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Queen Elizabeth II Pays Historic Visit to Slovenia

Ljubljana/Brdo pri Kranju, 21 October - Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, arrived in Slovenia Tuesday for a historic three-day state visit that celebrated the long and rich history of relations between the United Kingdom and Slovenia.

Brnik
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are greeted by the welcome party at the Joze Pucnik international airport as they arrive in Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II, Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar (left) and President Danilo Tuerk (in the background) at the formal banquet in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk make a toasts at the formal banquet organised as part of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk make a toasts at the formal banquet organised as part of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk, Queen Elizabeth II, her husband, Prince Philip, and the outgoing Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the formal banquet organised in honour of the queen's visit.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
The formal banquet organised as part of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II make a toasts at the banquet organised in honour of her visit to Slovenia.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk, Queen Elizabeth II, her husband, Prince Philip, and the Slovenian First Lady Barbara Miklic Tuerk at the formal banquet organised in honour of the queen's visit.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II make a toasts at the banquet organised in honour of her visit to Slovenia.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk, Queen Elizabeth II, her husband, Prince Philip, and the outgoing Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the formal banquet organised in honour of the queen's visit.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II and President Danilo Tuerk at the formal banquet organised in honour of the queen's visit.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Urska Bacovnik, the spouse of outgoing Prime Minister Janez Jansa, attends a banquet for Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Urska Bacovnik, the spouse of outgoing Prime Minister Janez Jansa, at a banquet for Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II and President Danilo Tuerk, flanked by Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar (left) and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (right), at the formal banquet organised in honour of the queen's visit.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
The lineky new PM designate, Borut Pahor, talks to Urska Bacovnik, the spouse of outgoing Prime Minister Janez Jansa, at a banquet for Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk make a toasts at the formal banquet organised as part of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II make a toasts at the banquet organised in honour of her visit to Slovenia.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Queen Elizabeth II make a toasts at the banquet organised in honour of her visit to Slovenia.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II at the reception held by British ambassador to Slovenia Tim Simmons (right) to honour Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II at the reception held by British ambassador to Slovenia Tim Simmons to honour Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II at the reception held by British ambassador to Slovenia Tim Simmons to honour Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II signing the memorial book of the first British School in Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II at the music workshop "Dzungel Jangle" of the first British School in Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Queen Elizabeth II at the music workshop "Dzungel Jangle" of the first British School in Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk receives Queen Elizabeth II for a state visit.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk receives Queen Elizabeth II for a state visit.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk receives Queen Elizabeth II for a state visit.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brnik
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Ljubljana Airport.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk receives Queen Elizabeth II (pictured) for a state visit.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk and Queen Elizabeth II inspect the guard of honour.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk receives Queen Elizabeth II with state honours.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
President Danilo Tuerk and spouse Barbara Miklic Tuerk (right) receive the English royal couple, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Tamini Petelinsek/STA

Brnik
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are greeted by the welcome party at the Joze Pucnik international airport as they arrive in Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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