Christmas photos from the Palace Park
This afternoon, the Royal Family was gathered in by the gazebo in the Palace Park for Christmas photographs.
The Gazebo was decorated with Christmas lights, and outside there was a Christmas tree as well as a bonfire. The Royal Family enjoyed ginger snaps and mulled juiced from cups painted by Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner.
Pictures from this day's photo shoot are to be found in the mediaplayer. Click to enlarge if you prefer larger versions.
If you wish to see more pictures of The Royal Family, several photo albums from 2016 events are available from the link list (but the captions may be in Norwegian).
For the press
All pictures from this occasion are available for editoral use through NTB Scanpix). Photographer was Lise Åserud.
The King and Queen opened the new MUNCH
"I think that I speak for all of us when I say that we have been looking forward to this day! It is finally possible for us to gather together, and soon the great doors will open up a new attraction – not just for our capital city, but for Norway, and for the world," said His Majesty The King.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia.