Norway

Open Post – Italian State Visit to Norway

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have invited the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and his daughter Laura Matarella for a two-day State Visit. Since the King remains hospitalized with an infection, Crown Prince Haakon will host the visit with Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette Marit. Schedule Day One: Official welcome… Continue reading Open Post – Italian State Visit to Norway

Spain · Sweden

Open Post – Colombian State Visit to Spain/Swedish State Visit to Estonia (Updated with final day photos)

Here's a first: we have to combine these two visits because this week is so busy in royaldom. Off we go... Colombian State Visit to Spain His Excellency the President of the Republic of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, will pay a State visit to Spain from 2 to 5 May. The President of the Republic and… Continue reading Open Post – Colombian State Visit to Spain/Swedish State Visit to Estonia (Updated with final day photos)

France · Netherlands

Open Post – French State Visit to the Netherlands (Updated Day 2 Evening)

At the invitation of His Majesty the King, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will pay a state visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023. The President will be accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron. -- Dutch Royal Website Agenda Tuesday, April 11 Welcome Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony… Continue reading Open Post – French State Visit to the Netherlands (Updated Day 2 Evening)

Britain · Germany

Open Post – British State Visit to Germany (Updated Day Three)

The first state visit to another country in the reign of King Charles III is now underway. It's a bit truncated but still full of activity. Agenda King Charles and Queen Camilla will be in Germany March 29 through 31. A ceremonial welcome by President Steinmeier and Frau B├╝denbender at the Brandenburg Gate. A State… Continue reading Open Post – British State Visit to Germany (Updated Day Three)

Belgium

Open Post – Belgian State Visit to South Africa (Updated Day Five)

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are beginning a five-day State Visit to South Africa. It will be the first Belgian State Visit to a country in Africa since King Baudouin visited in 1979. Interestingly, the largest Belgian community in Africa is in South Africa, with about 10,000 Belgians living there. Although we don't have a… Continue reading Open Post – Belgian State Visit to South Africa (Updated Day Five)