Friday 23 February 2007

Royals arrive in Oslo

The royal visitors are arriving in Oslo. There have been blizzards in Norway in the last couple of days with flights cancelled and critical conditions on roads and rail. It is extremely cold (-12C) and snow is predicted all weekend. Arrivals so far include Prince Henrik, Frederik and Mary, Joachim, Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the Earl of Wessex (Edward).

Photos from Aftenposten, and TV2 (English) - Royals pour into Oslo - Kongelig invasjon (gallery and story) - gallery of guests arriving
Aftenposten photo gallery of arrivals - new photos are being added by the minute!

From yesterday:
Aftenposten - 'It's fun to be alive' (English) King Harald's speech at the dinner last night - Royal birthday celebration underway (click on th 20 photos in the gallery)
In the evening the government celebrated the king's birthday at the Akershus Fortress in Oslo - Birthday banquet for the king
Hello! magazine - Norwegian royals help King Harald celebrate his 70th
YouTube - King Harald unveiling a statue on his late mother (3:41) (thanks Sissi!)

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Blogger piratesswoop said...

I wonder if we will get a few pictures of Fred, Mary Haakon & Mette-Marit with the children. That would be wonderful.

8:42 pm  

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