State visit from Romania

Romania's President Taian Basescu and his wife Maria Basescu arrived in Stockholm on 11 March for a two-day state visit to Sweden.
The Presidential couple were met at Arlanda by Crown Princess Victoria , and then taken to the Royal Mews to travel in a cortège to the Royal Palace.

Following the customary reception ceremony in the Courtyard, The King and Queen gave a private lunch in Princess Sibylla's apartments. The Crown Princess and Consul General, Tord Magnuson, also participated in the lunch.


The King and Queen presented the following gifts to the Presidential couple in connection with the state visit:
A glass bowl, “Florens", designed by Helena Gibson (b. 1975) of Göteborg's Glass Studio.
A hand-coloured lithograph entitled "View of the Royal Palace", by H. Burkhardt, probably of Swiss origin, from around 1860.