11 - 19 October Their Majesties The King and Queen conducted a state visit to The People's Republic of China. They were accompanied by the largest ever Norwegian delegation of representatives of the Norwegian Government, industry and commerce. The visit took place in Dunhuang, Beijing and Shanghai.
The term "state visit" refers to the official visit by one head of state to another. State visits encourage, enhance and strengthen contact with other countries.
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The Princess christened the Kronprins Haakon
“I christen you the ‘Kronprins Haakon’. May luck and good fortune follow you, your crew, and all who are on board during your missions to the north and south.” Norway’s new research vessel was christened in its home port of Tromsø today.
Celebrated Prince Charles
His Royal Highness Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday today. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess joined in the celebration at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday evening.
Queen Sonja Print Award 2018
Her Majesty The Queen presented the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018 to Emma Nishimura tonight. David Hockney received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished contribution to the art of printmaking.