We live for royal rendezvouses, whether it's Princess Letizia of Spain meeting Queen Rania of Jordan, Princess Mary of Denmark meeting Belgium's Princess Mathilde, or Will and Kate meeting the Obamas.
Okay, that last one doesn't count. But still.
On Tuesday Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, journeyed to Norway to visit Queen Sonja and King Harald, Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon and the rest of the royal Norwegian family, as well as to meet and pay tribute to survivors of the Utoya massacre .
The royal couple debarked from their plane as attendants carried (what appears to be!) their Louis Vuitton monogrammed luggage. Camilla, clad in a Bruce Oldfield coat and dress and a navy blue Philip Treacy hat, and Charles, wearing a navy suit, greeted local dignitaries. Later, the couple met with the king and queen of Norway for a wreath-laying ceremony at Oslo's national monument.
The night was capped off with an official dinner at the Norwegian Royal Palace, where the group was joined by Princess Astrid and Princess Martha-Louise.
We're especially loving the pics of Camilla and Queen Sonja in their color-coordinated suits -- Camilla in purple Anna Valentine, Sonja in bright pink -- clutching ribbon-adorned gift bags. Even their shoes match!
Also, a soldier fainted while waiting for Charles and Camilla to arrive. (See slideshow.) This story keeps getting stranger.
Tuesday's trip kicks off Camilla and Charles' eight-day tour of Scandanavia. They'll also visit Norway's second-largest city, Bergen, before they venture to Stockholm in Sweden, and then Copenhagen and Jutland in Denmark. Ties between the royal families of Norway and the UK are traditionally tight, for myriad reasons which you can read about here.
See photos of the royal meet-and-greet below!
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