22 July marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Government Office Complex and on Utøya island when 77 people were killed and many others severely injured.
Members of the Royal Family will take part in several commemorative events during the day: by the Government Office Complex, in Oslo Cathedral, in Hole Church and on Utøya island. His Majesty The King will give a speech during the national memorial ceremony in Oslo Spektrum.
Photo: Krister Sørbø, VG/NTB
National memorial event at the Oslo Spektrum Arena
His Majesty King Harald spoke at the memorial event at the Oslo Spektrum Arena on Thursday evening. “It is my hope that we can help each other incorporate the learning from 22 July into everything we do, everything that we are, every single day,” said the King.
Return to Utøya
Many survivors returned to Utøya this afternoon along with bereaved family members and others affected by the mass killing that took place there on 22 July 2011. It was a moving commemoration of the events of 10 years ago.
Memorial events for 22 July
Ten years ago – 22 July 2011 – Norway was struck by the worst terrorist attacks on its soil since World War II. Norwegians have marked the anniversary with a series of events today, starting at 9 this morning outside the Government Office Complex in Oslo.