Italian State Visit to Sweden

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella are on a State Visit to Italy from November 13th to the 15th, at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish Government, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and focus on digitization and sustainability, European cooperation, research, and culture.

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia met President Sergio Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at the Royal Mews ahead of a carriage procession to the Royal Palace of Stockholm, for the official Welcome Ceremony, during which the President received military honours and inspected the guard of honour. Afterwards, the group were joined by other members of the royal family for an audience and luncheon, followed by a tour of the Gustav III Antique Museum.

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In the evening, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a State Banquet in honour of President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. They processed down the media corridor and received guests before the Banquet. Both the King and President gave speeches. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Sofia were also present.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Queen Silvia wore a purple Georg et Arend gown with the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. The President got the Order of the Seraphim, and Laura Mattarella got the Order of the Polar Star.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore a green gown with the Six-Button Tiara, Bernadotte Emerald parure, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Princess Sofia wore Zetterberg Couture with the Diamond Version of her Wedding Tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

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