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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.
The graphic art exhibition “TEXTURE” opened in Bergen this weekend. The exhibition is a collaboration between Her Majesty The Queen and Magne Furuholmen.
QSPA presented in Bergen
Today the Queen Sonja Print Award for 2016 was presented to the US visual artist Tauba Auerbach. Her Majesty The Queen presented the award herself in Grieghallen this afternoon.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Italy, HE Mr. Sergio Mattarella, after the earthquake in Umbria.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, after the attack in the Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Revisiting the consecration ceremony
“Trondheim is a special place for us,” said His Majesty The King upon arrival there on the silver jubilee tour. It was in Trondheim that the consecration ceremony for Their Majesties was held 25 years ago.
A new portrait of His Majesty, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been released.
Silver jubilee tour along the coast
It has been 25 years since Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja acceded to the Norwegian throne. To mark the occasion they are travelling down the Norwegian coast on the Royal Yacht Norge.
Japanomania in the North
This evening Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the exhibition “Japanomania in the North 1875–1918”. This two-part exhibition shows the many ways in which Japanese art influenced Nordic art and design during that period.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America.
Presented the Holberg Prize
Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the Holberg Prize for 2016 to US Shakespearian scholar Stephen Greenblatt. The ceremony took place at the University of Bergen.
Concluded in Narvik
The State Visit from Poland was concluded at Håkvik cemetery this evening. His Majesty The King, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda and First Lady Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda paid homage to the Polish soldiers who died in Norway during the Second World War.
The 64th Bergen International Festival
Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the Bergen International Festival in Torgallmenningen City Square today. The festival will last for 15 days.
Defence cooperation was the focus of the programme for His Majesty The King and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda today. However, the second day of the State Visit started off with a business seminar.
Presented the Abel Prize 2016
The 2016 Abel Prize was awarded to Sir Andrew J. Wiles of the University of Oxford for his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince presented the award today in the Aula of the University of Oslo.
State Visit from Poland
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Andrzej Duda and First Lady Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda began their State Visit to Norway today.
Happy Constitution Day!
The Royal Family greeted the Children's Parade in Oslo from its traditional place on the Palace Balcony today.
Will continue as ambassador
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will continue in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Annual report for 2015
The Royal Family visited 69 municipalities and all of Norway’s counties and Svalbard in 2015. This is among the information presented in the annual report of the Royal Court for 2015 this morning.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.
With UNAIDS in Tanzania
Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess visited Tanzania today to assess progress made in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to see how young people are engaging in the country’s AIDS response.
Visit concluded in Milan
Their Majesties The King and Queen spent the last day of their State Visit to Italy in Milan – the financial capital of Italy. Italy is one of the world’s largest economies and an important trade partner for Norway.
The King and Queen in Rome
Their Majesties The King and Queen continued their State Visit to Italy today. Their programme began at Italy’s national monument, where King Harald laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
State Visit to Italy
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja started a three-day State Visit to Italy today. The King and Queen are heading a delegation of representatives of the Norwegian authorities and Norwegian trade and industry.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency U Htin Kyaw, the new President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Mamnoon Hussain.
Successful final day
Sunday brought a fantastic ending to a successful IBU World Championships Biathlon. His Majesty King Harald and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, have followed the competitions closely.
Completed Army paratrooper course
This week His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon completed and passed military static course and is now a certified military paratrooper.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to HE Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the new President of the Portugese Republic.
The King on manoeuvres
For two days His Majesty King Harald has taken part in the major military winter exercise “Cold Response 2016” being held in the Trøndelag counties in central Norway from 19 February to 22 March.
The Princess lit the Olympic flame
The Second Youth Winter Olympic Games opened this evening in Lillehammer. Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra had the honour of lighting the Olympic flame.
Lead-up to the Olympic festivities
Her Majesty The Queen opened the new Norwegian Olympic Museum at the Maihaugen open air museum this evening. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess was also in attendance in Lillehammer – the day before the opening of the Youth Olympic Games.
To London with Nikolai Astrup
The Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup is being introduced to a UK audience. Her Majesty The Queen undertook the official opening of the exhibition “Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway” this evening in London.
New photographs of The Princess
On the occasion of Her Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra's 12th birthday, the Royal Court releases three new pictures of the Princess.
Splendid jubilee celebration
Several thousand people took part in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the Norwegian throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja today.
Accession of the new monarch in 1991
King Olav V died on the evening of 17 January 1991. At that same moment, Crown Prince Harald became Norway’s new king: King Harald V. As the night passed, mourners began to fill the Palace Square with flowers and candles.
New official photographs
New official photographs of the Royal House of Norway was published today, in connection with the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.
Send your greetings
Would you like to send a congratulatory message to Their Majesties The King and Queen? The register of congratulations is now open.
On behalf of the Royal family, His Majesty The King would like to thank everyone for the many Christmas and New Year's greetings received at the Royal Palace.
Congratulatory message register
Would you like to send a congratulatory message to Their Majesties The King and Queen? A register of congratulations will be made available to the public on Friday.
Activities during the jubilee weekend
17 January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the ascension to the Norwegian throne of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja. Below is an overview of activities to be held during the jubilee weekend.
Edvard Munch Art Award
Her Majesty The Queen presented the Edvard Munch Art Award on Saturday, 12 December. The newly established prize was awarded to the French artist Camille Henrot.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald of Norway to the new President of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Mr Mauricio Macri.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015
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 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in a formal ceremony at Oslo City Hall today.
Lit the Christmas tree in London
Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner lit the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London Thursday evening. The tree is Oslo’s traditional gift to the city of London, as thanks for the assistance provided to Norway during the Second World War.