Justin and Sophie Trudeau welcome Norway's Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit to Canada

Norway's Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit kicked off their first joint visit to Canada on Sunday evening by dining with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

The prime minister took to Twitter to share a picture from the foursome's dinner, writing, "Thanks for the good company and conversation tonight!"

On Monday, the royal couple met with Governor General David Johnston and his wife Sharon in Ottawa.

The couple met with the Governor General and his wife Sharon on Monday.

After visiting the capital on Monday, Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit will travel to Toronto on Tuesday for a two-day stay. While there, they will attend a screening of their country's Oscar entry, blockbuster The King's Choice, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox - the first screening outside of Norway, and participate in a literacy conference at the University of Toronto.


The couple's children Princess Ingrid, 12, Prince Sverre Magnus, 10, and 19-year-old Marius will not join their parents on the Canadian visit.

The couple will tour Canada between Nov. 7 and 10.

While on Canadian soil, the royals hope to "reinforce bilateral connections between Canada and Norway" and "highlight common interests in the Arctic and show how we can work together to stimulate innovation and diversity," reads a statement from Anne Kari H. Ovind, Norway's Ambassador to Canada.

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