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This is an overview of news items extending back in time.

19.06.2017 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Portugal, His Excellency Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

17.06.2017 Journeyed 5 000 years back in time

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Skara Brae on the second day of their official visit to the Orkney Islands. Skara Brae was a Neolithic village and is regarded by many as one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe.

16.06.2017 Marking ties to the Orkney Islands

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess paid an official visit to the Orkney Islands this weekend. There are strong historical ties between Norway and Orkney.

12.06.2017 Verdens tunellekspertise til Norge

Norsk kompetanse på tunellbygging etterspørres verden over. I dag åpnet Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprinsen konferansen som samler verdens ekspertise i Bergen

08.06.2017 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Republic of Serbia, His Excellency Mr Aleksandar Vučić.

08.06.2017 Holberg Prize awarded to UK Kant scholar

Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the Holberg Prize for 2017 to UK philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill. She has received the award for her influential work in the field of moral and political philosophy.

01.06.2017 Congratulations, Finland!

Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The Nordic heads of state gathered in Helsinki today to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence. 

24.05.2017 Queen Sonja gave this year’s festival speech

Today the 65th Bergen International Festival was officially opened. The theme this year is “Identity”, and Their Majesties The King and Queen were both in attendance at the opening ceremony in Torgallmenningen City Square.

23.05.2017 Presented the Abel Prize to French mathematician

His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize to the French mathematician Yves Meyer (77) Tuesday. Professor Meyer was awarded the prize “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”

23.05.2017 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after the terror attack in Manchester.

20.05.2017 Opened one of the world’s steepest cable cars

Her Majesty The Queen undertook the official opening of Loen Skylift in Nordfjord today. The cable car will convey tourists from the fjord to the top of Mt Hoven (1 011 m) in just five minutes.

17.05.2017 Happy Constitution Day!

The Royal Family took its customary place on the Palace Balcony at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family had started the day at Skaugum Estate at 8:15 am, where they greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade.

10.05.2017 Gala banquet at the Oslo Opera House

The gala banquet held this evening at the Oslo Opera House in honour of the birthdays of Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded with spectacular fireworks.

09.05.2017 Celebration at the Royal Palace

This evening members of the European Royal Houses, family, friends and representatives of official institutions in Norway are at the Royal Palace to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.

02.05.2017 Join the celebration!

Would you like to sing the birthday song to Their Majesties The King and Queen? Both the King and Queen turn 80 this year, and everyone is invited to the Palace Square on 9 May 2017 to celebrate.

26.04.2017 Ambassador for Norwegian literature

Over the next few years Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will have the special task of promoting Norwegian literature internationally.

24.04.2017 Annual report of the Royal Court for 2016

The Royal Court has submitted its new annual report today. The report has been redesigned to provide better information about and increase understanding of the activities of the Royal Family and the Royal Court.

09.04.2017 Met Ebola victims in Liberia

This week His Royal Highness The Crown Prince conducted a visit to Liberia on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where he met with the victims and heroes of the Ebola virus outbreak in a country facing major challenges.

03.04.2017 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia.

30.03.2017 Artica Svalbard

Her Majesty The Queen and Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland undertook the official opening of the Artica Svalbard Foundation in Longyearbyen today. The foundation will promote artistic and cultural activity on Svalbard.

23.03.2017 Concluded in Bergen

The State Visit from Iceland was concluded today. His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Ms Eliza Reid were accompanied by His Majesty King Harald during the day’s programme, which centred around the countries’ common marine interests.

22.03.2017 Start-ups and saga literature

The Sagas are an important part of both Icelandic and Norwegian cultural heritage. Today the Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Norwegian public libraries with a remarkable gift.

21.03.2017 State Visit from Iceland

His Majesty The King received His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Ms Eliza Reid in the Palace Square today. The President and First Lady of Iceland are conducting a three-day State Visit to Norway.

10.03.2017 Norwegian art in France

Today Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the new Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France. The opening exhibition has strong ties to Norway.

02.03.2017 Celebrating by:Larm

This year the by:Larm music festival marks its 20th anniversary. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess took part in several events and held a lunch for the music industry at their Skaugum Estate residence.

23.02.2017 A long queue of well-wishers

Congratulations poured into the Royal Palace on 21 February in celebration of the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald. 

07.02.2017 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse.

06.02.2017 Tråante 2017

His Majesty The King was in attendance at the official opening of the Tråante 2017 centennial celebration today. The celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the first congress of the Sami people, which was held on 6 February 1917 in Trondheim.

26.01.2017 Opened Norwegian pavilion at Bett

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon officially opened the Norwegian pavilion at Bett 2017 today. Norwegian companies in the field of education technology are in London to showcase their services.

25.01.2017 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria.

20.01.2017 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America.

11.01.2017 Christmas greetings

The Royal Family would like to thank everyone for the wide array of greetings received for Christmas 2016.

22.12.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

20.12.2016 Christmas photos from the Palace Park

This afternoon, the Royal Family was gathered in by the gazebo  in the Palace Park for Christmas photographs. 

16.12.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new King of Malaysia, His Majesty King Seri Paduka Baginda Sultan Muhammad V.

10.12.2016 The Nobel Peace Prize for 2016

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance when the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 was awarded to His Excellency President Juan Manuel Santos in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall today.

06.12.2016 UNDP celebrates its 50th anniversary

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has spearheaded the global fight to eradicate poverty for 50 years. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince spoke at the Global Goals Gala in New York yesterday evening.

02.12.2016 Music prize presented

Violinist Mayumi Kanagawa was the winner of first prize at the Princess Astrid International Music Competition on Thursday evening. Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner presented the prize.

30.11.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty the King of Thailand.

30.11.2016 Gathered at Slush

Finland has succeeded in creating Europe’s most important meeting place for start-ups. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince and some 50 Norwegian start-ups are attending Slush 2016.

24.11.2016 Green solutions at the Zero conference

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the 11th Zero conference in Oslo today. Both zero-emission aircraft and green public transport were on the programme.

11.11.2016 Visit concluded in St John’s

Canada and Norway share many common interests and similarities, as both countries are situated in the far north. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their official visit to Canada in St John’s on Newfoundland on Thursday.

10.11.2016 Diversity and innovation

Canada is a promising market for Norwegian companies. It is also an extremely culturally diverse country. Their Royal Highnesses attended seminars on several interesting topics on Wednesday.

09.11.2016 Promoting culture in Toronto

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess travelled from Ottawa to Toronto on the second day of their official visit to Canada. The focus of the day’s agenda was on promoting the cultural industries and innovation.   

08.11.2016 Official visit to Canada

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess started their visit to Canada in the capital of Ottawa on Monday, 7 November. Innovation and climate are high on the agenda. 

03.11.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of the Lebanese Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Aoun.

14.10.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.

14.10.2016 Munch Museum foundation stone

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit lay the foundation stone for the new Munch Museum at Bjørvika in Oslo in a formal ceremony this afternoon. The museum is planned to be completed in December 2019.

10.10.2016 State Visit from Singapore

Monday morning Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja formally received the President and First Lady of Singapore.

07.10.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to Her Excellency Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia.

28.09.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency President Reuven Rivlin on the death of former prime minister, president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

27.09.2016 "TEXTURE" on show in London

Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Magne Furuholmen have collaborated on an artistic project in support of the Queen Sonja Print Award. Tonight, the exhibition “TEXTURE” opens in London.

08.09.2016 Concluded in Oulu

Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit in the far north of Finland – in Oulu, where the multinational communication company Nokia has a manufacturing plant. Technology and health were the main focus areas of today’s programme.

07.09.2016 Cooperation and exchange of experience

Technology, defence and health are the three main focus areas for the State Visit to Finland by Their Majesties The King and Queen. Cooperation and opportunities in these crucial areas were on today’s agenda.

06.09.2016 State Visit to Finland

The King and Queen began their third State Visit to Finland today. They are accompanied by several government ministers as well as a large delegation of representatives of Norwegian trade and industry.

06.09.2016 Presented the 2016 Kavli Prizes

Today the winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize were honoured in Oslo Concert Hall. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent presented the prizes.

01.09.2016 Garden party hosted by the King and Queen

Today Their Majesties The King and Queen hosted a garden party in the Palace Park for 1 500 guests from throughout Norway.

27.08.2016 TEXTURE

The graphic art exhibition “TEXTURE” opened in Bergen this weekend. The exhibition is a collaboration between Her Majesty The Queen and Magne Furuholmen.

26.08.2016 QSPA presented in Bergen

Today the Queen Sonja Print Award for 2016 was presented to the US visual artist Tauba Auerbach. Her Majesty The Queen presented the award herself in Grieghallen this afternoon.

24.08.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Italy, HE Mr. Sergio Mattarella, after the earthquake in Umbria.

30.06.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines.

29.06.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, after the attack in the Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

23.06.2016 Revisiting the consecration ceremony

“Trondheim is a special place for us,” said His Majesty The King upon arrival there on the silver jubilee tour. It was in Trondheim that the consecration ceremony for Their Majesties was held 25 years ago.

23.06.2016 Three generations

A new portrait of His Majesty, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been released.


 

22.06.2016 Silver jubilee tour along the coast

It has been 25 years since Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja acceded to the Norwegian throne. To mark the occasion they are travelling down the Norwegian coast on the Royal Yacht Norge.

16.06.2016 Japanomania in the North

This evening Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the exhibition “Japanomania in the North 1875–1918”. This two-part exhibition shows the many ways in which Japanese art influenced Nordic art and design during that period.

13.06.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America.

08.06.2016 Presented the Holberg Prize

Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the Holberg Prize for 2016 to US Shakespearian scholar Stephen Greenblatt. The ceremony took place at the University of Bergen.

25.05.2016 Concluded in Narvik

The State Visit from Poland was concluded at Håkvik cemetery this evening. His Majesty The King, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda and First Lady Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda paid homage to the Polish soldiers who died in Norway during the Second World War.

25.05.2016 The 64th Bergen International Festival

Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the Bergen International Festival in Torgallmenningen City Square today. The festival will last for 15 days.

24.05.2016 Polish-Norwegian cooperation

Defence cooperation was the focus of the programme for His Majesty The King and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda today. However, the second day of the State Visit started off with a business seminar.

24.05.2016 Presented the Abel Prize 2016

The 2016 Abel Prize was awarded to Sir Andrew J. Wiles of the University of Oxford for his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the award today in the Aula of the University of Oslo.

23.05.2016 State Visit from Poland

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda and First Lady Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda began their State Visit to Norway today. 

17.05.2016 Happy Constitution Day!

The Royal Family greeted the Children's Parade in Oslo from its traditional place on the Palace Balcony today. 

16.05.2016 Celebrating May 17th

For more than 100 years, the Royal Family has greeted the Constitution Day children’s parade in Oslo from the balcony of the Royal Palace. 

03.05.2016 Will continue as ambassador

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will continue in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

22.04.2016 Annual report for 2015

The Royal Family visited 69 municipalities and all of Norway’s counties and Svalbard in 2015. This is among the information presented in the annual report of the Royal Court for 2015 this morning.

18.04.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador.

18.04.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

12.04.2016 With UNAIDS in Tanzania

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess visited Tanzania today to assess progress made in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to see how young people are engaging in the country’s AIDS response.

07.04.2016 Visit concluded in Milan

Their Majesties The King and Queen spent the last day of their State Visit to Italy in Milan – the financial capital of Italy. Italy is one of the world’s largest economies and an important trade partner for Norway.

07.04.2016 The King and Queen in Rome

Their Majesties The King and Queen continued their State Visit to Italy today. Their programme began at Italy’s national monument, where King Harald laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

06.04.2016 State Visit to Italy

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja started a three-day State Visit to Italy today. The King and Queen are heading a delegation of representatives of the Norwegian authorities and Norwegian trade and industry.

31.03.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency U Htin Kyaw, the new President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

29.03.2016 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Mamnoon Hussain.

13.03.2016 Successful final day

Sunday brought a fantastic ending to a successful IBU World Championships Biathlon. His Majesty King Harald and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, have followed the competitions closely.

11.03.2016 Completed Army paratrooper course

This week His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon completed and passed military static course and is now a certified military paratrooper. 

09.03.2016 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to HE Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the new President of the Portugese Republic.

08.03.2016 The King on manoeuvres

For two days His Majesty King Harald has taken part in the major military winter exercise “Cold Response 2016” being held in the Trøndelag counties in central Norway from 19 February to 22 March.

12.02.2016 The Princess lit the Olympic flame

The Second Youth Winter Olympic Games opened this evening in Lillehammer. Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra had the honour of lighting the Olympic flame.

