State Visit from Slovakia to Denmark: October 23-24, 2012

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State Visit from Slovakia: October 23-23, 2012

At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort the President of Slovakia, His Excellency Ivan Gašparovič and Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová state visit to Denmark on 23 - 24 October 2012.

Published 27th August 2012​
Source: Kongehuset - Forside
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Source: kongehuset


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Joint program

Arrival ceremony at the airport, Vilhelm Lauritzen's terminal
Kl. 10.30
HE President Ivan Gašparovič and Mrs Silvia Gašparovičovás arrives at Copenhagen Airport, Vilhelm Lauritzen's terminal. Presidential couple received by HM the Queen, HRH the Prince Consort and members of the royal family.

The Royal Life Guards of Honour Company inspected.

Official welcome at Fredensborg Palace
Kl. 11.40
HE President Ivan Gašparovič and Mrs Silvia Gašparovičovás arrive at Fredensborg Palace escorted by Gardehusarregimentets horse squadron. Official photography with President Princess and Royal Couple in Harsdorff Hall.

HE President Ivan Gašparovičs program

Danish Industry
Kl. 13.00
The President and the Crown Prince participates in Danish Slovak Innovation & Business Forum at the Confederation of Danish Industries.
The crown prince and the president will during the seminar speech.

Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičovás' program

Gladsaxe Gymnasium
Kl. 13.20
First Lady visits Gladsaxe Gymnasium and introduced to the use of laptops in the classroom as well as cooperation between Gladsaxe Gymnasium and their Slovak partner school.

8-figure, Ørestaden
Kl. 15.20
First Lady gets tour of the building 8-figure in Ørestad.

Joint program

Opening of the exhibition at Ørestad Library
Kl. 16.00
Presidential couple is present at the opening of photo exhibition "Magic Slovakia" and children's book illustration exhibition "Peter Peter Pan" where curators of the exhibition is Bibiana Bibiana Slovakia and Denmark, in Ørestad Library.

Gallataffel at Fredensborg Palace
Kl. 20.00
Royal Couple is hosted gallataffel at Fredensborg Palace, where also the Crown Prince and TRH The Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will participate.
Official speeches by HM the Queen and HE President Ivan Gašparovič.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Joint program

Kl. 9.45
Presidential Couple visit the company Velux in Guildford and shown around the production and presentation of the energy-saving solutions in Velux house.

HE President Ivan Gašparovičs program

Kl. 10.45
President visits parliament, Christiansborg Palace, where there will be meetings with the Parliamentary Chairman Lykketoft and Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičovás' program

Geels Farm School
Kl. 10.30
First Lady and Crown Princess visit special school Geels Farm School in Virum and attends various forms of teaching of school children and adolescents.

Rosenborg Castle
Kl. 11.45
First Lady and Crown Princess inspect the exhibition of the crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle.

Joint program

Boat Tour in Copenhagen channels
Kl. 14.45
Presidential couple presented from the port side for some of Copenhagen solutions for sustainability and hike up. We sail from Christians Brygge through Copenhagen Channels.

Slovak return arrangement
Kl. 17.30
President HE Ivan Gašparovič, and Mrs Silvia Gašparovičovás hold back event at the Admiral Hotel in honor of HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort.
There will be a press conference held by the Royal couple prior to the visit

Royal Couple press conference for Slovak journalists at Fredensborg Palace at. 15.00 prior to the State Visit from Slovakia, which takes place from 23-24th October 2012.
A long video from TV2 showing the DRF recieveing the Slovakian President at the airport. VIDEO: Kongehuset har besøg fra Slovakiet - TV 2 Nyhederne

The DRF turned out in force as you can see. And QMII was again-again wearing her now legendary Tele Tubby outfit.

The honour guard was inspected, correctly, from it's right flank and down.
In the video, I was surprised that the 2 ladies did not say hello to the family or at least the Queen & Prince on arrival to the airport. It looked like last minute greetings at the step of the plane before the President and his wife came off.

I never liked that outfit of the Queen but it is a great color. I love Mary's hat.

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It is great to see Mary wearing the Aquamarine & pearl choker again. We haven't see it in a long time it seems. The Danish Prime Minister looks lovely as always. She could have been a model.
Looks like the DRF has pulled out the jewels wonderfully for tonights State dinner. I am so psyched!!!
Great pictures , Queen Margarethe wears the same evening dress as Friday in Luxembourg. I love Prince Henrik smile to Princess Mary.
Thanks for the pics, ladies :flowers:

And we have a gallery from BT: Se billederne: Thorning underholdte prinserne til kæmpe galla |

Notice pictures #12 & 14.
The current three government parties are all led by women.
#12: Prime Minister Helle Thorning. - She is incidentally a living proof that women can be just a accomplished as men - in screwing things up...

#14: The real prime minister! Margrethe Vestager, known among some of those who are less than admiring as Queen Margrethe III.

#27: Each time I see that hat I involuntarily reach for my remote... It must be some kind of signal divice.
Princess Marie look's just amazing with that white dress! Just beautiful.
Love seeing the pearl choker again. I wish she would wear it with a cocktail dress also not just save it for state dinners. Its a lovely piece and could look great in a variety of ways.
Prince Henrik should order new Gala Coats to wear correctly his sash and all his Decorations. The same happened in luxembourg for the gala dinner.

Muhler ,
Thanks for your pictures. The blond lady in red did laugh your two Princes. She is Danemark Prime Minister.
I hope during the Dinner Prince Frederik paid attention to the women on his right : Mr. President’s Wife.
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Loved the gala pics thanks to everyone who posted the links. The Prime Minister appeared to be telling an amusing story to Frederik and Joachim. Am delighted to see Marys pearl and Aquamarine choker again.
Thanks Polyesco.

A very large picture of our Marie and her Joachim on the way to the return dinner:

Then they presumably went home for a quick change before going to the Bond premiere. Joachim og Maries travle aften: Først statsmiddag - så Bond-premiere - Royale |
Unless they changed at the hotel. I doubt very much they changed in the car on the way to the cinema as the article almost seems to suggest.
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:previous:Thanks Roskilde:flowers:

nice pics of Mary with the kids at the center
It is a pity we don't see more photos of the First Lady and Mary inside the wonderful Rosenborg castle. It is a very impressive castle of artifacts.
Thank you Iceflower for posting the link. I always love to see Mary escorting the First Ladies to this wonderful castle, as it contains such fascinating history.
The BB coverage of the state visit is pretty shallow, to put it mildly!

However here are a couple of details that may be of interest.

The dress our Marie wore at the gala was from Max Azria.
Mary recyled a dress from Kenth Fredin.

At the return dinner, Marie wore a dress by Rikke Gudnitz - and Frederik wore a golden tie. (Which would no doubt have left the legendary valet Jeeves in a state of shock). :scream:
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