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Official visit to Korea

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived in Seoul Monday afternoon, accompanied by senior officials and a delegation representing Norwegian trade and industry.


The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are conducting a four-day official visit to the Republic of Korea from 8 – 11 May. Their official programme commenced on Tuesday.

Wreath-laying ceremony

Tuesday morning, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Memorial Tower and placed a wreath on the monument commemorating the loyalty and sacrifice of soldiers fallen in service for their country. Memorial Tower is part of the military national cemetery.

Cheong Wa Dae - Blue House

After the wreath-laying ceremony, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess left for Cheong Wa Dae, the official residence of the President of Korea, where they met with His Excellency President ROH Moo-Hyun and First Lady, Madam KWON Yang-Sook.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

In the early afternoon, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess proceeded to Gyeongbokgung Palace, where they received a guided tour that included the garden, pavilions and throne room.

KIM Dae-Jung Peace Foundation

After concluding their tour of the palace, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were taken to the Kim Dae-Jung Peace Foundation for a meeting with former president and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mr KIM Dae-Jung and Madame LEE Hee-Ho.

Mr KIM Dae-Jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 in recognition of his efforts to promote peace and democracy in South-Korea and East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North-Korea in particular.

The first day of the visit was concluded with a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Han Duck-soo.

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