King and Queen's last day in Finland

Wednesday 26 August was the second and final day of The King and Queen's official visit to Finland to mark the Bicentenary (Märkesåret) 1809.
Kungaparet besöker Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors. Foto Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix.

The King and Queen visit the Swedish Sami School in Tampere. Photo Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix.

In the morning, The King and Queen visited Tampere together with Finland's President Tarja Halonen and her husband, Pentti Arajärvi.

The King and Queen and presidential couple were met at the train station by chair of the town council, Irene Roivainen. In Tampere, The King and Queen visited the city's Swedish day nursery and the Swedish Sami School's Scout Group.

During lunch at Tampere's city hall, The King remarked, “there is no other country to which we have made so many state visits, and many other kinds of visits over the years. We have always received an extremely warm welcome on each of these occasions."

Kungaparet på Muminmuseet i Tampere. Foto Matti Björkman, Lehtikuva.

The King and Queen at the Moomin Museum in Tampere. Photo: Matti Björkman, Lehtikuva.

On Wednesday afternoon, The King and Queen went to the Moomin Museum, and later visited a graphics workshop that produces works by the artist Outi Heiskanen at Finlayson's factory area in Tampere.
Kungaparet tillsammans med Finlands president Tarja Halonen och hennes make Pentti Arajärvi i grafikverkstaden Himmelblau i Tammerfors. Foto Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix.

The King and Queen pictured with Finland’s President Tarja Halonen and her husband Pentti Arajärvi at the graphics workshop Himmelblau in Tampere. Photo Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix.