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Old 05-26-2008, 11:44 AM
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State Visit from Vietnam, June 2008

According to the official programme for the Norwegian Royal Family, will Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja host a State Visit from Vietnam on 5 - 6 June.
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I am rather surprised about this State Visit.

Didn't they announce (by the beginning of the year) there is only going to be one outgoing State Visit (the current one to Portugal) and one incomming State Visit (from Ireland) this year?

Nice surprise anyway.
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does it mean that there will be a gala-evening and tiaras? BTW what is the difference between state and official visits?
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Normally the one from Vietnam, i think maybe just an official visit, considering those ones have been made over the years to countries under monarchy. I do not expect it could not be a higher level with Tiaras or so. But there might be, i'm not too sure.
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does it mean that there will be a gala-evening and tiaras? BTW what is the difference between state and official visits?
State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

Official Visits mostly have an "official dinner" or something which are usually black-tie (non-Tiara) dinners.
Usually a Monrach just pays(and recieves) only one State Visit to (from) a special country during his reign.
So, for example:
During his reign King Harald only recieved one State Visit from Spain and only payed one State Visit to Spain. The next possible Norwegian State Visit to Spain will be under the next King's (Haakon's) reign.


The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.
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State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.
Then you might be right, Her_Majesty, because as a Vietnamese myself, and reading on Vietnamese newspaper, it is just stated as an Official Visit, so i did not think it as one with Tiaras offered for the State Banquet.
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State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

Official Visits mostly have an "official dinner" or something which are usually black-tie (non-Tiara) dinners.
Usually a Monrach just pays(and recieves) only one State Visit to (from) a special country during his reign.
So, for example:
During his reign King Harald only recieved one State Visit from Spain and only payed one State Visit to Spain. The next possible Norwegian State Visit to Spain will be under the next King's (Haakon's) reign.


The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.
thanks a lot Her_Majesty. so lets hope for an interesting events and dinner.
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Here's the programme for the State Visit (in Norwegian)

kongehuset.no - Statsbesøk fra Vietnam: Presseakkreditering
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there will be a visit to new opera of Q. Sonja and first lady of Vietnam.
they seem to put a lot of attention to this new opera house.
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there will be a visit to new opera of Q. Sonja and first lady of Vietnam.
they seem to put a lot of attention to this new opera house.
Yes, I am glad they found a new thing for the Ladies... during the past events the Ladies usually always used to visit the Munch museum. The Queen must have seen it more then 100 times by now.
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Press Program in English from Kongehuset.

http://www.kongehuset.no/c27428/binf....php?tid=72256
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:49 AM
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Do Crown Prince and Crown Princess participate in welcoming ceremony and gala dinner? they usually do that but there is no such information on their scedule for tomorrow.
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They are never listed, it is always just "the King and Queen host...."
Im sure they will be there for the welcomming ceremony, gala dinner and govements lunch the next day. This visit do not have an return reception and the recpetion would anyhow clash with the Bislett games which is almost always attended by member of the royal family.
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Vietnamese president Nguyen Minh Treet (foreground right) stands alongside King Harald of Norway (directly behind him) during welcoming ceremonies at the Royal Palace in Oslo June 5th 2008 at the start of a two day state visit to Norway. Behind them are from left Crownprince Haakon, Mrs Tran Thi Kim Chi, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

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The Mette's dress just isn't flattering at all.
Her hat-piece is new. Don't know what to think about it.

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The Queen and the first Lady visited the new Opera House

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Varm velkomst for Vietnams president - hadeland.net
Varm velkomst for Vietnams president - lofotposten.no
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photos from welcoming ceremony:
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(why the queen and vietnam first lady hold hands?)

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I really like the Queen's look. Yellow suits her really good (at least a soft shade of yellow... I shouldn't say "yellow" too loud in that thread).
And, oha: a normal hat! well done!

Gallery of the Welcoming Ceremony:
Se bildene fra statsbesøket - Vårt Land - vl.no

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(why the queen and vietnam first lady hold hands?)
maybe it's just a friendly gesture. Quite cute, imo. :)
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A Gallery by Prisma:

Derechos Portugal: La Familia Real de Noruega recibe al Presidente Nguyen Minh Triet - Agencia Prisma

While comparing the Ladie's looks ... I really prefer the Queen's fashion choice today. Although MM looked nice aswell.


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I really like the Queen's look. Yellow suits her really good (at least a soft shade of yellow... I shouldn't say "yellow" too loud in that thread).
And, oha: a normal hat! well done!

Gallery of the Welcoming Ceremony:
Se bildene fra statsbesøket - Vårt Land - vl.no


maybe it's just a friendly gesture. Quite cute, imo. :)
I didn't know they are friends or close enough to hold hands. I find it weard. especially for two First ladies during the state visit
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Actually I was reading at another board that Queen Sofia of Spain sometimes also holds hands with special guests. This has been the first time Queen Sonja did so (at least that I can remember).
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