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Welcome to “An Audience with Art”
Today Her Majesty The Queen opened the new exhibition "An Audience with Art. The National Museum at the Queen Sonja Art Stable". The opening took place on a digital platform, where the exhibit will be available until it can be viewed in person.
Virtual visit to California
With the help of new technology, a Norwegian delegation headed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon conducted an official visit to California. The virtual visit continued today, with a conversation with Nancy Pelosi at the top of the agenda.
All across Norway despite the pandemic
The Royal Court has submitted its annual report for 2020 today.
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Royal Family has received the news that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away with great sorrow.
Congratulations from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to Her Excellency Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, President of the Republic of Kosovo.
Congratulations from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to Her Excellency Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Condolences from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to Her Excellency the Vice President of Tanzania, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Greetings to National Pilgrim Conference 2021
Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess sent a digital greeting to the National Pilgrim Conference today – and a warm thank you to everyone working to maintain the old pilgrimage routes.
Congratulations from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to His Excellency Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic.
Crown Prince Regent visits ships digitally
Eighty percent of the world’s traded goods move by sea. Today, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon met four Norwegian seafarers aboard ships around the world. “Thank you for everything you do to keep society and your vessels operating,” he said.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States of America.
Thank you from King Harald and Queen Sonja
Today, 17 January 2021, it has been 30 years since Their Majesties The King and Queen became the King and Queen of Norway. Here is their greeting to the people of Norway.
Visiting the victims in Gjerdrum
Their Majesties The King and Queen and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited Gjerdrum today following the catastrophic quick-clay landslide on Wednesday morning.
Advent service in the Palace Chapel
"Thank you for joining us here in the Palace Chapel. This year we wanted to celebrate Advent with all of you. I hope you enjoy sharing this service with us."
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of Moldova, Her Excellency Ms Maia Sandu.
Virtual field trip with Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) provides assistance in some of the world’s most distressed areas. Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince took part in a virtual field trip to Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
Condolences from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to His Excellency the President of France, Mr Emmanuel Macron.
Queen Sonja Print Award 2020
The Irish-Canadian artist Ciara Phillips is the recipient of the Queen Sonja Print Award 2020. Her Majesty The Queen presented the award at the Royal Palace in Oslo today.
Condolences from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent to the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The Crown Prince Regent opened the Storting
Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent carried out the formal opening of the 165th session of the Norwegian Storting. The opening, which departed from historical precedent, was also attended by Her Majesty The Queen.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of India, His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind.
Confirmation photographs at Skaugum Estate
On the occasion of His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus’s confirmation, the Prince and the Royal Family posed for photographs at Skaugum Estate.
Confirmation of the Prince
His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus was confirmed today in a ceremony at Asker Church, where he had received his confirmation instruction.
Opened the Norfund conference
“Building back cleaner, greener and better” was the focus as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened this year’s Norfund conference.
“The Met” at Oscarshall
On 29 August the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be broadcasting live from Oscarshall: the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen is giving a concert in the summer palace on the peninsula of Bygdøy.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency the President of the Lebanese Republic, Mr. Michel Aoun.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Mr Andrzej Duda.
The most important room in the world
“The most important room in the world” was a gift to the United Nations from Norway in 1952. On Friday evening, Her Majesty The Queen introduced the digital exhibition on the design of the UN Security Council Chamber.
Homecoming, 7 June 1945
Today marks 75 years since the day King Haakon returned home after World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians welcomed the King and the family of the Crown Prince as they came ashore.
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.
75 years since the liberation of Norway
“75 years have passed since one of the happiest days in the history of our country: We could finally rejoice that we had regained our freedom after five gruelling years of war,” said His Majesty The King in his speech at Akershus Fortress today.
Leading the quest for a vaccine
The global vaccine alliance CEPI hopes a COVID-19 vaccine can be ready by the end of this year. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess met online today with two individuals spearheading the effort to develop vaccines, medicines and tests.
Annual report of the Royal Court for 2019
The Royal Court has submitted its annual report for 2019 today. The confirmation of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was the high point of the year for the Royal House of Norway, and comprised the largest event held at the Royal Palace in 2019.
12 000 entrepreneurs address the corona crisis
On Thursday His Royal Highness The Crown Prince opened a worldwide digital effort to combat COVID-19 called The Global Hack. "We need your ideas," he said in his greeting to the participants.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Hellenic Republic, Her Excellency Ms Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou.
State visit concludes in ancient city of Petra
Surrounded by sandstone cliffs, halfway between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, lies the ancient city of Petra. Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their state visit to Jordan at one of the world’s “new” seven wonders.
Integration and dialogue
Refugee integration and interreligious cooperation were important areas of focus today for Their Majesties The King and Queen. King Harald praised Jordan’s efforts to promote dialogue and cooperation.
State visit to Jordan
Today Their Majesties the King and Queen were welcomed to Jordan by Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. It is the first state visit to the Middle East for King Harald and Queen Sonja.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of Uruguay, His Excellency Mr Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou.
Opportunities and challenges
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince had a busy programme in Mozambique today. Business and trade opportunities, women’s role in the peace process and access to electricity were key areas of focus.
Official visit to Mozambique
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon began a two-day visit to Mozambique upon landing in Maputo yesterday evening. His agenda includes the oceans and the environment as well as business, energy and social inclusion.
75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz
Seventy-five years have passed since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince and Prime Minister Erna Solberg represented Norway during the ceremony in Poland yesterday evening.
Remembering the Holocaust
This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent laid a wreath on behalf of Norway at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Monday marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Children march books to Oslo’s new public library
More than 850 children from schools in Oslo city centre helped to move 6 000 books from the former main library at Hammersborg to the new Deichman Bjørvika library today. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was present to welcome the children at Bjørvika.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said, the Sultan of Oman.
Thank you for the warm wishes
The Royal Family has received many warm wishes that have provided comfort during the past Christmas holidays.
Ari Behn’s funeral
The funeral service of Ari Mikael Behn was held this afternoon in Oslo Cathedral. Bishop of Oslo Kari Veiteberg officiated at the service in a church filled with family and friends.
Nobel Peace Prize 2019
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali received the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo City Hall. The King and Queen and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess were all in attendance during the formal ceremony.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Mr Alberto Fernández.