King Carl XVI Gustaf, Current Events Part 2 Nov 2023


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The King attends today at 13.00 the state funeral of former President of the Republic of Finland Martti Ahtisaari at Helsinki Cathedral.
Over 800 people are invited to the funeral.
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The funeral service for former president Ahtisaari at Helsinki Cathedral will begin at 13.00 and end at 14.30.
The service will be conducted by Bishop Emeritus Eero Huovinen with assistance from Bishop Teemu Laajasalo and Dora Puhakka. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will deliver the eulogy.
The funeral service will feature songs and performers with a special meaning for the Ahtisaari family while also honouring tradition.
Funeral cortege
After the service, the funeral cortege will leave Helsinki Cathedral at about 14.45. The cortege will be led by the mounted police and will proceed as a motorcade from Helsinki Cathedral to Hietaniemi Cemetery, stopping outside the Presidential Palace for one minute.
State funeral of President Ahtisaari

The King arrived
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The King arriving to the Cathedral
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The King sat behind Martti Ahtisaari's widow Eeva Ahtisaari and son Marko Ahtisaari.
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President Sauli Niinistö speaking
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Leaving the Cathedral
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The King watches when the coffin is put to the funeral coach.
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Gallery from the funeral
Presidentti Ahtisaaren valtiolliset hautajaiset 10.11.2023 _ Flickr

Broadcast
Presidentti Martti Ahtisaaren valtiolliset hautajaiset _ Presidentti Martti Ahtisaaren hautajaiset _ Yle Areena

Short video from the funeral and of the King arriving to the Cathedral
Presidentti Martti Ahtisaari haudataan – myös Ruotsin kuningas paikalla Helsingissä _ SVT Nyheter

At court website
Kungen vid statsbegravning i Helsingfors _ Kungahuset

King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia's wreath at the grave of President Ahtisaari:
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The King visits Gothenburg next Monday.
The visit begins at the police station in Hjällbo, where the king is informed about the situation and developments in the area, as well as about what the police's crime prevention work looks like. He will also learn more about the "Rätt kurva" project, which deals with how children at risk of ending up in crime can be caught.
The king has lunch at Sjumila School, where he will also meet staff and students, talk to students and hear more about how the school works to prevent crime.
The court's information officer Ulrika Näsholm is asked if the social development worries the king? She says she think that worries everyone, and the king feels that he wants to stay informed and updated about what is happening.
Kungen kommer till Göteborg _ GP
 
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The King attends today at 13.00 the state funeral of former President of the Republic of Finland Martti Ahtisaari at Helsinki Cathedral.
Over 800 people are invited to the funeral.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=726408802855761&set=a.247719054058074

The funeral service for former president Ahtisaari at Helsinki Cathedral will begin at 13.00 and end at 14.30.
The service will be conducted by Bishop Emeritus Eero Huovinen with assistance from Bishop Teemu Laajasalo and Dora Puhakka. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will deliver the eulogy.
The funeral service will feature songs and performers with a special meaning for the Ahtisaari family while also honouring tradition.
Funeral cortege
After the service, the funeral cortege will leave Helsinki Cathedral at about 14.45. The cortege will be led by the mounted police and will proceed as a motorcade from Helsinki Cathedral to Hietaniemi Cemetery, stopping outside the Presidential Palace for one minute.
State funeral of President Ahtisaari

The King arrived
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The King arriving to the Cathedral
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The King sat behind Martti Ahtisaari's widow Eeva Ahtisaari and son Marko Ahtisaari.
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President Sauli Niinistö speaking
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Leaving the Cathedral
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The King watches when the coffin is put to the funeral coach.
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Gallery from the funeral
Presidentti Ahtisaaren valtiolliset hautajaiset 10.11.2023 _ Flickr

Broadcast
Presidentti Martti Ahtisaaren valtiolliset hautajaiset _ Presidentti Martti Ahtisaaren hautajaiset _ Yle Areena

Short video from the funeral and of the King arriving to the Cathedral
Presidentti Martti Ahtisaari haudataan – myös Ruotsin kuningas paikalla Helsingissä _ SVT Nyheter

At court website
Kungen vid statsbegravning i Helsingfors _ Kungahuset

King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia's wreath at the grave of President Ahtisaari:
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One week ago, but I have to say that the King looked very moved at the funeral.
 
