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Congratulations

Congratulations are presented from His Majesty King Harald to the President of South Africa, His Exellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.

24.05.2019
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The 2019 Abel Prize

This year, His Majesty The King presented the prestigious Abel Prize to a woman mathematician for the first time. Today, Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck received the prize in a formal award ceremony in the Aula of the University of Oslo.

21.05.2019
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Congratulations

Congratulations are presented from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Ukraine, His Exellency Mr Volodymyr Zelensky.

20.05.2019
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Happy Constitution Day!

Approximately 60 000 children crossed the Palace Square with flags and banners today. The Royal Family greeted the Oslo children’s parade from the Palace Balcony.

17.05.2019
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Funeral in Luxembourg

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, were in attendance as His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was laid to rest today. The Grand Duke was the sovereign for 36 years.

04.05.2019
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Congratulations

Congratulations presented to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan from his Majesty King Harald of Norway 1 May 2019.

02.05.2019
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Congratulations

Congratulations from his Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty King Rama X of Thailand.

02.05.2019
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Towards Frankfurt

This weekend the House of Literature in Oslo is filled with books and authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The German-Norwegian Literature Festival is under way, and Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was present at the official opening this evening.

26.04.2019
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The King commemorates terror victims

The terrorist attacks on three churches and several hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday shook the entire world. This evening His Majesty The King was in attendance at a requiem mass held in Oslo to commemorate the victims.

26.04.2019
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Visit concluded in Samoa

“A visit like this gives us better opportunities to stand together and make a difference.” This is how His Royal Highness The Crown Prince summed up his official visit to the Pacific region, where the impacts of climate change have been the focus of attention.

11.04.2019
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Opened Munch exhibit in London

Her Majesty The Queen opened the major exhibition “Edvard Munch: Love and Angst ” at the British Museum on Tuesday evening. It is the largest exhibition of Munch’s graphic works in the United Kingdom in 45 years.

10.04.2019
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Official visit to Samoa

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince has arrived in Samoa – the last of the three countries included in this visit to the Pacific region.

10.04.2019
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Varied programme in Fiji

The programme for His Royal Highness The Crown Prince in Fiji today encompassed a wide variety of events, including a wreath-laying ceremony as well as sea, sport and theatre activities. The flood-prone village of Daku made a particularly strong impression.

09.04.2019
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Official visit to Fiji

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is on an official visit to the Pacific Ocean region, and today he was welcomed to Fiji in a traditional ceremony in the capital, Suva. 

08.04.2019
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Climate change in Tonga

“Both the rising sea and the storms that come and destroy local communities have a major impact on people’s lives. It is sobering to see,” Crown Prince Haakon told the NTB new agency today.

06.04.2019
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Official visit to Tonga

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince has begun an official visit to the three island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean. Today he arrived in the capital of Tonga, Nukuʻalofa.

05.04.2019
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State Visit concluded in far south

Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit to Chile in Puerto Williams. Located not far from Cape Horn, this considered the world’s southernmost town .

01.04.2019
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In Punta Arenas

After a day of travelling, Their Majesties The King and Queen have arrived in Punta Arenas, deep in the south of Chile. The port city is situated on the Strait of Magellan and is a departure point for expeditions to the Antarctic.

30.03.2019
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The King and Queen in Santiago

The State Visit to Chile of King Harald and Queen Sonja continued today, with a programme that included both business and culture. The return of material that Thor Heyerdahl had taken with him from Easter Island was a major part of the day’s activities.

28.03.2019
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State Visit to Chile

The King and Queen began their State Visit to Chile today. The visit marks 100 years of diplomatic relations between Norway and Chile and will help to promote further cooperation between the two countries.

27.03.2019
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Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency the President of the
Republic of Mozambique, Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.

22.03.2019
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Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand.

18.03.2019
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60 years of safeguarding fundamental rights

"The impact of this court cannot be overestimated." His Royal Highness The Crown Prince spoke to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg today. 

18.03.2019
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Ecotourism instead of deforestation

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is in Colombia on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). On Thursday he visited a project that combines reincorporation of former guerrillas with development and environmental protection activities.

15.02.2019
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Better equipped to fight climate change

On Wednesday His Royal Highness The Crown Prince travelled to the region of La Mojana in southeast Colombia. The area has been severely affected by climate change, but a local pilot project has shown excellent results.

14.02.2019
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For UNDP in Colombia

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is in Colombia on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “There is nothing more important for development than peace,” said the Crown Prince after his meeting with the President of Colombia.

