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Norwegian royals make maiden Australia visit. The Norwegian King and Queen have ventured to the land down under for their first official visit to the country. King Harald V and Queen Sonja stayed at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra yesterday. The Norwegian Embassy ensured that TRH were properly welcomed by orchestrating an event where the Norwegian choir “Koriaustralia” performed for them. Children in traditional Norwegian dress (bunad) also greeted the King and Queen.

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Norwegian royals make maiden Australia visit

Published on Monday, 23rd February, 2015 at 12:21 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last Updated on 23rd February 2015 at 14:59.

The Norwegian King and Queen have ventured to the land down under for their first official visit to the country.

TM King Harald V and Queen Sonja
TM King Harald V and Queen Sonja
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø/The Royal Palace


King Harald V and Queen Sonja stayed at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra yesterday. The Norwegian Embassy ensured that TRH were properly welcomed by orchestrating an event where the Norwegian choir “Koriaustralia” performed for them.

Children in traditional Norwegian dress (bunad) also greeted the King and Queen.

The main purpose of the visit is to promote Norwegian economic and business interests in Australia, the Royal House has stated in a press release.

TRH are scheduled to stay in Canberra for a few days, where they will meet with Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbot and Governor General Peter Cosgrove. The King will also attend a defence industry seminar the same day.

The King and Queen will be traveling to Sydney and Perth after their visit in Canberra.

In Sydney, the King will be opening an Antarctic seminar at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

TRH will also be meeting with some Norwegians who live in Australia, as well as meeting with indigenous representatives at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence.

Some 23,000 people of Norwegian descent live in the country.

The last day of the royal visit will be in Perth, where the Royal Couple will attend a Norwegian business seminar on oil and gas.

Accompanying the King and Queen on the visit is Foreign Minister Børge Brende, Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien, Deputy Defence Minister Øistein Bø, and Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries Dilek Ayhan.



Published on Monday, 23rd February, 2015 at 12:21 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last updated on 23rd February 2015 at 14:59.

This post has the following tags: king, norway, australia, queen.





  
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