Celebration of HM King Harald's 70th birthday in Oslo
Later that day, a special event will be held in the Palace Gardens and the programme will conclude with a dinner at Akershus Castle. Due to space limitations, there will be press pools indoors.
Following the official celebration on 21 February, several events will take place 23-25 February to which the Heads of State of the other Nordic countries and members of other European Royal Houses are invited. On Saturday 24 February, a ball will be held at the Royal Palace.
Further details of the programme will be provided later.
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.