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President Macron and his wife arrive today for their state visit

Normally, for state visits, guests are formally welcomed already at the old airport located a km from the main terminal buildings, however, President Macron and his wife have wished to arrive quietly and instead the formal welcome takes place today at Kastellet.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

The French presidential couple are on a Scandinavian tour, with Denmark as their first stop before proceeding to Finland. As they arrive today at the Citadel-Kastellet, the Danish Crown Prince Couple will receive them and accompany them to Amalienborg.

Find here the highlights of their program, where there is possibility of public access to catch a glimpse of them as they arrive or leave from the visits:

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28 August:
11:10   Visit to the Citadel/Kastellet – wreath laying ceremony with the Danish Crown Prince Couple, President Marcon and his wife.

11:20   The Crown Prince Couple, President Maron and his wife leave from Kastellet by car escorted by the Danish Royal Mounted Gard Hussars to go to Amalienborg.

11:30   Arrival at Amalienborg’s guest palace, Christian VII’s palace and welcome on the stairs by Queen Margrethe as well as Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte.

15:30    After meetings at the Danish Parliament, the French President and Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen will walk to the building of The Black Diamond through the library gardens, Bibliotekshaven.

17:45    The presidential couple will leave from The Black Diamond to take a boat ride through Copenhagen Harbour with one of the bus boats, Havnebussen, back to Amaliehaven.

Late afternoon visit at Krudttønden together with the Danish Prime Minister and his wife before the state banquet at Christiansborg Castle at 20:00.

The arrival of the 180 guests at Christiansborg Castle for the State Banquet as well as the official speeches will be shown on Danish TV from 18:55 to 20:00 and again from 21:55 to 22.30 ( with the speeches at the late hour).

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29 August:
9:25    The President will take part in a conference at the Danish Confederation of Danish Industry on H.C. Andersens Boulevard in Copenhagen together with the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister.

11:00     The President and his wife will take part in a culture event at Glyptoteket together with the Crown Prince Couple. They can be seen arriving at Glyptoteket.

You can see the full program of the visit at the site of the royal house: