Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Italy, HE Mr. Sergio Mattarella, after the earthquake in Umbria.
His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella
President of the Italian Republic
I was deeply saddened by the news of the earthquake on Wednesday 24 August, which struck in the region of Umbria, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage in Central Italy.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I am sending you my sincere condolences, and ask you to convey my condolences and my deepest sympathy to those bereaved and to others afflicted by this natural disaster.
“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.