Denmark’s King Frederik X arrived in Stockholm on May 6th with Queen Mary, as they begun their first official visit abroad as Danish monarchs.

It was King Frederik X’s first state visit following his accession to the Danish throne in January, and the first incoming state visit from Denmark to Sweden since 1985. The overall purpose of a state visit is to further strengthen and develop relations and cooperation in areas such as foreign, security and defence policy, and innovation and research. The state visit is also an opportunity to strengthen ties between the Swedish and Danish people.

Relations between the royal houses of Sweden and Denmark are close. King Frederik’s grandmother, Queen Ingrid, was a Swedish princess.

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