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Norwegian royals to visit Slovakia

NORWAY’S King Harald V and his wife, Queen Sonja, will visit Slovakia between October 25 and October 28. Their official programme begins on October 26, with a meeting with President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife Silvia, the SITA newswire wrote.

NORWAY’S King Harald V and his wife, Queen Sonja, will visit Slovakia between October 25 and October 28. Their official programme begins on October 26, with a meeting with President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife Silvia, the SITA newswire wrote.

The royal couple will also meet Prime Minister Iveta Radičová before a walk through Bratislava’s old town accompanied by the Mayor Andrej Ďurkovský. King Harald will take part in the opening of a Norwegian-Slovak conference on corporate responsibility in Bratislava’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, October 27.

The royal couple then will make a trip to the western Slovak town of Modra, with its rich wine-making heritage, before taking part in the opening of an exhibition on Norwegian writer and Nobel laureate Bjornstjerne Bjornson at Bratislava Castle. On October 28, the last day of their visit, the Norwegian royal couple will visit Banská Štiavnica.


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