Wednesday 29 March 2006

Bulgarian state visit begins

The Guard Hussars in procession from Christiansborg Palace to Amalienborg Palace.


Today begins a three day State Visit by the President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov and his wife Mrs Zorka Parvanova. They have arrived in Copenhagen and been greeted at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. They have a program of many events in Copenhagen today and a State Banquet this evening and a return event tomorrow. We will bring you all the news and photos as they happen.

Link: Politiken

Update: The formal events of a state visit continue. Following the arrival at Copenhagen Airport the Royal Hussars escorted the motorcade from Christinsborg Palace to Amalienborg Palace. After arrival at Amalienborg Palace, official photos were taken in the Chinese Room at Amalienborg and gifts and decorations were exchanged. There has been a visit to the Opera. Later this afternoon there will be a Presidential Address to Danish Industry and a wreath laying ceremony at the Resistance Movement Cemetery, “Mindelunden”. In the later afternoon President Parvanov will give a Presidential Address to the Danish Foreign Policy Society. This will be followed by a meeting with the Bulgarian Community at the Royal Library around 5pm.

The State Banquet will be from 8pm at Amalienborg Palace. Some new photos from TV2 (Scanpix). You can see Princess Benedikte, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have joined proceedings:

Many more photos to come. Tomorrow the state visit moves to Århus, but we have a State Banquet before then!

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