It’s that time of year again! For the next few days leading up to the New Year, we will have a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal Highlights of 2022, starting with a roundup of all the State Visits, Official Visits, and Royal Tours of 2022!
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are hosting the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, and First Lady Paola Rodoni Cassis on a State Visit to Belgium on November 24th, at the invitation of the Belgian Government to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom are hosting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on his State Visit to Britain on November 22nd and 23rd, which is the first State Visit of King Charles’ Reign and the fourth South African State Visit to the United Kingdom since 1996.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a State Visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, almost two decades after the Jordanian State Visit to Sweden in 2003, and more than three decades after the last Swedish State Visit to Jordan.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are hosting Italian President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter, Laura Mattarella, on their three-day State Visit to The Netherlands from November 9th to the 11th to promote and celebrate diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and deepening of the cooperation to a stronger, more sustainable and safer Europe. The Dutch King and Queen went on a State Visit to Italy in 2017, while the last Italian State Visit was in 2003.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are on a State Visit to Greece at the invitation of President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, from October 31st to November 2nd in Athens and Thessaloniki, after being delayed twice. The Netherlands and Greece are jointly committed to an open, innovative and safe and stable Europe. During the visit, attention will be paid to cooperation in the field of innovation, sustainability, migration and human rights and the partnership within the European Union.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are on a 3-Day State Visit to the Republic of Lithuania at the request of the Belgian Government to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in a year marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Lithuania. Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from October 16 to 19, to highlight and celebrate business and cultural ties, as well as visiting the Frankfurt Book Fair.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are hosting King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on their State Visit to Sweden from October 11th to the 13th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in the first Dutch State Visit to Sweden in over 35 years. Energy transition, sustainability, the life sciences and smart mobility are central themes of the State Visit with shared values and cooperation on innovative solutions for the challenges of today and the future.