His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs, The Royal Court
Congratulations and condolences
As Head of state, it is His Majesty the King's task to be the sender of congratulations and condolences to other countries on behalf of Norway. In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, congratulations are sent to newly elected Heads of state on their inauguration and condolences on the death of former heads of state. Similarly, the King offers condolences on behalf of Norway when major accidents and disasters strike. Congratulations and condolences are primarily sent to countries with which Norway has diplomatic relations.
All congratulations and condolences to other countries and heads of state from 22 March 2023 can be found via this page. For earlier postings, please search our News Archive.