State visit from Portugal begins

The King and the President inspect the Guard of Honour. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Tuesday 1 October, Portugal's President Aníbal Cavaco Silva began a three-day long state visit to Sweden.
The Presidential couple arrived at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where they were met by The Crown Princess Couple.
Kronprinsessparet välkomnar presidentparet på Arlanda. Foto: Patrik Österberg/All Over Press
The Presidential couple travelled to the Royal Mews, where they were welcomed by The King and Queen.
 
They then travelled by horse-drawn cortège, accompanied by escort troops and standard bearers from the Royal Life Guards, to the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The horse-drawn cortège at Norrbro. Photo: royalcourt.se

The horse-drawn cortège at Norrbro. Photo: royalcourt.se

The cortège made its way to the Inner Courtyard via Norrmalmstorg, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Norrbro, Skeppsbron and Slottsbacken.

On arrival at the Royal Palace, The King and the President inspected the Guard of Honour.

The King and the President inspect the Guard of Honour. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King and the President inspect the Guard of Honour. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King greets Speaker Per Westerberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King greets Speaker Per Westerberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

Gifts were then exchanged in the Grand Guest Apartment, after which the President met Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at Rosenbad.

The Royal Family with the Presidential couple in the Grand Guest Apartment. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Royal Family with the Presidential couple in the Grand Guest Apartment. Photo: royalcourt.se