11.02.2016 Lead-up to the Olympic festivities

Her Majesty The Queen opened the new Norwegian Olympic Museum at the Maihaugen open air museum this evening. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was also in attendance in Lillehammer – the day before the opening of the Youth Olympic Games.

03.02.2016 To London with Nikolai Astrup

The Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup is being introduced to a UK audience. Her Majesty The Queen undertook the official opening of the exhibition “Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway” this evening in London.

20.01.2016 New photographs of The Princess

On the occasion of Her Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra's 12th birthday, the Royal Court releases three new pictures of the Princess.

17.01.2016 Splendid jubilee celebration

Several thousand people took part in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the Norwegian throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja today.  

16.01.2016 Accession of the new monarch in 1991

King Olav V died on the evening of 17 January 1991. At that same moment, Crown Prince Harald became Norway’s new king: King Harald V. As the night passed, mourners began to fill the Palace Square with flowers and candles.

15.01.2016 New official photographs

New official photographs of the Royal House of Norway was published today, in connection with the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.

15.01.2016 Send your greetings

Would you like to send a congratulatory message to Their Majesties The King and Queen? The register of congratulations is now open.

13.01.2016 Christmas greetings

On behalf of the Royal family, His Majesty The King would like to thank everyone for the many Christmas and New Year's greetings received at the Royal Palace.

11.01.2016 Congratulatory message register

Would you like to send a congratulatory message to Their Majesties The King and Queen? A register of congratulations will be made available to the public on Friday.

11.01.2016 Activities during the jubilee weekend

17 January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the Norwegian throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja. Below is an overview of activities to be held during the jubilee weekend.

12.12.2015 Edvard Munch Art Award

Her Majesty The Queen presented the Edvard Munch Art Award on Saturday, 12 December. The newly established prize was awarded to the French artist Camille Henrot.

10.12.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the new President of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Mr Mauricio Macri.

10.12.2015 The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance when the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall today.

03.12.2015 Lit the Christmas tree in London

Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner lit the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London Thursday evening. The tree is Oslo’s traditional gift to the city of London, as thanks for the assistance provided to Norway during the Second World War.

19.11.2015 Concluded visit in the Amazon

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince concluded his official visit to Brazil on Thursday afternoon. Protection of the Amazon was on the agenda again today.

18.11.2015 From business to the environment

On his third day in Brazil, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince travelled to Belém – the capital of the State of Pará and the gateway to the Amazon. The change in location also entailed a shift in focus, from business to the environment.

17.11.2015 Business cooperation in Rio

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince continued his visit to Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. Rio is an economic powerhouse, and it is the city where a majority of the Norwegian companies established in Brazil have their headquarters.

16.11.2015 Official visit to Brazil

On Monday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince began a four-day official visit to Brazil – Norway’s most important trade partner in South America.

05.11.2015 Congratulations

His Majesty King Harald congratulates HE Mr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

05.11.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to HE Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

03.11.2015 Promoted Norwegian food in Paris

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince took part in the promotion of Norwegian culinary specialties this afternoon. At La Grande Epicerie, Norwegian salmon and “fenalår” were available for sampling.

03.11.2015 Education is a human right

"Education is a fundamental human right; it is also essential to ensure inclusive, equitable and sustainable development", said His Royal Highness The Crown Prince in his remarks at UNESCO today.

09.10.2015 Norwegian innovation in New York

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess focused on all aspects of innovation yesterday, during their visit to New York. Norwegian entrepreneurs, music and historical design were all part of the programme.

08.10.2015 Presented the Memorial Grant

This evening, the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant was presented to the Danish artist Adam Saks. Her Majesty Queen Sonja took part in the ceremony, which was held in London.

08.10.2015 Promoting Norwegian interests for a century

Yesterday evening local time, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) celebrated its 100th anniversary. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance at the centennial gala in New York.

02.10.2015 Opened the 160th Storting

- I greet the Storting and welcome you to responsible labour, wishing it will be to the good of the Nation. With this traditional wording, His Majesty began the Speech from the Throne and the official opening of the 160th Norwegian Storting (Parliament).

25.09.2015 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

23.09.2015 Munch and Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Today, Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands participated once again in the opening of the exhibition Munch : Van Gogh, this time in Amsterdam.

22.09.2015 Impressed the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen has followed UWC Red Cross Nordic in Sogn og Fjordane county since the college was established. Yesterday she took part in its 20th anniversary celebration.

05.09.2015 Presented for the first time

The Danish artist Adam Saks has been awarded the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant.

21.08.2015 And the winner is ...

The finale of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, QSIMC, took place in Oslo Opera House tonight. Her Majesty herself presented the first prize to the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen.

21.08.2015 Towards the finale 

Tonight is the final concert of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition (QSIMC). Her Majesty will be in attendance at the Opera House in Oslo where the five finalists will compete for prestige and prizes. 

07.08.2015 Congratulations

His Majesty King Harald congratulates the President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Mr Andrzej Duda.

06.07.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to HE Mr Raimonds Vējonis, President of the Republic of Latvia.

12.06.2015 From mountains to coast

Their Majesties Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Queen Sonja of Norway opened their own art exhibition at the manor Baroniet Rosendal in Hardanger on Friday. This is the first time that the two queens are exhibiting their work together.

12.06.2015 Europa Nostra

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards recognises outstanding achievements in cultural heritage. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince took part in this year’s award ceremony on Thursday evening. Two of the prizes went to Norwegian projects.

12.06.2015 Sustainable development helps to build peace

The Oslo Governance Centre was officially re-opened today. In the morning, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince participated in a seminar, the first in a series of Oslo Governance and Peacebuilding Dialogues at the centre.

10.06.2015 Presented the Holberg Prize

On Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the Holberg Prize for 2015 to the UK historian, writer and mythologist Marina Warner. The ceremony took place in Håkon’s Hall in Bergen.

06.06.2015 Two hundred years of sailing

For the past several days, His Majesty The King has participated in the celebration of the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron yacht club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in southern England.

01.06.2015 EAT: Around the table in Stockholm

The EAT Stockholm Food Forum is being held Monday and Tuesday. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are in attendance, and the Crown Princess was among the speakers at the opening event.

29.05.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to HE Mr Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

28.05.2015 The first Allied victory

Yesterday and today mark the anniversary of the recapture of Narvik – the first Allied victory during World War II. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent attended the 75th anniversary event today.

28.05.2015 Arctic finale

His Majesty The King concluded his official visit to the US in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday. The programme of activities highlighted the Arctic region and Norwegian-US cooperation in the Northern Areas.

27.05.2015 Visited Homer, Alaska

On Tuesday, His Majesty The King continued his official visit to the US, this time in Alaska, where he spoke with local climate researchers in the town of Homer.

26.05.2015 Norwegian Festival of Literature

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess opened the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer this evening. The festival, which is the largest contemporary literature festival in the Nordic region, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

24.05.2015 Honorary doctorate from PLU

His Majesty continued his visit to the US on Saturday at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington. The King received an honorary doctorate from the university, which has close ties to Norway.

23.05.2015 Official visit to the US

His Majesty The King has begun a week-long official visit to the US. The King arrived in Seattle on Wednesday evening, and will be visiting the states of Washington and Alaska.

19.05.2015 Presented the Abel Prize 2015

Today, His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize for 2015 to John Forbes Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg for their contributions in the field of partial differential equations and geometric analysis.

17.05.2015 Happy Constitution Day!

The Royal Family has taken its traditional place on the Palace Balcony to greet the Children's Parade, as the Parade in Oslo now approaches the Palace Square. 

13.05.2015 Miscellaneous Notes on Nordic Birds

This evening, Her Majesty Queen Sonja will officially open the exhibition “Miscellaneous Notes on Nordic Birds” at the Queen Joséphine Gallery. Danish Svend-Allan Sørensen is this year’s featured artist.

09.05.2015 Van Gogh + Munch

Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the exhibition entitled “Van Gogh + Munch” today. The Dutch and Norwegian artists share a number of common traits.

08.05.2015 Liberation Day celebrations

Liberation Day and the end of the Second World War in Norway were marked throughout the country today. Members of the Royal Family took part in a number of events.

06.05.2015 The Venice Biennale

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess opened the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale today, where she presented the project “Rapture” by multimedia artist Camille Norment.

04.05.2015 With WWF in Lofoten

The WWF annual conference is being held in Svolvær this week. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess gave the opening remarks, in which she emphasised the importance of making green choices in everyday life.

27.04.2015 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Nepal, His Excellency Mr. Ram Baran Yadav.

22.04.2015 Frozen in the ice

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are on board the research vessel Lance, which is frozen into the Arctic Ocean outside Svalbard. The sea ice in the Arctic is melting faster than ever. Scientists on board the vessel are working to find out what is causing this and why.

17.04.2015 Opened “Prize Prints” in New York

Late last night Norwegian time, Her Majesty The Queen opened the exhibition entitled "Prize Prints" at Scandinavia House in New York. The exhibition features works in connection with the Queen Sonja Print Award.

27.03.2015 Annual report of the Royal Court for 2014

The annual report of the Royal Court for 2014 was submitted today to the Presidium of the Storting, the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway.

23.03.2015 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam,
President of the Republic of Singapore

19.03.2015 Defence cooperation between Norway and Latvia

Their Majesties The King and Queen accompanied His Excellency President Andris Bērziņš on board the MS Baronen this morning. The vessel was later boarded by Norwegian special forces soldiers.

18.03.2015 State Visit from Latvia

Today, Their Majesties The King and Queen extended an official welcome to His Excellency President Andris Bērziņš of Latvia to Norway in a ceremony on the Palace Square.

12.03.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

27.02.2015 State Visit concluded in Perth

Their Majesties The King and Queen spent the final day of their State Visit in Perth on the west coast of Australia. The main focus of today’s programme was on maritime cooperation and petroleum activities.

25.02.2015 Commemorating war history in London

On Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attended the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Special Operations Executive and the 70th anniversary of the Special Forces Club in London.

25.02.2015 Norwegian nature in art form

Today, Her Majesty The Queen presented artwork inspired by Norwegian nature to an Australian audience, and His Majesty The King visited a training centre for the Royal Australian Navy. The day began with a meeting with representatives of Indigenous Australians.

24.02.2015 Opened a seminar on the Antarctic

Today, His Majesty The King undertook the formal opening of a seminar on the Antarctic at the Australian National Maritime Museum. King Harald and Queen Sonja are spending the second day of their State Visit in Australia’s largest city, Sydney.

23.02.2015 State Visit to Australia

Today, Their Majesties The King and Queen launched the first official visit of a Norwegian head of state to Australia. The King and Queen will visit Canberra and Sydney, before concluding their visit in Perth on Friday.

16.02.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Croatia, Her Excellency Ms. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

12.02.2015 The King in the Antarctic

For the past three days, His Majesty The King has been visiting Queen Maud Land – a Norwegian dependency in the Antarctic. The King is paying a visit to the Troll research station, which is celebrating 10 years of year-round operations.

12.02.2015 "One year to go"

On Wednesday evening, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon unveiled the countdown clock for the Youth Olympics, which will kick off in Lillehammer in exactly one year – 365 days.

07.02.2015 Spoke at the university in Dili

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince concluded his field visit to Timor-Leste today. Before his departure, the Crown Prince spoke to 200 students who had come to hear him lecture about UNDP and the UN Millennium Development Goals. 

06.02.2015 The Queen opened Kunsthall Svalbard

This evening Her Majesty The Queen opened the world’s northernmost art museum, Kunsthall Svalbard, in Longyearbyen. The new museum is a branch of the Northern Norway Art Museum.

06.02.2015 Water and salt

Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince viewed UNDP projects first-hand, including one that brings clean drinking water to hundreds of families and another in which salt production provides women farmers with a good living.

05.02.2015 Visit to Timor-Leste with UNDP

This year marks the deadline set for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals. In the coming days His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will be visiting several worthwhile projects throughout Timor-Leste.

03.02.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency President Sergio Mattarella.

27.01.2015 Never forget

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince and Prime Minister Erna Solberg represented Norway at the commemoration ceremony in Poland.

24.01.2015 Johan Martin Ferner has died

Johan Martin Ferner passed away quietly at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, today, 24 January 2015 at 05.25 AM.

23.01.2015 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

22.01.2015 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Davos

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is being held this week in the Alpine city of Davos, Switzerland. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess are attending the meeting to follow up their efforts for young leaders.

19.01.2015 Christmas greetings

The Royal Family have received a wide array of Christmas and New Year's greetings, and these were greatly appreciated.

