The royal couple Harald V King of Norway and Queen Sonja paid a three-day visit to Slovakia. Besides obligatory ceremonies in Bratislava they also visited Banska Stiavnica – a beautiful little town with great mining history located in Middle Slovakia and a wine-park Elesko near to another nice town Modra in Western Slovakia.

Pictures from this assignment appeared on the official website of the monarch kongehuset.no.

King of Norway Harald V (L) and Queen of Norway Sonja (2nd L) are welcomed by President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic (2nd R) and his wife Silvia Gasparovicova (R) during the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palais, in Bratislava, Slovakia 26. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

King Harald V (R) of Norway and Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic (L) review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. King Harald V is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V (R) of Norway and Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic (L) review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. King Harald V is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

(L-R) Queen Sonja, her husband King Harald V of Norway, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic and his wife Silvia Gasparovicova pose for photographers after the welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. King Harald V is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King of Norway Harald V (2nd L), President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic (2nd R) and his wife Silvia Gasparovicova (R) watch Queen of Norway Sonja (L) subscribing to the guest book after the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palais, in Bratislava, Slovakia 26. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

(L-R) Queen Sonja, her husband King Harald V of Norway, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic and his wife Silvia Gasparovicova sit after the welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. King Harald V is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King of Norway Harald V (L) and Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic (R) talk to journalists at the press conference at the Presidential palace, Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King of Norway Harald V speaks to journalists at the press conference at the Presidential Palais, in Bratislava, Slovakia 26. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

King of Norway Harald V (L) and Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic (R) talk to journalists at the press conference at the Presidential palace, Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 October 2010. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia.

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova chats with photographers while waiting for the King.

King Harald V (L) of Norway is welcomed by Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (R) at the Slovak Government Office, in Bratislava, 26 October 2010, Slovakia. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V (L) of Norway is welcomed by Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (R) at the Slovak Government Office, in Bratislava, 26 October 2010, Slovakia. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V (L) of Norway is welcomed by Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (R) at the Slovak Government Office, in Bratislava, 26 October 2010, Slovakia. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V (L) of Norway is welcomed by Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (R) at the Slovak Government Office, in Bratislava, 26 October 2010, Slovakia. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Harald V (C), King of Norway steps out of his limousine to visit the Elesco Vine Park in the town of Modra, Slovakia 27. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic (R-L), his wife Silvia Gasparovicova, Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald V of Norway visit the Zoya Gallery, part of the Elesco Vine Park, in the town of Modra, Slovakia, 27 October 2010. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V of Norway (L-R), Queen Sonja of Norway, Silvia Gasparovicova and Slovakian President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic visit the Zoya Gallery, part of the Elesco Vine Park, in the town of Modra, Slovakia, 27 October 2010. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

King Harald V of Norway stands in front of an artwork by Andy Warhol during his visit to the Zoya Gallery, part of the Elesco Vine Park, in the town of Modra, Slovakia, 27 October 2010. The king is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic, his wife Silvia Gasparovicova, Norwegian Queen Sonja and her husband Harald V, pose in front of the town hall during their visit to Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia on 28 October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Local children are waiting to welcome King Harald V of Norway and his wife, Queen Sonja in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010. The royal couple is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

(L-R) Wife of Slovak President Silvia Gasparovicova, Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic, Norwegian King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja visit Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia on 28 October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Harald V, King of Norway walks through the streets of Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia on 28. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

Harald V, King of Norway walks through the streets of Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia on 28. October 2010. The king is on a four day visit to Slovakia.

King Harald V of Norway (L) and President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic (R) talk to journalists on a press breefing during their visit to Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010.

King Harald V of Norway on a press breefing during his visit to Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010.

King Harald V of Norway on a press breefing during his visit to Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010.

A Bald Eagle is landing on the arm of King Harald V of Norway during a falconry show at the Antol manor-house near Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010. The King is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

A Bald Eagle is landing on the arm of King Harald V of Norway during a falconry show at the Antol manor-house near Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 28 October 2010. The King is on a four-day visit to Slovakia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

These three men walking through the gate of the Antol Manor House have drawn my attention at the very end.