It is tradition for a nation to release State Portraits to the public to commemorate an official State Visit. This is especially true for the symbolic rich constitutional monarchies of Europa. The State portraits of the Royal Heads of State are usually taken a few weeks or months in advance of the State Visit and the published for free to the public in the spirit of national patriotism. Copies would also be sent as a token of good will to the heads of State of the countries to be visited.
The Hanoverian Grand Duke and his wife will be visiting the Kingdom of Hispania and the Principality of Wallachia in March 2013 and have released these State Portraits to the public today. In the tradition of our blog we post them here today on our former popular Sunday State Portrait slot.
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Hanoveria.
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Hanoveria in commemoration of their 2013 State Tour.