Congratulates the new King and Queen of Denmark
His Majesty King Harald extends his warmest congratulations to Their Majesties King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark.
Dear Frederik and Mary
My family and I wish to convey our warmest congratulations to you as Denmark’s new King and Queen.
You are succeeding a monarch who has fulfilled her function with exceptional commitment. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe has followed her country and her people through times of joy and sorrow with warmth, wisdom and dedication. For more than 50 years she has devoted herself to Denmark – with infectious humour accompanied by deep insight and knowledge. And with the staunch support of her immediate family. The close friendship between our two families means a great deal to all of us.
Now it is your turn to carry the legacy forward, and follow Denmark into a new age. I am confident that you will flourish in your new role.
My family and I hope and pray that you will be given the strength and support that you need to carry out your calling.
State visit from Tanzania
Her Excellency the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, began a state visit to Norway today. Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja are the hosts of the visit, and welcomed the President to Norway in a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace.
Opens Bodø as European Capital of Culture
You invite us all to create rich and beautiful communities - at a time when coming together is more important than ever," said the Queen as she opened Bodø as the European Capital of Culture in 2024.