The King visits today Gothenburg with a focus on crime prevention work. Governor Sten Tolgfors accompanies the King.
First he visited the Police station in Hjällbo.
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And later he visited Sjumila School and walked in the residential area.
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Bilderna visar – här tas kungen emot av polisen i Göteborg _*Svensk Dam

At court website is a good article about the King's visit to Gothenburg.
Kungen besökte Göteborg _ Kungahuset

The king really showed that he understands the serious situation and wants to work to stop it.
- Right now it's bad in Sweden, it just has to be stated. That is why I am here. Both to learn and to hear how we can work together. You have to learn from each other. If you make a mistake in one place, you might learn from it and do the right thing elsewhere, he says.
Kungen väljer att tala ut_ _Just nu är det dåligt_ _*Svensk Dam
 
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Lady Finn, what is *bad* there in Sweden ? The King understands is a "serious situation", and wants to stop it.

We here in The States don't get that much information on Europe, I do read *some* UK Media on line, but I'm not familiar with this in Sweden.

Thanks.
 
Lady Finn, what is *bad* there in Sweden ? The King understands is a "serious situation", and wants to stop it.

We here in The States don't get that much information on Europe, I do read *some* UK Media on line, but I'm not familiar with this in Sweden.

Thanks.

At the court's article of yesterday's visit
"Due to the serious situation with gang crime and serious violence in society, the King visited Gothenburg on 20 November to take part in good examples of crime prevention efforts."

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Today the King delivered The New Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (Årets nybyggare) at the Bernadotte Library.
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The Award is awarded annually to entrepreneurs with a foreign background who have achieved success in their business.
Kungen delade ut pris till Årets nybyggare _ Kungahuset

The King's speech
H.M. Konungens tal i samband med utdelningen av priset till Årets Nybyggare 2023 _ Kungahuset
 
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Gang crime ? Wow ! I had no idea. Thanks LadyFinn.

I guess I always think of all those Nordic People, in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland as being in such safe and harmonious places.
 
King Carl Gustaf attended today a meeting of King Gustaf VI Adolf's Fund for Swedish culture. The Fund provides funding for Swedish humanistic research and cultural heritage preservation.
 
King Carl Gustaf inaugurated today Wisdome Stockholm and began the National Museum of Science and Technology's (Tekniska museet) 100th anniversary celebration. The new building, which houses Wisdome Stockholm, is the biggest investment the Museum has made since the move to Royal Djurgården in 1936.
Kungen invigde Wisdome Stockholm _ Kungahuset

The King's speech
H.M. Konungens tal vid invigningen av Wisdome Stockholm och Tekniska museets 100-årsjubileum _ Kungahuset

Wisdome Stockholm - Tekniska museet
 
King Carl Gustaf attended today a meeting in King Carl XVI Gustaf's Foundation for Scientific Research and Education.

The King gave also farewell audiences to Kenya's ambassador Diana Kiambuthi, South Africa's ambassador Brigitte Sylvia Mabandla and Nigeria's ambassador Bukar Buni Hamman.
Avskedsaudiens för utländska ambassadörer _ Kungahuset
 
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King Carl Gustaf met today at the Royal Palace Petra Lundh, the new national police chief.
Petra Lundh, a lawyer and president of the Svea Court of Appeal, assumed the role of national police chief on 1 December. She reported on current issues within the Police Authority.
Kungen gav företräde för nya rikspolischefen _ Kungahuset

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The King received also four new ambassadors in formal audiences at the Royal Palace:
Republic of Botswana, Juliana Angela Dube-Gobotswang
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bojan Sosic
Republic of Colombia, Guillermo Francisco Reyes Gonzalez
Dominican Republic, Lourdes Margarita Franco-Zimmermann
Kungen gav högtidliga audienser _ Kungahuset

The Royal Court at its Instagram
"Through snow-covered streets in the Old Town this morning, Lord, Othello, Congo, Luxor, Favorit, Jago, Hero and Cardinal transported new foreign ambassadors to the King at the Palace"
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King Carl Gustaf delivered yesterday the Gastronomic Academy's awards (gold medal, silver medal, gold pins and three diplomas) at the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace. The King is the patron of the Academy. Stefan Ekengren from Restaurant Hantverket got the gold medal "for extraordinary contributions to Swedish food culture".
Stefan Ekengren tilldelas Gastronomiska Akademiens Guldmedalj _ Stockholm Meeting Selection

