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Her_Majesty 09-24-2009 05:06 PM

State Visit to South Africa - November 2009
 
State visit to South Africa


On the invitation of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, will pay a State Visit to South Africa 24-26 November 2009.
The purpose of the visit is to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Further details of the programme will be announced at a later stage.



kongehuset.no - State visit to South Africa

JessRulz 10-26-2009 11:41 PM

Norway’s royal couple to visit Green Point stadium as part of SA visit

"On the agenda while in South Africa, it is planned for the royal couple to visit the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, which is one of the two semi-final venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Local Organising Committee chairperson Irvin Khoza would likely give the royal couple a tour of the stadium."

dazzling 11-13-2009 10:03 AM

Apparently the royals wanted to meet with Nelsen Mandela but that wa sno possible.
Its said that he does not see poeple of rumors of his health and that he is not a public person anymore.
It was the King & Queens dream to meet with him during the visit and he was also contacted to to see whether it was possible.

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Her_Majesty 11-21-2009 12:23 PM

Programm for the Visit:

24.11.2009

State Visit to South Africa

Welcoming Ceremony
Their Majesties The King and Queen are greeted by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma and Mrs Zuma, Union Buildings.

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Meetings
Their Majesties The King and Queen meet with His Excellency President Jacob Zuma and Mrs Zuma, Union Buildings.

Seminar
His Majesty The King opens a seminar on foreign policy at the University of Pretoria. Her Majesty The Queen will also be in attendance.

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Freedom Park
Their Majesties The King and Queen visit the Freedom Park.

Official Banquet
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend an official banquet at the Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria.

25.11.2009


Meeting
State visit to South Africa: Their Majesties The King and Queen meet with representatives of the Norwegian Business Community.
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Cultural event
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend a cultural event followed by dinner, Cape Town.
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South African National Gallery
Their Majesties The King and Queen visit the South African National Gallery in Cape Town. Her Majesty The Queen opens the Peace prize Exhibition.

26.11.2009

Green Point Stadion
Their Majesties The King and Queen visit.Green Point Stadion.

University of Cape Town.
Their Majesties The King and Queen visit the University of Cape Town. Her Majesty The Queen opens seminar on higher education and research.
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Uitsig Clinic
Their Majesties The King and Queen visit a public health centre, the Uitsig Clinic.
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Zeekoevlei Yacht Club

Their Majesties The King and Queen visit the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club and get a presentation of the MOT project - teaching children from poor districts how to sail.

Paty 11-24-2009 04:49 AM

King Harald and Queen Sonja at a dinner with ambassador Tor Christian Hildan at the Norwegian Embassy residence in Pretoria in South Africa on Monday evening

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Their Majesties at the wellcoming Ceremony with President Jacob Zuma and his wife Nompumelelo Mantuli Zuma

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Meeting

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King Harald and President Jacob Zuma during a Press Conference at Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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Paty 11-24-2009 02:58 PM

Queen Sonja and King Harald visit the Freedom Park in Pretoria

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Jonas Gahr Store and royal couple Queen Sonja and King Harald and South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe poses for photographers before their meeting

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State Banquet at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria

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King Harald's speeches of the day
kongehuset.no - State visit to South Africa: Speech during Official Banquet
kongehuset.no - State visit to South Africa: Seminar on foreign policy

A few informative articles:

Business Report - State visit to grow trader between South Africa and Norway
SA and Norway have a good basis for cooperation - King Harald V
BuaNews Online homepage
kongehuset.no - Statsbesk til Sr-Afrika

Video:
Ikke tid til å møte Mandela - Utenriks - NRK Nyheter

Her_Majesty 11-24-2009 04:25 PM

Some more articles and pictures

Kongen fikk Mandela-invitasjon - Nyheter - Kongelige - Aftenposten.no
Ikke tid til å møte Mandela - Utenriks - NRK Nyheter

BelgaPicture - Category details

Paty 11-25-2009 05:00 AM

Some pictures of the state banquet:

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Paty 11-25-2009 09:47 AM

Day 2 events:
King Harald and Queen Sonja arrive for lunch at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.
Guests are Nobel Peace prize laureate Desmund Tutu, Albertina Luthuli, Elithah de Klerk and FW de Klerk.

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Her_Majesty 11-25-2009 10:16 AM

Hjertelig gjensyn i Cape Town - Nyheter - Kongelige - Aftenposten.no
Kongen fleipet med fredsprisvinner - bt.no

iceflower 11-25-2009 10:43 AM

Here's a getty gallery with pics from today:

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway meet with FW De
Klerk at the Table Bay Hotel during their State Visit on November
25, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.


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Her_Majesty 11-26-2009 07:27 AM

Queen Sonja was given a bracelet sent to the hotel where they live by Mandela's daughter and family. Queen Sonja honored Nelson Mandela, wearing the bracelet at the concert at the Grand Westin in Cape Town in South Africa on Wednesday evening in connection with the state visit.

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Queen Sonja and King Harald discuss the buffet with chef Harald Berge after the concert at the Grand Westin in Cape Town on Wednesday evening in connection with the state visit.
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Turkish Delight 11-26-2009 09:29 AM

News Summary Royalblog.nl: Norway's royal couple in South Africa

iceflower 11-26-2009 10:54 AM

King Harald Vand Queen Sonja of Norway visit Green Point Stadium,
one of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer venues, on November 26,
2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.


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Her_Majesty 11-27-2009 05:23 AM

King Harald and Queen Sonja during a press meeting at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club outside Cape Town in South Africa on November 26, 2009, during the Norwegian couples official state visit to South Africa.
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The Norwegian royal couple Queen Sonja and King Harald visit the Uitzig Clinic in Cape Town in South Africa on November 26, 2009, during the Norwegian couples official state visit to South Africa.
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White Princess 12-04-2009 11:03 AM

I didn't like QSonja jewels.


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