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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel to visit Estonia

24. October 2014 - 12:49

On October 28-29, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will be visiting Tallinn and Tartu.

The aim of the visit to Estonia is to increase cultural, economic and environmental cooperation between Estonia and Sweden.

On the first day of the visit, on October 28, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will meet with the President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Mrs. Evelin Ilves. The royal couple will participate in the presentation ceremony of the Swedish Business Award 2014 at the KUMU Art Museum along with Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, where the Crown Princess will make a short speech. Flowers will also be placed flowers in a public ceremony at the memorial "Broken Line", dedicated to the Estonia ferry disaster. The royal couple will also participate in the Sustainable Development Forum 2014 dedicated to the Gulf of Finland Year and Baltic Sea Year, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, where Crown Princess Victoria will also speak.

On the second day of the visit, on October 29, they will visit Ericsson Estonia. Following this, they will travel to Tartu, where the royal couple will participate in a presentation ceremony of the Nordic Museum's ethnography collection and ethno-design seminar at the Estonian National Museum. In Tartu, they will also meet with members of the Estonian Students' Society. The royal couple will end their visit at the University of Tartu, where they will take part in a seminar emphasizing the long-term relations between Estonia and Sweden.


NB! Journalists interested in covering the visit!

We ask that journalists, photographers and TV camera operators interested in covering the visit become accredited by Saturday, October 25 at 18:00 at the latest via the following link:
http://acredit.vm.ee/eng/sweden_princess_and_prince_visit_102014

Press badges can be picked up from the Foreign Ministry's visitors' (side) entrance at Lauteri 2 on October 27, from 14:00-18:00.

NB! We ask that you please specify which event you would like to cover.
We also ask that you do not use flash photography, or only if absolutely necessary!
Please wear indoor clothing appropriate for the event.


Tuesday, October 28

11:10 Crown Princess Victoria will lay flowers at the memorial "Broken Line", dedicated to the Estonia ferry disaster
(Väike Rannavärav 1)
We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 10:45 at the latest

12:00 Reception ceremony and official photograph at the Office of the President
(Weizenbergi 39)
We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 11:40 at the latest


14:00 Participation in the Swedish Business Award 2014 presentation ceremony at the KUMU Art Museum
Three areas have been designated for the press: by the KUMU Art Museum's outer entrance, the foyer and the hall.
(Weizenbergi 34/Valge 1)
Working language - English

We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 13:30 at the latest

16:25 Crown Princess Victoria will participate in the Sustainable Development Forum 2014 dedicated to the Gulf of Finland Year and Baltic Sea Year
(Liivalaia 33, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia)
We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 16:00 at the latest.

20:00 Dinner at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador
Arrival and greetings
(Pikk 28)

We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 19:15 at the latest




Wednesday, October 29

8:45 Visit to the Ericsson Estonia plant
(Peterburi tee 67A)
We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 8:00 at the latest

12:15 Visit to the Estonian Students' Society in Tartu
Capturing the arrival in front of the building
(J.Tõnissoni 1, Tartu)

We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 11:45 at the latest

14:00 Visit to the Estonian National Museum
Presentation of an ethnography collection and participation in an ethno-design seminar at the Estonian National Museum
(Kuperjanovi  9, Tartu)

We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 13:30 at the latest

16:20 Visit to the University of Tartu
(Ülikooli 18, Tartu)
We ask that journalists and TV-camera operators please arrive by 15:45 at the latest




NECESSARY CONTACTS for additional information:

Accreditaton: Tiiu Stumbur, the Foreign Ministry's Public Diplomacy Department, tel +372 6377611, mob +372 56601117, tiiu.stumbur@mfa.ee

Toomas Sildam, Public Relations advisor to the President of the Republic, tel +372 6316218, toomas.sildam@vpk.ee

Ulrika Näsholm, Information Officer, Swedish Royal Court, tel. +46 070-519 4144, Ulrika.nasholm@royalcourt.se

Katrin Valdek, Social secretary, Embassy of Sweden in Tallinn, tel + 372 640 5600, katrin.valdek@gov.se

Rille Villems, Receptionist, Embassy of Sweden in Tallinn, tel +372 640 5600, rille.villems@gov.se

Tiina Salumäe, Radisson Blu Hotell Olümpia, tiina.salumae@seit.ee

Kaarel Tarand, Estonian National Museum, EÜS Students' Society, kaarel.tarand@erm.ee

The University of Tartu, virge.tamme@ut.ee; sirje.uprus@ut.ee

Ericsson Estonia, katri.kuuse@ericsson.com

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ESTONIA
PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DEPARTMENT
adosek@mfa.ee
www.vm.ee

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