15.01.2015 Good fishing off Senja

The traditional skrei fishing season has arrived, and today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon took part in a fishing trip off the island Senja in North Norway on board the fishing vessel Senjaland.

14.01.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Mozambique.

12.01.2015 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

08.01.2015 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency President François Hollande.

19.12.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of Romania, HE Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis.

17.12.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Pakistan after the Peshawar school attack.

10.12.2014 The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014

On Wednesday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance in Oslo City Hall, where the Nobel Laureates received a warm standing ovation.

10.12.2014 Children celebrated the Peace Prize

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus celebrated the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates today, along with 7 000 children on the City Hall Square in Oslo.

09.12.2014 - You are not locked in an old mind set

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon spoke at the Telenor Youth Summit, encouraging young people from Europe and Asia to use digital communication to promote positive social development.

05.12.2014 State Visit concluded in Mandalay

Today was the last day of the State Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to Myanmar. The King and Queen concluded their five-day visit at the former royal palace in Mandalay.

03.12.2014 Preservation of cultural monuments

Their Majesties The King and Queen have travelled on to Bagan, the site of many historical temples in the Mandalay region. Preservation of cultural heritage was the main focus of the third day of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s State Visit to Myanmar.

02.12.2014 The path to democracy

Today His Majesty The King spoke about the transition towards democracy at the University of Yangon. The speech marked the start of the second day of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s State Visit to Myanmar.

01.12.2014 State Visit to Myanmar

Their Majesties The King and Queen started their State Visit to The Republic of the Union of Myanmar today. The most important objective of this visit is to indicate Norway’s support for the ongoing reform process.

18.11.2014 Round table on climate

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit emphasised the role of young people in climate efforts during the Climate Roundtable hosted by Statkraft in the town of Jevnaker on Tuesday.

06.11.2014 Official visit to Serbia

Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is conducting an official visit to Serbia. The Crown Prince has a busy programme in the capital city of Belgrade, which he is visiting for the first time.

29.10.2014 Women’s lives – then and now

Kvinneprat på Tvers (“Women talking across cultures”)/SESAM is a meeting place for women of all nationalities wishing to learn more about, or share their experiences relating to, life in Norway. This week Her Majesty The Queen attended one of the meetings.

25.10.2014 "Norway thanks you"

His Majesty King Harald was in attendance at the commemoration of the liberation of East Finnmark. Seventy years have passed since Soviet forces drove the German occupying power out of the districts surrounding Kirkenes.

20.10.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of the Republic of Indonesia.

14.10.2014 Norwegian-Indian cooperation

Cooperation between India and Norway in the business and cultural spheres was the focus of the second day of the State Visit from India. Their Majesties The King and Queen accompanied His Excellency President Pranab Mukherjee of India and his daughter, Madame Sharmistha Mukherjee, during their programme of activities.

13.10.2014 State Visit from India

Today, Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed President Pranab Mukherjee of India and his daughter, Madame Sharmistha Mukherjee, to Norway. The visit began with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square this morning.

06.10.2014 Vsited Easter Island

During the Easter holiday this year, Their Majesties The King and Queen visited Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean. The Norwegian explorer and scientist Thor Heyerdahl was instrumental in bringing this isolated island to the attention of the world. Today, 6 October 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of his birth.

02.10.2014 Opened the159th Storting

- I greet the Storting and welcome you to responsible labour, wishing it will be to the good of the Nation. With this traditional wording, His Majesty began the Speech from the Throne and the official opening of the 159th Norwegian Storting (Parliament).

01.10.2014 Introduced the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant

Today, Her Majesty The Queen and master printer Bill Goldston introduced the Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant, which will be awarded to emerging graphic artists/printmakers from the Nordic countries.

25.09.2014 Opened Nordic graphic art exhibition

Tonight, the foundation responsible for the Queen Sonja Print Award opened a graphic art exhibition at the Waldemarsudde estate and art museum in Stockholm. Her Majesty The Queen was present to officially open the exhibition.

24.09.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

09.09.2014 The 2014 Kavli Prizes

On Tuesday His Majesty King Harald presented the Kavli Prizes at Oslo Concert Hall. The nine Kavli Prize laureates were selected on the basis of their pioneering work in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

02.09.2014 State Visit from Estonia

At 10:00 am this morning, the President of Estonia was formally received on the Palace Square. His Excellency President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is paying a State Visit to Norway at the invitation of His Majesty King Harald.

01.09.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of the Republic of Turkey.

25.08.2014 Åpnet oljemessen ONS

Hennes Majestet Dronningen åpnet Offshore Northern Seas i dag. Også Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprins Haakon deltar på energimessen i Stavanger, der Endring er hovedtemaet.

05.08.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of China, His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping after the earthquake in the Yunnan province.

29.07.2014 The Royal Palace is open to the public

The Palace is open to the public from tomorrow, Wednesday 30 July and will run until Sunday 17 August.

24.07.2014 Cancellation of guided tours of the Royal Palace

In light of the potential terror threat to Norway, the Lord Chamberlain has decided to cancel all tours of the Palace until further notice. Pre-paid tickets will be refunded by the Billettservice ticket office (billettservice.no).

18.07.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King to His Majesty The King of the Netherlands and His Majesty The King of Malaysia.

10.07.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King to His Excellency Mr Georgy Margvelashvili on the death of former President Eduard Shevardnadze.

15.06.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty The King to The President of the Slovak Republik.

13.06.2014 Concluded visit at Nidaros Cathedral

The State Visit from Germany concluded in Trondheim today. HRH The Crown Prince accompanied HE President Joachim Gauck and Ms Daniela Schadt to the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute before concluding the day’s programme at Nidaros Cathedral.

12.06.2014 Opened the Youngwood festival

The second day of the State Visit began at Frognerbadet in Oslo. Their Majesties The King and Queen accompanied His Excellency Mr Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Ms Daniela Schadt to the opening of the Youngwood music festival.

12.06.2014 Mottok pris for sitt aidsarbeid

Under en veldedighetsgalla i New York mottok H.K.H. Kronprinsessen tirsdag kveld amfAR Award of Inspiration for sitt mangeårige aidsarbeid, tildelt av American Foundation for Aids Research.

11.06.2014 State Visit from Germany

Today Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja formally received His Excellency Mr Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Ms Daniela Schadt. In keeping with tradition, the welcoming ceremony took place in the Palace Square.

09.06.2014 Addressed the UN General Assembly

On Monday, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende spoke at a High-level Event of the UN General Assembly on human rights and development goals.

06.06.2014 Unveiled a Wall of Dignity at Bleiker School

Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited Bleiker Upper Secondary School in Asker municipality with guests from more than 20 countries to learn more about dignity-oriented activities at the school.

05.06.2014 70th anniversary of D-Day

His Majesty The King is in France together with the heads of state of all the nations that took part in the landing in Normandy 70 years ago. This afternoon the King laid a wreath at the war memorial in Villons-les-Buisson in Normandy.

04.06.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty the King to His Excellency Mr. Jacob G. Zuma, the President of South Africa.

27.05.2014 The Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award 2014

On Tuesday Her Majesty The Queen presented the Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award to the Danish conceptual artist Svend-Allan Sørensen. Queen Sonja also announced that in the future the award will be international in scope – making it the largest award of its kind.

20.05.2014 The Abel Prize 2014

Today, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presented the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai for scientific excellence in the field of mathematics.

17.05.2014 Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution

This year Norway is celebrating the bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution. Norway became an independent nation 200 years ago, and the anniversary is being celebrated with numerous events throughout the year – and especially now in the month of May.

17.05.2014 Happy Constitution Day!

Two hundred years ago today Norway became an independent nation with its own Constitution. In keeping with tradition, the Royal Family will be in its customary place on the Palace Balcony to greet the Oslo children’s parade.

15.05.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Gül, after the mining accident in western Turkey.

12.05.2014 State Visit from Israel

Today His Majesty King Harald received His Excellency President Shimon Peres of Israel in a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The president is conducting a two-day State Visit to Norway.

05.05.2014 Kondolanse

Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan after the landslide in the province of Badakhshan.

30.04.2014 Official visit from Belgium

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Norway on an official visit today. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted their visit, and welcomed the Belgian King and Queen yesterday evening.

22.04.2014 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Republic of Korea after the capsizing of the ferry Sewol.

10.04.2014 Annual report 2013

The annual report of the Royal Court for 2013 was submitted today to the Presidium of the Storting, the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway.

21.03.2014 Visit concluded in Ho Chi Minh City

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their official visit to Vietnam today, their programme focused on Norwegian companies and opportunities for enhancing business cooperation between Norway and Vietnam.

20.03.2014 Visit in Hue

Norwegian organisations have been conducting activities in Vietnam for several decades. Today Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited three projects in Hue, all of which enhance safety for and the skills of children and young people.

19.03.2014 Visit Vietnam

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are in Vietnam on an official visit. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived in Hanoi yesterday evening, and began their visit today with an official welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

14.03.2014 Presented the King with their own legislation

Today children from Kapellveien child-care centre presented King Harald with a specially drawn up constitution, in which Article 1 states: “We shall use our hands kindly”.

11.03.2014 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty the King to Her Excellency Ms Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile.

27.02.2014 Visited FMC Technologies

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon concluded his official visit to St. Petersburg today with a short visit to FMC Technologies. The Norwegian company is a leading global supplier of solutions for subsea oil and gas production.

26.02.2014 Opened new production facility

Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon undertook the official opening of Jotun’s new production facility outside St. Petersburg. Jotun is a long-time supplier of paint to the Russian shipbuilding industry, and many of St. Petersburg’s bridges are protected by Jotun coatings.

25.02.2014 The Crown Prince in St. Petersburg

Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon embarked on a three-day official visit to Russia. Activities will include the promotion of Norwegian industrial initiatives in St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast.

16.02.2014 Celebration of the Constitution

“Let us celebrate our freedoms with wisdom,” said His Majesty The King when he undertook the official opening of the bicentennial celebration of the Norwegian Constitution this evening. The event was held on historic ground, at Eidsvoll, where it all began.

24.01.2014 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Davos

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are once again in the town of Davos, Switzerland, where they have attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting this week. Today the Crown Prince and Crown Prince met with the Norwegian media.

21.01.2014 The Princess turns 10 years old

On the occasion of Her Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra's tenth birthday, the Royal Court releases three new pictures of the Princess.

20.12.2013 Bungee jump from Victoria Falls Bridge

Last October, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited Zambia as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. Sustainable tourism is a growth industry in Zambia, and the bungee jump from Victoria Falls Bridge is one of the most famous attractions.

19.12.2013 Christmas photos

Today, the Royal Family was gathered at the Royal Palace for Christmas photographs.

10.12.2013 Nobel Peace Prize 2013

On 10 December, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) received the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to achieve a world free from chemical weapons. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall

10.12.2013 Memorial service for Nelson Mandela

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg represented Norway at the memorial service for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Johannesburg today. Some 80 000 people, including dozens of heads of state and government, gathered to pay tribute to Mandela at the ceremony.

05.12.2013 The passing of Nelson Mandela

Statement from His Majesty King Harald on the passing of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela.

21.11.2013 Symposium on astrophysics

Yesterday His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited the UK’s national academy of science, the Royal Society in London, where he attended a symposium together with a number of early-career scientists from Norway.

15.11.2013 Norwegians cross paths at King’s Cross

On Thursday evening, Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the exhibition “Ørnulf Opdahl Paintings and Prints” in a London currently full of artists and musicians from the Sunnmøre District in Northwestern Norway .

13.11.2013 Will undergo surgery

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit needs to have a surgery on her neck to remove the herniated disc and alleviate pressure on the nerves.

11.11.2013 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Republic of the Philippines after the destruction caused by the typhoon Yolanda.

07.11.2013 Completed visit in Istanbul

Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit to Turkey on Thursday. After beginning their morning at a Norwegian-Turkish business seminar, the King and Queen had the opportunity to visit to the magnificent Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

06.11.2013 Norwegian-Turkish cooperation

Their Majesties The King and Queen began the second day of their State Visit to Turkey with a Norwegian-Turkish business seminar in Ankara. The King opened the seminar which focused on renewable energy and hydropower.

05.11.2013 State Visit to Turkey

Their Majesties The King and Queen started their three-day State Visit to Turkey on Tuesday. Cooperation between Turkey and Norway is expanding, and this is the first time that a State Visit between the two countries has been conducted.

31.10.2013 Learned about sustainable agriculture

Sustainable development has been at the core of the activities of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince for the past several days. Crown Prince Haakon is in Zambia in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

29.10.2013 The deadline is approaching

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is in Zambia this week in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The deadline for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals is only about 800 days away.

23.10.2013 Design and innovation

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince had a varied programme on his second day in Finland. Schools, a design company, seafood and research were on the agenda, before the visit concluded at the Finnish national gallery, Ateneum.

22.10.2013 Official visit to Finland

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince started his two-day official visit to Finland today. The visit is taking place at the invitation of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö, and the purpose is to further strengthen the excellent ties between the two countries.

22.10.2013 Visited Operation Ocean Shield

The task of NATO’s counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield is to protect merchant ships against pirates in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa. Last weekend, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited the Norwegian troops on board the flagship HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen.

15.10.2013 Seventh Sámediggi (Sami Parliament) officially opened

“I hereby convene the Sámediggi to its venerable task and commit its representatives to work to the benefit of the Sami people and our nation,” said His Majesty The King as he presided over the opening of the 7th Sámediggi today.

09.10.2013 The 158th Storting opened

His Majesty King Harald officially opened the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) today. The 2013-2014 session of the Storting is the 158th since its inception, and the proceedings follow a fixed ceremony laid down in the Constitution.

02.10.2013 Official visit from the Netherlands

Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Norway. The new Dutch Royal couple are paying a friendship visit to countries with close ties to the Netherlands.

24.09.2013 Clinton Global Initiative in New York

This week, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The organisation brings together global leaders to create and share solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

23.09.2013 New Maggie’s Centre

Today Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay undertook the official opening of the new Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. Maggie’s Centres provide support to people living with cancer and their friends and family.

22.09.2013 AIDS on the agenda in New York

“We are 30 years into the HIV epidemic; there has been tremendous success. Ten million people are now receiving antiretroviral therapy,” said Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit in her opening remarks at the Social Good Summit.

21.09.2013 Norwegian design in London

Today Her Majesty The Queen attended the exhibition “100 % Norway”, which presents some of the best of Norwegian furniture and interior design as part of the annual London Design Festival.

11.09.2013 Norwegian fine crafts in Paris

Yesterday evening Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess undertook the formal opening of “Revealing Thoughts”, an exhibition of Norwegian crafts at the "Révélations Fine Craft and Creation Fair" in Paris.

09.09.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

23.08.2013 Finals held at the Opera House

On Friday evening Her Majesty Queen Sonja presented the prizes to the winners of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition for 2013. First prize was awarded to the Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan in this anniversary year.

25.07.2013 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain on the tragic rail accident near Santiago de Compostela.

16.07.2013 Photos of Milly Kakao's puppies

15 July Milly Kakao - the Crown Prince and Crown Princess' family dog - had nine puppies. A series of photographs have now been taken of Their Royal Highnesses' family with the puppies.

25.06.2013 Portraits

This summer, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit both celebrate their 40th birthdays. A series of portraits has been taken to commemorate the occasion.

04.06.2013 The last Tea Party

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was served tea upon his arrival at the House of Literature in Oslo for the very last Tea Time tea party. A total of 3 500 tea parties have been held since the Tea Time campaign was launched two years ago.

03.06.2013 From Berliner to Buick

On Monday, 3 June, Their Majesties The King and Queen attended the opening of the exhibition entitled “From Berliner to Buick” in Trondheim. On display are some of the vehicles from the Royal Palace’s fleet from the years 1905 to 1940.

29.05.2013 Visited with children affected by HIV

On Wednesday, the final day of her visit to Kuala Lumpur, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited with the 12 young residents of a children’s home run by the Malaysian AIDS Council. The children and young people living at the home are either HIV positive themselves or have lost their parents to AIDS.

28.05.2013 Presented Norwegian efforts on women's health

On the second day of her visit to Kuala Lumpur, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit took part in two panel discussions on women’s health. The Crown Princess is in Malaysia in connection with the conference Women Deliver.

28.05.2013 Officially opened OECD Week

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon travelled to Paris on 27–28 May to visit the headquarters of UNESCO and to participate in the OECD Forum, which is held each year in conjunction with the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. This year’s forum is entitled “It’s All About People: Jobs, Equality and Trust”, and the meeting is being chaired by Norway.

27.05.2013 Visit to Kuala Lumpur underway

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit has travelled to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to take part in the global conference Women Deliver on 28-30 May. At a youth pre-conference on 27 May, the Crown Princess discussed women’s issues with young leaders.

21.05.2013 The Abel Prize for 2013

His Majesty King Harald presented the prestigious Abel Prize on 21 May to Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne for his important contributions to algebraic geometry.

17.05.2013 Celebrated in London

Each year, more than 2 000 Norwegians gather in London on May 17th to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day. This year Princess Märtha Louise participated in the activities.

17.05.2013 Happy Constitution Day !

True to tradition, the Royal Family is on the Palace Balcony greeting the Children's Parade in Oslo. They came out on the balcony a little before 10:30, when the Children's Parade was approaching the Palace Square. 

15.05.2013 Working together for youth

“I believe in young people. That is why I am here with you today,” said Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the formal opening of the Empowering Youth conference at Oslo Opera House on 15 May.

09.05.2013 Norwegians in Silicon Valley

Their Royal Highnesses have been on a five-day official visit to the US. Much of their programme on the final day was focused on Norwegian companies that have recently been established in or near the world’s leading IT hub: Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

08.05.2013 Tourism and innovation

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit had a busy programme in San Francisco on the third day of their official visit to the US. Their activities focused on tourism, technology and innovation.

07.05.2013 From Houston to San Francisco

The second day of the official visit to the US is drawing to a close. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited Fort Worth, while Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess travelled directly to San Francisco, where the next several days of the official programme will take place.

06.05.2013 Official visit to the US

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess have started their five-day official visit to the US, during which they will be travelling to Texas and California. The focus of the first day was on the petroleum industry.

04.05.2013 In the Amazon rainforest

Last week His Majesty The King fulfilled a long-held dream when he spent four days living with the Yanomami people in a remote part of the Amazon River basin.

25.04.2013 Munch | Warhol

On Wednesday evening, Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the exhibition entitled “Munch|Warhol and the Multiple Image” in New York City. The exhibition brings together the works of two of the greatest printmakers of the 20th century.

22.04.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

13.04.2013 Photos from Beitostølen

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus met the press for a family photo shoot at Beitsostølen today.

09.04.2013 Energy Post 2015

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Oslo. The meeting is part of the global conversation on the United Nation’s new 2015 Development Goals.

09.04.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Kenya.

05.04.2013 Annual report for 2012

The annual report of the Royal Court for 2012 was submitted today to the Presidium of the Storting, the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway.

14.03.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to Pope Francis as he begins his papacy.

14.03.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty The King to The President of the Czech Republic.

08.03.2013 International Women’s Day

“Sometimes we have to push ourselves to dare to use our voices. But each time we do, we become a bit more complete as a person,” said Her Majesty Queen Sonja, speaking on Friday to a Folketeatret (People's Theatre) filled to capacity.

07.03.2013 Freestyle World Ski Championships

The 2013 Voss/Oslo FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships are now fully underway. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon has been in attendance at the events in Oslo and Voss in recent days.

06.03.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty The King to The President of the Republic of Cyprus.

27.02.2013 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty The King to The President of the Republic of Korea.

05.02.2013 Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes

On Tuesday His Royal Highness The Crown Prince began a busy two-day programme in Kirkenes in Northern Norway in connection with the opening of the Barents Spektakel festival and the celebration of the Samefolkets dag (Samí National Day) on 6 February.

28.01.2013 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to Her Excellency Mrs Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil.

23.01.2013 Opened "Munch 150"

This evening His Majesty The King formally opened “Munch 150” at a ceremony in Oslo City Hall. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s birth, which will be commemorated with events throughout the year.

23.01.2013 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Davos

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on 22-26 January 2013.

22.12.2012 Christmas at the Palace

The annual Christmas concert at the Royal Palace was held on the evening of Wednesday, December 19. The concert will be broadcast on Norwegian television this evening.

17.12.2012 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency President Barack Obama.

27.11.2012 The Queen’s Impressions of Norway

Yesterday evening Her Majesty Queen Sonja gave an illustrated talk entitled “Impressions of Norway” for His Majesty The King and 200 representatives of the Norwegian and international tourism industry.

26.11.2012 Official visit to Indonesia

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit started their three-day official visit to Indonesia today. They are accompanied by a large delegation of representatives of Norwegian trade and industry and public administration.

01.11.2012 Rebuilding Haiti

On Wednesday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon concluded his trip to Haiti, where he visited a number of projects in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

31.10.2012 Visit to environmental protection projects
On Tuesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited environmental protection projects in Les Cayes, Haiti. The Crown Prince is visiting Haiti in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
30.10.2012 The Crown Prince visits Haiti

On Monday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon began a three-day visit to Haiti. The Crown Prince is travelling to Haiti in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

12.10.2012 State Visit to Tromsø

The High North has been in focus during the State Visit from Finland, and the final day of the visit was spent in Tromsø in Northern Norway. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince accompanied President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Mrs Jenni Haukio on the day’s programme.

11.10.2012 State Visit from Finland

On Wednesday morning, His Majesty The King welcomed His Excellency the President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö and his wife Mrs Jenni Haukio to Norway. King Harald and Queen Sonja are acting as hosts for the Finnish president, who is conducting a three-day State Visit to Norway.

11.10.2012 Norwegian-Finnish cooperation

Enhanced cooperation between Finland and Norway is the focus of the current State Visit. On Thursday morning, His Majesty The King accompanied President Sauli Niinistö to the House of Literature where the President gave a presentation entitled “In the same neighbourhood”.

28.09.2012 Funeral service for Princess Ragnhild

The funeral service for Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen was held on Friday, 28 September 2012. The Princess passed away at her home in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on 16 September. She was 82 years old.

27.09.2012 Opened wind farm in the UK

Today, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon officially opened the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the eastern coast of England. The facility will provide clean energy to more than 200 000 households in the UK.

27.09.2012 The Crown Princess in New York City

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess had a busy schedule of activities in New York City this week, revolving around the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

26.09.2012 Energy seminar in London

Today, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon gave the opening speech at a large Norwegian-British energy and climate seminar held at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

18.09.2012 Funeral service

The funeral service for Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen will be held in the Palace Chapel on Friday, 28 September 2012. The Princess' casket is scheduled to arrive at Oslo Airport Gardermoen on Saturday, 22 September.

16.09.2012 Princess Ragnhild has died

His Majesty The King was deeply saddened to receive the news that Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen has passed away. The princess died in her home in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on 16 September 2012 at 9:45 am local time

05.09.2012 The 2012 Kavli Prize

On Tuesday His Majesty King Harald presented the 2012 Kavli Prize for outstanding research in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

01.08.2012 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Island, His Excellency Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

26.07.2012 Visited centre for people affected by HIV

On Thursday morning, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit met with employees, volunteers and users of the DC Center for the LGBT Community in Washington, D.C. The Crown Princess is visiting the city in connection with AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference.

25.07.2012 Presentation of the Red Ribbon Award

On her first day at AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference, in Washington, D.C., Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave the keynote address at the Red Ribbon Award ceremony. In her remarks she emphasised the importance of the AIDS-related work being carried out at the grassroots level in communities all across the world.

25.07.2012 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of India, His Excellency Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.

30.06.2012 - Raise you voices

Today, this appeal from Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess is broadcasted on Ukrainian television. Alongside similar appeals from other UNAIDS ambassadors, The Crown Princess urges young Ukrainians to join the fight against HIV.

28.06.2012 Palace Tours 2012

The Royal Palace in Oslo is now open to the public for the summer. In addition to a tour of the Palace's most beautiful state rooms, a collection of Royal family photographs and miniature portraits is now on display in the Small Hall.

27.06.2012 Munch in London

On Tuesday, Her Majesty Queen Sonja attended the preview to the exhibition Edvard Munch – The Modern Eye at the Tate Modern in London. The exhibition has already been on display in Paris and Frankfurt, where it was extremely well-received.

01.06.2012 Happy Birthday!

The Norwegian birthday song “Hurra for deg !” resonated through the Palace Square yesterday, 31 May. More than 3 000 pre-school children had gathered to honour the birthdays of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja, who looked on from the Palace Balcony.

23.05.2012 The 60th Bergen International Festival

Their Majesties The King and Queen attended the opening of the Bergen International Festival on Torgallmenningen in the city centre today. A specially composed fanfare was performed for the King and Queen as a gift for their 75th birthdays.

22.05.2012 Tenth anniversary of the Abel Prize

His Majesty King Harald presented the prestigious Abel Prize to the Hungarian-American mathematician Endre Szemerédi today in a formal ceremony at the Aula (the Hall) of the University of Oslo.

