Norwegian State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, 2005

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King Carl XVI Gustaf (in the Order of St. Olav) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (wearing the Connaught Diamond Tiara and the Order of St. Olav) host a spectacular State Banquet in honour of King Harald (in the Order of the Seraphim), Queen Sonja (wearing the Norwegian Emerald Parure and the Order of the Seraphim), and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on this day in 2005, to mark the Centenary of the independent Kingdom of Norway. Crown Princess Victoria (in the Four-Button Tiara), Prince Carl-Philip, Princess Madeleine (wearing the Modern Fringe Tiara), Princess Lilian (in the Baden Fringe Tiara) and Princess Christina (wearing her Diamond Tiara) were also present.

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The Swedish Royal Family had visited the Kingdom of Norway in early July, and the visit to Sweden by the Norwegian Royal Family was among the year-long celebrations to mark the Centenary of the independent Kingdom of Norway, which also included State Visits to Britain and Denmark and a splendid Ball at the Royal Palace of Oslo. Prince Charles of Denmark, who was married to Princess Maud of Wales, was elected the King of Norway in 1905, taking the regnal name of King Haakon VII, after the Kingdom got rid of the personal union with the Swedish Monarchy and became an independent Kingdom.

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