Court website
The ceremony in the Bernadotte Library ended with Stockholm handing over the title of Gastronomic Capital of Europe to Madrid.
Kungen vid Gastronomiska akademiens belöningsceremoni _ Kungahuset

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This afternoon the King gave an audience to Anders Thornberg, the new Governor of Halland County since 1st December.
Thornberg was the head of the Security Service in 2012–2018 and in 2018-2023 he was the national police chief.
Kungen gav företräde för landshövdingen i Hallands län _ Kungahuset
 
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King Carl Gustaf visited the "Förbifart Stockholm" tunnel project in Stockholm.
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Court website
Most of the visit then took place in the southern part of the 18 kilometer long tunnels. "Förbifart Stockholm" (The Stockholm Bypass) is one of the world's most complex tunnel constructions and is planned to be completed in 2030.
Kungen besökte Förbifart Stockholm _ Kungahuset
 
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King Carl Gustaf had today a conversation on the phone with Iceland's President Guðni Jóhannesson.
The King expressed compassion and support for all Icelanders affected by the volcanic eruption and the large lava flows in the municipality of Grindavik in Iceland.
Kungen och Islands president i telefonsamtal _ Kungahuset

Later today the King gives an audience to The Royal Swedish Agricultural Academy's president Inger Andersson and vice president Jan Stenlind.
 
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The King received four new ambassadors in formal audiences at the Royal Palace:
Federal Republic of Brazil, Maria Edileuza Fontenele Reis
Republic of Italy, Michele Pala
Republic of Korea, Hyung Jong Lee
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Léopold Bompese Lofemba
Kungen gav högtidliga audienser _ Kungahuset
 
The King met today at the Royal Palace astronaut Marcus Wandt and the Swedish National Space Agency's Director General Anna Rathsman.
At the beginning of January, Marcus Wandt became the third Swede in space when he traveled to the International Space Station to conduct research into weightlessness.
Kungen gav företräde för astronaut Marcus Wandt _ Kungahuset

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On February 21, the King received four new ambassadors from Serbia, Lithuania, Kenya and North Macedonia in formal audiences at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

On 21 February, the King awarded the medals to H.M. The King's Medal and Litteris et Artibus at a ceremony in Lovisa Ulrika's dining room at the Royal Palace.
 
King Carl Gustaf attended today a board meeting of the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment.
 
King Carl Gustaf gave today a farewell audience to ambassador Dharshana Mahendra Perera from Sri Lanka.
 
King Carl Gustaf attended yesterday the Fishing Forum at Hasselbacken on Royal Djurgården.

The Royal Court about the Fishing Forum
The King's speech
 
The King attended this evening the meeting of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. They discussed about current foreign policy issues.
 
The King gives a speech at the flag-raising ceremony on the occasion of NATO membership on Riksplan outside Riksdagshuset/The Parliament House at 08.30.
Live at the Riksdag's website:

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The Marshal of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll attended also the ceremony.

The King said at his speech among other things:
"The NATO flag is raised today outside the Riksdag building. This symbolic act shows our will to, together with other NATO countries, secure peace and freedom - not only for us who live here now, but also for future generations.
"Sweden wants peace" - that's what my grandfather Gustav VI Adolf and Prime Minister Tage Erlander wrote to Sweden's citizens in the 60s in the writing "Om kriget kommer". That's how it is also today! Sweden does not threaten anyone! Sweden wants peace!"

The King attends at 13.00 the flag-raising ceremony on the occasion of NATO membership at Karlberg Palace, hosted by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, general Micael Bydén.
Photos:
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Live at Riksdag's website:

The Royal Court about the King's NATO-events:

 
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A few photos of The King from yesterdays Nato ceremony at the Riksdag
PPE Agency
 
The King gave today farewell audiences to
Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Ben Sliman
Ecuadorian Ambassador Veronica Bustamante Ponce
Pakistan Ambassador Zahoor Ahmed
 
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