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Old 04-13-2014, 02:42 PM
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State visit from Israel: May 12-13, 2014

At the invitation of His Majesty King Harald V Israeli President Shimon Peres comes on a state visit in May this year. The official program will take place on May 12 and 13. The program will include an opening reception at the Palace Square, a gala dinner at the Royal Palace and lunch at Akershus Castle. Other program elements are being prepared.
kongehuset.no - Israels president Shimon Peres på statsbesøk i Norge
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:02 PM
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A little more information: The program will include an official reception at the Palace Square, a gala dinner at the Royal Palace and lunch at Akershus Castle.
kongehuset.no - Statsbesøk fra Israel
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state visit
a video today
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:53 AM
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:09 AM
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Where is Queen Sonja?
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:27 AM
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Where is Queen Sonja?
IS she ill?
Very nice Outfit from MM
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:19 PM
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Norwegian royal expert Kjell Arne Totland writes in his blog that "As late as Monday morning it was told at the Royal House website that Peres was "the royal couple's guest" - and that "Their Majesties the King and Queen" would participate in events both days".
But when the event the solemn reception at Palace Square, was held at 10:00 am Monday morning, Queen Sonja was absent.
To general astonishment and consternation.
But according the Palace there is simply no drama in this: Queen Sonja "is on a long-planned trip."
Her Majesty was also quickly removed from all program records both Monday and Tuesday.
Nå er Mette-Marit Norges førstedame! Kongebloggen - Kjell Arne Totland
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:31 PM
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It's great to see Princess Astrid again!

short video dronning sonja: Derfor dukket ikke Sonja opp - Se og hør
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article and pictures from the NRF-website The Royal House of Norway - State Visit from Israel

Program - I'm looking forward to the Gala dinner tonight:
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12.05.2014 Welcoming ceremony
State Visit from Israel: His Majesty The King welcomes His Excellency President Shimon Peres in the Palace Square. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will also be in attendance (10:00).

12.05.2014 Wreath laying ceremony
State Visit from Israel: His Majesty The King accompanies His Excellency President Shimon Peres during the wreath laying ceremony at Akershus fortress (11:10).

12.05.2014 Official luncheon
State visit from Israel: His Majesty The King hosts an official luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Shimon Peres at The Royal Palace. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess, and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner will also be in attendance (12:15).

12.05.2014 Gala dinner
State visit from Israel: His Majesty The King hosts a gala dinner in honour of His Excellency President Shimon Peres at The Royal Palace. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess, and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner will also be in attendance (20:00).

13.05.2014 The Nobel Institute
State visit from Israel: His Majesty The King attends His Excellency President Shimon Peres' public lecture at the Nobel Institute (10:30).

13.05.2014 Official luncheon
State visit from Israel: His Majesty The King and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the Government's luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Shimon Peres at Akershus Castle (12:00).
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a few more pictures http://www.anbfoto.no/fotoweb/defaul...h=Shimon+Peres

big pictures http://www.dagen.no/2014/05/11/israe...slottet/241250
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a video today
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Great video, thank you! It´s the 1st time I was able to watch the whole welcoming ceremony completely and not just a 30 sec. clip!
Have you noticed the two boys in front of the palace "freakin´out" to the military music while waiting for the arrival of the president and CP Haakon?
Very funny...!
I´m so enthusiastic about the CPss outfit. She looked so elegant and I especially liked her long white gloves!
Still Her Majesty is missed!
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:52 PM
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The banquet:

Dagen.no - Gallamiddag på slottet for Shimon Peres
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:58 PM
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Kongen serverte urter fra egen gård - Kongehuset - VG
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King Harald's speech tonight kongehuset.no - State visit from Israel: His Majesty's speech

and another video from today NRK TV - Dagsrevyen - 12.05.2014
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:44 PM
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Pictures from yesterday evening

Kong Harald og 200 gjester skålet for Israels folk - MIFF (scroll down to see the menue and music program)

This was the menue (with Google Translation):
Green and white asparagus
with chive mayonnaise from Bygdø

Warm smoked halibut
with butter sauce, dried capers, onions, cream and apple

Lamb Sirloin
with sausages, artichoke puree and carrot

Caramel and strawberry
kongehuset.no - Statsbesøk fra Israel: Meny

http://norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=11029
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Pity Her Majesty,Queen Sonja was absent but its always lovely to see Her Highness Princess Astrid!
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:44 PM
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Another articles with pictures:
Nå er Mette-Marit Norges førstedame! | Kongebloggen - Kjell Arne Totland
https://translate.google.hu/translat...%2F&edit-text=

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-P...-canons-352030

And an article from a woman, who was invited to the gala-dinner and met the CP-couple:
http://www.jpost.com/International/R...in-Olso-352146

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2014/05/...stir-protests/
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I noticed that The King didn't wear the badge of his St. Olav. Is it known why?
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:14 PM
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http://svenskdam.se/2014/05/drottnin...pa-statsbesok/

video - summary of the visit, also a little from the gala dinner

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Tuesday, May 13: Government's luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Shimon Peres at Akershus Castle

Picture of CP Mette-Marit
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Tuesday, May 13: Government's luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Shimon Peres at Akershus Castle

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another pictures http://blogg.tv2.no/kongebloggen/fil...0594656301.jpg
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