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Old 06-22-2009, 11:27 AM
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Official Visit to Finland - Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial; August 25-26, 2009

From the official website of the President of Finland:
The President of Finland: Swedish Royal Couple to make official visit to Finland
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:23 AM
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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia pose for a picture with Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi upon their arrival at the Presidential Summer Residence Kultaranta in Naantali.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:27 AM
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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden leave the summer residence of Finland's President, Tarja Halonen by the Kultaranta VIII boat to visit the Turku Castle in Turku.

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Visit to the Turku Castle

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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Finland's President Tarja Halonen during a lunch at the Turku Castle.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:10 AM
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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit today my home town, Turku. Unfortunately, I had to be at work.
Here are some articles with photos:
YLE/Kuninkaallinen vierailu kiinnosti kansaa
Kuninkaalliset saapuivat Turkuun - Turun Sanomat
Kuningaspari houkutteli satoja uteliaita Aurajoelle - Turun Sanomat

Naantalin aurinko helli Ruotsin kuninkaallisia - MTV3.fi
Photos:
Kaleva
Iltalehti
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Iltasanomat

Nice to see the King in a good mood. The King and the Queen have a good relationship with president Halonen and doctor Arajärvi.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:51 AM
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Paty and LadyFinn - thanks for the informations and links to the beautiful pictures of the royal couple in Finland.

They have nice wether and good relationship. The king looks friendly, too!
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:48 AM
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Thank you everyone for the links and pictures.
The Royal and the Presidential couple appear to enjoy each others company a lot - this has also been evident went they met on on earlier occasions.
Maybe someone could change the name of the topic though?
This is an official visit on the occasion of the Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial celebrations, but it's not a state visit.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:46 PM
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Some information in english, with old photo:
Swedish Royals Visit Southern Finland | News | YLE Uutiset | yle.fi
The royal couple arrived to Turku Airport, they were welcomed by the minister of Housing, Jan Vapaavuori. From the airport they drove to the summer residence of the president of Finland - Kultaranta in Naantali, where the welcoming ceremonies took place. The Navy Band played the national anthems.
Photos of Kultaranta:
Suomen tasavallan presidentti: Kultaranta
From Kultaranta president Halonen, doctor Arajärvi, the King and the Queen travelled to Turku with president Halonen´s yacht, Kultaranta 8. President Halonen offered lunch at the Turku Castle. After the seminar they visited the STX shipyard and Oasis of the Seas -cruise vessel, which will the biggest in the world when it is finished.
Information about Oasis of the Seas:
Oasis of the Seas - STX Europe AS
At the visit to the STX shipyard:
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In the evening president Halonen will offer a private crayfish dinner to her royal guests.
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Maybe someone could change the name of the topic though?
This is an official visit on the occasion of the Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial celebrations, but it's not a state visit.
Thanks for that info Boris, I've changed the thread title accordingly
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:13 AM
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Ladyfinn, what a beautiful place Kulturanta is!

Infomation from the Royal Court. /Translation by google.
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Today King and Queen together with President Halonen and Dr Arajärvi will travel by train from Turku to Tampere, where they will visit the city's Swedish school and the Moominvalley of the Tampere Art Museum. The programme will also include lunch at City Hall and a tour of the Finlayson factory area.

Speech by President of the Republic Tarja Halonen at a seminar on “The Year 1809 and the Aftermath” in Turku.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:51 AM
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Here the first pic of today:

Kuninkaalliset hyvästelivät Turun | Turku | yle.fi

http://www.keskustori.fi/

And more Info/pics from yesterday and wellcome in Tampere:

http://www.turku.fi/public/default.a...6190&nodeid=23


http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/uutinen.asp?id=1723812



No official pic from Dinner yesterday evening???
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No official pic from Dinner yesterday evening???
No, LaydiFinn said it was a private dinner.
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Thanks Paty, I know that it was private, but I think the president publish nevertheless a pic!

In January the President Tarja Halonen visit Sweden there was a great Gala-Dinner in castle of Stockholm. And now a private Dinner for Markesaret-jubileum?!

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:47 AM
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Photos from yesterday in Turku:
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Yesterday the King and the Queen had a nice surprise, they met with Ethel Tinberg, who used to work at Haga Castle when the king grew up:
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I read from the paper version of "Iltasanomat", that there were about 20 guests at the private crayfish dinner which president Halonen offered to her royal guests. Among the guests there were Minister for foreign Affairs, Alexander Stubb and Minister of Housing, Jan Vapaavuori. Alongside everyone´s plate there was a booklet of drinking songs, which they sang while eating crayfish and drinking schnapps (this is a tradition in Finland while eating crayfish). There weren´t any photos of the dinner at the paper version either.
Photo gallery of leaving Turku:
Turun Sanomat

Articles with photos and videos:
Arriving to Tampere
Aamulehti.fi | Teemat | Hjärtligt välkommen till Tammerfors, pormestari vastaanotti kuninkaalliset
The King got a scout scarf and a book of scouts as a gift in Tampere.
Aamulehti.fi | Teemat | Ruotsin kuningas sai Tampereella lahjaksi partiokirjan ja huivin
There were about 5000 people waiting for the royal couple to show at the balcony.
Aamulehti.fi | Teemat | Silvia jututti Vieno-pikkuprinsessaa - Kuningaspari hullaannutti tuhannet tamperelaiset
Kuningaspari vieraili tamperelaiskoululla | Tampere | Iltalehti.fi
Ruotsin kuningaspari ihastutti Tampereella - MTV3.fi
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Aamulehti.fi | Galleriat | Tapahtumat | Ruotsin kuningaspari vierailee Tampereella.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:18 PM
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Still some photos of the visit to Tampere:
Keskustori
At the Finlayson factory:
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Article:
Helsingin Sanomat - Tampere greets Swedish royals
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Tampereen Kaupunki: Ruotsin kuninkaallisten valtiovierailun Tampereen osuus sujui leppoisasti
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:49 PM
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Video from the official website of the president of Finland:
Ruotsin kuningasparin virallinen vierailu 25.-26.8.2009
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Photos from Turku, 25th August
Ruotsin kuningaspari Turussa 25.8.2009
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