The Crown Princess visits Vienna

On Wednesday 28 November, The Crown Princess attended a conference on nuclear technology and global development in Vienna.

The conference was arranged by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is part of the UN. The conference was attended by ministers from around Europe, who discussed nuclear science and technology.

In her role as an advocate for the UN's global sustainable development goals, The Crown Princess opened the conference by giving a speech in which she said:

"The world's population is growing fast. But its resources are dwindling. Land and clean water are limited. And climate change is making the future difficult to predict. Therefore, we need to be extremely careful with the one and only planet we have at our disposal. You could say that's not exactly rocket science. Or nuclear science. But then, as this audience knows, it actually is."

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The Crown Princess then visited IAEA's laboratories in Seibersdorf. Here, research, education and technical analyses are carried out within nuclear technology, focusing on food, agriculture, human health and the environment.

The Crown Princess at IAEA's laboratory in Seibersdorf.

The Crown Princess at IAEA's laboratory in Seibersdorf. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

The Spanish Riding School

In the afternoon, The Crown Princess visited the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. There, she was given a brief overview of the history of the riding school and saw the winter riding school, the summer riding ground, the stables and the large saddle room.

The Crown Princess at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

The Crown Princess at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

The day concluded with The Crown Princess visiting the Swedish Embassy in Vienna, where a panel discussion on the UN's global sustainable development goals was held. The Crown Princess gave an opening address, in which she spoke about the history of the embassy building and its role as a meeting place:

"Standing here today, I am proud and pleased that the Embassy honours its history as a meeting place. In this room, I see experts and stakeholders, decision-makers and opinion-makers. Here, together, to discuss what can only be described as the most pressing matter of our time."

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Kronprinsessan håller tal på svenska ambassaden i Wien.

The Crown Princess gives a speech at the Swedish Embassy in Vienna. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson