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Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Summer tours of the Royal Palace
King Carl Johan never had the chance to live in the Palace he commissioned. But this summer, 200 years after he became the King of Norway and Sweden, he is present as the focus of the annual exhibition.
Launched Norway’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide launched Norway’s candidacy for membership of the United Nations Security Council in 2021–2022.
Tradition and Inspiration in the Art Stable
The exhibition "Tradition and inspiration" opened today. It shows national costumes - bunads - worn by the Royal Family along with a selection of artworks and other treasures from Norway’s cultural history.
Holberg Prize awarded to US legal scholar
Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presented the Holberg Prize for 2018 to US legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein for wide-ranging research activities that have had a broad impact on US public policy.
Concluded in Bergen
Today, His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia concluded his State Visit to Norway. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon accompanied the President for the final day of his visit, which took place in Bergen.
Bjørnson in a Slovakian rendition
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson played a prominent role on the second day of the State Visit of His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia to Norway. Norway’s eminent national poet-playwright is remembered with great fondness in Slovakia.
State Visit from Slovakia
His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia began a three-day State Visit to Norway today. Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President in the Palace Square.
Official visit concluded in Tallinn
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their official visit to the Baltic states today in Estonia. The day’s activities ranged from digitalisation and modern urban development to cultural heritage in Tallinn, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Official visit to the Baltic states continues
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess travelled to Estonia today, the third Baltic country they will visit this week. But their day began in in Vilnius, Lithuania, with a defence-industry breakfast and then a business seminar.
Official visit to Lithuania
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are continuing their official visit to the Baltic states, and arrived today in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Lithuania, like its neighbours Latvia and Estonia, is celebrating 100 years of independence this year.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Latvia
It was 100 years ago that the Baltic countries declared their independence. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess are visiting Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on the occasion of the centennial anniversary, and their visit began today in the Latvian capital, Riga.
Decorating the new Hurtigruten expedition ship
Today Her Majesty The Queen announced the launch of a cooperation between the Queen Sonja Print Award (QSPA) and the Hurtigruten cruise operator. The QSPA will curate the artworks to be displayed on the MS Roald Amundsen, a new ship to be launched next year.
Annual report of the Royal Court for 2017
The members of the Royal Family took part in 658 official events in Norway and abroad in 2017. They visited 63 municipalities, all the counties and Svalbard in Norway, and paid visits to twelve countries abroad.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of Chile, His Excellency Mr Sebastián Piñera.
Sounds from Norway in Austin
Today it was the music industry’s turn to take centre stage in Austin, Texas. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon took part in the efforts to promote Norwegian music at the South by Southwest festival.
With Norwegian entrepreneurs in Texas
The technology and music festival South by Southwest attracts over half a million visitors annually. This year, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon is on the guest list, along with entrepreneurs from Norway.
Concluded State Visit in classic Argentine style
Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit to Argentina today. The setting was a rural estancia (ranch estate) where they were able to experience Argentine culture in the form of history, dance, music and food.
Gripping meeting with the past
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen visited Parque de la Memoria (the Park of Memory), along the banks of the Río de la Plata. The memorial park honours the many thousands of victims of Argentina’s 1976–1983 military regime.
State Visit to Argentina
His Majesty The King laid a wreath at the National Monument in Buenos Aires this morning. The wreath-laying ceremony marked the start of the three-day State Visit of Their Majesties to Argentina.
Commemorated the heavy-water sabotage operation
Last night marked 75 years since the historic sabotage operation targeting the heavy-water plant at Vemork. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haakon hiked the final stretch of the saboteurs’ strenuous route as part of the commemoration.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.
Norway’s best Olympic day ever
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince concluded his visit to the Olympic host city of PyeongChang today. It was a banner day for Norway, as the Norwegians competing in South Korea won three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.
Concluded their visit in crisp winter weather
Activities on the second day of the visit to Norway of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge included serious issues as well as sports and outdoor recreation. They visited Hartvig Nissen school, where the series SKAM was filmed, rode to the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and roasted stick bread at Øvresetertjern forest lake.
Official visit from the United Kingdom
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Norway on an official visit. They were given a warm welcome by Their Majesties The King and Queen at the Royal Palace this morning.
This afternoon, the Royal Family was gathered by the Christmas tree in "Røde salong" for Christmas photographs.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, on the occasion of his reinauguration.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017
The Nobel Peace Prize was presented in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall today. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance when the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the award.
A dark day in Norwegian history
On 26 November 1942, the Donau left the quay in Oslo with 529 Jews from Norway on board. On Sunday evening, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in attendance in the Aula of the University of Oslo at the ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the deportation.
Visited Hitsats Refugee Camp
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their visit to Ethiopia at the Hitsats Refugee Camp in the north of the country. Ethiopia plays a key role in the field of migration in the region.
Health and climate change on the agenda
On the second day of their visit to Ethiopia, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess focused on cooperation on health and climate issues. Ethiopia has taken a leading role in international efforts on climate change and Norway supports its activities.
Crown Prince and Crown Princess in Addis Ababa
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess began their official visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia today. They will be following a hectic schedule over the next few days.
"TEXTURE" in Århus
The exhibition “TEXTURE” opened Thursday at Galerie MøllerWitt in Århus. The exhibition comprises graphic art works by Her Majesty The Queen and Magne Furuholmen - both in attendance at the opening.
King Bhumibol’s funeral
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance at the funeral of King Bhumibol of Thailand today. King Bhumibol passed away on 13 October of last year.
New exhibition in the Queen Sonja Art Stable
Today Her Majesty The Queen formally opened the new exhibition entitled “The Royal Stable. Horses and their equipage 1905–1940”. The exhibition is open to the public from tomorrow, 13 October.
The 162nd Storting is open
Today, His Majesty The King opened the 162nd Norwegian Storting (Parliament). The ceremony took place according to tradition, and as stipulated in Article 74 of the Constitution.
Attending Eurosurf 2017
The European surfing championship – Eurosurf 2017 – will be taking place over the next 10 days. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family are at Borestranda in Jæren in southwest Norway to watch the competition.
Surfing in Hoddevik
Today is the official opening of Eurosurf 2017. On this occasion we publish photographs of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' family surfing off Stad.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new president of the Republic of Angola, His Excellency Mr Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.
Oslo Innovation Week 2017
Thousands of visitors from around the world have come to take part in Oslo Innovation Week. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon was in attendance at the official opening today.
200 pupils from 90 countries
Yesterday Her Majesty Queen Sonja visited the international college UWC Red Cross Nordic in Fjaler for the tenth time.
Unveiled a bust of King Haakon
Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner unveiled a bust of King Haakon VII outside the Norwegian Church Abroad in London today. The unveiling marked the opening of the refurbished St Olav’s Square.
Making the desert green
Outside the desert city of Aqaba, Jordan, lies a new facility the size of four football pitches. This is part of the Sahara Forest Project, which produces 10 000 litres of fresh water per day and is expecting a vegetable crop of 130 000 kg.
Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant 2017
Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant is announced every second year on 5 September. Tonight, Her Majesty The Queen announced the 2017 recipient at an event in Queen Sonja Art Stable.
Visit to the NATO Headquarters
His Majesty The King visited the NATO Headquarters in Norfolk (USA) on Thursday. Today he was a guest at the United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Majesty the King of Spain.
Gymnastics meet in the name of the King
His Majesty the King enjoyed top-notch acrobatics and dance performances this afternoon when he attended the opening of the international gymnastics meet “King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge” in Brunstad, Vestfold county.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Republic of India, His Excellency Mr Ram Nath Kovind.
The Art Stable is open
Today Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the Queen Sonja Art Stable, eight months after His Majesty The King surprised her with a birthday gift of the Royal Stables.