20.05.2012 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of East Timor, His Excellency Mr José Maria Vasconcelos.
17.05.2012 Happy Constitution Day!
The Royal Family will take its customary place on the Palace Balcony starting at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family will start the day at Skaugum Estate, where they will greet the Asker municipality children’s parade from 8:15 am.
14.05.2012 EXPO 2012 Yeosu, Korea
Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened Norway Day at EXPO 2012, the world’s fair being held in Yeosu , South Korea. The theme of EXPO 2012 focuses on the sustainable management of the ocean and coastal areas and of the marine and maritime sectors.
10.05.2012 Science and culture in Krakow

Today Their Majesties The King and Queen travelled to Krakow for the final day of their State Visit to Poland. The cultural capital of Poland formed a natural backdrop for a programme focusing on science and culture.

10.05.2012 Polish-Norwegian cooperation
Their Majesties The King and Queen continued their State Visit to Poland today. The King and Queen are in Warsaw, where enhanced Polish-Norwegian cooperation in a variety of areas such as defence, culture and food is on the agenda.
09.05.2012 State Visit to Poland

Their Majesties The King and Queen started their three-day State Visit to Poland today. The King and Queen are heading a delegation of representatives of the Norwegian public administration, the cultural sphere, and trade and industry.

25.04.2012 A Jordan free of mines

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince joined members of the Jordanian Royal Family in a ceremony marking the successful clearance of all landmines from Jordan. The ceremony was held by the Dead Sea on Tuesday.

17.04.2012 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Mexico

Promoting youth employment was the topic of an arena session in which His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon took part on Tuesday, 17 April. The Crown Prince is in Puerto Vallarta to attend the World Economic Forum on Latin America.

12.04.2012 Annual Report 2011

The annual report of the Royal Court was submitted to the Presidium of the Storting, the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway on 10 April 2012.

22.03.2012 Concluded in Oslo

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall concluded their official visit to Norway today with a visit to the exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005”, accompanied by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.

21.03.2012 Visited Bergen

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja accompanied Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Bergen on the second day of the guests’ official visit to Norway.

20.03.2012 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga.

20.03.2012 Visit from the United Kingdom

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their official visit to Norway today. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja are the hosts for the guests on their three-day visit.

15.03.2012 Condolences

Condolences from Their Majesties The King and Queen to Their Majesties King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium.

17.02.2012 UNAIDS asks youth to show the way

On Thursday, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess attended meetings with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and received an update on the programme’s pioneering activities to involve youth in the fight against AIDS.

16.02.2012 Opening of Royal Journeys Exhibition

Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Märtha Louise and Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner were all in attendance at the opening of the exhibition entitled “Royal Journeys 1905-2005” in Oslo on Wednesday.

11.02.2012 Princess Astrid celebrates her 80th birthday

A gala banquet honouring Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner will be held at the Royal Palace on Sunday 12 February. Princess Astrid was Norway’s First Lady for many years and remains active through her patronages and her work with Crown Princess Märtha’s Memorial Fund.

08.02.2012 The Modern Eye

This evening, HRH The Crown Princess opened the exhibition “Edvard Munch, the modern eye” at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. The exhibition explores the artist’s interest for modern forms of expression and how he applied a variety of techniques to express the same theme.

30.01.2012 Annual Meeting in Davos

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Princess and Crown Princess attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland, where they attended meetings with young leaders in addition to participating in other activities.

25.01.2012 Congratulations

His Majesty King Harald congratulates His Excellency Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

21.01.2012 Princess Ingrid Alexandra 8 years old
Today, 21 January 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned eight years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released four new photos of the Princess.
20.01.2012 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
21.12.2011 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency The President of the Republic of the Philippines.

20.12.2011 Christmas photos at the Palace
The Royal Family was gathered at the Palace yesterday to have their photographs taken for Christmas. The family was photographed in the Red Parlour listening to Her Majesty the Queen reading a fairy tale.
19.12.2011 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency The President of the Czech Republic on the death of former President Václav Havel.

15.12.2011 Christmas concert at the Palace

This evening Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja opened the doors to the Great Hall at the Palace for a Christmas concert for the very first time. The concert will be aired on Norwegian TV channel NRK 1 on Saturday, 17 December.

14.12.2011 - We hereby plant our beloved flag at the South Pole
The centennial anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole was commemorated today. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon was in attendance at the festivities in the city of Tromsø, known as the gateway to the Arctic Ocean.
14.12.2011 Unveiled South Pole monument

One hundred years ago today, Roald Amundsen and his men reached the South Pole. This tremendous achievement is being commemorated today on the Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, where His Majesty King Harald formally unveiled the new South Pole monument.

12.12.2011 Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were in attendance when this year’s recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize were honoured at a star-studded concert at Oslo Spektrum on Sunday evening, 11 December.
10.12.2011 Nobel Peace Prize 2011

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance today at the ceremony at Oslo City Hall in which Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and peace activists Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen received the Nobel Peace Prize.

24.11.2011 Thanked UNDP staff for their tremendous efforts

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon concluded his four-day visit in Nepal with a meeting with the staff of the local UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) offices. The Crown Prince expressed admiration for their efforts and the extent of their achievements.

23.11.2011 Lecture on the Millennium Development Goals

Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon held a lecture at Kathmandu University on the current status of the UN Millennium Development Goals. The day’s programme began with a visit to Bheri Technical School, where former combatants receive vocational training.

22.11.2011 In Nepal on behalf of UNDP

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon has commenced his visit to Nepal. The Crown Prince is travelling in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and is accompanied by the Administrator of UNDP, Ms Helen Clark.

21.11.2011 Official opening of new Seamen’s Church

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit officially opened the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Miami on Sunday, 20 November. The church is named “Sjømannskirken H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Mette-Marits kirke, Scandinavian Church and Center”.

10.11.2011 “Under Pressure”

Today Her Majesty Queen Sonja will be attending the official opening of the exhibition “Under Pressure”. His Majesty King Harald, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will also be in attendance at the vernissage, where the Queen’s own pieces feature among the works on display.

26.10.2011 Meetings with technology companies

The focus was on advanced technology and cooperation when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon met with Apple, as well as with Space Systems/Loral and Telenor today.

25.10.2011 Condolences

 Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Majesty King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

25.10.2011 Opened Transatlantic Science Week

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince gave the opening speech at the kick-off of Transatlantic Science Week at the University of California, Berkeley, his alma mater.

24.10.2011 Opened Innovation House
Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened Innovation Norway’s “Innovation House” in Palo Alto, California. The house offers temporary office space to Norwegian companies seeking to establish operations in the Silicon Valley.
22.10.2011 Concluded at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja concluded their official visit to the US today with a visit to the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York.
21.10.2011 The opera at the museum

Today the Opera House in Oslo and the Geopark in Stavanger were added to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Her Majesty The Queen presented models and architectural drawings of the two facilities as a gift to the museum.

20.10.2011 Awards and modernist art
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja have arrived in New York. Today they joined the other Nordic heads of state at the official opening of the art exhibition “Luminous Modernism”.
18.10.2011 En route to New York

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja concluded their visit to the Midwest today, and travelled on to New York. En route they viewed the exhibition “Cold Recall – Reflections of a Polar Explorer”.

17.10.2011 On the shores of Lake Superior

Today Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the city of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior, the westernmost of the five Great Lakes of North America.

16.10.2011 Worship service

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja attended a student worship service in the chapel of Augsburg College today, followed by a reception hosted by the Governor of Minnesota. The evening concludes with a Grand Dinner in Minneapolis.

14.10.2011 Education and health in Minnesota

Today, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja continued their official visit to the US in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where they received a warm welcome at St. Olaf College in Northfield and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

13.10.2011 First day of official visit to the US

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja began their official visit to the US today. Their ten-day itinerary will take them to Iowa and Minnesota, and finally to New York.

11.10.2011 “We owe him a debt of gratitude”

On Monday, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the commemoration of Fridtjof Nansen’s 150th birthday. A variety of cultural events and lectures were held in honour of the researcher, polar explorer, diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

10.10.2011 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Estonia, His Excellency Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
20.09.2011 Munch in Paris

On Sunday Her Majesty The Queen attended the preview to the exhibition "Edvard Munch, l'oeil moderne" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, presents a wide range of forms of expression used by Edvard Munch in his work.

01.09.2011 One Young World 2011

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are both attending the One Young World Summit in Zurich. Some 1 200 young leaders were present in the auditorium when Crown Prince Haakon officially opened the conference this evening .

01.09.2011 Trade, health and culture

Their Majesties The King and Queen accompanied South African President His Excellency Jacob Zuma and Mrs Tobeka Zuma on a number of visits today. The business sector, health and culture were the focus of the programme for the second day of the State Visit.

31.08.2011 State Visit from South Africa

His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, and First Lady of South Africa Mrs Tobeka Zuma began their State Visit to Norway today. Their Majesties The King and Queen received the president and his wife at a formal ceremony this morning.

29.08.2011 Finals at the Opera House

The final round of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition was held at the Opera House in Oslo on Friday evening. Her Majesty The Queen was in attendance and presented the first place prize to baritone Donghwan Lee of South Korea.

29.07.2011 Condolences

In response to the tragic events in Oslo and on Utøya island on 22 July 2011, the Royal House has received condolences and declarations of support from across the world. His Majesty The King has been asked by the many senders to convey their messages to the Norwegian people at large.

25.07.2011 The Tragedies in Oslo and on Utøya island
Speech held by King Harald V in the wake of the tragic events in Oslo and on Utøya island.
10.07.2011 The roof over roof renovation

On 2 May work began on upgrading the roof over the main wing of the Royal Palace. The project is expected to take about 16 months, from May 2011 to the end of 2012.

09.07.2011 South Sudan gains its independence

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim represented Norway today at the ceremony marking South Sudan’s independence.

08.07.2011 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Latvia, His Excellency Mr. Andris Berzins.

23.06.2011 Monument to witchcraft trial victims

Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the Steilneset memorial on Midsummer’s Eve. The memorial is part of the National Tourist Routes project, and was one of the last, major installations designed by the groundbreaking French-American artist Louise Bourgeois.

09.06.2011 Norwegian Minister speaks at the UN

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was present today when Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim delivered Norway’s address to the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS.

08.06.2011 UN High Level Meeting opened

The UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS opened today in New York. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was in attendance together with several of her colleagues from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Norwegian delegation.

07.06.2011 Caspian Oil & Gas 2011 opened

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was among the speakers at the opening ceremony of the 18th International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference in Baku today. The Crown Prince is head of the Norwegian delegation to the conference in Azerbaijan.

07.06.2011 UN meeting on AIDS

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess will be attending the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS on 7-9 June.

01.06.2011 Final Day in Trondheim

On Wednesday, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja and His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg travelled to Trondheim for the final day of the State Visit from Luxembourg.

31.05.2011 Business, culture and sport

His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg began the second day of the State Visit at a breakfast with business leaders. Afterwards, Their Majesties The King and Queen, and the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess travelled to Bygdøynes, where the Fram Museum is celebrating the Nansen-Amundsen anniversary.

30.05.2011 State Visit from Luxembourg

Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg began their State Visit to Norway today. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja are serving as hosts for the guests, who were welcomed to Norway in a formal ceremony on the Palace Square.

29.05.2011 Congratulations

His Majesty King Harald congratulates His Excellency Mr Goodluck Jonathan on his investiture as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

24.05.2011 Opened the Peregrino oil field

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince officially opened Statoil’s new Peregrino oil field outside of Rio de Janeiro. The opening took place on board the Maersk Peregrino about 85 kilometres off the coast of Brazil.

24.05.2011 The Abel Prize for 2011

His Majesty King Harald will present the prestigious Abel Prize to John Willard Milnor today, for his “pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra”. Earlier today the King granted the Abel Laureate an audience at the Royal Palace.

17.05.2011 Happy Constitution Day!

The Royal Family will take its customary place on the Palace Balcony starting at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade.



13.05.2011 Maritime focus in Šibenik

Their Majesties The King and Queen spent the second day of the State Visit to Croatia in the seaside town of Šibenik. Their programme revolved around joint interests and projects in the maritime sector.

12.05.2011 State Visit to Croatia
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja are conducting a State Visit in Croatia on 12-13 May. The official welcoming ceremony was held outside of the Presidential Palace on Thursday morning.
10.05.2011 Opened business seminar

On Tuesday morning, His Majesty The King opened the business seminar “The Slovenian-Norwegian Forum of Competence”. Afterwards King Harald and Queen Sonja visited several projects that Norway has helped to implement.

