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The Portuguese State Visit to Sweden

King Carl XVI and the Swedish Royal Family with the President and
First Lady of Portugal. Image:
Portugal's President Aníbal Cavaco Silva together with his wife embarked on a three-day state visit to Sweden from October 1-3. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the presidential couple upon their arrived at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport. In the evening, King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia hosted a state dinner at the Royal Palace in honor of the Portuguese Presidential couple.  In his speech, the King highlighted Sweden and Portugal’s enduring ties that date back from the 17th century. "The links between Sweden and Portugal have united our countries for four centuries. In 1640 — in the middle of the Thirty Years' War — Portugal broke free from the Iberian Union and declared her independence. The very next year, in July 1641, Sweden and Portugal signed a trade and friendship treaty,” the King said.

The Portuguese president and first lady arrive at the airport in Stockholm.

King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia host a state banquet in honor of the
President and First Lady of Portugal. Image:

Find out the details of the state dinner, including the menus, dinner service, linen and decors at the Royal Family’s website.

Lunch at the City Hall. Image:

Ericsson Studio. Image:

Day 2 - The Portuguese dignitaries visited the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology, where they watched a demonstration of help in the home for people with disabilities. The King and the President also visited the Näringslivets Hus, where a forum for Portuguese and Swedish participants is being held. The King and Queen and the Presidential couple later dropped by Stockholm City Hall for an exhibition on fashion and design in the Gilded Hall.

For details of the second day of the Portugues state visit, click here.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel with the Portuguese presidential
couple at Malmo Airport as they depart for Portugal. Image: 
On the third day of the state visit, a breakfast at the Portuguese Ambassador's official residence was held. The King and Queen then hosted an departure ceremony at the Hall of Mirrors of the Royal Palace. A departure ceremony was also held at the County Governor's official residence in Malmö, where The Crown Princess Couple bid adieu to the Portuguese visitors.
For details of the second day of the Portugues state visit, click here.



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