Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Republic of the Philippines after the destruction caused by the typhoon Yolanda.
His Excellency Benigno Aquino III
President of the Republic of the Philippines
I was very saddened to hear about the tragic loss of so many lives and of the extensive destruction caused by the typhoon Yolanda in your country.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people, I extend my condolences to you personally and ask you to convey my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this terrible storm.
“If there is one piece of advice I would give you today, as King, godfather and grandfather, it is this: Be yourself,” said His Majesty The King in his speech at the luncheon celebrating the confirmation of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was confirmed today in the Palace Chapel, just as her father, grandfather and great-grandfather were before her.