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Old 01-23-2015, 06:26 AM
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Swedish State Visit to Finland: March 3-5, 2015

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are to pay a State Visit to Finland on 3–5 March 2015 at the invitation of President Sauli Niinistö. Two ministers will represent the Government on the State Visit: Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin.
State Visit to Finland 3–5 March 2015 - Sveriges Kungahus

From the website of the President of the Republic of Finland
King and Queen of Sweden to make state visit to Finland - The President of the Republic of Finland

The finnish press reported about the visit immediately.
Ruotsin kuningas Kaarle Kustaa ja Silvia saapuvat Suomeen - Viihde - Ilta-Sanomat
Ruotsin kuningaspari Suomeen maaliskuussa - Viihde - MTV.fi
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A shame that the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel not will accompanie the Royal Couple
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:37 AM
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As a Finn I say that it is much better that the king and queen make the state visit, and Victoria and Daniel visit Finland on their own visits, like they have done, and hopefully do in the future too.
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From the Twitter of Caroline Vicini, Chief of Protocol from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. She and people from the court have been today at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki to prepare the state visit.
https://twitter.com/CarolineVicini/s...94019716173824
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:57 AM
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About the program, from the website of the President of the Republic of Finland
Swedish king and queen on state visit to Finland on 3 to 5 March 2015 - The President of the Republic of Finland Press Releases and News

Ministry for Foreign Affairs held a briefing for the king and queen ahead of the state visit to Finland today. And after that the king and queen met finnish media.
Förberedelser inför statsbesöket till Finland - Sveriges Kungahus
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Meeting with the media, photo from court Facebook
https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...20087345_o.jpg

The king and queen gave an interview to finnish MTV. MTV's reporter asked why it is important to visit Finland now? The king answered that it is always important to visit Finland, not just now. He has had the privilege to visit Finland with five different presidents. The king said that he visited Finland last year and the queen is soon coming to Finland (on Friday), but they are not official visits. It is important to make these kind of official visits, because of the good cooperation of both countries. Queen Silvia says that they have met the president and his wife earlier in Sweden and she thinks that they both are very sympathetic and competent people and she is looking forward to meet them again, especially the First Lady. The queen says that one think in this visit is exciting, the apps. The digital Finland is very good at developing apps, and she finds it exciting.
Video
Ruotsin kuningaspari MTV n haastattelussa Suomeen on aina mukava tulla - Viihde - MTV.fi

The reporter asks how it is to be a grandparent. The king says that it is great fun. The queen says that Estelle is so fantastically active, fun and lively. She has a great contact with Estelle and it is wonderful. It is wonderful to see how she is developing. She doing funny things and gestures.
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MTV n haastattelussa Ruotsin kuningaspari Isovanhemmuus on ihanaa! - Viihde - MTV.fi

The reporter of YLE asked about the Copenhagen shootings. The king said that it was a terrible thing and his thoughts are with the Danes and queen Margrethe. And of course with the relatives of the victims and with the police, who did everything they could in a very difficult situation.
Video
Ruotsin kuningas Kaarle XVI Kustaa Tanskan terrorista Uutisvideot Tv Areena yle.fi
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:08 PM
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March 3
-Welcoming Ceremony at the Presidential Palace at 11am
-Audiences between the King and Queen of Sweden and the President and First Lady of Finland
-Visit to the Ateneum Art Museum, viewing of the Sibelius anniversary exhibition
-Enterprise seminar
-Visit to Parliament
-Wreath laying at the Hietaniemi Cemetery
-State banquet hosted by the President at the Presidential Palace

March 4
-The King and Queen meet with Finnish start-up companies
-Visit to the Enterprise Village for school children in Espoo
-Seminar involving young people's organisations in Hanasaari
-Lunch hosted by the City of Helsinki
-The King and the President will be briefed on Defence Force operations, and defence cooperation between Sweden and Finland in Santahamina
-Introduction to training methods of recruits for the Guard Jaeger Regiment, and to medical evacuation capabilities of the Finnish Helicopter Unit in relation to the EU's crisis response force
-Tour of the Military Museum of Finland exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Winter War

March 5
-The King and Queen visit the Lappeenranta University of Technology
-Visit to the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
-Lunch at the Town Hall of Lappeenranta
-Cultural event for young people at the Lappeenranta Theatre arranged by the Swedish Embassy
-Visit to the local Orthodox church
-Visit to the UPM Biorefinery in Kaukas
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:03 AM
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Photos from the press conference with the finnish media
Uutiskuvat Ruotsin kuningaspari suomalaismedian haastateltavana Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi

About the interview with the finnish media. The media has sent the questions to the court earlier.
Does the king follow the social media?
- New things coming all the time, how does one handle them, says the king.
The queen is more in with the social media.
- It is exciting. I'm following all the time, what the people are doing, says the queen and gives the impression that she is at least interested in what her daughters are doing.

