Today, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a tea party at the Palace in Oslo. The guests were 15 immigrant women, from various organizations, and the occasion was the International Women’s Day, which was yesterday. It is the first time the Palace is hosting such a gathering.
All the 15 guests got time to tell their story to the group, and it was allegedly a very informal occasion.
Rita Kumar, the head of the contact authority between immigrants and the authorities, said to NTB: “The royals listened to our stories, and met us with a real engagement. We talked about integration, and how important it is to know the language, to have a job.”
Fanzia Hashi, her second-in-command, commented: “Today, I really felt that it was good to be Norwegian. We met two royals who showed a real engagement. It has really been a special happening.”
Earlier in the day, the Crown Princess had participated in a meeting of the board of the Crown Princely Couple’s Humanitarian foundation.