Spanish State Visit to Sweden, 1979

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden host King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on their State Visit to Sweden, on this day in 1979, starting with a State Banquet hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf (wearing the Order of Charles III) and Queen Silvia (in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure and the Order of Isabella the Catholic) and King Juan Carlos (wearing the Order of the Seraphim) and Queen Sofia (in the Spanish Floral Tiara and the Order of the Seraphim) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, also attended by Prince Bertil (wearing the Order of Charles III), Princess Lillian (in the Laurel Wreath Tiara and the Order of Isabella the Catholic), and Princess Desiree (wearing her Tiara).

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (wearing the Prussian Diamond Tiara and her Emerald Parure) also hosted a Return Banquet for King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia (wearing the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara), Prince Bertil, and Princess Lillian (wearing the Four-Button Tiara), while there was also another Gala Dinner at which only Queen Silvia (in Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong Tiara ) and Queen Sofia (wearing the Niarchos Ruby Parure) were pictured. The Swedish Royal Couple paid a Return Visit to Spain in 1983.

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