Friday 11 May 2007

Swedish royals in Denmark: Day one

Yesterday morning, 9 May, Sweden's visitors, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria arrived on the "Visborg" at Toldbolden in Copenhagen. They were welcomed by the Regent Couple, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte.

Arriving to Fredensborg Slot

Official photos

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit Fritz Hansen factory and showroom in Lynge.

Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik visit the Danish Athletic Association center for health and nutrition

Crown Princess Victoria Crown Prince Frederik visit the Sports Centre in Bronby, Copenhagen

Gala Dinner at Christianborg Palace

Gala guest list

TV2 gallery - includes photos of Frederik and Victoria at their visits yesterday
Tv2 gallery - 29 photos of the Christiansborg gala dinner slideshow

DR TV video clip (59:19) - arrivals at Christiansborg Palace for the gala dinner and also a look back at the day

International Herald Tribune:

Swedish royals in Denmark for first state visit in 32 years
The Associated PressPublished: May 9, 2007

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Gun salutes welcomed the Swedish royal family to Denmark on Wednesday as King Carl XVI Gustaf started his first state visit to the Scandinavian neighbor since 1975.

The king, his wife Queen Silvia and oldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria arrived in Copenhagen on a Swedish naval ship as cannons were fired from a battery in the harbor.

Denmark's royal family, headed by Queen Margrethe, greeted the visitors together with representatives from Denmark's government.

Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, who recently gave birth to her second child, did not attend the welcome ceremony, but was to meet the Swedish royals at home in Fredensborg Palace.

The Swedish royals have made several personal visits to their Danish peers, but King Carl Gustaf has not paid a state visit to Denmark in 32 years.

During their three-day stay, the Swedish royals will visit a number of Danish companies, Christiansborg Castle and see the Stravinsky ballet "Le Sacre de Printemps" at the Copenhagen Opera House.

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Blogger Carol said...

The gala dinner photographs are just beautiful ... the colours are glorious.

One suspects Q. Margrethe (and how beautiful does the old girl look!) must have had a hand in styling it!

Look at the dresses, flowers ...

Just sensational!

Carol in Australia.

9:05 am  

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