Crown Princess Victoria Awards Junior Stockholm Water Prize
Today, Crown Princess Victoria was present at the annual Junior Stockholm Water Prize during World Water Week where she passed out the award to Macinley Butson from Australia.
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). The Junior Stockholm Water Prize, held annually during this week, brings together students from 35 countries to compete in an international competition for the prestigious prize. The prize is sponsored by Xylem, the Raincoat Foundation and Stockholm Vatten & Avfall.
This year’s winner, Macinley Butson, is from Australia and developed a new ultraviolet sticker to accurately measure large UV exposures for solar disinfection of water. The SODIS sticker is capable of accurately measuring the solar UV exposure required to sanitize drinking water through two innovative products built together. She impressed the jury as well as Torgny Holmgren, the Executive Director for SIWI.
During the ceremony, the Crown Princess also presented Diana Virgovicova with the diploma of excellence. This won't the last time we see Crown Princess Victoria this week attending events for World Water Week. While the King is the patron of the entire week, the Crown Princess is heavily involved in sustainability efforts, especially those having to do with water, so she has always made it an effort to be present at various events held during this week.
For this occasion, Crown Princess Victoria debuted a new dress from Swedish designer MaxJenny! (the same designer she wore to this award ceremony last year) The design features a striped pattern reminiscent of ocean waves, making it an extremely appropriate choice for the occasion. She paired this with a silver braided clutch (likely from Abro) and her Ralph Lauren Gladiator Sandals.
Her earrings are the most unique piece of the outfit. The pair of silver earrings are a unique, vintage set made in 1971 by Swedish jewelry designer Theresia Hvorslev. They come from a collection called “corals” which featured a few unique pieces. Today only a few pieces remain and are only available for show. Ms. Hvorslev is now around 90 years and said she was honored and thrilled to see her creations on the Crown Princess this evening.