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Queen Sonja gave this year’s festival speech
Today the 65th Bergen International Festival was officially opened. The theme this year is “Identity”, and Their Majesties The King and Queen were both in attendance at the opening ceremony in Torgallmenningen City Square.
Presented the Abel Prize to French mathematician
His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize to the French mathematician Yves Meyer (77) Tuesday. Professor Meyer was awarded the prize “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after the terror attack in Manchester.
Opened one of the world’s steepest cable cars
Her Majesty The Queen undertook the official opening of Loen Skylift in Nordfjord today. The cable car will convey tourists from the fjord to the top of Mt Hoven (1 011 m) in just five minutes.
Happy Constitution Day!
The Royal Family took its customary place on the Palace Balcony at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family had started the day at Skaugum Estate at 8:15 am, where they greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade.
Gala banquet at the Oslo Opera House
The gala banquet held this evening at the Oslo Opera House in honour of the birthdays of Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded with spectacular fireworks.
Celebration at the Royal Palace
This evening members of the European Royal Houses, family, friends and representatives of official institutions in Norway are at the Royal Palace to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.
Join the celebration!
Would you like to sing the birthday song to Their Majesties The King and Queen? Both the King and Queen turn 80 this year, and everyone is invited to the Palace Square on 9 May 2017 to celebrate.
Ambassador for Norwegian literature
Over the next few years Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will have the special task of promoting Norwegian literature internationally.
Annual report of the Royal Court for 2016
The Royal Court has submitted its new annual report today. The report has been redesigned to provide better information about and increase understanding of the activities of the Royal Family and the Royal Court.
Met Ebola victims in Liberia
This week His Royal Highness The Crown Prince conducted a visit to Liberia on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where he met with the victims and heroes of the Ebola virus outbreak in a country facing major challenges.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia.
Her Majesty The Queen and Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland undertook the official opening of the Artica Svalbard Foundation in Longyearbyen today. The foundation will promote artistic and cultural activity on Svalbard.
Concluded in Bergen
The State Visit from Iceland was concluded today. His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Ms Eliza Reid were accompanied by His Majesty King Harald during the day’s programme, which centred around the countries’ common marine interests.
Start-ups and saga literature
The Sagas are an important part of both Icelandic and Norwegian cultural heritage. Today the Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Norwegian public libraries with a remarkable gift.
State Visit from Iceland
His Majesty The King received His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Ms Eliza Reid in the Palace Square today. The President and First Lady of Iceland are conducting a three-day State Visit to Norway.
Norwegian art in France
Today Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the new Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France. The opening exhibition has strong ties to Norway.
This year the by:Larm music festival marks its 20th anniversary. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess took part in several events and held a lunch for the music industry at their Skaugum Estate residence.
A long queue of well-wishers
Congratulations poured into the Royal Palace on 21 February in celebration of the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse.
His Majesty The King was in attendance at the official opening of the Tråante 2017 centennial celebration today. The celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the first congress of the Sami people, which was held on 6 February 1917 in Trondheim.
Opened Norwegian pavilion at Bett
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon officially opened the Norwegian pavilion at Bett 2017 today. Norwegian companies in the field of education technology are in London to showcase their services.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America.
The Royal Family would like to thank everyone for the wide array of greetings received for Christmas 2016.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Christmas photos from the Palace Park
This afternoon, the Royal Family was gathered in by the gazebo in the Palace Park for Christmas photographs.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new King of Malaysia, His Majesty King Seri Paduka Baginda Sultan Muhammad V.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2016
Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were in attendance when the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 was awarded to His Excellency President Juan Manuel Santos in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall today.
UNDP celebrates its 50th anniversary
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has spearheaded the global fight to eradicate poverty for 50 years. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince spoke at the Global Goals Gala in New York yesterday evening.
Music prize presented
Violinist Mayumi Kanagawa was the winner of first prize at the Princess Astrid International Music Competition on Thursday evening. Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner presented the prize.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Majesty the King of Thailand.
Gathered at Slush
Finland has succeeded in creating Europe’s most important meeting place for start-ups. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince and some 50 Norwegian start-ups are attending Slush 2016.
Green solutions at the Zero conference
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the 11th Zero conference in Oslo today. Both zero-emission aircraft and green public transport were on the programme.
Visit concluded in St John’s
Canada and Norway share many common interests and similarities, as both countries are situated in the far north. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess concluded their official visit to Canada in St John’s on Newfoundland on Thursday.
Diversity and innovation
Canada is a promising market for Norwegian companies. It is also an extremely culturally diverse country. Their Royal Highnesses attended seminars on several interesting topics on Wednesday.
Promoting culture in Toronto
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess travelled from Ottawa to Toronto on the second day of their official visit to Canada. The focus of the day’s agenda was on promoting the cultural industries and innovation.
Official visit to Canada
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess started their visit to Canada in the capital of Ottawa on Monday, 7 November. Innovation and climate are high on the agenda.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to The President of the Lebanese Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Aoun.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Munch Museum foundation stone
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit lay the foundation stone for the new Munch Museum at Bjørvika in Oslo in a formal ceremony this afternoon. The museum is planned to be completed in December 2019.
State Visit from Singapore
Monday morning Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja formally received the President and First Lady of Singapore.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to Her Excellency Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to His Excellency President Reuven Rivlin on the death of former prime minister, president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.
"TEXTURE" on show in London
Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Magne Furuholmen have collaborated on an artistic project in support of the Queen Sonja Print Award. Tonight, the exhibition “TEXTURE” opens in London.
Concluded in Oulu
Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded their State Visit in the far north of Finland – in Oulu, where the multinational communication company Nokia has a manufacturing plant. Technology and health were the main focus areas of today’s programme.
Cooperation and exchange of experience
Technology, defence and health are the three main focus areas for the State Visit to Finland by Their Majesties The King and Queen. Cooperation and opportunities in these crucial areas were on today’s agenda.
State Visit to Finland
The King and Queen began their third State Visit to Finland today. They are accompanied by several government ministers as well as a large delegation of representatives of Norwegian trade and industry.
Presented the 2016 Kavli Prizes
Today the winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize were honoured in Oslo Concert Hall. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Regent presented the prizes.
Garden party hosted by the King and Queen
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen hosted a garden party in the Palace Park for 1 500 guests from throughout Norway.