Originally Posted by muriel
There was not an official welcome at the airport as they arrived the evening before the official visit started. Happens often. Same with W-A & Max when they went to Italy last year. Clearly a badly informed journalist!
W-A & Max's visit to Italy was a state visit, wasn't it ? Very different then.
It is true that W&K were not invited to come to Sweden; they invited themselves. Also, following the Brexit referendum, the relationship between Sweden and the UK has cooled down considerably (remember Carl Bildt's awful tweets ? Although he's been long out of the government, it was quite telling IMHO).
That is actually a shame as Sweden, as a mildly Eurosceptic country that didn't join the Euro, used to be one of the UK's "natural allies" inside the EU.