Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
I am deeply saddened by the news of the terrible floods which have ravaged your country, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage.
Please receive my sincere condolences and my deepest sympathies to those bereaved and others afflicted by this disaster.
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.