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This section contains official hand out photographs,  information regarding accreditation and other special messages primarily of interest to the press and other media. The messages are deleted after one year.  Enquiries from the media regarding the activities of the Royal Family may be directed to the Head of Communication Marianne Hagen or Assistant Head of Communication Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen. They can always be reached through the Palace's switchboard, manned 24 hours a day: telephone +47 22 04 87 00.

23.09.2016 Invitation to press call with HM The Queen of Norway and Magne Furuholmen

Media are invited to a press briefing with Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Magne Furuholmen about the exhibition "Texture" Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 12:00 in the Paul Stolper Gallery - 31 Museum street - in London.

11.05.2016 Their Majesties The King and Queen’s Silver anniversary tour

Their Majesties The King and Queen will conduct a jubilee tour from 18–29 June 2016, visiting the cities of Tromsø, Bodø, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand. Accreditation.

28.01.2016 Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway

Her Majesty The Queen attends the opening of the exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 3 February. Accreditation by 1pm Tuesday 2 February.

20.01.2016 New photographs of The Princess

Three New official photographs of the Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be made available to the press in connection with The Princess' 12th birthday. 

14.01.2016 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.

05.10.2015 The Queen to visit London

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway attends the presentation of the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant on Thursday 8 October 2015.

29.09.2015 Official visit to New York City

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will visit New York City on 7-8 October 2015. The deadline for accreditation is 5 October 2015.

13.09.2015 Generation meeting: Handout photo

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a Royal generation meeting with guests from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at the King and Queen's country house Mågerø on the island Tjøme south of Oslo this weekend.

05.09.2015 The first recipient of the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant is Adam Saks

The Danish artist Adam Saks (born 1972) has been awarded the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant. Mr Saks will receive the award at an event in London on 8 October 2015, with Her Majesty The Queen in attendance.

09.07.2015 Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja of Norway to open 'Munch : Van Gogh' exhibition in Amsterdam

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway will open the exhibition Munch : Van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 September.

15.05.2015 Constitution Day: The Children's Parade

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family will start the day at Skaugum Estate on May 17 2015, where they will greet the Asker municipality children’s parade from 8:15 am. The Royal Family will take its customary place on the Palace Balcony starting at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade.

13.05.2015 Official visit to USA

His Majesty King Harald visits USA (Washington and Alaska) 21 - 27 May. Press program available.

20.04.2015 Van Gogh+Munch in Oslo

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will open the exhibition VanGogh+Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo on 9th May 2015.

19.02.2015 Prize Prints on display in New York City

Her Majesty The Queen will open the exhibition entitled “Prize Prints: The Queen Sonja Print Award” at Scandinavia House in New York City on 16 April 2015. The deadline for accreditation is 13 April 2015.

30.01.2015 Crown Prince Haakon to visit Timor-Leste

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will visit Timor-Leste on the 5rd to 7th February 2015 in his capacity as UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador, with a particular focus on the MDGs.

28.11.2014 State visit to Myanmar

At the invitation of U Thein Sein, the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and his wife, Daw Khin Khin Win, their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will pay an official state visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

29.09.2014 The Queen in a conversation on art

On Wednesday, 1 October, Her Majesty The Queen will be attending an event and reception at the National Gallery in Oslo in connection with the Queen Sonja Print Award. The deadline for accreditation is Tuesday, 30 September, 15:00.

14.06.2012 The Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award 2012: Statement of the jury

The Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award was presented for the first time at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre tonight, 14 June 2012. It was presented to the Finish artist Tiina Kivinen (b.1971). Here is the statement of the jury.