Slovenia State Visit to Norway

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway are hosting President Borut Pahor of Slovenia, who is on a State Visit to Norway on November 6th and 7th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties.  

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Kongen og Dronningen ønsket Slovenias president Borut Pahor velkommen i dag. Det er første gang en slovensk president er på statsbesøk til Norge, og Kongeparet er vertskap for besøket. Det hele startet med høytidelig velkomstseremoni på Slottsplassen og kransnedleggelse på Akershus festning. Teknologi og Det grønne skiftet blir viktige tema under besøket. Utveksling av gaver er en del av tradisjonen. Slovenia deler den norske entusiasmen for ski og friluftsliv, og President Pahor hadde med seg slovenske ski til Kronprinsen og et sett med fluer til den ivrige fluefiskeren, Kong Harald. Foto: Stian Lysberg Solum @ntb_scanpix #kongehuset #kongharald #dronningsonja #kronprinshaakon #borutpahor #statsbesøk #slovenia #statevisit @borutpahor @embassy_of_slovenia_in_nordics

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In the morning, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon received the President 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 President at the Royal Palace, followed by an exhibition showcasing Slovenian design.

That evening, King Harald (wearing the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit) and Queen Sonja (in Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara with Queen Maud’s Drapers’ Company Brooch, the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Family Order of King Harald V of Norway) hosted a State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo in honour of President Borut Pahor, which was also attended by Crown Prince Haakon (wearing the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit). Both the King and President gave speeches.

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3 thoughts on “Slovenia State Visit to Norway

  1. It was so nice to see Queen Sonja back on the job! Her choice of Queen Maud’s pearl tiara was excellent. And it’s also excellent that she can still wear that 25 year-old gown at age 82! Amazing!

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