13.02.2019
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Sámi art in the Queen Sonja Art Stable

“Sápmi (the Sámi nation) never ceases to fascinate!” said Her Majesty The Queen in her welcoming remarks before the President of the Sámediggi (Sámi Parliament), Aili Keskitalo, officially opened the Sámi art exhibition in the Queen Sonja Art Stable on Thursday evening.

07.02.2019
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Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI of Malaysia.

01.02.2019
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Oslo - European Green Capital

Today Oslo officially opened its term as European Green Capital. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince were both in attendance at the ceremony at Oslo City Hall.

04.01.2019
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Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia.

24.12.2018
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Nobel Peace Prize for 2018

The Nobel Peace Prize was presented today in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance as prize-winners Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad received the award.

10.12.2018
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The Princess christened the Kronprins Haakon

“I christen you the ‘Kronprins Haakon’. May luck and good fortune follow you, your crew, and all who are on board during your missions to the north and south.” Norway’s new research vessel was christened in its home port of Tromsø today.

17.11.2018
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Celebrated Anglo-Norse relations

This afternoon, His Majesty The King and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were both in attendance as the Anglo-Norse Society celebrated the Society's centenary in London.

15.11.2018
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Celebrated Prince Charles

His Royal Highness Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday today. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess joined in the celebration at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday evening.

14.11.2018
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Queen Sonja Print Award 2018

Her Majesty The Queen presented the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018 to Emma Nishimura tonight. David Hockney received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished contribution to the art of printmaking.

08.11.2018
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The King and Crown Prince visit exercise

His Majesty The King and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited the Trident Juncture 2018 military exercise today. It is the first time father and son together have visited a major NATO exercise on Norwegian soil.

06.11.2018
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Congratulations

Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr Nguyen Phu Trong.

31.10.2018
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The Nordic Council Literature Prize

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess presented the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018 to Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir at the Oslo Opera House this evening.

30.10.2018
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The Crown Princess’ health

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disease that may at times limit her ability to carry out her official programme.

24.10.2018
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Concluded with classical Chinese gardens

After ten eventful days in Dunhuang, Beijing and Shanghai, Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit to the People’s Republic of China today in the picturesque city of Suzhou.

19.10.2018
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Sustainable oceans

The ocean dominated the programme of Their Majesties in Shanghai today. China and Norway are leading maritime nations, and sustainable development of the marine environment is of great interest to both countries.

18.10.2018
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Moving on to Shanghai

Their Majesties The King and Queen left Beijing today and travelled to Shanghai, on the east coast of the People’s Republic of China. Shanghai is the country’s largest port city and a booming economic centre.

17.10.2018
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Formal welcome in Beijing

Their Majesties The King and Queen are visiting the People's Republic of China at the invitation of His Excellency President Xi Jinping. Today they were welcomed in a formal ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People located in Tiananmen Square.

16.10.2018
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Welfare and winter sports

After their initial days in the city of Dunhuang, Their Majesties The King and Queen are continuing their State Visit to the People's Republic of China in the capital city of Beijing. Welfare development and cooperation on winter sports were on the agenda today.

15.10.2018
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Visit to the Mogao Caves

To be listed as a world heritage site, a place must fulfil one of six criteria. The Mogao Caves fulfil all six. Today, Their Majesties The King and Queen were given the opportunity to visit this extraordinary place.

13.10.2018
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State Visit to China

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja began their State Visit to the People's Republic of China today. Their visit will take place in Dunhuang, Beijing and Shanghai at the invitation of His Excellency President Xi Jinping.

12.10.2018
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The 163rd Storting is open

Today, His Majesty The King opened the 163rd Norwegian Storting (Parliament). It is 29th time King Harald has delivered the Speech from the Throne during this solemn ceremony. 

02.10.2018
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Why I believe in a brighter future

The challenges we face are made by humans, and they can be solved by humans, The Crown Prince said today. Have faith in what you can achieve, and even more importantly, what you can do together with others. 

27.09.2018
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A soccer tournament to change the world

A women's soccer tournament is helping to shine a spotlight on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York City. Each team champions one of the SDGs - and their goals reach far beyond the soccer field.

26.09.2018
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Managing the oceans

The oceans have a vital role to play in almost all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But as His Royal Highness The Crown Prince emphasised today, succeeding in these efforts will require achieving a good balance between conservation and sustainable harvesting of marine resources.

25.09.2018
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