The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-09-2019, 02:06 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 29,706
Swedish State Visit to Ireland: May 22-24, 2019

Their Majesties The King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Ireland on 22–24 May 2019 at the invitation of President Michael D. Higgins.
The Government will be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman, and Maja Fjaestad, State Secretary to Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren.
State Visit to Ireland - Sveriges Kungahus
Statsbesök till Irland - Sveriges Kungahus
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-2019, 02:33 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
I can't believe that the King and Queen are only paying a State Visit to Eire now ,so a visit is long overdue!
__________________

__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
I can't believe that the King and Queen are only paying a State Visit to Eire now ,so a visit is long overdue!
The last visit to Ireland was in 1992, when the King and Queen visited President Mary Robinson, and she visited Sweden for a return visit in 1997.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:03 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
I thought you could only make 1 State Visit during a reign?
__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:21 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 1,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
I thought you could only make 1 State Visit during a reign?

Definitely not! Just remember how many times the british Queen has been to Norway for instance (3 state visits; 1st one to King Haakon, 2nd one to King Olav and 3rd one to Harald and Sonja) or Germany (4 full state visits) or France (also 4). I think she also had more than 1 state visit to the USA during her reign.

The King and Queen of Norway also had 2 full state visits to Germany.
I´m sure the list goes on and on.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:26 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 29,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
I thought you could only make 1 State Visit during a reign?
Of course not. King Carl Gustaf has made five state visits to Finland and queen Silvia four.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:26 PM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 4,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
I thought you could only make 1 State Visit during a reign?
To the same monarch or President at the country you visit is the rule. But even then there are exceptions. For example King Olav V. paid 2 State Visitis to the UK as did Queen Margrethe. And King Carl XVI. Gustaf paid 2 State Visits to Denmark.
__________________
Stefan



Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2019, 03:39 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
Yes I was thinking Monarch to Monarch which put the idea in my head ,I had a look and the Swedish King and Queen were here in 1992 ,27 years ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyFinn View Post
Of course not. King Carl Gustaf has made five state visits to Finland and queen Silvia four.
Only the King can make State Visits as the head of State ,the queen accompanied him on 4 of them,Finland is a very close neighbour had no idea the King has made 5 of them.
__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 4,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
Only the King can make State Visits as the head of State ,the queen accompanied him on 4 of them,Finland is a very close neighbour had no idea the King has made 5 of them.

Probably there where so many State Visits by the King to Finland because that is how many Presidents Finland has since he became King.

As it is a close neighbour country there are State Vistis between the 2 countries every time there is a new President/King unlike other countries to which there is not so a close connection.
__________________
Stefan



Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-23-2019, 08:12 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
The King and Queen will attend a dinner with Ireland's Ambassador on 8 May.

https://www.kungahuset.se/kalender.4...2F08#Kalendern

The King and Queen will be briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) ahead of the state visit on 14 May.

https://www.kungahuset.se/kalender.4...2F14#Kalendern
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:27 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 29,706
At The President of Ireland's Facebook
Next week, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia will undertake a State Visit to Ireland.
This will be the second State Visit to Ireland by the King. In April 1992, the King visited President Mary Robinson, and after their meeting he planted a Swedish Whitebeam tree (Sorbus intermedia) in the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin.
There is a long-standing tradition that visiting Heads of State are invited to plant a tree at the Áras.
https://www.facebook.com/41567759179...8230105537572/
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-19-2019, 12:13 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
I thought state dinners in Ireland took pace at Dublin Castle.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-19-2019, 01:18 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingen View Post
I thought state dinners in Ireland took pace at Dublin Castle.
As far as I'm aware they always take place at St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle.
__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
As far as I'm aware they always take place at St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle.
Well, then we have to wait and see.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-19-2019, 01:45 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
In previous State Visits the President hosted a luncheon at the Aras and the State banquet took place at Dublin Castle.

Trinity College is a large complex of buildings right in the centre of Dublin close to the castle,though I can't recall a State Banquet taking place there before.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...source=sh/x/im

The old Houses of Parliament are right beside Trinity College.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...source=sh/x/im
__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-19-2019, 02:44 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
In previous State Visits the President hosted a luncheon at the Aras and the State banquet took place at Dublin Castle.

Trinity College is a large complex of buildings right in the centre of Dublin close to the castle,though I can't recall a State Banquet taking place there before.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...source=sh/x/im

The old Houses of Parliament are right beside Trinity College.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...source=sh/x/im
Maybe the location for the state banquet is wrong and will take place at Dublin Castle as it usually will.

It is the return dinner hosted by the King and Queen that will take place at Trinity College.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-19-2019, 02:52 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 29,706
At the state visit by German President Joachim Gauck made to Ireland in 2015, the state dinner was held at Áras an Uachtaráin.
"That evening, the President and Sabina Higgins hosted a State Dinner at Áras an Uachtaráin in honour of President Gauck and Ms Schadt."
State Visit by German President, HE Joachim Gauck, to Ireland - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-19-2019, 02:53 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 24,087
Its quite possible as its very close to the capital we will see next week,hope the king and queen bring umbrella's as a wet week forecast from Tuesday onwards
__________________

8th of October 1515 ; Birth of The Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-20-2019, 10:20 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Posts: 888
Program for the state visit (has finally been published):
https://www.kungahuset.se/press/pres...055f2b86a.html

Wednesday 22 May
Official Welcome Ceremony
The King and Queen are welcomed by President Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins outside their residence, Áran an Uachtaráin. An official welcome ceremony with national anthems, a Guard of Honour, and tree planting will take place. The Swedish Ministers, the State Secretary and the official delegation take part in the ceremony.

Laying of a wreath
The King lays a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance which honours the those who gave their life in the Irish Independence Fight.

Visit at Croke Park
Croke park is the Headquarters for Irland's largest non-profit association for culture and traditional sports, Gaelic Athletic Association. The King and Queen will be shown the sports hurling and gaelic football.

The Swedish Chamber for Commerce in Ireland will host a lunch, and there will be a possibility for the King and Queen to meet the Swedish Business Delegation.

Reception at the Mayor of Dublin
In the afternoon will the Mayor of Dublin, Ardmhéara, Mr Nial Ring, host a reception for the King and Queen, the Swedish delegation and Irish guests with Swedish connection.

Meeting with the Speakers
The King and Queen are received by the Speaker of the Lower House, Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and of the Upper House, Cathaoirleach, Denis O’Donovan. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attend.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney have a bilateral meeting.

State Banquet
President Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins host a state banquet in the honour of the King and Queen.

Thursday 23 May
Seminar on Health Issues
The King and Queen participate in the seminar ”Meeting Future Health Challenges”. The seminar is a possibility for the Swedish and Irish governments, experts in the Health sector, Academia, and Enterprises to meet and discuss how the future challenges in the Health area could be met. State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attends, together with Ireland's Minister for Health, both of them are giving an opening speech.

Literature seminar at the National Library
The King and Queen visit a seminar that highlights mutual influence between Irish and Swedish Authors and Poets, and gives a possibility for exchange of experiences and discussions on emigration, immigration through history and until today. The seminar is moderated by Stephen Farran-Lee. In the panel participates Joseph O'Connor, Author and Professor at University of Limerick, Ola Larsmo, Author and Board member of PEN International, Melatu Uche Okorie, Nigerian-born Author living in Dublin, and Marjaneh Bakhtiari, Swedish Author and Journalist born in Iran. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström attends.

In connection with the seminar is the photo exhibition “Portraits of Migration – Sweden beyond the headlines” opened. The exhibition is produced by the Swedish Institute and signed Alexander Mahmoud.

Visit to EirGrid
The King and Queen visit EirGrid, a state-owned company that develops and maintains Ireland's national electric system. There are planned and on-going projects with Swedish companies, among others East-West Interconnector, a green energy project between Ireland and UK. The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman attends.

Reception for the Swedish Diaspora
The King and Queen meet Swedes living in Ireland at The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. The reception is hosted by Ambassador Lars Wahlund.

Meeting with the Prime Minister, An Taoiseach
The King pays a curtsey call to the Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD. The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman attend together with representatives from the Official Swedish Delegation.

Visit to Science Gallery
The Queen visits Science Gallery. At Science Gallery are young people encouraged to learn through their interests, exciting programs that create creativity in areas where science and culture meet.

Visit to the National Museum
The King and Queen visit the National Museum and are presented to the exhibition "Ór – Ireland’s Gold". The museum contains one of Europe's most important collections of pre-historical gold collections, from 2200 BC to 500 BC. The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attend and participate in a panel discussion At the forefront of the Tech Race – what lies ahead for Sweden and Ireland.

The King and Queen's Dinner
The King and Queen host a dinner at Trinity College in honour of President Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins. Åsa Jinder, National Spelman (riksspelman) and Key harpist (nyckelharpist), performs together with Maria Johansson on piano.

Friday 24 May - Athlone
Seminar on how digital infrastructure forms society and industry
The King and Queen participate in the seminar on Ericsson Software Campus in Athlone. The seminar gives a possibility for representatives of the Ireland and Sweden's governments, companies, Academia, and other experts to meet and discuss the common challenges in the extension of digital infrastructure in Industry and the society. It is also a possibility to network for further cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Ericsson Software Campus is one of Ericsson's leading research- and development centers with more than 1000 employees. There is a cooperation with College of Technology i Athlone and Ericsson is involved in the program "Infuse", that aims to create interest for technique among children. The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attend.

Marine Institue in Galway
The King and Queen visit Marine Institute in Galway. The Institute's task is to coordinate and promote Ireland's marine research and development, promote financial development and protect the marine environment. An exhibition on sustainable fishery shows how complex fishing data are made to simple maps as support for a sustainable management. State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attends.

Visit to a farm in Burren
The farm lays in the village Ballybornagh, at the border to the counties Galway and Clare, in a dramatic landscape similar to Öland. To protect the large biological diversity, with plats från arctic, alpine and Mediterranean areas, the owner of the farm takes part in the so called Burren Program, that aims to promote sustainable farming and conservation of the landscape and cultural heritage. The King and Queen are presented to the Burren Ridge and its unique biotope. There will be possibility for the King and Queen to speak with the farmer Vincent Keane on animal keeping as a basis to keep the unique Burren landscape. State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attends.

Burren Smokehouse
The King and Queen are shown some locally produced products by Bord Bia, a semi-governmental organisation that works to promote Irish Food Industry. The products, salmon, goat cheese and algae, are part of the Burren Food Trail, that is the Irish government's initiative to promote rural development and entrepreneurship in the region. Burren Smokehouse is an example of how entrepreneurs have contributed to the development of western Ireland through providing products by high quality based on wild Irish salmon. State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attends.

The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman has a bilateral meeting with Pat Breen TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.

Press meeting
The King and Queen meet Irish and Swedish media. The Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman and State Secretary Maja Fjaestad attend.

The King and Queen depart Ireland from Shannon Airport and the State Visit is concluded.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dutch State Visit to Ireland: June 12-14, 2019 eya King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and family 66 06-15-2019 04:40 AM
Charles and Camilla: Visit to Northern Ireland & Ireland - May 9-12, 2017 Rudolph The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 33 05-19-2017 07:18 AM
Charles & Camilla: Visit to Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland - May 19-22, 2015 Lumutqueen The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 88 06-09-2015 11:41 PM
Royal Visits to Ireland and Northern Ireland PrincessofEurope British Royals 65 05-16-2011 01:16 AM




Popular Tags
alqasimi aristocracy armenia bavaria;house;chef;luitpold;ludwig belgian belgian royal family castles charles of wales countess of wessex crown prince hussein's future wife current events cypher cyprus danish history denmark duchess of sussex duke & duchess of cambridge; duke of cambridge duke of sussex dutch history family search felipe vi foundation french royalty friendly city future wife of prince hussein general news germany greece harry head of the house henry v house of bourbon house of saxe-coburg and gotha kiko king salman lady louise mountbatten-windsor lithuanian castles meghan markle memoir monaco christening monaco history monarchism naples nobel 2019 official visit palaces prince harry prince of wales prince peter princess benedikte princess margaret princess royal qe2 rania of jordan royal children rumania russian imperial family saudi arabia shakespeare south africa south korea spain spanish history state visit swedish royal family swedish royalty united kingdom usa valois


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019
Jelsoft Enterprises
×