The Royal Family was also represented by Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, with her husband, Consul General Tord Magnuson. The King and Queen welcomed around 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 President Tarja Halonen to the table, and psychiatrist Ylwa Westerberg, wife of speaker Per Westerberg, was seated on his other side. The Queen was accompanied to the table by Dr Pentti Arajärvi, and Finland's speaker, Sauli Niinistö, was seated on her other side. Finland's speaker, Sauli Niinistö, accompanied The Crown Princess to the table, and Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was seated on her other side. Princess Madeleine was accompanied to the table by Ambassador Alec Aalto, and Dr Pentti Arajärvi was seated on her right. Princess Christina was accompanied to the table by First Deputy Speaker Seppo Kääriäinen, and on her right was Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen.
Read His Majesty The King´s speach 15 January (pdf-document, you need Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later to open the document)
See the guest list (pdf-document, you need Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later to open the document)