Slovakia State Visit to Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja are hosting President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia, who is on a State Visit to Norway from June 4th to 6th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties.

In the morning, King Harald and Queen Sonja, were accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, at the Official Welcome Ceremony for President Kiska in the Palace Square, which was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Akershus fortress.

Later, the King and Queen hosted an official luncheon in honour of the President at the Royal Palace, which was also attended by the Crown Prince Couple and Princess Astrid. Afterwards, King Harald, Queen Sonja, and President Kiska attended the business seminar “Building Smarter Cities”.

That evening, King Harald and Queen Sonja (wearing Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara) hosted a State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo in honour of the President, which was also attended by Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit (in her Amethyst Necklace Tiara), and Princess Astrid (wearing ). Both the King and President gave speeches.

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