HRH The Crown Princess's digital opening speech at 2022 Santpoort Keystone Dialogue

(The spoken version shall take precedence)

Dear friends,

How nice it is to see you again, here on my screen!

I am sorry that I am not able to travel to see you for this Dialogue in Santpoort – but I miss seeing you and hope to meet you soon again.

It was a great pleasure to meet some of you at the second UN ocean conference in Portugal in June, where the first SeaBOS progress report was presented.

Listening to Therese, Wenche, Martin, and Henrik on stage, reflecting on the steps that have been taken
and the progress that has been made,
I felt a strong sense of pride.

And I can tell you, they did a great job representing SeaBOS!

I am also very pleased to see some new faces in our SeaBOS “family”. And I look forward to getting to know you!

Now, we have two exciting sessions ahead of us. I am eager to hear about your achievements so far - and about your plans moving forward!