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Old 04-28-2008, 02:09 PM
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Swedish State Visit to Portugal; May 5-7, 2008

On the website of the royalcourt was a statevisit to portugal announced!
Now I looked up the upcoming events but no statevisit is mentioned.

Does someone know why?

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Old 04-28-2008, 03:13 PM
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On the website of the royalcourt was a statevisit to portugal announced!
Now I looked up the upcoming events but no statevisit is mentioned.

Does someone know why?
They're not very good at keeping the calendar updated. If you notice - there aren't any things at all in that week, yet.

I can't find any press releases that says anything but that they're going.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:30 AM
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mhmm?

I know that the calender on the website isn't always up to date, but such big events like a state visit are normally mentioned at least two weeks before.
We'll see if the statevisit is on the agenda on friday.

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Old 04-29-2008, 11:48 AM
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Of course the state visit to Portugal takes place next week, from May 5th to May 7th.
The Royal Court’s website announced the visit on April 7 in their ‘Press release’ section.
Their habit of updating the Royal family’s calendar each Friday for the following week is really unfortunate – and even this goes only for the Swedish version. The English version is simply a catastrophe, reduced in size, at times not updated at all and including far less information… as we speak, their ‘latest news’ in pictures (stamp-size…) dates back to April 14…
The whole website has to be re-done urgently, it’s the worst of all Royal Houses.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:57 AM
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State visit to Portugal , May 2008

On the invitation of HE President Cavaco Silva, the King and Queen will pay a State Visit to the republic of Portugal from 5th -7th May 2008.

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:32 AM
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Okay!
As expected the statevisit is on the agenda for next week!
I hope to see the royal couple in a good mood next week, so that we get beautiful pictures!

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No press meeting for portual media of the royal couple in castle of Stockholm few days before the state visit begin?

Following the program of the state visit:

Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:57 AM
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They should have lunch in Queluz, not in Belém, because if they would, I could take them a picture...!
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:05 PM
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Following the program of the state visit:

Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

May 5th
11.00: Arrival of TM the King and Queen of Sweden at Praça do Império, Lisbon; Military honors: Swedish and Portuguese National Antheams; 21 gun shots; troop reviews
11.30: Flower wreath laying at the tomb of Luís Vaz de Camões, by TM the King and Queen of Sweden
11.40 - Visit to the cloisters of the Monastery of Jerónimos
11.50 - Departure of the President of the Republic along with HM the King of Sweden and of Dr. Maria Cavaco Silva with HM the Queen of Sweden, to the Palace of Belém
12.05: Official welcome ceremony
Military honors
Official Photo
Signature of the Honor Roll
Presentation of the Portuguese Delegation
Presentation of the Swedish Delegation
Exchange of Decorations and Gifts
12.15 - Meeting of the President of the Republic with HM the King of Sweden
12.45 - Press meeting
13.00 - Lunch hosted by the President of the Republic and Dra. Maria Cavaco Silva
15.00: Visit of HM the King of Sweden to the Parliament
16.00: Visit of HM the King to the National Institute for Technical Innovations
20.20: State Banquet at the Palace of Ajuda, offered by the President of the Republic and Dr. Maria Cavaco Silva

May 6th
9.30: HM the King of Sweden is awarded an honorary title by the Portuguese Industrial Association
10.30: Visit to the Gulbenkian Foundation by HM the King
11:45 - Visit to the City Hall of Lisbon; meeting with the Mayor of Lisbon
13.00: Lunch hosted by the Prime Minister, at the Palace of São Bento
14.55: Visit of HM the King to the Electricity Museum
16.40: Reception hosted by the King and Queen for the Swedish Community
20.25: Return banquet hosted by the King and Queen of Sweden to the President of the Republic and his wife, at the Pestana Palace Hotel

May 7th
10.30: Visit to the Town Hall of Évora
11.10: Visit to the solar cell factory “Amândio José Lobo, Lda.”
12.00: Visit to the Évora Cathedral
12.45: Visit to the Roman Temple and to the Convent of Lóios
13.00: Official Lunch offered by the mayor of Évora, at the Cadaval Ducal Palace
15.00: Visit to the town of Monsaraz
15.40: Boat ride to Alqueva
16.40: Visit to the barrage of Alqueva
17.45: Departure ceremony, at the military base of Beja


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May 5th

12:15 Visit to the National Coach Museum
16:00 Visit to the Tile Museum

May 6th
09:30 Visit to the the Ajuda de Berço (a well-fare organization for children)
15:00 Visit to the National Center of Support to Imigrants (CNAI)
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:54 PM
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the king has given the interview to the portuguese magazine from EXPRESSO about the state visit.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:35 PM
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No press meeting for portual media of the royal couple in castle of Stockholm few days before the state visit begin?
At least the journalist from newspapers Expresso, Publico and Diario de Noticias were invited by the swedish foreign ministry to go Sweden, at least is what it says on today's newspaper.
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Does anyone know if the whole family will be attending the dinner? My thought about the royal calender is people need to write them, actual letters and emails. If they don't check the website they may not check the email.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
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At least the journalist from newspapers Expresso were invited by the swedish foreign ministry to go Sweden
This is another article published today by Jornal de Notícias:
Jornal de Notícias - Reis da Suécia voltam a Lisboa 22 anos após a primeira visita

The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, are about to land on Portuguese teritory, 22 years after their first State visit. The monarch will meet again his old "friend" Cavaco Silva, the now President of the Republic, who occupied the Prime-minister position back then.

