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Old 11-22-2016, 07:57 AM
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State Visit from Iceland to Denmark: January 24-26, 2017

Upon the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, the President of Iceland, H.E. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid will pay a state visit to Denmark in 24-26 January 2017.

The program will be announced closer to the state visit.

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:24 AM
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Nice, starting the year with a state visit.
Article on the upcoming visit
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:05 AM
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Queen Margrethe held a press conference for Icelandic journalists on the occasion of the upcoming state visit in Amalienborg today, January 10:


** kongehuset.dk gallery: Pressemøde for islandske journalister **
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:47 AM
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Program for the State Visit
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:39 PM
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thank you. Looking forward to it.

It looks like there will not be a greeting at the airport. And as it has been for the past years, Frederik and Mary will have the majority of the events with the presidential couple.
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short article on the upcoming state visit, highlighting the prominent role that Frederik and Mary take during state visits

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"Queen Margrethe hosts the Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Eliza Jean Reid, when state visit Wednesday 25 and Thursday January 26th.
But both Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik will also very much in action."
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Here are some more pics and a short video:


** kongehuset.dk: Statsbesøg fra Island - dag 1 **

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thank you. Looking forward to it.

It looks like there will not be a greeting at the airport.
That's because the Presidential Couple already arrived in Copenhagen on Monday afternoon to be fresh for today.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:31 AM
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That's because the Presidential Couple already arrived in Copenhagen on Monday afternoon to be fresh for today.
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I see. thank you
the Queen looks great in white

this room looks amazing, Queen's Library, Christiansborg Palace.
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=wP8E8mvv

Regarding the presentation of the Icelandic people's gift later today
http://kongehuset.dk/nyheder/overrae...ands-folkegave
retranslation of the total Icelandic sagas, of which the Queen wrote the preface for
"The preface to the work written by the Queen, who among other things wrote: "The Icelandic sagas is one of Scandinavia's most significant contribution to world literature. In Denmark they have played a particularly important role as a source of the ancient Norsemen history, and they have from a very early time formed a community in the North and linked the Nordic people together. "
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Will we be able to watch the banquet live? If so, at what time and can someone provide a link?
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I'm surprised by the (seemingly) spring-like attire on a January day. I would assume it would be much colder in Denmark in the winter.
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this room looks amazing, Queen's Library, Christiansborg Palace.
wow, that room is indeed a beauty. how gorgeous. it is rare that we get pictures of the insides of palaces so i get super excited with pics like these.
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Will we be able to watch the banquet live? If so, at what time and can someone provide a link?
HERE is one and royal family arrives at 19:45
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Thank you, Melle Kate!
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Princess Benedikte - Queen Sophia’s Star and Pearl Tiara - I guess

Princess Marie - Princess Marie’s Diamond Floral Tiara

The Crown Princess - Mary’s Diamond Necklace Tiara
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Will we be able to watch the banquet live? If so, at what time and can someone provide a link?
Here's the FaceBook page, just scroll down a little way:

https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...c_ref=NEWSFEED
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Princess Benedikte - Queen Sophia’s Star and Pearl Tiara - I guess

Princess Marie - Princess Marie’s Diamond Floral Tiara

The Crown Princess - Mary’s Diamond Necklace Tiara
The Queen: the Naasut tiara.
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i quickly tuned into the speeches of the state banquet.

all the royal ladies (the queen, mary and marie) seem to be wearing black (or very dark colours) - shame, as it looks like quite a sad occasion when it should be a joyous, historical one. at least benedikte wore one of her red frocks :)

the president of iceland seemed to have spoken in a scandinavian language (i don't know if it was icelandic or danish). usually the president in state visits speaks in his own language yet it sounded as if all the people attending could understand him (including the royal family). does the president speak danish and thus did his speech in danish or can icelandic be understood if you are a danish speaker?
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