09.05.2011 State Visit to Slovenia

Today Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja began their State Visit to Slovenia. They were welcomed by President Danilo Türk and Mrs Barbara Miklič Türk at Brdo Castle outside of Ljubljana.

06.05.2011 Port festival in Hamburg

The world’s largest port festival is taking place this weekend in Hamburg. This year Norway is the festival’s partner country and today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited the long-running event.

19.04.2011 Mali Youth Summit on HIV

On Saturday April 16 Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the Global Youth Summit on HIV held in the capital of Mali, Bamako, where she gave a speech to over 100 young leaders from all over the world.

14.04.2011 Emphasis on peacekeeping efforts

On the last day of their official visit to Ghana, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess focused on projects involving conflict prevention and on peacekeeping efforts.

13.04.2011 Cooperation on health projects

On Wednesday Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim visited the village of Ekumpoano on the coast of Ghana, some two hours’ drive from the capital Accra.

12.04.2011 Official visit to Ghana

On Tuesday Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess began an official visit to Ghana. Ghana is one of the most successful African states and serves as a pioneer in many ways in the region .

06.04.2011 State Visit from Lithuania
Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, commenced a two-day State Visit in Norway on 5 April 2011. Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President in a formal ceremony on the Palace Square.
17.03.2011 Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty The King to The President of the Italian Republic.

11.03.2011 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Majesty The Emperor of Japan.


 

09.03.2011 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Mr. Anibal Cavaco Silva.
24.02.2011 Nordic World Ski Championships

The Royal Family was present when Oslo, the winter capital of the world, welcomed sports enthusiasts from around the globe to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 on Wednesday evening. Over 50 000 people turned out to watch the opening ceremony.

23.02.2011 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand.

14.02.2011 Attended student festival

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) on Friday. A total of 500 students from 104 countries are participating in this year’s festival, whose theme is global heath.

03.02.2011 Mind the Map!

On Wednesday evening Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of Barents Spektakel 2011 annual arts festival in Kirkenes. Under the slogan “Mind the Map!” the festival raises the question: where is the centre and where is the periphery?

01.02.2011 Working meetings in Geneva
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit is currently on a two-day visit to Geneva to attend meetings with several humanitarian organisations. The primary focus of the meetings will be on HIV/AIDS.
31.01.2011 World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, was concluded on Sunday. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended meetings on health, leadership and “The Nordic Experience”.

25.01.2011 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Davos

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince  and Crown Princess are attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, which opens on Wednesday and concludes on Sunday, 30 January 2011.

22.01.2011 Official photographs
New official photographs have been published of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja and of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
21.01.2011 Princess Ingrid Alexandra 7 years old

Today, 21 January 2011, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned seven years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released new photos of the Princess.

18.01.2011 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty The King to Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
18.01.2011 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty The King to Her Excellency Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
23.12.2010 Christmas greetings

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their children have been travelling since the end of November.


 

10.12.2010 Nobel Peace Prize 2010
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the 10 December ceremony to mark the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
01.12.2010 I believe in young people: Involve them

Statement from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit on the occasion of World Aids Day 2010.

04.11.2010 Travels abroad

HRH Crown Prince Haakon and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit are planning to travel abroad with their children Marius Borg Høiby (13), Princess Ingrid Alexandra (6) and Prince Sverre Magnus (4) from the end of November 2010 to the end of January 2011.

01.11.2010 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia

29.10.2010 At Ground Zero

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Ground Zero in Manhattan this morning. The Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta won the prestigious commission to design the Museum Pavilion located in the Memorial Plaza.

28.10.2010 Scandinavians in New York

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are on a two-day visit to New York to mark the centennial anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. They will also be attending other Nordic-related events as well as participating in meetings with UNDP and UNAIDS.

28.10.2010 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty The King to Her Excellency Ms Christina Fernández de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Nation.
28.10.2010 Visit concluded in Banská Štiavnica
On the final day of their State Visit to Slovakia Their Majesties The King and Queen visited the former mining town of Banská Štiavnica, which is home to a sizeable aluminium production industry. The Norwegian companies Hydro and Orkla are both involved in the region.
27.10.2010 “Good deeds save the world”

His Majesty quoted the Norwegian author Bjørnson during the opening of the Norwegian-Slovak seminar on corporate social responsibility this morning. Bjørnson was also on the agenda later in the day when an exhibition dedicated to the writer was officially opened.

26.10.2010 State Visit to Slovakia
Their Majesties The King and Queen commenced their State Visit to the Slovak Republic today. This is the first official Norwegian State Visit to the republic since it was established in 1993. The King and Queen were formally welcomed at the presidential palace in Bratislava.
15.10.2010 Swiss light art and technology

The Palace was illuminated yesterday by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter, during the gala dinner in honour of President Leuthard and Dr Hausin. This morning, the state visit continued with the opening of a seminar on medical technology.

14.10.2010 State Visit from Switzerland

The State Visit from the Swiss Confederation began today, as Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja welcomed Her Excellency Ms Doris Leuthard and Dr Roland Hausin in a formal ceremony on the Palace Square.

08.10.2010 Young Global Leaders

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon becomes member of Foundation Board YGL.



02.10.2010 The 155th Storting opened

His Majesty King Harald officially opened the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) today. The 2010-2011 session of the Storting is the 155th since its inception, and the proceedings follow a fixed ceremony laid down in the Constitution.

24.09.2010 Visit to a refugee camp in Kenya
This week, Her Majesty The Queen visited the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya in connection with Norway’s annual television fundraiser, whose proceeds this year will go to the Norwegian Refugee Council. Queen Sonja is the Royal Patron of the fundraising event.
08.09.2010 Presentation of the Kavli Prize

On Tuesday His Majesty King Harald presented the Kavli Prize for outstanding research in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The awards were presented during a gala event held at Oslo Concert Hall.

25.08.2010 Opening of ONS 2010

On Tuesday afternoon, His Majesty The King opened ONS 2010 in Stavanger, an exhibition, conference and festival in Stavanger that has served as a key international meeting place for the oil and alternative energy industries since its establishment in 1974.

20.08.2010 First day of school

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra began attending Jansløkka school in Asker on 19 August 2010. The princess was accompanied by her parents and grandparents on her first day of school.

12.08.2010 Grants from the Fund for 2010

The board of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s Humanitarian Fund has decided to give support to a youth venture initiative organised as a joint effort between the Strømme Foundation and the Norwegian Mission Alliance.

06.08.2010 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Mr. Bronisław Komorowski.

03.08.2010 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

19.07.2010 Youth Pavilion opened in Vienna

On Monday Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit concluded three days of meetings and lectures in Vienna. Among other activities, she opened the Youth Pavilion, a networking space for young people involved in the fight against AIDS.

19.07.2010 Day one of the AIDS Conference
Some 20,000 delegates from more than 185 countries are participating in the XVIII International AIDS Conference being held in Vienna on 18-23 July. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present at the AIDS 2010 Opening Session on Sunday.
16.07.2010 AIDS Conference in Vienna

On Saturday Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will meet with young people who have played a leading role in the fight against AIDS in various countries across the world.

30.06.2010 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Mr. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III.

30.06.2010 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty The King to Her Excellency Mrs. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania.
12.06.2010 Warm reception in Stralsund

Spirits were high this morning when Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel greeted Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess on the Old Market Square flanking the Town Hall of Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

12.06.2010 Warmer Empfang in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
In guter Stimmung wurden Ihre Königlichen Hoheiten Kronprinz Haakon und Kronprinzessin Mette Marit von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel heute Vormittag auf dem Alten Markt vor dem Rathaus in Stralsund empfangen.
11.06.2010 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visit Germany

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived this evening in Berlin. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are visiting Germany at the invitation of Federal Chancellor Merkel.

11.06.2010 Das Kronprinzenpaar in Deutschland

I.I.KK.HH. der Kronprinz und die Kronprinzessin kamen am späten Nachmittag nach Berlin. Das Kronprinzenpaar ist auf Einladung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in Deutschland und wird ihre Heimat, das Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, besuchen.

10.06.2010 The largest ever gathering of polar researchers
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince gave the opening address at the research conference, where the findings from scores of projects related to the fourth International Polar Year (IPY) are being summarised and presented.
04.06.2010 Final day in Bergen

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix concluded her three-day State Visit on Thursday in Bergen. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja accompanied the Queen of The Netherlands on her visit to the former Hanseatic city.

01.06.2010 State Visit from the Netherlands

Early this afternoon, His Majesty The King welcomed Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to Norway. Queen Beatrix, who has begun a three-day State Visit to Norway, was received in an official welcoming ceremony when she disembarked in Oslo.

31.05.2010 Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Lena Meyer-Landrut of Germany won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Satellite”. On Saturday evening, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and her son Mr Marius Borg Høiby attended the final round along with 18,000 other spectators.

31.05.2010 Norway Day at Expo 2010

“This is truly a spectacular Expo, and I would like to congratulate the Chinese people on this achievement,” said His Royal Highness The Crown Prince when he opened Norway Day at Expo 2010 in Shanghai on Friday.

31.05.2010 Visit from Saudi Arabia

On Friday, His Majesty The King granted His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud an audience at the Royal Palace.

31.05.2010 Global development conference in Qatar

On 30-31 May, participants from all over the world gathered at the World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit in Doha. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince participated in his capacity as head of the Young Global Leaders’ efforts under the Global Redesign Initiative.

27.05.2010 Gathering at Lysebu

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a banquet held by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in connection with an international conference on preserving the rainforests.

25.05.2010 The Abel Prize for 2010

His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize to Professor John Torrence Tate today, “for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers.” Earlier today, King Harald granted the Abel Laureate an audience at the Royal Palace.

17.05.2010 Happy Constitution Day !
The Royal Family will take its place on the Palace Balcony starting at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family will start the day at Skaugum Estate, where they will greet the Asker municipality children’s parade from 8:15 am.
06.05.2010 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to His Excellency Mr Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

26.04.2010 State Visit from Russia

This morning, His Majesty The King welcomed the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva to Norway in a formal ceremony on the Palace Square.

25.04.2010 Menuhin Gala at the Opera

On Monday evening, His Majesty The King attended the Gala Concert at the Oslo Opera House, which marked the conclusion of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition for Young Violinists.

14.04.2010 Official visit concludes in Dubai
This morning, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince arrived in Dubai. The Emirate is an economic hub for the region with extensive commercial activity. Roughly 1,000 Norwegian nationals live in Dubai, many of whom are involved in shipping and petroleum operations.
13.04.2010 Focus on business and climate challenges

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince spoke on the topic of development and dignity at Zayed University today. He was also briefed on the pioneering Masdar project, targeted to become the world’s first carbon-neutral, waste-free city.

12.04.2010 Official opening of Qatalum

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince began his official visit to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates today. The opening of the Qatalum aluminium factory – a key cooperative project between Norwegian and Qatari industry – was one of the highlights of the day’s programme.

10.04.2010 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty The King to the Speaker of the Polish Parliament, HE Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski.

10.03.2010 Final day in Malaysia

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess officially opened an exhibition on Norwegian architecture before joining the Crown Prince on a visit to the company facilities of Jotun and Aker Solutions on the final day of their visit in Malaysia.

09.03.2010 Many ways to boost cooperation

Activities involving trade and industry were the main focus on the second day of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’s visit to Malaysia. Norway and Malaysia have well-established cooperation within the petroleum sector, but there is potential for collaboration in other areas as well.

08.03.2010 Official visit to Malaysia

TRH The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess started their official visit to Malaysia today. The Norwegian business presence in Malaysia is rapidly growing, and some 130 representatives of Norwegian trade and industry have accompanied the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess on their visit.

28.02.2010 Condolences
Condolences from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to the President of Chile, Her Excellency Ms Michele Bachelet.
25.02.2010 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the new President of Ukraine, His Excellency Mr Viktor F. Yanukovych.
18.02.2010 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the new President of Croatia, His Excellency Mr Ivo Josipovic.

12.02.2010 Opened embassy in Kazakhstan
On Friday His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened the Norwegian embassy in Kazakhstan. This is Norway’s first embassy in Central Asia, signalling that this area is becoming increasingly important both bilaterally and internationally.
10.02.2010 One Young World

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince spoke on the topic of dignity at the One Young World conference in London. The conference has brought together young leaders under the age of 25, and a total of 192 countries are represented.

03.02.2010 Final day in Davos

On Sunday, 31 January, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon concluded six days of meetings and seminars in the Alpine city of Davos.

27.01.2010 World Economic Forum
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon is in Davos attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The forum is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a call to action: “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”.
21.01.2010 Princess Ingrid Alexandra 6 years old

Today, 21 January 2010, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned six years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released eight new photos of the Princess.

