Two hundred years of sailing
For the past several days, His Majesty The King has participated in the celebration of the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron yacht club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in southern England.
On Friday, King Harald attended a large Review of the Fleet together with His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Royal Yacht Squadron is one of the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, and was founded on 1 June 1815 in London as the Yacht Club. Each year the club organises the internationally renowned Cowes Week regatta. In 1851 it was the first organiser of a gruelling sailing race which came to be known as the America’s Cup. The cup is considered the world’s oldest active trophy in international sport.
King Harald will conclude his visit to the Royal Yacht Squadron this evening by attending the Bicentenary Ball in the clubhouse in Cowes Castle. The King has been using the Royal Yacht Norge during his visit.
The most important room in the world
“The most important room in the world” was a gift to the United Nations from Norway in 1952. On Friday evening, Her Majesty The Queen introduced the digital exhibition on the design of the UN Security Council Chamber.
Homecoming, 7 June 1945
Today marks 75 years since the day King Haakon returned home after World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians welcomed the King and the family of the Crown Prince as they came ashore.