“In other words: Norway is you. Norway is us (…) My greatest hope for Norway is that we will be able to take care of one another. That we will continue to build this country – on a foundation of trust, solidarity and generosity of spirit. That we will feel that we are, despite all out differences, one people. That Norway is one.” – 79-year-old King Harald V of Norway celebrating the diversity of his people and stressing the importance of support for refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights in a speech on 1 September 2016
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Godmother of Europe, with three of her six royal godchildren, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange; Princess Ingrid-Alexandra of Norway; and Prince Christian of Denmark at her wedding rehearsal in 2010.
The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway took part in commorating the more than 250,000 indivudals who lost thier lives during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that hit countries in Southeast Asia; among those victims were 84 Norwegians.
The ceremony took place in Bygdøy in Oslo; 84 candles were lit in a special memorial for the 84 Norwegians killed during that day.
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in deep conversation at the wedding dinner in the White Sea Ballroom of Stockholm Palace following the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015.