Preparations for a state visit
On Tuesday 1 October, Portugal's President Aníbal Cavaco Silva arrived in Sweden for a three-day long state visit.
Before the visit, preparations were in full swing at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The Presidential couple stayed at the palace, and it was here that The King and Queen held a gala dinner in honour of the visiting head of state. You can follow the state visit at royalcourt.se.
In the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms, the windows are cleaned by hand.
In the Jubilee Room, the rug – by textile designer Nini Sandström – is vacuumed.
On the Western Staircase, leading up to the Grand Guest Apartment, the blue carpet is laid out.
Rearranging the furniture in the Grand Guest Apartment.
On the Western Staircase, the ceremonial hanging featuring The King's monogram is displayed.
The flowers for the East Gate are checked.
Checking the final details ahead of The King and Queen's gala dinner for the Presidential couple at the service area in Karl XI's Gallery.
Putting the final touches to the place settings for the gala dinner at the Office of Ceremonies.
The table has been laid. All that is missing now are the flower arrangements and the folded napkins.