October 23, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Norwegian Crown Princely Couple Visit Southern Norway

Posted in: Norway

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on tour of Telemark, a region in southern Norway for the next three days. bilde 300x200 Norwegian Crown Princely Couple Visit Southern Norway

They will visit the municipalities of Notodden, Tokke, Frysedal, and Nissedal.

Their first stop was Notodden, where the royal couple saw the local waterfall, which can be turned on. While posing for photographers on a bridge with the waterfall in the background, Mette-Marit nearly lost her balance when she stepped into a hole in the bridge with her stiletto heels. Husband Haakon kept on smiling for the photographers.

The royal pair went on to meet the town’s local people. Children were lined up, waving Norwegian flags and calling for the couple, particulary Mette-Marit.

This royal tour will have Haakon and Mette-Marit visit the industrial, art and culture scenes, and visit various institutions of Telemark.

Crown Prince Philippe On Economic Mission In South America

Posted in: Belgium

The future King of Belgium is on tour of South America this week, meeting with national leaders to discuss economic ties with the European kingdom.  philippe south america 300x214 Crown Prince Philippe On Economic Mission In South America

Crown Prince Philippe is in Argentina right now, until Wednesday. He will then move on to Uruguay and stay there until Friday.

Already, the prince has met with Argentinean Chancellor Jorge Taiana before the beginning of a trade meeting between Argentina and Belgium at Argentinean Chancellery Palace San Martin.

He also visited the gas electricity factory ‘General Manuel Belgrano’ in Campana, as well as seeing the construction site of two boilers built by CMI (Cockerill Maintenance and Ingénierie) from Portadown. The Belgian group Umicore, specializing in material technologies, had its new factory in Argentina officially inaugurated in the presence of Crown Prince Philippe and Federal Minister for Enterprise and Simplification Vincent Van Quickenborne. In Pilar, about 60 kilometers from Buenos Aires, the new factory of Umicore is within two to three weeks of operation.

The minister of Foreign Affairs, Karel de Gucht is accompanying the prince. Tomorrow, he will meet with Argentinian president Cristina Kirchener.