Video: Interview with Iceland's new Canadian First Lady
Canadian born Eliza Reid is to become Iceland's sixth First Lady in August when her husband, historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, is inaugurated as President of Iceland. Iceland Monitor met with Reid at their Reykjavik home to discuss the presidential race, her upbringing in Canada and bringing four young children to the presidential residence at Bessastaðir.
Reid, born in 1976 grew up on a hobby farm near Ottowa, Canada and has a BA degree in international relations from the University of Toronto and a Masters Degree in modern history from Oxford University, where she met her husband.
The couple have four young children together, and Jóhannesson has one grown daughter from a previous marriage.
Please click the arrow on the image above to watch the interview with Eliza Reid.
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