King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands undertook a state visit to Norway recently. This is a 3-day visit that began on November 9, 2021 and ended on November 11, 2021. For this last day, the Dutch royal couple went to Trondheim. Unlike the early days of this visit, the royals were full. Indeed, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were alongside the Dutch royal couple on this last day.
Crown Prince Haakon had missed the first days of the visit due to a cold. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima traveled to Trondheim to learn about green energy as well as the many possibilities coming from the sea. Trondheim is the host city of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It is also at the forefront of fields such as sustainable aquaculture and marine technology.
A very busy final day for Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
This last day has been a busy one for the King and Queen of the Netherlands. The first visit was made to SINTEF Ocean and NTNU Ocean. A meeting that took place in the central Brattørkaia, the northern house of the world. The royal couple then proceeded to Maritime Robotics with a stop at the Gunnerus, the NTNU research vessel.
Next, the King and Queen were invited to a lunch hosted by Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit at Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim. Next comes a visit to the Gløshaugen university area. The last visit of the day was that of the National Shrine of the Cathedral of Nidaros.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, © Dana Press