The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple attend a digital meeting with the Nobel Foundation

The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel during a digital meeting with Lars Heikensten and Vidar Helgesen from the Nobel Foundation.

The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel during a digital meeting with Lars Heikensten and Vidar Helgesen from the Nobel Foundation. Photo: Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 13 January, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel held a digital meeting with the Nobel Foundation's new CEO Vidar Helgesen. The meeting was also attended by the foundation's recently retired CEO Lars Heikensten.

During the meeting, The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple had the opportunity speak with the Nobel Foundation's new CEO Vidar Helgesen, who took over from Lars Heikensten at the beginning of the year.

Mr Helgesen has previously served as a minister for the Norwegian Government.

The Nobel Foundation

The Nobel Foundation is a private foundation that was established in 1900 based on Alfred Nobel's will and the directions set out therein. The primary aim of the foundation is to ensure that the intentions of Nobel's will are followed. The foundation is responsible for administering Nobel's wealth in such a way that the financial basis for the Nobel Prizes is secured from a long-term perspective, and for guaranteeing the independence of the Nobel Prize-awarding institutions in their work to select laureates.