of the major global processes. After a short keynote, various perspectives on the challenge of antimicrobial resistance will be given in short “speed-presentations”, setting the scene for a panel discussion open for engagement from the audience."
Keeping with the theme of reusing, Crown Princess Victoria attended wearing an modified dress of Queen Silvia's. The Queen wore this dress originally in 1978 during a state visit to Yugoslavia. She paired this with an old pair of gold and orange earrings (sadly I have never been able to figure out the designer of these despite their many wearings)
Finishing up the look, she carried an older red clutch bag and matching red pumps both from the Swedish brand Rizzo. Thanks to the fabulous photos courtesy of Pelle T Nilsson, I see that she is wearing her Sophie by Sophie Childhood Bracelet along with her heart bracelets from the brand. These heart bracelets are always on her wrist and feature the initials and birth dates of both Estelle and Oscar. You also get a nice glimpse of her Epoch watch in the photo above.
This won't the last time we see Victoria this week attending events for World Water Week. While the King is the Patron of the initiative, Victoria is heavily involved in sustainability efforts, especially those having to do with water, so she has always been present at events during the week. Tomorrow she will hand out the Junior Water Prize.