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Her_Majesty 03-03-2008 08:15 AM

State Visit to Portugal; 27-29 May 2008
 
Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja will go on a State Visit to Portugal from may 27th to 29th.

Kongeparet besøker Portugal

Elsa M. 05-16-2008 04:17 PM

PR: Reis da Noruega efectuam visita de Estado a Portugal a convite de Cavaco Silva - RTP Notícias


The Norwegian King and Queen will be received by the President of the Republic, Cavaco Silva, who will offer the monarchs a gala dinner, at the Palace of Ajuda. The official program of the sovereigns will also include a meeting with the President of the Parliament, Jaime Gama, and with the Prime Minister, José Sócrates.

King Harald was already awarded in the past with the Supreme Cross of the Order of Aviz and the Grand Collar of the Order of Infante D. Henrique.

Elsa M. 05-25-2008 02:01 PM

Here's the official program:
Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

Monday, May 26th

19:20 Arrival at the Marina of Cascais
Embarkment on the “Norge” Royal Yacht


Tuesday, May 27th

09:30 Departure of the “Norge” Royal Yacht to Lisbon
Gun salutes at the Cidadela de Cascais; navy ships and recreation boats escort the royal yacht to the Forte de S. Julião da Barra.

11:00 Landing of the royal yacht in front of the Torre the Belém; military honors

11:25 Flower wreth ceremony at Luís Vaz de Camões' tomb (Monastery of Jerónimos)

11:50 Arrival at the Palace of Belém; official photos; signature of the honor rolll; presentation of the delegations; exchange of gifts and decorations

12:00 Meeting with the President of the Republic, at the Palace of Belém

12:30 Press metting, at the Palace of Belém

13:15 Lunch offered by His Excellency the President of the Republic and Dr.ª Maria Cavaco Silva to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway, at the Palace of Belém

15:25 Press conference at the Pestana Palace Hotel

15:45 Visit to the Parliament; military honours; signature of Honor Roll; exchange of gifts

16:00 Meeting with the President of the Parliament and with representatives of the political parties, at the Palace of São Bento

16:50 Visit to the Gulbenkian Museum

20:20 Gala dinner offered by the President of the Republic and Dr.ª Maria Cavaco Silva to TM the King and Queen of Norway, at the Palace of Ajuda.
Presentation; national antheems; speeches and toasts.


Wednesday, May 28th

09:50 Economy conference, at the Pestana Palace Hotel
Speech by HM the King

11:05 Visit to the supermarket Continente, at the Colombo Shopping Center

12:15 Visit to the City Hall of Lisbon
Military honors; speeches by the Mayor of Lisbon and by HM the King of Norway; greetings to the Diplomatic Corps in Lisbon

13:15 Lunch offered by the Prime Minister to TM the King and Queen of Norway, at the Palace of São Bento

15:40 Attendence of a Literary seminary, at the S. Luiz Municipal Theater

18:55 Jazz Concert offered by TM the King and Queen of Norway, at the Convent of Beato

20:05 Dinner offered by TM the King and Queen to HE the President of the Republic and Dr.ª Maria Cavaco Silva, at the “Norge” Royal Yacht (Cais de Santa Apolónia)


Thursday, May 29th

10:50 Arrival at the Sá Carneiro Airport

11:15 Visit to the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Imunology of Porto's University

12:10 Visit to the City Hall of Porto
Honours and speeches by the Mayor of Porto and by HM the King of Norway; signature of the Honor Roll

13:30 Press meeting, at the Cais de Gaia

13:45 Boat ride by the River Douro; lunch served on board of the "Douro Azul"

15:50 Departure of TM the King and Queen of Norway, from the Sá Carneiro Airport


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Separate program of HM the Queen

Tuesday, May 27th

12:10 Visit to the National Coach Museum


Wednesday, May 28th

10:15 Visit to the Architecture School of the Technical University of Lisbon; opening an Architecture Seminary

Thursday, May 29th
11:15 Visit to the Serralves Museum

Her_Majesty 05-26-2008 03:49 PM

Norwegian King Harald (L) and Queen Sonja are saluted by a naval officer before steppping into a boat as they arrive at the port of Cascais, near Lisbon, on May 26, 2008. Norway´s monarchs are in Portugal on a three-day visit.

