Swedish and Dutch royals meet in glamorous state visit – in pictures

The Dutch royal family are on a three-day stay in the Scandinavian nation

Sweden and Netherlands royal families
The Dutch king and queen were welcomed with an elaborate state banquet
(Image credit: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are on a three-day state visit to Sweden and were greeted in Stockholm on Tuesday by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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Richard Windsor is a freelance writer for The Week Digital. He began his journalism career writing about politics and sport while studying at the University of Southampton. He then worked across various football publications before specialising in cycling for almost nine years, covering major races including the Tour de France and interviewing some of the sport’s top riders. He led Cycling Weekly’s digital platforms as editor for seven of those years, helping to transform the publication into the UK’s largest cycling website. He now works as a freelance writer, editor and consultant.