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State visit from Belgium to Denmark starts on Tuesday

Last week, the President of Iceland went on an official state visit to Norway. The coming week there will be another state visit when Queen Margrethe of Denmark greets the King and Queen of Belgium in an official state visit to Denmark. The Danish Royal Family is now ready to welcome their Belgian colleagues. The state visit, which begins on Tuesday, will last for a total of three days, and these will be three very hectic days.

His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde will arrive Copenhagen Airport at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. From there, the Belgian monarchs will go directly to Amalienborg Palace. Here they will be welcomed in a ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe.

On Tuesday afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary on a sailing trip at Copenhagen Harbour. There they get an opportunity to see the Danish capital from the water. Tuesday will then conclude with a big gala dinner in honour of the Belgian king and queen.

The military band of The Royal Life Guards, outside Amalienborg Palace. Photo: Jesper Asmussen via Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday will be extremely hectic for the royals. Combined, the Danish and Belgian royalty will attend a total of nine events in Copenhagen. The day starts with King Philippe and Crown Prince Frederik’s visit to Copenhagen City Hall, before heading over to the company Dansk Industri or Danish Industry in English. During this time, Crown Princess Mary will accompany Queen Mathilde to a school in Copenhagen before heading on to the world’s sixth largest United Nations office.

King Philippe and Crown Prince Frederik will then visit State of Green – a firm that works with environmentally friendly economics before they will eat a late breakfast together, as will Crown Princess Mary with Queen Mathilde.

The programme for the state visit’s last day is not yet published. It is possible that much will not occur on the concluding day of the trip for the King and Queen of the Belgians.

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