The Queen and The Prince Consort bid Finland’s President, HE Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, and First Lady Jenni Elina Haukio welcome to Denmark on 4 -5 April 2013.
Afterwards, there will be a welcoming ceremony at Fredensborg Palace with an escort by the Royal Household Hussar Guard Regiment. In the evening, The Queen and The Prince Consort host a Gala Dinner at Fredensborg Palace.The programme for the Finnish state visit reflects the fact that Finland and Denmark historically have a long list of shared values and for many years have had reciprocal commercial interests and cultural exchanges. In both countries, there is a great interest at this time these years in clean-tech and green growth, which the programme focuses on with visits to Danish companies in this sector. During the visit, The President and HRH The Crown Prince will participate in ‘round table discussions’ at the Confederation of Danish Industry with companies from both countries.
Published April 3, 2013
Official welcome at Fredensborg Palace
The President and The First Lady arrive at Fredensborg Palace escorted by The Royal Household Hussar Guard Regiment’s horse-mounted squadron. Official photographing of The Queen and The Prince Consort and The President and The First Lady in Harsdorff Hall.
The First Lady attends the opening of the Finnish designer Kaj Frank’s exhibition “Teema with variations" at Designmuseum Danmark. After the opening, The First Lady will be shown the exhibition “Index Award”.
Luncheon in the Prime Minister’s Office
The Prime Minister hosts a luncheon in the Alexander Hall, Christiansborg Palace, with the participation of The President and The First Lady.
Programme for HE The President of the Republic of Finland
Sailing tour in Copenhagen Harbour
During a sailing tour in Copenhagen Harbour, The Crown Prince and The President are introduced to some of Copenhagen’s solutions in regard to sustainable development, including water purification and waste sorting. Environment minister Ida Auken and others will take part in the sailing tour. The ship departs from Christian’s Quay.
Programme for First Lady Jenni Haukio
Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store
The First Lady pays a visit to Royal Copenhagen’s Flagship Store, Strøget (the pedestrian shopping zone). During the visit, The First Lady will, among other things, be shown the porcelain factory’s special painting techniques.
Finnish Reciprocal Dinner in Moltke’s Palace
The President and The First Lady hold a reciprocal arrangement in Moltke’s Palace in honour of The Queen and The Prince Consort. From the Royal Family, The Queen and The Prince Consort, The Crown Prince Couple and Princess Benedikte participate.