King Frederik and Queen Mary on state visit to Norway

Photo: The Royal Court, Norway ©

King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark arrived in Norway for their state visit, which coincided with their 20th wedding anniversary.

The Danish King and Queen sailed into the Oslofjord with the Dannebrog this morning and were greeted by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who accompanied them to the quay. As they arrived, a 21-gun salute was carried out from Akershus fortress,

At Honnøbryggen, King Harald and Queen Sonja welcomed the King and Queen to Norway. During the welcome ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were performed, and King Frederik inspected the guard with Crown Prince Haakon. They then travelled to the Palace in historic cars.

King Frederik laid a wreath at the national monument and then continued on the Storting for a meeting with the President, Masud Gharahkhani. After this, King Frederik and Queen Mary had lunch at Bygdø royal estate, where Princess Ingrid Alexandra was also in attendance. King Frederik is one of her godparents.

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Photo: Simen Løvberg Sund, The Royal Court

In the afternoon, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit went with King Frederik and Queen Mary to Oslo Science City, the innovation district, and the micro- and nanotechnology laboratory, MiNaLab.

Tonight, a gala dinner will be held at the Royal Palace. The state visit will continue tomorrow.

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