Condolences from His Majesty the King was Monday conveyed to His Excellency Mr Georgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic .
President of the Italian Republic
Pallazzo del Quirinale,
I am deeply saddened by the news of the terrible earthquake which today ravaged the Abruzzo region in your country, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage.
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 others afflicted by the disaster.
Happy Constitution Day!
The Royal Family marked Norway’s Constitution Day in both Asker and Oslo, and was present on the Palace Balcony as the whole country sang the national anthem of Norway at 13:00 pm.
Celebrating May 17th
For more than 100 years, the Royal Family has greeted the Constitution Day children’s parade in Oslo from the balcony of the Royal Palace.