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Her_Majesty 03-02-2009 02:35 PM

State Visit from Canada , April 2009
 
State Visit from Canada


On the invitation of HM King Harald V, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will pay a State Visit to Norway 28-30 April 2009.
02.03.20

kongehuset.no - State Visit from Canada

JulieS 03-02-2009 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 902143)
State Visit from Canada


On the invitation of HM King Harald V, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will pay a State Visit to Norway 28-30 April 2009.
02.03.20

kongehuset.no - State Visit from Canada

The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is not invited ? :confused:

Madame Royale 03-02-2009 10:57 PM

Why would the Prime Minister be invited? He is not an acting Head of State. The Governor General is.

Mermaid1962 03-02-2009 11:08 PM

Stephen Harper, as the Prime Minister, is the head of the government. The Governor General, as the Queen's representative, is the symbol of Canada when she travels abroad. I like Michelle Jean quite a bit. She always looks wonderful.

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Originally Posted by JulieS (Post 902308)
The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is not invited ? :confused:


JulieS 03-03-2009 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 (Post 902314)
Stephen Harper, as the Prime Minister, is the head of the government. The Governor General, as the Queen's representative, is the symbol of Canada when she travels abroad. I like Michelle Jean quite a bit. She always looks wonderful.

I like Michaelle Jean too. She represents Canada well. But I think that the Prime Minister should be invited too. I'm not an expert in protocol. ;)

Her_Majesty 03-03-2009 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by JulieS (Post 902419)
I like Michaelle Jean too. She represents Canada well. But I think that the Prime Minister should be invited too.

It's usual that the formal "Representatives" are invited on a State Visit.
Maybe you can compare it with Germany: the chancellor never attends State Visits. The official representative, so the president, is invited instead.
I guess it's similar in Canada: not the Prime Minister is invited, but the official representative of the Queen.
It's always the "Head of State" who is invted.

mybags 04-16-2009 03:20 PM

Here is a program for the State Visit:

Governor General to Undertake State Visits to Ukraine and Norway

heathshire 04-16-2009 06:43 PM

The PM would have been invited if decisions were to be made

yvr girl 04-16-2009 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by heathshire (Post 922692)
The PM would have been invited if decisions were to be made

The PM would have meetings with the Head of government of Norway, not the Head of State. It sounds like lower level government officials will be travelling along with the GG, and they will talk business with their counterparts.

sofajr 04-22-2009 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by mybags (Post 922598)

According to the program they visit Tromso. As far as I remember it is not usual for State Visits.

Paty 04-28-2009 05:42 AM

Wellcome Ceremony, by Konguehuset.no

kongehuset.no - Statsbesøk fra Canada

Vårlig velkomst i Slottsparken - siste.no

Photos by Belga
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dazzling 04-28-2009 09:37 AM

Norway's Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid, Crown princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon look at the gifts presented by Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean (L) and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond (C) when arriving at the Royal Castle in Oslo on April 28, 2009.

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Paty 04-28-2009 11:55 AM

Photos from Gobernor General of Canada

Photo Gallery

Articles

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Her_Majesty 04-28-2009 12:00 PM

fvn.no > VÃ¥rlig velkomst i Slottsparken

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White Princess 04-28-2009 01:43 PM

I love Michaelle Jean, she is great!

Paty 04-28-2009 03:03 PM

Gallery from de Wellcome Ceremony

BelgaPicture - Category details

Her_Majesty 04-28-2009 03:43 PM

First gala pictures :flowers:

Kongen har Canada i sitt hjerte - vestbyavis.no

Paty 04-28-2009 04:13 PM

I´m a bit surprised that everybody is wearing it´s owns orders.
Didn't the General Governor get the Noriegan Order? also The king and Queen arent wearing Canadien orders. I wonder why!

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Adamari 04-28-2009 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Paty (Post 927408)
I´m a bit surprised that everybody is wearing it´s owns orders.
Didn't the General Governor get the Noriegan Order? also The king and Queen arent wearing Canadien orders. I wonder why!

It's my understanding that we created an order in 1967 to mark Canada's centennial. I don't remember the name of it, but I do recall we have never given it to anyone.

The orders the governor general wears on official occasions are only intended for Canadians and are only given to foreigners in truly exceptional cases (I remember the Queen Mother getting the Order of Canada for her own centennial, and I remember a British soldier getting the military order for his bravery in helping Canadians, though I do not recall the specific reasons).

So the lack of exchanged orders is routine for Canada.

Paty 04-28-2009 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Adamari (Post 927426)
It's my understanding that we created an order in 1967 to mark Canada's centennial. I don't remember the name of it, but I do recall we have never given it to anyone.

The orders the governor general wears on official occasions are only intended for Canadians and are only given to foreigners in truly exceptional cases (I remember the Queen Mother getting the Order of Canada for her own centennial, and I remember a British soldier getting the military order for his bravery in helping Canadians, though I do not recall the specific reasons).

So the lack of exchanged orders is routine for Canada.

Oh I see. Thanks for the info Adamari


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