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This section contains official hand out photographs, information regarding accreditation and other special messages primarily of interest to the press and other media. Most messages are deleted after one year. 

Dedicated press telephone: +47 911 73 952.
regarding the activities of the Royal Family may be directed to the Head of Communication Guri Varpe or Assistant Head of Communication Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen. Outside of working hours and on weekends, the press telephone is manned to handle urgent matters only.

For enquiries on e-mail, please use [email protected]
The Palace switchboard is manned 24/7: +47 22 04 87 00. 

09.11.2021 The Crown Prince cancels today’s programme

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince unfortunately has had to cancel today’s programme in connection with the State Visit from the Netherlands.

23.09.2021 State visit to Norway

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Norway at the invitation of His Majesty King Harald V from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 November 2021.

09.10.2020 His Majesty The King’s surgery was successful

His Majesty The King underwent a heart valve replacement at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, today. The operation was a success and the King is in good condition.

08.10.2020 His Majesty The King to undergo surgery to replace a heart valve

His Majesty The King is being admitted to Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, to undergo surgery to replace a heart valve. The surgery is scheduled to take place on Friday, 9 October.

12.03.2020 The King and Queen are in home quarantine

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen are in home quarantine as from today. This is in accordance with the Government’s new measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

30.01.2020 State visit to Jordan

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja have accepted the invitation from His Majesty King Abdullah II to pay a state visit to Jordan in 2020. The visit is planned for 2-4 March.

08.10.2019 The Crown Princess at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Norway has been selected as the Guest of Honour for 2019 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s most important trade fair for books. This project is the largest cultural promotion effort Norway has ever carried out abroad. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess has taken on the role of ambassador for Norwegian literature in the international arena.

28.08.2019 Confirmation of Princess Ingrid Alexandra: Information for the press

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be confirmed in the Palace Chapel at the Royal Palace on Saturday, 31 August 2019, at 12:00 noon. Information for accredited members of the press.

29.10.2018 The Crown Princess’ health

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disease that may at times limit her ability to carry out her official programme.