South Korean State Visit to Norway

King Harald V of Norway is hosting President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea, who is on a State Visit to Norway on June 12th and 13th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. The Presidential Couple will then be visiting Sweden. Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette Marit are absent due to sickness.

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In the morning, King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon received the President and First Lady in a Official Welcome Ceremony in the Palace Square, which was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Akershus fortress. Later, the King hosted an official luncheon in honour of the Presidential couple at the Royal Palace, which was also attended by the Crown Prince and Princess Astrid.

In the afternoon, the King accompanied the President to the University of Oslo, where the President gave a key note speech as part of the Oslo Forum. Later, the King, Crown Prince and Princess Astrid, attended a presentation of Korean music hosted by the President and First Lady at the Oslo Opera House.

In the evening, King Harald hosted a State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo in honour of President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook, which was also attended by Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Astrid (wearing the Vasa Tiara). Both the King and President gave speeches.

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One thought on “South Korean State Visit to Norway

  1. With both Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit out of commission it fell on trooper Princess Astrid to come to the rescue! What a lovely lady and how lucky has King Harald been to have such a sister! The photo from the state banquet features the First Lady of Korea in a beautiful traditional gown that I’m sure would delight Princess Astrid. It’s just her style! I’m sorry that the photo doesn’t show the Princess in her tiara. I hope both the queen and the crown princess feel better soon!

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