From the 1986 visit, the King and Queen remember a "beautiful country" near the sea, which is more and more visited by Swedes to vacation and play golf (last year, nearly 140.000 Swedish citizens have visited our country: 115.000 tourists and 2.700 business trips). From Portugal, Carl XVI Gustaf remembers the particularly "great diversity of wines" for a small country like ours, while Queen Silvia remembers the "pretty characteristic tiles".

During their collective interview to the Portuguese journalists in the Royal Palace of Stockholm, Queen Silvia says that "the Swedish people look at Portugal as a sea-country. Many had visited Expo 98 about the Oceans and I think it was a good window for the country. Lisbon is a very beautiful city".

It's still the concern about the Environment and a more efficient use of renewable ressources (in particular, solar and aeolic energies) that gives the motto to their return to Portugal. The global heating is one of the subjects that dominatesthe the political agenda in Sweden, which faced this year the hottest Winter in 250 years.

Solar energy is actually given protagonism during this three-days visit to Lisboa, Évora and Monsaraz, during which the monarchs will be accompanied by their ministers of Environment and of Migration and Politic Asylum (Andreas Carlgren and Tobias Billström respectively), as well as by a group of Swedish businessmen, related to environmental area.

Besides the visit to the National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (tomorrow afternoon), in order to to hear about the national programs for exploitation of solar and aeolic energies, the Swedish delegation will participate in a symposium about renewable energy, at the Electricity Museum, and will visit, on Wednesday, a solar energy facility in Évora.

"We are going to visit a solar cell factory, in order to see what we can learn from Portugal. Our team of investigators from the University of Uppsala is also studying this question of solar energy, but I think that we can learn more", said the King.

While in Portugal the construction of nuclear centrals is starting to be discussed, Sweden is doing the opposite path, having determined, some years ago, not to allow new nuclear facilities. The king recognizes that nuclear energy is a sensible issue in his Nordic country, where two out of the 12 existing centrals have been locked up: "60% of our energy comes from our 10 nuclear centrals. Simultaneously, we are investing in aeolic energy, which corresponds to 2% of the energy used in our country", says the monarch.

King Carl Gustav drives a car moved by etanol, and like the majority of his people, he is particularly sensible to the environmental issues. Great part of the Swedish people recycle their garbage and use public transportations (in Stockholm, 75% of the population go to work by public transportation). The purchase of ecological cars moved by etanol has increased, thanks to governmental and regional incentives. Carl XVI Gustaf, who is an apassionate lover for cars, is also among those who already drive cars moved by etanol: "I want to prepare the Future for the second generation of etanol cars. I understand that the great concern on the environmental level will be the issue of transportations", stressed the Swedish King, despite the current debate on the production etanol (which takes large extends of land).



Jornal de Notícias - Rainha Silvia fala português

In her perfect Portuguese, tempered with a Brazilian accent, Queen Silvia evokes the day when José Saramago was awarded with the Nobel prize. "It was a fantastic moment, because the Portuguese language is so rich! The whole world heard the voice of a Portuguese writer", remembered the Queen, who has Portuguese as her second language, due to her Brazilian mother.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:57 PM
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the kings will arrive this night to portugal.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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President Cavaco Silva presented today King Carl XVI Gustav with Grand-Collar of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique, and Queen Silvia with Grand-Cross of the same Order. In return, the Swedish monarch decorated the Portuguese Head of State with the Supreme Cross of the Order of Seraphim, and his wife, Maria Cavaco Silva, with the Supreme Cross of the Order of the Pole Star.

Cavaco Silva also offered the King a silver goblet with the Portuguese shield engraved, while Maria Cavaco Silva offered the Queen a traditional "fiancés' handkerchief" along with a Vista Alegre tea porcelain set with allusive motifs to that traditional craft [see here, p. 23].

In return, the Swedish King presented Cavaco Silva with a lithography and the Queen offered Maria Cavaco Silva two crystal pieces.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:32 AM
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Here information by press-meeting on 29th April 2008 at castle of Stockholm for the state visit in Portugal with picture of the royal couple:

Gustavo e Sílvia da Suécia realizam visita de Estado a Portugal - RTP Notícias

Further a video of arrival in Portugal today!

Reis da Suécia em Portugal - RTP Notícias
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:48 AM
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Photo-gallery from Presidência da República:

ACTUALIDADE - Página Oficial da Presidência da República Portuguesa
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:33 AM
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Great pictures thanks. Queen Silvia is very elegant and the dress is very pretty.
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