2008-05-20

State visit from Greece

President of Greece Karolos Papoulias is paying a state visit to Sweden on 20–22 May.
On 20 May, The King and Queen gave a private lunch in Princess Sibylla's apartments at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

The lunch was also attended by Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, and her husband Consul General Tord Magnuson.

Gala dinner


On 20 May, The King and Queen gave a gala dinner at the Royal Palace for the President of Greece, Dr Karolos Papoulias, who is on a three-day state visit to Sweden.

The Royal Family was also represented by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, with her husband, Consul General Tord Magnuson.

The King and Queen welcomed 160 guests in the “Vita havet" assembly rooms before the dinner took place in Karl XI's gallery. Guests included the President's official retinue, representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Swedish parliament, the government, counties and authorities, as well as representatives from the Swedish science, culture and business communities.

The King accompanied the Speaker's wife, Ylwa Westerberg, to the table, and Leonie Carokis, wife of the Greek Ambassador, was seated on his other side. The Queen was accompanied to the table by President Karolos Papoulias, and Speaker Per Westerberg was seated on her other side. The Crown Princess was accompanied to the table by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, and President Papoulias was seated on her other side. Prince Carl Philip accompanied Leonie Carokis, wife of the Greek Ambassador, to the table, and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, wife of the Swedish Foreign Minister, was seated on his other side.