President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck and Mrs Schadt visit Stockholm

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The King and Queen with President Gauck and Mrs Schadt on arrival at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Toni Sica/Stella Pictures

On Friday 4 May, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck and Mrs Daniela Schadt visited Sweden at the invitation of The King and Queen.
The King and Queen received President Gauck and Mrs Schadt at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in Prince Bertil's Apartments.
 
The King and Queen, President Gauck and Mrs Schadt then visited the German School in Stockholm. The school was founded in 1612, and is celebrating its 400th anniversary.
 
The Queen and President Gauck spoke during the visit to the German School. Music was performed by the school choir and the preschool pupils. There were prose readings from the school's German-Austrian literature competition, and the visit concluded with a pupil debate.
 
After the visit to the German School, The King and Queen hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Stockholm for President Gauck and Mrs Schadt. The guests greeted The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple, President Gauck and Mrs Schadt in Princess Sibylla's Apartments.

In his speech, The King spoke about the strong historical and cultural links between Sweden and Germany.

Menu


The first course consisted of Salma salmon with avocado ice cream and pickled red onion. This was followed by fillet of beef medallions with potato and polka beet timbale, green asparagus and Västerbotten gravy. The lunch concluded with strawberry biscuits with mint.

The programme for Friday 4 May


10:00 — President Gauck and Mrs Schadt arrive at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and are received by The King and Queen.
 
11:00 — The King and Queen, President Gauck and Mrs Schadt visit the German School, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary. They are received by chairman of the school association Eike Petermann and head teacher Gerhard Eikenbush.
 
13:00 — The King and Queen host lunch for President Gauck and Mrs Schadt at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
 
15:00 — President Gauck visits the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
 
15:00 — Mrs Schadt visits the German Church.