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On Tuesday, May 9, it will be another opportunity for the Finnish presidential couple to meet royalties. In the picture, President Sauli Niinistö introduces his spouse, Jenni Haukio, to the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward, at the Presidential Palace on February 2, 2015. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will participate in the celebration of the Norwegian royal couple’s 80th birthdays in Oslo on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

The presidential couple’s program will include a banquet held by King Harald V and Queen Sonja in the Royal Palace. Guests at the banquet will include members of the Nordic royal families.

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In addition, President Niinistö will meet with Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, on Wednesday, May 10.

The Norwegian royal couple last visited Finland in September 2016. For their part, President Niinistö and Mrs Haukio paid a state visit to Norway in 2012.

King Harald’s 80th birthday was in February, and Queen Sonja’s is in July. A large celebration for both of them will be held in between their birthdays: on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Picture: Jørgen Gomnæs / Det kongelige hoff.

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