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Old 02-14-2017, 11:04 AM
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State visit from Iceland to Norway, March 21-23 2017

The President of Iceland Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with his wife Mrs. Eliza Reid will visit Norway from 21-23 March.

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:07 AM
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The state visit from Iceland has started today, March 21.

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit received President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his partner with a welcome ceremony in Oslo (Princess Astrid later attended as well). A wreath laying ceremony at Akershus fortress followed.
It's the first Icelandic state visit since 20 years.



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Old 03-21-2017, 08:12 AM
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Everyone looks so good! I really like the red coat
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:46 PM
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Iceland´s 1st lady isn´t properly dressed for the welcoming ceremony of a full state visit at all! Her suit looks like an outfit proper for a midday engagement on one of the following days....
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:20 PM
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First photos from gala tonight

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Old 03-21-2017, 04:47 PM
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Not a fan of Mette-Marit's look.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:05 PM
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Haakom looks really good with the regalia!
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:11 PM
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I'm in Norway now, and watched the procession into the large dining room and the King's speech live on TV 2 News Channel.

Arrogant as we are here in Norway (according to the swedes) TV 2 didn't bother to send the President's speech. It happens every time there is a state visit here, also when the head of state is from a larger country.

Article with videos of the procession and parts of the King/President's speeches:
https://www.nrk.no/kultur/kongen-hyl...am_-1.13438749
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:31 PM
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On a sidenote, I'm glad that princess Astrid is there. I don't really know why, but I have a soft spot for this cool lady and her aigrettes :)
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:24 PM
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Article with a video of the entire speech given by Norway's amazing King - Translated by me: https://www.abcnyheter.no/nyheter/20...der-oss-sammen
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The close historical ties between the Nordic countries was celebrated when Norway for the first time in 20 years received a visit from Iceland's head of state.

After visiting several places in the capital, it was later in the evening time for the gala dinner at the Royal Palace, where King Harald opened with a speech.

With a twinkle in his eye, he spoke about Iceland's European Championship triumph, as well as the exchange of labor, football coaches, handball coaches and TV series in recent years. He believes that Norway and Iceland must stand together in the face of climate challenges ahead.

''When we see the challenges the world and our two countries face, it's good to know that we are able to stand together. The nordic cooperation is solid, and the Nordic identity binds us together. We Norwegians recognize us in depictions of milieu in the Icelandic television series "Trapped". And the Norwegian TV series "Shame" contributes to identity ties in the Nordic countries'', the king said.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) were among the 184 guests at the gala dinner. The same was handball coach Thorir Hergeirsson and several other Icelanders living in Norway. Langoustines, halibut, pork and cake was served.

The president of Iceland also made a speech. In fluent Norwegian, he made a belated congratulation in connection with King Harald's 80th birthday. He also talked about community and diversity.

''I would like to highlight the King's speech at the garden party last fall. It aroused great attention in Iceland, and I can attest to much of what was said. The residents of a country can be different, but what we have in common is that we want to live together in peace and tolerance'', he said.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:26 AM
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On a sidenote, I'm glad that princess Astrid is there. I don't really know why, but I have a soft spot for this cool lady and her aigrettes :)
Exactly the same. I really like her.


It seems that the king's speech was very good. I like that, he also mentioned the climate change.

By the way, I think that these mentioned tv series will soon be shown in Estonia too.
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Not a fan of Mette-Marit's look.
She looked very underbejewelled for the occasion. She wore the bandeau as a flat hairband. She could have worn in upright, to generate more effect.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:06 PM
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Second Day on the visit the President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Ms Eliza Reid, The King Harald and Queen Sonja and The Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at luncheon in Akershus Castle in Oslo

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At yesterday, the presidential couple offers a reception at the Museum of Modern Art in Oslo.

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Pictures from Day 2
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:22 AM
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Really like seeing princess Astrid with her family , and joining in the events they look like a really close family x
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The state visit came to an end with a rainy/snowy visit in Bergen today, March 23:


** kongehuset.no: Avsluttet i Bergen ** translation **
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The president of Iceland also made a speech. In fluent Norwegian, he made a belated congratulation in connection with King Harald's 80th birthday. He also talked about community and diversity.

''I would like to highlight the King's speech at the garden party last fall. It aroused great attention in Iceland, and I can attest to much of what was said. The residents of a country can be different, but what we have in common is that we want to live together in peace and tolerance'', he said.
I find it surprising that the king's garden party speech drew attention overseas.
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I find it surprising that the king's garden party speech drew attention overseas.
The president referred to the King's famous jubilee speech who made news around the world. It was discussed on BBC/CNN etc. The King was also asked about the speech by Finnish journalists when he and the Queen was on a state visit to Finland.
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A 'behind the scenes' photo of CP Mette-Marit in her gala dress http://touch.vg.no/out/images/articl...mettemarit.jpg

From this article which is about CP Mette-Marit and her 'teacher' Queen Sonja preparing for her job as queen. Unfortunately you can only read the article when paying.
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A 'behind the scenes' photo of CP Mette-Marit in her gala dress http://touch.vg.no/out/images/articl...mettemarit.jpg

From this article which is about CP Mette-Marit and her 'teacher' Queen Sonja preparing for her job as queen. Unfortunately you can only read the article when paying.
another photo https://www.instagram.com/p/BVttmmjAeXL/
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