The annual report of the Royal Court provides an account of the official activities of the Royal Family and the operation of the Court during the previous year. A list of all orders and medals conferred during the year is also included. A short summary of the annual report may be found below.
A full version of the annual report and Royal accounts is available in Norwegian, and may be downloaded using the link on the right.
During 2012, His Majesty The King attended 225 official events in Norway and abroad, while Her Majesty The Queen attended 102 official events, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attended 161 official events and Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess attended 90 official events.
The Royal Family visited 53 municipalities in 17 counties and Svalbard in Norway, and paid several visits abroad. The King and Queen carried out their annual county visit in Vestfold county in June, while the Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Møre og Romsdal county in May.
The King and Queen conducted a State Visit to Poland in May, while the Crown Prince and Crown Princess travelled to Indonesia for a State Visit in April.
A report on the use of the funds allocated to the Royal Court (the Civil List) and the staff of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess (official budget) by the Storting is submitted annually. The allowances provided to the King and Queen and to the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, respectively, are meant to cover the management, operation, maintenance and development of the private properties, as well as official attire and private expenses.
The accounts for the Civil List showed a deficit of NOK 3 699 858. This is a planned deficit that will be covered by appropriations from the surplus in 2011, NOK 1 286 853 from appropriations to special projects, and NOK 2 413 005 from ordinary appropriations.
The accounts for the staff of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess showed a deficit of NOK 466 072. This is a planned deficit and will be covered by appropriations from previous years.
The accounts for "Åpent Slott" (Cultural outreach activities) showed a deficit of NOK 44 162. This deficit is carried forward in its entirety. The Civil List will supply the Section for Culture with adequate liquidity for its future operations.