The king said once again that he has no plans to abdicate. The society is changing all the time and there is still a lot to do. Queen Silvia highlights that it is important that crown princess Victoria has time for her family, it is quite stressful to be a parent of a small child, when you are in the centre of everything.
The reporters asked also, what is the secret of their long marriage.
- I usually say jokingly that, thank God, Drottningholm is so big that we have two bathrooms, said the King.
- Four decades sounds like a really long time, but at the same time it feels like it happened yesterday. It does not seem strenuous, but nice and warm, said the Queen.

According to the king, it is important that the royal court remains close in time:
- The idea is to try to follow the trend and what the Swedish people want from a modern monarchy, as well as a modern society and democracy. It is important to be sensitive that change is happening all the time.
He considers it important that the Royal Family will continue to be "objective and outside the politics".
- Also in the future the country and the nation needs a symbol that has continuity and which also serves over the legislative periods.
The King says he is interested in the technical development and engineering skills.
- Societies evolve and change all the time. We visit the countries where we think happens something interesting and new, he says.
Silviakin roikkuu somessa ”Se on jännittävää” - Kuninkaalliset - Ilta-Sanomat
Kaarle Kustaa vitsaili toimittajille Tässäkö kuningasparin pitkän liiton salaisuus - Viihde - Ilta-Sanomat

Interview, YLE TV swedish, video
Kungen Vi behöver dialog och respekt Utrikes svenska.yle.fi
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:32 AM
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Uhm, was it normal that the king and queen were asked personal questions over again?. That's because I recall very weel the question about abdication... I wonder why
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:58 AM
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Uhm, was it normal that the king and queen were asked personal questions over again?. That's because I recall very weel the question about abdication... I wonder why
The finnish press tells that the questions had to be sent to the court some time ago. At the interview every reporter got to ask some of the questions they had sent to the court.

Margareta Thorgren was present at the press meeting at the Royal Palace and she points out that it was "a very successful meeting":
- There were many questions and the royal couple really took the time. This state visit coming in March is extremely important and the King and Queen look forward to visiting Finland again.
- The King stressed that he and his family have visited many times in Finland over the years on a private basis. Every summer, they have taken the boat over to Finland with the kids, says Margareta Thorgren.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:21 AM
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Yesterday evening the king and queen had Dinner by Ambassador of Finland!
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:43 PM
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Some details from the program

March 3
- The king and president Sauli Niinistö attend at a business seminar "Digitization of traditional industries"
- The queen and mrs Jenni Haukio visit the contestants of Students in the app contest for business. Team of Swedish and Finnish students in Helsinki, including from the Swedish-speaking School ("Hanken"), are competing to develop an app that will facilitate contacts and cooperation between Finnish and Swedish industry. The competition is organized by young entrepreneurs in Finland.
- The king, queen and the presidential couple visit the Art Museum Ateneum and exhibition Sibelius and the world of art. The exhibition consists of Finnish art from Sibelius time and is created specifically to Sibelius's 150th anniversary. Additionally, a mini concert with pianist Folke Gräsbeck. The queen and mrs Haukio attend at the concert.

March 4
- The king and queen meet about 30 startups. Finland is at the forefront existing communication technologies, mobile and computer game industry. The Finnish 'Start-up' culture is something Sweden can learn from both the applicable entrepreneurship and educational purposes.
- The king and queen visit Me & MyCity- award-winning training model. Me & MyCity in Espoo is a development and training concepts for students in grades six (12-13 year olds). The project teaches sixth graders about entrepreneurship in order to prepare them for working life and as a citizen in society.
- The king and queen attend at a Future leaders meeting at The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. The Queen awards prizes to the winner of the app contest.
- The king and queen meet with the press at Hanaholmen in connection with the Youth Forum.
- The queen and mrs Haukio meet young designers at Design Forum.

March 5
- The king, queen and the presidential couple visit at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Walking tour of the school, and display of the simulator stations for nursing students and the LEGO Mindstorms for young schoolchildren. Younger students learn programming by playing with Lego.
- Visit to Lappeenranta City Theatre, where young Swedish and Finnish artists come together on stage
- Visit to the Finnish wood-processing group UPM (United Paper Mills) facility. UPM is one of the world's largest producers of pulp and paper. At the biorefinery extracted since January 2015 Biodiesel - UPM BioVerno - a second generation biodiesel from high quality made from crude tall oil.
- The king and queen meet with the press at the UPM Club House in Lappeenranta, and the visit ends.
Statsbesök Finland 3–5 mars - Sveriges Kungahus
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The swedish ambassador in Finland, Anders Lidén, tells at the court website about the planning of the state visit and what is the interest for Sweden in Finland today.
Inför statsbesöket till Finland – intervju med ambassadör Lidén - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:48 AM
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The king and queen host the return dinner on Wednesday at the House of the Estates in Helsinki.
Valtioneuvoston kanslia - House of the Estates

Tasavallan presidentin viikko-ohjelma vko 10 2015 - Suomen tasavallan presidentti
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:29 AM
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Special web site launched from the Royal Court for the state visit, with information for this visit and previous ones. There are wonderful video clip from previous visits, for example paid by Gustav V and Gustaf VI Adolf.

