Princess Sofia spends a day at Gripsholms Castle for Children's Rights
Today, Princess Sofia took on a job, that Queen Silvia normally does, by attending the World’s Children’s Prize at Gripsholm Castle.
The World’s Children’s Prize was began in 2000 and since has educated over 42 million children on the Rights of Children. This ceremony is held annually to award three recipients the honor of Child Rights Heroes. Children around the world vote on these heroes and the top recipient is awarded the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, while the other two candidates receive the World’s Children’s Honorary Award.
This year the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child went to Dr Ashok Dyalchand. Dr. Dyalchand has been campaigning against child marriage and fighting for equal rights for girls in India for the past 40 years. He works not only with girls, but has also set up boy clubs where young boys are educated about child marriage, girls’ rights and gender equality.
Spès Nihangaza and Guylande Mésadieu were awarded the World’s Children’s Honorary Award. Spès Nihangaza has dedicated more than 25 years of work to advocating for Burundi’s orphaned and most vulnerable children. Guylande Mésadieu was selected for her work with Haiti’s most vulnerable children; domestic slave children, street children and children in prison. Additionally Princess Sofia presented the Round the Globe Run for a Better World to the Olympians Danijela Rundqvist and Anna Laurell Nash. Anders Södergren was also bestowed this honor but was not in attendance.
The entire ceremony can be viewed on the World Children’s Prize’s Youtube Channel.
For this ceremony, Princess Sofia repeated her Hobbs Robyn jacket and dress with Stinaa.J pumps. She wore her classic silver bracelets and Rolex watch. She also sported what appeared to be new pearl earrings.