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6. maj 2024

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Following an invitation from HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Royal Couple will pay a state visit to Sweden on 6-7 May 2024.







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It will be the Royal Couple's first state visit when Their Majesties begin a two-day visit to Sweden at the beginning of May. Here, the Royal Couple will be received by the Royal Couple of Sweden and together participate in a number of visits to the Swedish capital.  


The state visit marks the historical ties, the close neighbourly relationship and the close relationship between the two royal families. The visit will also mark that Denmark and Sweden stand together in many areas on the challenges of the future. The program will, among other things, focus on the historical, cultural and trade relations as well as on the defence and technology area.

The royal couple will be accompanied by Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Business Minister Morten Bødskov and Tax Minister Jeppe Bruus, who will all participate in various activities during the state visit.




Monday 6 May


Welcome ceremony at Skeppsbron and the Royal Palace
10:45 am

TM The King and Queen arrive sailing on the Vasa Order accompanied by HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden to Skeppsbron Bridge at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, where the Regent Couple are welcomed by TM King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. 


On arrival at Skeppsbron, the King and the King of Sweden will inspect a grenadier company from the Swedish Life Guards, after which the two regent couples will stroll to the Royal Palace. 


In the Rikssalen at the Royal Palace, the King and Queen are presented to representatives of the Riksdagen, the Swedish government and official Sweden. The regent couple will also greet the Swedish delegation. 


Lunch at the Royal Palace
12:00 Noon
The Regent Couple attends a lunch at the Royal Palace with the Regent Couple of Sweden as hosts.


Meeting with the speaker of the Riksdag
1:45 pm
The Regent Couple visits Sweden's Riksdag and participate in a meeting with Riksdag Speaker Andreas Norlén. 


Meeting with the Prime Minister 
2:35 pm
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson welcomes the Regent Couple at the Rosenbad building, which houses, among other things, the Prime Minister's Office. 


Visit to the Royal Institute of Technology

3:30 pm
The Regent Couple visits the Royal Institute of Technology together with the Swedish Regent Couple. On arrival, the Regent Couple will be received by Sweden's education minister Lotta Edholm and principal Anders Söderholm. 


Kungliga Tekniske Högskolan is Sweden's largest technical university with over 13,000 students in engineering and technology. The visit to the Royal Institute of Technology puts the focus on space research and green transition.


During the visit, Minister of Education Lotta Edholm and Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen will give speeches, after which the two Regent Couples will attend the panel debate "Space technology as a Driver for Sustainable Transformation" with the participation of astronaut Andreas Mogensen and the two Swedish astronauts Christer Fuglesang and Marcus Wandt.


Gala dinner at the Royal Palace
7:30 pm                                         
The Regent Couple participates in a gala dinner at the Royal Palace hosted by Sweden's Regent Couple.


Tuesday 7 May


Visit to Stockholm's amphibious regiment
9:45 am

The King, together with the King of Sweden, visits Stockholm's amphibious regiment and is received by Navy Commander Ewa Skoog Haslum. During the visit, the King and the Swedish King will be shown a Stridsbåt 90 and various marine capabilities at sea. In addition, Their Majesties will have the opportunity to speak with Swedish attack divers.


Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billström and Sweden's Defense Minister Pål Jonson also participate in the visit to the military base. 


Visit to Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde
11:20 am
The Queen, together with the Queen of Sweden, visits the museum Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde and is welcomed by museum director Karin Sidén and Sweden's Minister of Culture Parisa Liljestrand. 


During the visit, Their Majesties will take part in a tour of the museum's Marie Krøyer exhibition, which displays a wide selection of Marie Krøyer's paintings, drawings, textiles, furniture and archives.


The Marie Krøyer exhibition at Waldemarsudde has been created in collaboration with Skagen's Art Museums and the Hirschsprungske Collection in Copenhagen.


Lunch at Stockholm City Hall
12:30 pm
The Regent Couple participates in the official lunch of the city of Stockholm at the City Hall, hosted by Komunfullmäktige's mayor Olle Burell and finance councillor Karin Wanngård. The Swedish Regent Couple, Crown Princess Couple and HRH Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden also attend the lunch. 


Visit to Forskaren
2:25 pm
The Regent Couple participates together with the Regent Couple of Sweden in a visit to Forskaren, which is Stockholm's new life science centre. The building, which also houses an office community for life science companies and a restaurant, was designed by the Danish architectural firm 3XN. 


The Regent Couple will attend a panel debate on how artificial intelligence affects the life science sector and the importance of Nordic cooperation, after which the King and the King of Sweden will officially inaugurate the Forskaren.


At the end of the visit, Their Majesties participate in a reception focusing on future food production.

Business Minister Morten Bødskov as well as Swedish Minister of Energy and Nutrition Ebba Busch and Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström will also participate in the visit.


Visit to the Nordic Museum
3:30 pm
The Regent Couple, together with the Swedish Regent Couple and Crown princess couple, visit the Nordic Museum and are received on arrival by museum director Sanne Houby-Nielsen and Swedish culture minister Parisa Liljestrand. 


At the Nordic Museum, Their Majesties will take part in a tour of the exhibition "Nordbo", which tells about people and life in the Nordics over the past 500 years. The exhibition is built around the four seasons and along the way shows how culture and life in the Nordics have developed in interaction with nature and the climate. 


The royal couple subsequently plants a Gråsten apple tree, where the DR Girls' Choir will also sing. 


Return event on the Royal Ship Dannebrog
6:00 pm
The Regent Couple will in the evening host a return event on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog in honour of the Regent Couple of Sweden.


Official farewell
8:15 pm
The Regent Couple say goodbye to the Regent Couple of Sweden at a ceremony at the Royal Palace.


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H.M. The king has today been awarded the chain of the Order of the Seraphim. The king has been a Knight of the Seraphim Order since 1993.


During the exchange of orders, H.M. the Queen was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim.


On the occasion of the state visit, the King has appointed H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden to Knight of the Order of the Elephant. H.M. The King of Sweden, H.M. The Queen of Sweden and H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden are all Knights of the Order of the Elephant. In addition, the King of Sweden is also Grand Commander of the Order of the Dane.

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