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ANP

Elsa M. 05-26-2008 06:13 PM

Video:
Reis da Noruega visitam Portugal - RTP Notícias


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King and Quen of Norway, embarking to the royal ship, Norge, in Cascais:
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Video:
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Her_Majesty 05-27-2008 09:06 AM

(L-R) Portuguese First Lady, Maria Cavaco Silva, Norwegian King, Harald V, Portuguese President, Cavaco Silva and Norwegian Queen Sonja pose for a picture, with Belem tower in the background, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 May 2008. The Norwegian King is on a three-day-visit

Queen Sonja wears the Sydney Opera House on her head again. :whistling:

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ANP

Her_Majesty 05-27-2008 10:37 AM

Norway's Queen Sonja (R) and Portugal's first lady Maria Cavaco Silva (L)during their visit at the Museum of Carriages in Belem, next to Lisbon, on May 27, 2008. The Norwegian royal couple, Harald and Sonja, are in Portugal for a three-day visit.

The Queen looks like a curious girl who discovered something interesting. :lol:
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ANP

Elsa M. 05-27-2008 01:58 PM

The official photo galleries from Presidência da República:

ACTUALIDADE - Página Oficial da Presidência da República Portuguesa

ACTUALIDADE: GERAL - Maria Cavaco Silva - Página Oficial da Presidência da República Portuguesa



Video from the welcoming ceremony:

Reis da Noruega em visita a Portugal - RTP Notícias

giov 05-27-2008 02:20 PM

Pics from Prisma
Derechos Portugal: Los Reyes de Noruega de visita en Cascais, Portugal - Agencia Prisma

Her_Majesty 05-27-2008 02:37 PM

Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja visit the Museum of the Modern Art at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, on May 27, 2008.

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Do you see Harald in her glasses? :lol:
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Elsa M. 05-27-2008 02:44 PM

Sol

The President of the Republic, Cavaco Silva, presented today the King of Norway, Harald V, with the Grand Collar of the Order of Santiago, and Queen Sonja with the Supreme Cross of the Order of Christ. The Norwegian sovereigns, ir return, presented the Head of the Portuguese State with the Supreme Cross of the Order of Saint Olav and Maria Cavaco Silva with the Supreme Cross of the Order of Merit.

The presidential couple presented also Harald V and Sonja of Norway with a Silver Goblet with the Portuguse arms engraved, while the presidential couple received a crystal piece from the King and Queen.

As homage to Portugal's greatest importation from Norway, the main dish served for today's lunch was codfish. For dessert, there was a milk-cream with wild fruits.


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The President of the Republic expressed his wish to strengthen the "already excellent" bilateral relations between Lisbon and Oslo. In return, Harald V, who is accompanied by a vast ministerial and enterprise delegation, confirmed the good bilateral relations, but stressed that "there is always space for improvement" and anticipated a reinforcement of the Norwegian touristic flow to Portugal, after this State visit.

Elsa M. 05-27-2008 02:49 PM

From the visit to the Parliament:

Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit


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Another video from RTP:
Família real reinante naNoruega visita oficialmente Portugal - RTP Notícias

Her_Majesty 05-27-2008 04:11 PM

Gallery from Belga
BelgaPicture - Category details

Her_Majesty 05-27-2008 04:31 PM

First gala pictures

Sonja wears the white dress (she wore for Harald's birthday last year) and she wears the Diamond Tiara


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Elsa M. 05-27-2008 06:28 PM

PR: Cavaco Silva chama atenção dos Reis da Noruega para "sofisticação tecnológica" de empresas portuguesas - NotÃ*cias Lusa - Sapo Notícias

The President of the Republic, Cavaco Silva, considered today's visit as a very important contribute to the reinforcement of the bilateral relations, and stressed the current "technologic sophistication" of many Portuguese and Norwegian companies.

In his speech during the gala dinner, Cavaco Silva remembered that Portugal was one of the very first countries to recognize the young Norwegian Nation, in 1905. He also remembered that, in 1472, a three-ship maritime expedition, promoted by Kings Afonso V and Christian I, left Bergen, with at least two Portuguese noblemen: João Vaz Corte-Real and Álvaro Martins Homem: "I wish that today we may once again reach together the New World of chances, represented by the reinforcement of our cooperation".

pamk 05-27-2008 06:39 PM

Sonia looks really good --- nice clothes so far --- love the diamond tiara!

Elsa M. 05-27-2008 07:07 PM

Photos from the gala:

Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit
Portugal Norway King visit




Official photo gallery from the gala:

ACTUALIDADE - Página Oficial da Presidência da República Portuguesa

galatea_12 05-27-2008 11:03 PM

an article: Helgas vakre kofte en hit - Nyheter - Kongelige - Aftenposten.no

dalia 05-27-2008 11:08 PM

A gallery from gettyimages.com can be found here:- Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected#

Elsa M. 05-28-2008 07:31 AM

King of Norway, Harald V, visiting a Lisbon supermarket, one of the places where is sold the Norwegian codfish, one of the most traditional Portuguese food, and the biggest importation product from Norway:

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Portugal Norway King visit
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Portugal Norway King visit


A video:
Reis da Noruega prosseguem visita a Portugal - RTP Notícias


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