Visit to the NATO Headquarters
His Majesty The King visited the NATO Headquarters in Norfolk (USA) on Thursday. Today he was a guest at the United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida.
Shortly after the welcoming ceremony in Norfolk, King Harald met with the Norwegian contingent attached to the NATO Headquarters.
During his visit, His Majesty was given a tour of the facilities and several briefings on various aspects of the work conducted there. Thursday evening, King Harald attended a dinner hosted by General Denis Mercier.
King Harald spoke with some of the children that greeted him on his arrival at the NATO Headquarters. Photo: NATO
Visited the Special Operations Command
This morning, local time, The King visited the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), located in Tampa, Florida. King Harald was greeted by USSOCOM Commander General Raymond A. Thomas III and Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Charles Brown. They provided His Majesty with an extensive briefing on their task and activities.
The visit at USSOCOM concluded with a meeting between King Harald and the Norwegian contingent in Tampa.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.