14.01.2010 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King to the President of Haiti, His Excellency Rene Garcia Preval.
10.12.2009 Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the 10 December ceremony at Oslo City Hall at which President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

30.11.2009 World Aids Day 2009

1 December is World Aids Day.  The theme this year is Universal Access and Human Rights. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit has given the following statement:

26.11.2009 Cooperation on research and education

The final day of The King and Queen’s State Visit to South Africa included seminars on research and education, a guided tour of the Uitsig Clinic and a visit with young sailors at the Zeekovlei Yacht Club.

26.11.2009 Nobel Peace Prize exhibition
Their Majesties The King and Queen travelled to Cape Town for the second day of their state visit to South Africa, where they attended an official luncheon with the South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and their representatives.
25.11.2009 The first osmotic power plant
On 24 November, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess officially opened the prototype of the world’s first osmotic power plant. The facility – which has attracted international attention – generates power by utilising the energy unleashed when freshwater meets seawater.
25.11.2009 State Visit to South Africa

On Tuesday, Their Majesties The King and Queen began a three-day state visit to South Africa, where they headed a delegation of representatives from the Norwegian government, cultural and business sectors.

24.11.2009 University of Botswana
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon concluded his three-day visit in Botswana by holding a lecture on the UN Millennium Development Goals at the University of Botswana.
13.11.2009 World’s Largest Inland Delta

On Thursday, 12 November 2009, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited the Okavango Delta as part of his three-day trip to Botswana under the auspices of UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).

11.11.2009 The Crown Prince in Botswana

On Wednesday, 11 November 2009, the visit of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince in Botswana commenced with a meeting with Vice President Mompati Merafhe in the capital of Gaborone.

21.10.2009 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
16.10.2009 Dignity Day in Geneva
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in Geneva on 13-14 October to draw attention to the importance of dignity.
16.10.2009 Nordland Music Festival in London
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attended the opening of the Nordland Music Festival on Thursday in London’s Cadogan Hall. This is the first time the music festival has been held outside of Norway.
01.10.2009 The Norwegian Institute in Rome celebrates 50 years

On Friday, Her Majesty The Queen attended the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Norwegian Institute in Rome.

24.09.2009 Environment-friendly office building

On Tuesday Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the opening of Pannon House in Budapest, a new office building that aims to be the most environment-friendly in Hungary.



29.08.2009 Finals at the Opera House

8Her Majesty the Queen was in attendance at the finals of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition at the new Opera House in Oslo on 21 August. Baritone Seung Gi Jung of South Korea won the competition, and was awarded the prize by the Queen herself.

28.08.2009 Grant awards announced

The recipients of grants from Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s Humanitarian Fund for 2009 were announced at an event at the House of Literature in Oslo on 27 August.

25.08.2009 The Crown Prince in Afghanistan

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited Afghanistan on 24 August with General Sverre Diesen. The Crown Prince received an introduction into the contribution of the Norwegian Armed Forces to stabilising and rebuilding the country.

18.08.2009 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King to the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr Lee Myung-bak, on the passing of former president Kim Dae-jung.

12.08.2009 Hamsun Centre opened
On Tuesday 4 August Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess officially opened the Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy, Nordland county. The Centre was opened on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of author Knut Hamsun.
02.07.2009 Cartoons on HIV and AIDS

Norwegian artists are making use of cartoons to combat stigmatisation and discrimination against people with HIV. The cartoons were drawn in connection with the AIDS conference Young Leaders Summit II at the initiative of Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess.

27.06.2009 Young Leaders Summit II


On Tuesday 23 June, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit welcomed 28 young leaders from all over the world to the Young Leaders Summit II. “We are here to talk about the future. But more than that, we are here to make the future,” the Crown Princess stated in her opening words.


05.06.2009 Heirs to the Scandinavian thrones visit Greenland

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited Greenland from 27 May to 1 June.


 

04.06.2009 Nordic pavilions in Venice
Her Majesty The Queen opened the Nordic and Danish pavilions at the Venice Biennale this afternoon. The Venice Biennale is one of the largest contemporary art festivals in the world.
04.06.2009 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King to President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on the disappearance of flight AF 447.
29.05.2009 HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Erik Solheim behind Aids summit

The international Young Leaders Summit 2009 on Aids will take place at Losby Manor outside Oslo on 23–25 June 2009.

29.05.2009 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King on the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun.
19.05.2009 The Abel Prize for 2009

His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize to Professor Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov during a formal ceremony at the historic Gamle Logen banquet and concert hall in Oslo. Her Majesty The Queen was also in attendance.



09.05.2009 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the State President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Jacob G. Zuma.
04.05.2009 State Visit in Tromsø

On the final day of the State Visit from Canada, Their Majesties The King and Queen travelled with the Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean and her husband, Mr Jean-Daniel Lafond, to Tromsø.

29.04.2009 State Visit from Canada

On Tuesday Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, the Governor General of Canada, and her husband, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, to Norway.

22.04.2009 Presented research prize

On Monday, 20 April, His Majesty The King presented the Gunnar Randers Research Prize to Professor Roger Pynn. The award ceremony took place at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), where the King also officially opened the institute’s new solar energy building.

08.04.2009 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King was Monday conveyed to His Excellency Mr Georgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic .

23.03.2009 Final day in Mexico

The activities on Thursday, 19 March were largely directed toward the petroleum industry. Crown Prince Haakon paid a visit to a production ship in the Gulf of Mexico and the Crown Princess opened a seminar highlighting Norwegian-Mexican cooperation in the energy sector.

22.03.2009 Seminar on indigenous peoples

On Wednesday, 18 March, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the opening of a seminar on indigenous peoples at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

20.03.2009 A busy day in Mexico

The second day of the official visit to Mexico by Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess involved activities related to trade and industry, health and culture.

18.03.2009 Official visit to Mexico
On Monday, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess began their official visit to Mexico, which is scheduled for 16-19 March. They are leading a large delegation from Norwegian trade and industry and cultural life.
02.03.2009 State Visit from Canada
On the invitation of HM King Harald V, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will pay a State Visit to Norway 28-30 April 2009.
13.02.2009 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King to Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

03.02.2009 World Economic Forum
On 30 January His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon participated in a debate panel at the Young Global Leaders session Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs, which was held at the Congress Centre in Davos, where the Crown Prince attended the World Economic Forum.
27.01.2009 Norway House Opened in Brussels
On Thursday, 22 January 2009, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened Norway House in Brussels. The Crown Prince also had meetings with representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.
21.01.2009 Princess Ingrid Alexandra 5 years old
Today, 21 January 2009, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned five years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released photos of the Princess and her Family.
20.01.2009 Congratulations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the United States of America, The Honorable Mr. Barack Obama.
18.12.2008 Nobel Peace Prize 2008

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the 10 December ceremony at which Mr Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize.

15.12.2008 World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day was commemorated for the first time on 1 December 20 years ago. In keeping with the theme for World AIDS Day 2008 – Leadership – Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess has called for stronger leadership across the board.

10.12.2008 The Crown Prince visited Turkey

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon visited Turkey 25 – 27 November 2008 on invitation by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Crown Prince headed a delegation of representatives of the Norwegian authorities and Norwegian trade and industry.

20.11.2008 Scene Norway

On Friday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened Scene Norway, a mini-festival showcasing Norwegian modern art, film and literature as well as jazz during this year’s London Jazz Festival.

19.11.2008 Honorary Freeman

Thursday, His Majesty The King received the Honorary Freedom of Newcastle upon Tyne. The honour was bestowed on King Harald at a formal Freedom Ceremony during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Newcastle Civic Centre.

10.11.2008 The Crown Prince in Mongolia

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon travelled to Mongolia in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP on 3-6 November to study active local democracy.  The Crown Prince met whith local politicians, teachers, students, nomads and NGOs.

07.11.2008 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

04.11.2008 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the king of Bhutan, His Majesty  King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

31.10.2008 The Crown Prince to visit Mongolia

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will be travelling to Mongolia in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP on 3-6 November.

25.10.2008 Visit to Scandinavian school in Kiev

On  22 October, the Crown Princess began her day by meeting with Ukrainian students of Scandinavian languages at the Scandinavian Gymnasium in Kiev. At the core of the Crown Princess’s speech was the message that young people must set limits regarding their own bodies and their own health.

24.10.2008 Congratulations

His Majesty The King congratulates the President of Azerbaijan, His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev.

22.10.2008 Meeting with young Ukrainians
According to youth leaders, the spread of HIV may be reversed through active information efforts. On Tuesday, 21 October, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit met with youth leaders involved in the effort to combat AIDS.
22.10.2008 Dignity Day at Ruseløkka School

On 20 October His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon attended the observance of Global Dignity Day at Ruseløkka School in Oslo. The Global Dignity Movement focuses on the the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life.

21.10.2008 Ukraine hard hit by HIV

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to Ukraine in her capacity as Special Representative for UNAIDS. Unfortunately, the Crown Princess sustained a concussion after a fall, and was forced to cancel her participation. Dr Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS, and the Norwegian delegation completed the activities on the programme.

18.10.2008 State Visit from Ireland
The State Visit from Ireland commenced on 14 October, when His Majesty King Harald officially greeted President of Ireland Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr. Martin McAleese, in the Palace Square. The State Visit took place from 14-16 October.
29.09.2008 Princess Märtha Louise gave birth to a daughter
Today, at 12.53 pm, Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise gave birth to a daughter at her and Mr Ari Behn's home in Lommedalen outside Oslo.
19.09.2008 100% Norway in London
On Wednesday, 18 September 2008, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit officially opened the design exhibition 100% Norway in London. This is the fifth consecutive year in which the exhibition has been held.
13.09.2008 Inaugural Kavli Prizes presented

The recently instituted Kavli Prizes are awarded for outstanding research in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presented the 2008 prizes at an awards ceremony held in Oslo Concert Hall on 9 September. 

02.09.2008 Humanitarian Fund

The board of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s Humanitarian Fund has awarded a grant to the Nicaraguan organisation Fundación Xochiquetzal [Fundasion Šusital].

28.08.2008 Queen Sonja at the Mela Festival
On Friday, Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the Mela Festival in Oslo City Hall. Several of the pieces performed during the opening were based on the works of Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland, in honour of the bicentennial celebration of his birth.
22.08.2008 Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty the King on the death of President Levy Mwanawasa.

21.08.2008 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King on the plane crash in Madrid.
02.07.2008 Research on environmental contaminants

After four days onboard the research vessel Oden, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrived in New Ålesund Thursday.

25.06.2008 Into the Polar ice

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have joined researchers onboard the ice-breaker Oden for a five-day expedition in the waters off the coast of the Svalbard archipelago.

25.06.2008 The Palace open to the public

The public season at the Royal Palace started Saturday. The Palace will be open to visitors from 21 June to 17 August. The guided tour takes visitors through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace.

12.06.2008 State Visit from Vietnam

President Nguyen Minh Triet and Mrs Tran Thi Kim Chi of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam paid a formal State Visit to Norway on 5 and 6 June. The President and First Lady came to Norway at the invitation of His Majesty King Harald.

31.05.2008 Final day in Portugal

On the final day of their State Visit to Portugal, Their Majesties the King and Queen travelled to the city of Porto. King Harald took part in a seminar on Norwegian-Portuguese cooperation on cancer research, while Queen Sonja visited the Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art.

30.05.2008 State Visit continues

On the second day of the State Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to Portugal activities included a seminar on renewable energy, sustainable fisheries, an exhibition on architecture, a book launch and a variety of cultural events.

29.05.2008 State Visit to Portugal

On Tuesday 27 May the Royal Yacht “Norge” sailed from Cascais to Lisbon, where Their Majesties The King and Queen were officially received by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Mr Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and his wife, Mrs Maria Cavaco Silva, at the Torre de Belém.

26.05.2008 Heirs to the Scandinavian thrones to visit Svalbard

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will pay an official visit to the archipelago of Svalbard during the period from 21 to 27 June, 2008.

22.05.2008 Celebration of 17 May 2008

At 10:30 a.m. on May 17, the Royal Family took its place on the Palace balcony to receive the traditional Constitution Day Children’s Parade in Oslo.

15.04.2008 The new opera house opened

“This frame of glass, stone and wood will provide us with a setting for wonderful theatrical and musical experiences. Here we will be able to see, listen to and experience – our own lives as well as the world in which we live.”

13.03.2008 HH Princess Märtha Louise is expecting

Their Majesties The King and Queen are pleased to announce that Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise and Mr Ari Behn are expecting their third child.

