Norwegian State Visit to Denmark, 1974

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The Danish Royal Family host their cousin King Olav V of Norway on this day in 1974, at the end of a three-day State Visit to Denmark and had formally welcomed him two days earlier in an Official Ceremony at the Amalienborg Palace, followed by a Luncheon with the Royal Family at the Fredensborg Palace, and a glittering State Banquet at the Christiansborg Palace hosted by Queen Margrethe (wearing the Danish Emerald Parure and the Order of St. Olav), Prince Henrik (in the Order of St. Olav), Queen Ingrid (wearing the Danish Ruby Parure and the Order of St. Olav), Princess Benedikte (in the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara) and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in honour of King Olav (in the Order of the Elephant). The King also hosted a Return Banquet in honour of Queen Margrethe (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), Prince Henrik, and Queen Ingrid (in the Khedive of Egypt Tiara) on the Royal Yacht Norge.


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