Italian State Visit to Sweden

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella are on a State Visit to Italy from November 13th to the 15th, at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish Government, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and focus on digitization and sustainability, European cooperation, research, and culture.

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🇸🇪🇮🇹 President Sergio Mattarella och hans dotter Laura Mattarella togs för en stund sedan emot av Kungen och Drottningen vid H.M. Konungens hovstall. ▫️ På väg till Kungliga slottet färdades Kungen och presidenten i Sjuglasvagnen. Vagnen är från 1897 och införskaffades till Oscar II:s 25-årsjubileum på tronen. Fyra hästar drar vagnen och bakpå står två livjägare. ▫️ Drottningen och Laura Mattarella åkte i Karl XV:s paradkupé. Vagnen inköptes av Karl XV år 1859 i Hamburg. ▫️ Il Presidente Sergio Mattarella e sua figlia Laura Mattarella sono stati ricevuti poco fa dal Re e dalla Regina presso le Scuderie Reali. ▫️ Per raggiungere il Palazzo Reale, il Re e il Presidente hanno viaggiato su un’antica carrozza, la Sjuglasvagnen, acquistata nel 1897 per il venticinquesimo anniversario di regno del Re Oscar II. Quattro cavalli tirano la carrozza e due staffieri prendono posto sulla predella posteriore. ▫️ Anche la Regina e Laura Mattarella hanno viaggiato in un’antica carrozza tirata da due cavalli, acquistata ad Amburgo nel 1859 da Re Carlo XV. #sweitaly2018 #kungen #drottningen @quirinale 📷: Henrik Garlöv/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia met President Sergio Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at the Royal Mews ahead of a carriage procession to the Royal Palace of Stockholm, for the official Welcome Ceremony, during which the President received military honours and inspected the guard of honour. Afterwards, the group were joined by other members of the royal family for an audience and luncheon, followed by a tour of the Gustav III Antique Museum.

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🇸🇪🇮🇹 Just nu pågår en galamiddag för Italiens president och Laura Mattarella på Kungliga slottet. För en stund sedan hölls välkomstceremonin i Vita havet och nu ges middagen i Karl XI:s galleri. Inbjuda gäster är den italienska delegationen, representanter för det officiella Sverige, svenskar med särskild anknytning till Italien med flera. ▫️ In questo momento si svolge una Cena di Gala al Palazzo Reale in onore del Presidente Mattarella e di sua figlia Laura. Poco fa si è svolta una cerimonia di benvenuto nella Sala del Mare bianco, Vita havet, mentre la cena viene servita nella Galleria di Re Carl XI. Gli invitati alla Cena di Gala sono la delegazione italiana, le Autorità, personalità svedesi che hanno un particolare legame con l’Italia e altre personalità. #sweitaly2018 #kungen #drottningen #kronprinsessan #prinsdaniel #prinscarlphilip #prinsessansofia @quirinale 📸: Pelle T Nilsson (bild 1-4) 📸: Henrik Garlöv/Kungl. Hovstaterna (bild 5-8) 📸: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna (bild 9)

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In the evening, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a State Banquet in honour of President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. They processed down the media corridor and received guests before the Banquet. Both the King and President gave speeches. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Sofia were also present.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Queen Silvia wore a purple Georg et Arend gown with the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. The President got the Order of the Seraphim, and Laura Mattarella got the Order of the Polar Star.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore a green gown with the Six-Button Tiara, Bernadotte Emerald parure, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Princess Sofia wore Zetterberg Couture with the Diamond Version of her Wedding Tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

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