Swedish State Visit to Italy: March 24-26, 2009

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From the Royal Calender:

tisdag 24/3–torsdag 26/3 Utgående statsbesök till Italien – Kungaparet

Tuesday 24/3-Thursday 26/3 State Visit to Italy - King and Queen
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The visit starts in two days, and this thread has be re-opened as details about the visit have been released.

Please try to keep unnecessary chatter out of the thread until the visit begins.
The press meeting for journalists for the state visitwas on friday 13th March 2009 in the castle of Stockholm.

The Interview was publish approx. Sunday 15th March 2009 in following Italian newspapers:
La Repubblica
Corriere della Sera
Il Giornale

Do you see video or pictures from the pressmeeting in this Italian newspapers?
The Swedish Embassy in Rome has published the complete program fort he King and Queen’s state visit to Italy from Tuesday to Friday next week (in contrast to the Bernadotte’s own website, which so far has not).
Link (with more general information in Swedish):

Travelling with the Royal Couple are Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and the Minister for education and scientific research, Lars Leijonborg.
And here’s the program:
Monday March 23
Arrival in the evening

Tuesday March 24
Welcome ceremony at the President´s Palace, Palazzo del Quirinale

Meeting with President Napolitano

Meeting with the press

Private lunch

The King visits the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies

The Queen’s programme:
Participation in the conference “Sentire – Che Bello!” on deaf/hearing disabled children at Fatebenefratelli hospital.
Visit to Differenza Donna, center for abused women and children

Visit to the Swedish Institute in Rome. Presentation of the research project “Via Tiburtina” on communication of the cultural heritage

Gala dinner offered by President Napolitano at Palazzo del Quirinale

Wednesday March 25
Meeting with the Swedish business delegation

Military ceremony including a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Meeting with the Mayor of Rome

Visit to the Swedish Parish Home in Rome

Meeting with Swedish journalists

Visit to Galleria Borghese

Lunch with Prime Minister Berlusconi

Participation in the Italian-Swedish high level conference “Growing with Research and Innovation”, organised in collaboration with Confindustria

The Queen’s programme:
Visit to the Etruscan Museum Villa Giulia
Inauguration of a Swedish children culture festival at the children museum Explora

Gala dinner hosted by the King and the Queen of Sweden

Thursday March 26
Departure ceremony at Palazzo del Quirinale


Meeting with the heads of the UN institutions in Rome (FAO, WFP and IFAD)

Departure to Bologna

Lunch with SERN (Sweden Emilia Romagna Network)

Visit to Bologna University
Visit to the Swedish exhibition on design and innovations

Conference on “Sweden and the EU – challenges ahead”, with participation of the Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt, and former president of the European Commission and former prime Minister of Italy, Romano Prodi
Evening Dinner hosted by a member of the Italian government

Friday March 27
Visit to Villa Griffone/Guglielmo Marconi Museum

Participation in a seminar on “Telecom yesterday, today and in the future” organised by the Marconi Foundation and Ericsson

Private lunch

Departure from Bologna to Stockholm
The program is quite full, I hope the couple will have lots wonderful days during their visit.)))
Pics of Queen Silvia

I saw pics of the State Banquet in Italy on the website from Face tot Face and Bulls Press with Queen Silvia.
Can anybody enlarge them and show them here on The Royal Forums.
I can't find beautiful pics from the Banquet on other sites.
Please we can help me?

Thanks in advance.
I like that the Queen now frequently wears the ruby tiara, it´s growing on me. I don´t like the dress though... looks like the Queen has wrapt herself in a pink sheet :nonono:
Perhaps it is not surprising that the Queen chose to wear a sheet to the gala dinner, when the King have meet two women today who un-dressed themselves to the world.
First, the Italian equality minister Mara Carfagna and tonight actress Anita Ekberg...;)

Swedish Royal Wedding
Was minister Mara Carfagna the one that was a nude-model before Berlusconi invited her to join the government?

she wasn't a nude-model, she was a show girl but she is also a lawyer
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