Crown Princess Couple undertake a busy Day 1 in Vietnam
Today, the Crown Princess Couple began their 3 day official visit to Vietnam.
The Crown Princess Couple, joined by Swedish Minister of Foreign Trade Ann Linde, are currently undertaking an official trip to Vietnam. This trip coincides with the 50th year anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Sweden and Vietnam. During the trip they plan to highlight the Swedish Business Community in the country in addition to the UN’s sustainability goals within Agenda 2030. The major focal point of the trip will be their attendance at the Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit in Hanoi on the second day alongside a large Swedish business delegation (nearly 100 company representatives).
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel first arrived at the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi.
The royal couple began their first day with a lunch meeting with prominent Vietnamese women at the Hotel Metropole. Hotel Metropole is located where the Swedish Embassy was located when it was first established in 1969.
Following lunch, the Crown Princess Couple attended an official reception with the Vice President of Vietnam- Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh. Mrs. Thinh made history to be the first female (acting) president of Vietnam following the death of president Tran Dai Quang died in the fall of 2018 until the election of his successor. She received the couple alongside of the state council at the presidential palace.
Following this meeting, the Crown Princess and Government Party were shown Ho Chi Minh's traditional house. Ho Chi Minh was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Prime Minster of Vietnam from 1945-1955 in addition to being President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945-1969). This house, a historical landmark, was built on stilt, and is located in the back of the Presidential Palace. Ho Chi Minh was said to have lived most of his revolutionary life in the house rather than in the Presidential Palace.
Crown Princess Couple then visited with students at upper secondary school Thuc Nghiem and talked about opportunities and challenges for young people in Vietnam.
Next, the Crown Princess Couple and State Council met with the President of the National Assembly, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The president showed the party the National Assembly building.
To finish off their first day in Hanoi, the Vice President hosted an official dinner at the Presidential Palace for the Crown Princess Couple and State Council Members.
The couple finished the night with an impromptu walk through Hanoi, where they were photographed enjoying the sights and looking at the various markets.
For their arrival at the hotel, Crown Princess Victoria wore a new dress from Rodebjer which she paired with Ebba Bahe earrings, Ebba Brahe x Childhood bracelet. She carried her Valentino Black Rockstud Flap Bag, wore her Carl Edmond watch and black pumps.
Changing into her second outfit of the day, Crown Princess Victoria wore another new dress from House of Dagmar which she paired with new light blue pumps from Rizzo. She again accessorized with Ebba Brahe earrings, Ebba Brahe x Childhood bracelet, and Carl Edmond watch.
For her third outfit of the day, Crown Princess Victoria repeated her Pär Engsheden dress from her 40th birthday which she paired with new beige pumps from Rizzo. She accessorized with a new Dulong necklace, Dulong pearl bracelet, Kreuger Jewellery earrings, and Carl Edmond watch.
For the final part of the day, the Crown Princess debuted a new multi-color top and skirt set from MaxJenny!. She wore new white sandals, carried an old silver clutch, and wore Shourouk Earrings.
For their evening stroll through Hanoi, Crown Princess Victoria wore a new dress from Baum und Pferdgarten which she paired with gold diamond hoop earrings and Carl Edmond watch. She accessorized with brown accessorize- her Hippi Grace suede 3-in-1 bag and brown sandals.