King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in Delhi on Monday morning for a five-day visit.
The royal couple flew in on an Air India plane from Stockholm, and the national carrier tweeted photos of them at the Delhi airport.
The pictures of the Swedish royal couple went viral as people noticed that King Carl arrived carrying his own bags – a gesture that won him a lot of social media praise.
People also praised the couple because they flew a commercial carrier instead of taking private jets.
The royal couple were accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In Delhi, the King and Queen visited Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Smriti on Monday. The King also met with President Ram Nath Kovind on ways to further boost relations.
Apart from Delhi, the royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand.
Below are a few reactions:
Very very inspirational and humbling to see the King and Queen of Sweden carry their own bags on board. #Salute https://t.co/Qj7scmzJgQ
— Sanjiv Kapoor (@TheSanjivKapoor) December 2, 2019
They fly commercial and he carries his own luggage. https://t.co/zCbYGtVoMF
— Gaurav Probir Pramanik🏳️🌈 (@gauravpramanik) December 2, 2019