First Lady Eliza Reid is an advocate for women in Iceland, a country which is taking ground breaking steps in gender equality but that's not the only reason to love her...  

First Lady Eliza Reid

First Lady Eliza Reid

  • She's just like us and loves a charity shop bargain - when asked at a recent film gala where her chic outfit was from she happily revealed that she picked it up from her local Red Cross charity shop in central Reykjavik
  • Her down to earth attitude and warm personality makes everyone want to be her friend - recently she donned an Icelandic football jersey and playfully had a kick about with her husband President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson while they excitedly invited the world to come and support team Iceland for their World Cup debut this year
  • Forget dating apps, the First Lady met the President through a blind date competition whilst they were both at Oxford University. The girls were given ten tickets to put in ten different boy’s cups. The guys would then draw one ticket from their cup at random and take that person on a date. Eliza hedged her bets by putting eight of her ten tickets into Guðni's cup and luckily he picked her. 
  • She is keen to work on issues of gender equality and uses her position of First Lady to help empower girls and women in Iceland and beyond. She is also not afraid to get stuck in and once did a rap at a HeForShe event to raise money for reusable menstrual pads for girls in Malawi.

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