10.03.2008 Strategies for fighting AIDS
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess have been invited by UNAIDS to take part in a four-days meeting, at which 40 young leaders from across the world will come together to discuss AIDS as a global challenge.
01.03.2008 Special Olympics 2008

Saturday, Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise opened the Holmenkollen Special Olympics 2008. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities.

01.03.2008 Guided tours of the Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. The 2008 season will last from 21 June through Sunday, 17 August. Ticket sales begin on today, 1 March 2008.

29.01.2008 The Crown Prince at Isla Negra
Saturday was the final day of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince’s official visit to Chile. Crown Prince Haakon visited Isla Negra, home of the poet Pablo Neruda, and attended a reception for Norwegian citizens living in Chile.
28.01.2008 The visit to Chile continues

The second day of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince’s visit to Chile started with a business seminar in Santiago, followed by the laying of the foundation stone for the La Confluencia Hydropower Project.

25.01.2008 Official visit to Chile

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince’s official visit to Chile commenced on Wednesday. The Crown Prince is visiting Chile 23 – 26 January at the invitation of President Michelle Bachelet.

20.01.2008 Princess Ingrid Alexandra four years old
Today, 21 January 2008, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned four years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released a video of the Princess.
17.01.2008 Seminar on finance and ethics
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the Ministry of Finance seminar ”Investing for the future”. The Crown Prince gave the opening speech at the seminar, which has broad international participation.
16.01.2008 Capital of Culture 2008
Their Majesties The King and Queen were both in attendance when Sandnes and Stavanger celebrated the beginning of their year as European Capital of Culture. King Harald formally opened the European Capital of Culture 2008 in Stavanger on Saturday.
28.12.2007 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King on the murder of Mrs. Benazir Bhutto.
22.12.2007 Christmas photos 2007
New christmas photographs of The Royal Family were taken this morning, at Kongsseteren in Holmenkollen, Oslo.
17.12.2007 Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince Crown Princess attended the Nobel Peace Prize Concert held at the Oslo Spektrum Arena on Tuesday, 11 December.
10.12.2007 The Nobel Peace Prize 2007
Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were all in attendance when the Nobel Peace Prize was presented in Oslo Town Hall. Earlier this morning, His Majesty The King granted the Nobel Laureates audience at The Royal Palace.
03.12.2007 The Holberg Memorial Prize
The Holberg International Memorial Prize 2007 was awarded Mr Ronald Dworkin. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented The Prize at a ceremony in Bergen 28 November.
29.10.2007 The Crown Princess to visit Nicaragua
November 5 – 7 Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess will visit the capital of Nicaragua, Managua, as UNAIDS Ambassador. The Crown Princess will be joined by Executive Director of UNAIDS, Peter Piot, for various segments of her programme.
29.10.2007 The Crown Prince visiting Burundi
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is visiting Burundi as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The visit, which starts on 29 October, will be focusing on the UN millennium goals.
19.10.2007 Final day of State Visit
On the final day of the State Visit to Germany, His Majesty The King gave the opening address at an energy seminar, and opened a new power plant in Düsseldorf. Her Majesty The Queen visited the Red Dot Design Museum and the Norwegian-German Youth Forum in Essen.
17.10.2007 The State Visit Continues
The second day of the State Visit to Germany started with a wreath-laying ceremony at Neue Wache, followed by a visit to the Jewish Museum. After meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Their Majesties The King and Queen attended the 2007 Willy Brandt Award Ceremony.
16.10.2007 State Visit to Germany
Their Majesties The King and Queen are on a three-day State Visit to Germany. On Monday, The King and Queen arrived in Berlin, where they were officially greeted by President Horst Köhler and Mrs Eva Luise Köhler at Schloss Bellevue.
12.10.2007 The King opened Ormen Lange
Saturday, Their Majesties The King and Queen visited Molde and Aukra, where His Majesty The King officially opened the Ormen Lange gas terminal at Nyhamna.
24.09.2007 National Science Week

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of National Science Week 2007 at the University of Oslo on Friday. This is the 13th Science Week carried out in Norway, and events will be taking place throughout the country during the coming 10-day period.

17.09.2007 State Visit from Brazil
The President of Brazil, HE Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Mrs Marisa Letícia da Silva were greeted by Their Majesties The King and Queen, and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in a welcoming ceremony at the Palace Square Thursday.
04.09.2007 Photographs from Skaugum
Monday, the press was invited to Skaugum for an opportunity to photograph the Crown Prince and Crown Princess' family.
26.08.2007 Winner of the Music Competition
Baritone Audun Iversen was the winner of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition for 2007. Mr Iversen was also the recipient of the Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship, which was awarded for the first time this year.
07.07.2007 The Royal Party through Blindleia
On Friday, the Royal party reached Gamle Hellesund, where they embarked K/B Stjernen and barges to sail thourgh Blindleia. On Thursday evening the vessels arrived in Ny Hellesund, where they spent the night.
06.07.2007 The celebration continues
The Royal Yachts Norge and Dannebrog and the KNM Horten have left Stavanger, and the barges carrying the Royal party arrived in Spangereid on Thursday morning. Later in the day, the trip continued on to the lighthouse at Lindesnes.
05.07.2007 Celebration of The Queen
On Wednesday morning the Royal Yacht landed in Stavanger and the Royal Family disembarked at Skagenkaien, where they were greeted by Mayor Leif Johan Sevland. Most of the other Royal guests arrived in Stavanger during the day.
04.07.2007 The guests arriving
Wednesday evening there was a celebration dinner in honour of Her Majesty's birthday. Among the many guests were representatives of the Royal Houses of Europe.
02.07.2007 Europe Graduate Programme Competition
Thursday, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince officially opened the fourth JA – YE Europe Graduate Programme Competition in Oslo. Twelve student enterprises have reached the finals.
27.06.2007 Celebration of The Queen's 70th birthday
The celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th birthday will commence in Stavanger on Wednesday 4 July, and will continue with a cruise along the coast of Southern Norway, terminating at the King and Queen’s holiday retreat at Mågerø. Most of the Royal guests will arrive in Stavanger on Wednesday.
08.06.2007 State Visit to Finland – Day 2
On the second day of Their Majesties The King and Queen’s visit to Finland, King Harald opened a business seminar on ICT and design, while Queen Sonja gave the opening speech at the peace seminar “Women, Peace and Security”. The day also held several cultural events.
08.06.2007 State Visit to Finland - Day 3
On the last day of Their Majesties The King and Queen’s visit to Finland, the Royal Yacht reached Turku on the western coast. The city of Turku was established in the 13th century, and is considered to be the oldest city in Finland.
06.06.2007 State Visit to Finland
Their Majesties The King and Queen’s started their State Visit to Finland on Tuesday. The King and Queen were received by Her Excellency President Tarja Halonen with a welcoming ceremony outside the presidential palace in Helsinki.
05.06.2007 World Environment Day
Norway was host for the main international celebrations of the World Environment Day, 3 - 5 June 2007. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attended the first day of celebrations on Sunday, which started with a non-denominational church service in the Arctic Cathedral.
01.06.2007 The Queen visits Shetland
Thursday, Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the new Shetland Museum and Archives. Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Price Charles and Duchess Camilla, Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. In addition, Queen Sonja visited Scalloway, home base to the Shetland Bus during WWII.
24.05.2007 Bergen International Festival
On Wednesday, His Majesty The King officially opened the Bergen International Festival. King Harald and Queen Sonja were both in attendance as the festival began its 55th season.
23.05.2007 The Abel Prize 2007
Their Majesties The King and Queen were both in attendance when Professor Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan was presented with the Abel Prize in the University Aula in Oslo Tuesday. Earlier the same morning, Their Majesties granted the Abel Laureate an audience at the Royal Palace.
16.05.2007 Félicitations
His Majesty The King congratulates the President of France, His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy.
11.05.2007 Official visit to Korea – Day 4
On their last day in Korea, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited the shipping line EUKOR and Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. They also attended the May 17th celebrations hosted by the Norwegian community in the area.
10.05.2007 Official visit to Korea – Day 3
Today, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess travelled on to Busan, where they attended the opening of a day of business seminars focusing on the maritime sector. In the afternoon they visited the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Korea.
09.05.2007 Official visit to Korea – Day 2
On day 2 of their official visit to the Republic of Korea, Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended seminars on business, tourism, work and family life, and Crown Prince Haakon gave a lecture at Korea University.
08.05.2007 Official visit to Korea
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived in Seoul Monday afternoon, accompanied by senior officials and a delegation representing Norwegian trade and industry.
04.05.2007 Norwegian Travel Workshop
On Monday Her Majesty Queen Sonja attended the opening of the Norwegian Travel Workshop in Kristiansand, where she presented the organisation’s distinguished service award. The award was presented for the first time this year.
25.04.2007 Condolences
Condolences from His Majesty the King on the death of former President Boris Jeltsin.
17.04.2007 State visit from Austria
Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed His Excellency the Federal President of The Republic of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer and Mrs. Margit Fischer on the Palace square today.
11.04.2007 Human Development Awards
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will sit on the panel of judges that selects the recipients of the UNDP Awards for Human Development. The awards are granted in several categories, and the awards ceremony will be held in New York on 12 April.
10.04.2007 Ready for the national finals
Five young singing talents are ready for the national finals of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition following the preliminary and semi-final rounds held at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The national finals will take place in Bergen on 26 April.
18.03.2007 Munch and modernity
Her Majesty Queen Sonja attended the opening of the Edvard Munch exhibition entitled Zeichen der Moderne (“Signs of Modernity”) at the Fondation Beyeler museum in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland, on 17 March 2007. The Queen is the patron of the exhibition.
09.03.2007 "Cold response 2007"
Today His Majesty King Harald inspected the military exercise referred to as “Cold Response 2007”.
09.03.2007 Conference on immigrant women’s issues
On Thursday Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of a conference on immigrant women’s issues at Sentrum Scene, a public venue in Oslo.
05.03.2007 The Global Fund
This morning Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave the opening address at a breakfast meeting for business leaders hosted by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre and the Minister of International Development Erik Solheim.
02.03.2007 International Polar Year 2007-2008
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presided over the Norwegian opening of International Polar Year in a ceremony at Oslo Town Hall.
23.02.2007 The guests arriving
This afternoon, the guests taking part in this weekend's birthday celebrations arrived in Oslo. The celebration started with a gala concert at Oslo City Hall.
20.02.2007 Celebrate His Majesty The King
The public is invited to take part in a variety of events in honour of His Majesty King Harald’s 70th birthday.
20 February 2007
20.02.2007 Celebration of HM King Harald's 70th birthday in Oslo
The celebration of the 70th birthday of His Majesty King Harald on 21 February 2007 will begin with a service in Trefoldighets Church.
20.02.2007 "Two Lives – One Mission"
"Two Lives - One Mission" is the title of the Åpent Slott special exhibition, which will open on 23 June for the 2007 season. The exhibition honours Their Majesties The King and Queen, who are both celebrating their 70th birthdays this year.
15.02.2007 A Mirror of Nature
On 15 February 2007 Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the exhibition entitled “A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910” at the National Gallery in Oslo.
13.02.2007 Princess Märtha Louise receives fashion award
Princess Märtha Louise took part in the Oslo Fashion Awards at Oslo Concert Hall on Tuesday, 13 February 2007.
13.02.2007 Norwegian Private Sector Development Conference
On 13 February 2007 His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attended a trade and industry conference on development cooperation, the 15th of its kind. The president of Mozambique was the guest of honour.
12.02.2007 Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner celebrates her 75th birthday
On 12 February King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted a dinner at the Royal Palace in honour of the 75th birthday of Her Highness Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner.
11.02.2007 Tom Sandberg in New York
On 11 February 2007 Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess attended the opening of an exhibition of photography by Tom Sandberg in New York.
27.01.2007 Opening of Grieg anniversary year
On 27 January 2007 Her Majesty The Queen attended the official opening of the Edvard Grieg 2007 Anniversary Year in Tromsø, Norway.
21.01.2007 The Princess turns three years old
On 21 January 2007 Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned three years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released a video of the Princess with her family.
26.11.2006 State visit to Ireland
In September 2006 Their Majesties The King and Queen made a state visit to the Republic of Ireland. Their official programme included visits to Dublin and Cork and focused on activities related to trade and industry, history, art and culture. The Royal Yacht Norge was used during the visit.
04.11.2006 The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in India
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their official visit to India on Friday 3 November. Their week-long itinerary included a number of meetings, conferences and cultural programmes.
27.10.2006 Her Majesty The Queen in Egypt
Her Majesty Queen Sonja was on an official visit to Egypt to participate in the conclusion of the Ibsen Year and to attend a performance of “Peer Gynt” in Giza.