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For the press

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


Enquiries from the media regarding the activities of the Royal Family may be directed to the Head of Communication Guri Varpe or Assistant Head of Communication Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen. They can always be reached through the Palace's switchboard, manned 24 hours a day: telephone +47 22 04 87 00 or dedicated press telephone +47 414 69 999. 

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.

20.01.2020 A new photograph of The Princess

A new photograph of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been made available to the press on the occasion of The Princess' 16th birthday. 

27.12.2019 The death of Ari Behn

In connection with the death of Ari Behn, His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen have issued the following statement:

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.

04.10.2019 Norway to host Our Ocean Conference on 23-24 October 

‘The world is facing major challenges, and in the future there will be a need for more food, more jobs, more energy and more transport. The ocean holds the key to solving many of these challenges, but can only do so if we ensure that it is clean, healthy and productive. The Our Ocean conference will be an important meeting place for all those who want to improve the state of the ocean,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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.

18.01.2019 Confirmation

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be confirmed in the Palace Chapel at the Royal Palace on Saturday, 31 August 2019.

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.