A royal visit, film festival, and tea party: this week in diplomatic parties, Nov. 16, 2016

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are greeted by Museum of History CEO Mark O'Neill, Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, and her spouse, Tom Ovind (hidden) for a reception and concert during the royal visit to Canada on Nov. 7. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Irene Knopfel Nobs, Ms. Ovind, and Ms. Knopfel Nobs' husband, Swiss Ambassador Beat Nobs, at the reception in honour of the royal couple's visit. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo, who performed at the concert, speaks with the royal couple. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The Norwegian princess speaks to guests at the Nov. 7 concert and reception. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Conservative Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, with his spouse, Hong Nga Nguyen, and Ms. Ovind. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

European Union Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, accompanied by the Canadian Film Institute's executive director, Tom McSorley, launches the EU Film Festival at the EU Delegation office on Nov. 2. The festival runs weekends until Dec. 4 at Carleton University. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Chung-chen Kung, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, with Canadian Film Institute executive director Tom McSorley, and Simon Sung, executive director of the information division at TECO, at the Oct. 28 screening of the Taiwanese film KANO at Carleton University. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The International Women's Club of Ottawa hosted a tea to mark United Nations Day on Oct. 26. IWCO president Lia Mazzolin, left, guest speaker and former Parliamentary Centre chief Amelita Armit, spouse of the Senegalese ambassador Ndeye Thiane Diagne, organizer Myrna Perez, and Sétou Koné, spouse of the ambassador of Burkina Faso. Photo courtesy of Helen Souter