Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Portugal, His Excellency Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
His Excellency Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic
I was deeply saddened to hear the news about the devastating wildfires that have been ravaging central Portugal the last few days, causing so many dead and injured and so much physical damage and destruction.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I send you my condolences, and ask you to convey my deepest sympathies to those bereaved and to those otherwise afflicted by this tragic disaster.
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.