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Norway`s first female ambassador presented her Letter of Credence to H.M Queen Elizabeth II

Last updated: 10/12/2014 // On Tuesday 9 December, the ambassador Mona Juul presented her Letter of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after being escorted to Buckingham Palace in a State landau from the Royal Mews.

Mona Juul is the thirteenth Norwegian ambassador who has presented her Letter of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II since she became queen in 1952, and Juul is also Norway`s first female ambassador in London.

- I feel privileged to be the first female ambassador representing Norway in the UK, says Mona Juul, who succeeded Mr Kim Traavik as ambassador in September this year.

After the audience with The Queen, the ambassador is officially accredited to the Court of St James's, and Mona Juul is one of 22 female ambassadors among the 172 Foreign Missions in London.

True to tradition, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps escorted the ambassador from the residence at 10 Palace Green to Buckingham Palace, accompanied by members of staff at the Embassy dressed in Norwegian National Costumes and British Morning Suit.

- It was a solemn and memorable experience to meet The Queen, said Counsellor Anne Mette Grønland, - and I also particularly enjoyed the trip back to the residence through Hyde Park.

The Queen`s horses were fed with sugar cubes, apples and carrots before returning to Buckingham Palace. Ambassador Mona Juul hosted a reception at the residence after the accreditation ceremony.

Click here to see the report from the event on the Norwegian news, Dagsrevyen. 


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