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New official photographs in the jubilee year

New official photographs of the Royal House of Norway will be made available to the press on Friday 15th in connection with the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the Norwegian throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.

On Friday, 15 January 2016, new official photographs of Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be published. Five handout photographs will be made available to the media via NTB Scanpix at 9:00 Friday morning with a permitted release time of after 6:00 pm the same day. A larger selection of photographs will also be made available on this website at 6:00 pm. Please credit: Photographer and The Royal Court.

The tradition

Portraits of the Royal Family have been taken since 1905, from the beginning of the reign of King Haakon and Queen Maud. At that time, the photographs represented the official face of the Royal House to the outside world, and were used on stamps and coins. Since then, official portraits have been taken on an irregular basis and in connection with major events. 

The photographer

This year’s photographer is Jørgen Gomnæs (born 1982), an internationally recognised photographer based in Oslo and Paris. His work is featured in publications such as the New York Times , Harper’s Bazaar and Elle and is on display in galleries both in Norway and abroad.



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