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Mahato 05-26-2008 11:44 AM

State Visit from Vietnam, June 2008
 
According to the official programme for the Norwegian Royal Family, will Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja host a State Visit from Vietnam on 5 - 6 June.

Her_Majesty 05-28-2008 11:38 AM

I am rather surprised about this State Visit.

Didn't they announce (by the beginning of the year) there is only going to be one outgoing State Visit (the current one to Portugal) and one incomming State Visit (from Ireland) this year?

Nice surprise anyway. :flowers:

sofajr 05-29-2008 08:29 AM

does it mean that there will be a gala-evening and tiaras? BTW what is the difference between state and official visits?

HMQueenElizabethII 05-29-2008 08:44 AM

Normally the one from Vietnam, i think maybe just an official visit, considering those ones have been made over the years to countries under monarchy. I do not expect it could not be a higher level with Tiaras or so. But there might be, i'm not too sure.

Her_Majesty 05-29-2008 11:16 AM

Quote:

does it mean that there will be a gala-evening and tiaras? BTW what is the difference between state and official visits?
State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

Official Visits mostly have an "official dinner" or something which are usually black-tie (non-Tiara) dinners.
Usually a Monrach just pays(and recieves) only one State Visit to (from) a special country during his reign.
So, for example:
During his reign King Harald only recieved one State Visit from Spain and only payed one State Visit to Spain. The next possible Norwegian State Visit to Spain will be under the next King's (Haakon's) reign.


The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.;)

HMQueenElizabethII 05-29-2008 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 772918)
State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.;)

Then you might be right, Her_Majesty, because as a Vietnamese myself, and reading on Vietnamese newspaper, it is just stated as an Official Visit, so i did not think it as one with Tiaras offered for the State Banquet.

sofajr 05-29-2008 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 772918)
State Visits usually always include a State Banquet (for which the Royals wear orders and Tiaras).

Official Visits mostly have an "official dinner" or something which are usually black-tie (non-Tiara) dinners.
Usually a Monrach just pays(and recieves) only one State Visit to (from) a special country during his reign.
So, for example:
During his reign King Harald only recieved one State Visit from Spain and only payed one State Visit to Spain. The next possible Norwegian State Visit to Spain will be under the next King's (Haakon's) reign.


The Royal Calendar says that this is going to be a Statsbesøk (so, a State Visit).
When the Royal Couple payed their outgoing State Visit to Vietnam there has also been a StateBanquet with Tiaras.. so I guess this one will offer some Tiaras as well.;)

thanks a lot Her_Majesty. so lets hope for an interesting events and dinner. :flowers:

Her_Majesty 05-29-2008 01:32 PM

Here's the programme for the State Visit (in Norwegian)

kongehuset.no - Statsbesøk fra Vietnam: Presseakkreditering

sofajr 05-29-2008 02:15 PM

there will be a visit to new opera of Q. Sonja and first lady of Vietnam.
they seem to put a lot of attention to this new opera house.

Her_Majesty 05-29-2008 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr (Post 773005)
there will be a visit to new opera of Q. Sonja and first lady of Vietnam.
they seem to put a lot of attention to this new opera house.

Yes, I am glad they found a new thing for the Ladies... during the past events the Ladies usually always used to visit the Munch museum. The Queen must have seen it more then 100 times by now. :biggrin:

Her_Majesty 06-02-2008 01:50 PM

Press Program in English from Kongehuset.

http://www.kongehuset.no/c27428/binf....php?tid=72256

sofajr 06-04-2008 11:49 AM

Do Crown Prince and Crown Princess participate in welcoming ceremony and gala dinner? they usually do that but there is no such information on their scedule for tomorrow. :ermm:

Larzen 06-04-2008 01:03 PM

They are never listed, it is always just "the King and Queen host...."
Im sure they will be there for the welcomming ceremony, gala dinner and govements lunch the next day. This visit do not have an return reception and the recpetion would anyhow clash with the Bislett games which is almost always attended by member of the royal family.

Her_Majesty 06-05-2008 07:02 AM

Vietnamese president Nguyen Minh Treet (foreground right) stands alongside King Harald of Norway (directly behind him) during welcoming ceremonies at the Royal Palace in Oslo June 5th 2008 at the start of a two day state visit to Norway. Behind them are from left Crownprince Haakon, Mrs Tran Thi Kim Chi, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

http://i26.tinypic.com/okagcx.jpg
ANP

The Mette's dress just isn't flattering at all.
Her hat-piece is new. Don't know what to think about it.

Here's a first little gallery:
BelgaPicture - Category details



Her_Majesty 06-05-2008 07:27 AM

The Queen and the first Lady visited the new Opera House

BelgaPicture - Category details


Varm velkomst for Vietnams president - hadeland.net
Varm velkomst for Vietnams president - lofotposten.no

sofajr 06-05-2008 08:21 AM

photos from welcoming ceremony:
(ANB)

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(why the queen and vietnam first lady hold hands?)

ANP Beeldbank

Her_Majesty 06-05-2008 08:26 AM

I really like the Queen's look. Yellow suits her really good (at least a soft shade of yellow... I shouldn't say "yellow" too loud in that thread);).
And, oha: a normal hat! well done! :lol:

Gallery of the Welcoming Ceremony:
Se bildene fra statsbesøket - Vårt Land - vl.no

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr
(why the queen and vietnam first lady hold hands?)

maybe it's just a friendly gesture. Quite cute, imo. :)

Her_Majesty 06-05-2008 09:14 AM

A Gallery by Prisma:

Derechos Portugal: La Familia Real de Noruega recibe al Presidente Nguyen Minh Triet - Agencia Prisma

While comparing the Ladie's looks ... I really prefer the Queen's fashion choice today. Although MM looked nice aswell.


Edit:
Scanpix
http://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...6/sx66a53d.jpg
http://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...6/sx66a9c6.jpg
http://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...6/sx66a866.jpg
http://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...6/sx66a868.jpg
http://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...6/sx66a9aa.jpg

sofajr 06-05-2008 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 775376)
I really like the Queen's look. Yellow suits her really good (at least a soft shade of yellow... I shouldn't say "yellow" too loud in that thread);).
And, oha: a normal hat! well done! :lol:

Gallery of the Welcoming Ceremony:
Se bildene fra statsbesøket - Vårt Land - vl.no


maybe it's just a friendly gesture. Quite cute, imo. :)

I didn't know they are friends or close enough to hold hands. I find it weard. especially for two First ladies during the state visit :eek:

Her_Majesty 06-05-2008 10:46 AM

Actually I was reading at another board that Queen Sofia of Spain sometimes also holds hands with special guests. This has been the first time Queen Sonja did so (at least that I can remember).


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