Sunday, April 6, 2014

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia in The Netherlands - Day One

From April 4th to the 5th The King and Queen of Sweden went on a State Visit to The Netherlands at the request of King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima of The Netherlands. The visit is to commemorate the occasion of 400 anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Sweden and the Netherlands.

Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Stellapictures
The Swedish Royal Couple was first greeted at The Royal Palace by King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima. Then in the afternoon the two Kings attended the seminar Innovations at Swedish Chamber of Commerce. In the meantime Queen Silvia and Queen Maxima visited the district Hogeweyk in Weesp, a residential area that is specially designed for people with dementia. During the tour, representatives of Alzheimer Nederland how the care will lead to a more dignified life.

Photo: Frank van Beek / AP Photo
The day was capped off with a boat ride on the river Ij followed by an elegant banquet. 


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