- Title: Swedish royals visit refugee project in Berlin
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF REFUGIO REFUGEE HOME VARIOUS OF CHILDREN CRAFTING WITH VOLUNTEERS QUEEN SILVIA AND KING CARL XVI. GUSTAF ARRIVING CAMERAS VOLUNTEERS AND CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHER QUEEN SILVIA SITTING DOWN AT CRAFTS TABLE VARIOUS OF QUEEN SILVIA AT CRAFTS TABLE WOMAN WITH CHILD ON LAP QUEEN SILVIA HOLDING UP DRAWING VARIOUS OF YOUNG GIRL PLACING PAPER NECKLACE ON QUEEN SILVIA CRAFT TABLE DRAWING PINNED TO QUEEN SILVIA'S SCARF EXTERIOR OF SWEDISH EMBASSY QUEEN SILVIA AND KING CARL XVI. GUSTAF AT NEWS CONFERENCE CAMERAS (SOUNDBITE) (German) SWEDEN'S QUEEN SILVIA SAYING: "We were at a mission house, where a young Swedish woman got the idea from people who come to Berlin. Many are refugees too, but what do they do? Where can they turn to? Who can help them to be supported? She said she came from Sweden and experienced this emptiness." SIGN READING (German): "SWEDISH EMBASSY" (SOUNDBITE) (German) SWEDEN'S QUEEN SILVIA SAYING: "She didn't know anybody and she had contact with many refugees, and wanted to help refugees. It was I must say admirable how she has taken in these families. There were also children there, it was cheerful there. But you do realize that in the background there was a big dream. They are running a very nice, very valuable operation." CAMERAS (SOUNDBITE) (German) SWEDEN'S QUEEN SILVIA SAYING: "I must say Berlin is developing constantly. It is really fabulous. It is exciting. It is very exciting, the culture that's happening in Berlin. One's got to have more time here." MEDIA
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 18:06
- Keywords: Queen Silvia King Carl XVI Gustaf Sweden royalty
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA001530A0D5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sweden's Royals Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI. Gustaf continued their four-day visit to Germany on Thursday (October 6) by visiting a refugee project in the capital.
Refugio is a communal living space in Berlin, where families live across five floors and take part in shared cooking, art, storytelling and German language programs to better their opportunities in their new home.
Queen Silvia did crafts with the small children, joyfully accepting drawings and a paper necklace from the brood.
"(I)t was cheerful there. But you do realize that in the background there was a big dream. They are running a very nice, very valuable operation," said Queen Silvia at a news conference afterwards at the Swedish embassy.
Born in Germany, Queen Silvia regularly visits her home country. This time the royal couple will also head to Leipzig for the last day of their journey.
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