Statsbesök Finland - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:38 AM
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A view from the Presidential Palace
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_KE6jLUoAAQc7P.jpg

Photos from the welcoming ceremonies
KUVAT Yleisöryntäys! Ruotsin tyylikäs kuningaspari saapui Suomeen - Viihde - MTV.fi
Ruotsin kuningaspari on Suomessa - Silvia luotti turkikseen
https://twitter.com/TPKanslia/status/572696737833492481
Silvia säteilevänä – Ruotsin kuningaspari saapui Suomeen - Viihde - Ilta-Sanomat
Viihdekuvat Ruotsin kuningaspari Suomessa Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Re...AND-SWEDEN.JPG

At the balcony
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...53289767_o.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_Kd2-bVAAAbzF2.jpg

Short video from the welcoming
Ruotsin kuningaspari vierailee Helsingissä Uutisvideot Tv Areena yle.fi

Video of the queen and mrs Jenni Haukio visiting Microsoft and meeting contestants of Students in the app contest for business. The idea of the contest is to develop an application for smartphones that facilitate contacts between Finnish and Swedish industry.
Kuningatar Silvia ja rouva Jenni Haukio vierailevat Microsoftilla - MTV Katsomo - Ohjelmat - Viihde-live

Photos at the visit to Microsoft
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...6f123ad05043b9
https://scontent-bru.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...2a&oe=559659FB
http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hph...38513612_n.jpg
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Thanks LadyFinn for those pictures and videos. Ver nice to see that everyone seems to be so happy and relaxed. But it's not many days since they met the last time.
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And the Royal Court has updated their website with the first pictures and information about todays events.

Kungaparets statsbesök till FinlandÂ*– dag 1 - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]

The editor-in-chief of Kungliga Magasinet and Royal expert Roger Lundgren has posted a picture to his Instagram https://instagram.com/p/zwtAFFCTFk/?modal=true
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From the Twitter of the Office of the President
"The Royal couple got as presents Kirsti Taiviola's Aarre -table lamp and literature and music of Sibelius"
https://twitter.com/TPKanslia/status/572705198629621760

The Aarre -table lamp
Kirsti Taiviola

The official discussions
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_KqfdkW4AAsb_F.jpg
Bilateral talks #swefin2015. Education, entrepreneurship & innovation by young people central according to Pres Niinistö & HM King.
https://twitter.com/CarolineVicini/s...12845437227008

At the balcony
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap...7067006585.jpg
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Re...AND-SWEDEN.JPG

Kungaparet har anlänt till Helsingfors Svensk Damtidning
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The queen and mrs Haukio visiting the Sibelius exhibition at the Ateneum Art Museum
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Official photos at the Presidential Palace
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap...7067003a54.jpg
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Re...AND-SWEDEN.JPG

Photos of the queen's and mrs Haukio's visits to Microsoft and Ateneum Art Museum
Viihdekuvat Ruotsin kuningaspari Suomessa 3.3.2015 - Puolisoiden ohjelma Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi
Kuningatar Silvia vitsaili ja ideoi sloganin! Iltalehti

At Microsoft
http://www.seiska.fi/images/upload/c...nni_inline.jpg
http://www.seiska.fi/images/upload/c...lla_inline.jpg

At Ateneum, the guests visited the Sibelius and the World of Art exhibition with Museum Director Susanna Pettersson and Director General of the Finnish National Gallery Risto Ruohonen.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...67878576_o.jpg

Photos from the official website of the President of Finland, will be updated during the visit. There is also a video.
Ruotsin kuningaspari valtiovierailulla Suomessa - Suomen tasavallan presidentti

The king and the president attended at a business seminar "Digitization of traditional industries" at the Mirror Hall of Hotel Kämp.
https://scontent-bru.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...07&oe=557C7C4D

The king and queen visited the Parliament, they were hosted by Speaker Eero Heinäluoma.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_LXohwW8AESbgi.jpg
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https://scontent-bru.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...1c&oe=55852344
Uutiskuvat Ruotsin kuningaspari eduskunnassa Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi

The king and queen at the wreath laying at the Hietaniemi Cemetery. The king laid three wreaths: One at the War Hero's Cross, one at the Marshal Mannerheim's grave and one at the memorial for the volunteer Swedes killed in finnish wars.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_LZJgaU8AAOeBj.jpg
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