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His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs, The Royal Court
His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs, The Royal Court

Congratulations and condolences

As Head of state, it is His Majesty the King's task to be the sender of congratulations and condolences to other countries on behalf of Norway. In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, congratulations are sent to newly elected Heads of state on their inauguration and condolences on the death of former heads of state. Similarly, the King offers condolences on behalf of Norway when major accidents and disasters strike. Congratulations and condolences are primarily sent to countries with which Norway has diplomatic relations.


All congratulations and condolences to other countries and heads of state from 22 March 2023 can be found via this page. For earlier postings, please search our News Archive.

19.06.2024 Congratulations to the President of South Africa

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.

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18.06.2024 Congratulations to the President of Slovakia

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Slovak Republic, His Excellency Mr Peter Pellegrini.

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10.06.2024 Congratulations to the President of Vietnam

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr Tô Lâm.

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31.05.2024 Condolences to Papua New Guinea

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the Governor-General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae.

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16.05.2024 Condolences to the President of Brazil

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Mr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on the flooding that has caused such destruction and claimed so many lives.

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04.04.2024 Congratulations to the New President of Malta

Congratulations from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to the President of the Republic of Malta, Her Excellency Ms Myriam Spiteri Debono.

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05.03.2024 Congratulations to the New President of Hungary

Congratulations from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to His Excellency Mr Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary.

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08.02.2024 Condolences to the President of Chile

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Mr Gabriel Boric Font, on the passing of former president Sebastián Piñera and the ongoing wildfires.

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07.02.2024 Condolences to the President of Namibia

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Mr Nangolo Mbumba, on the passing of president Hage Geingob.

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14.01.2024 Congratulations to the New President of Guatemala

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Guatemala, His Excellency Mr Bernardo Arévalo.

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21.12.2023 Congratulations to Kuwait’s Emir

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the new Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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18.12.2023 Condolences to Kuwait’s Emir

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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10.12.2023 Congratulations to the President of the Argentine Republic

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Mr Javier Gerardo Milei.

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19.10.2023 Condolences to the President of Finland

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Finland, His Excellency Mr Sauli Niinistö, on the passing of former president Martti Ahtisaari.

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12.10.2023 Condolences to the people of Afghanistan

Message of condolence from His Majesty King Harald to the people of Afghanistan.

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05.10.2023 The King congratulates Mr Jon Fosse

The following message of congratulations has been sent from His Majesty King Harald to author and playwright Jon Fosse.

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14.09.2023 Congratulations to the President of Singapore

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

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14.09.2023 Condolences to Libya

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, His Excellency Mr Mohamed al-Menfi.

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11.09.2023 Condolences to Morocco

Condolences are conveyed from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco after the earthquake 8 September 2023.

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08.07.2023 Congratulations to the President of Latvia

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Latvia, His Excellency Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs.

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03.06.2023 Congratulations to the President of Türkiye

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of the Republic of Türkiye, His Excellency Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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06.05.2023 Congratulations to King Charles and The Queen Consort

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

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22.03.2023 Congratulations to the President of Nepal

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Nepal, His Excellency Mr Ramchandra Paudel.

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