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Encyclopedia > Harald V of Norway
Harald V
King of Norway
Reign January 17, 1991 – present
Coronation June 23, 1991[1]
Titles HM The King
HRH The Crown Prince of Norway
HRH Prince Harald of Norway
Born February 21, 1937 (1937-02-21) (age 70)
Skaugum, Asker
Predecessor Olav V
Heir-Apparent Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Consort Queen Sonja
Issue Princess Märtha Louise
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Royal House House of Oldenburg (Glücksburg branch)
Royal anthem Kongesangen
Father Olav V
Mother Princess Märtha of Sweden
Norwegian Royal Family
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Harald V, KG (born February 21, 1937) is the King of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olav V on January 17, 1991. The son of the then Crown Prince Olav and of Princess Märtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker, near Oslo. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Skaugum is the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and of his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0220 Administrative centre Asker Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 385 101 km² 97 km² 0. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo, full name Haakon Magnus) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo, full name Haakon Magnus) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway. ... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... Kongesangen is Norways Royal anthem. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... HRH Princess Märtha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway (March 28, 1901 in Stockholm – April 5, 1954 in Oslo), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra was the first crown princess of Norway in modern times who was not also Crown Princess of Sweden or Denmark. ... The Royal Family of Norway is the family of King Harald V of Norway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born Haakon Magnus on July 20, 1973 in Oslo). ... Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Kristiansand, Norway, on 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. ... Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born January 21, 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ... Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid, Mrs. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway, Princess of Sweden (March 28, 1901 in Stockholm – April 5, 1954 in Oslo), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra was the first crown princess of Norway in modern times. ... Skaugum is the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and of his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0220 Administrative centre Asker Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 385 101 km² 97 km² 0. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ...


Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since the birth of Olav IV in 1370. Harald V is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. As he is the great-grandson of King Edward VII, he is also in the line of succession to the throne of each of the sixteen Commonwealth Realms. He is a second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. Olaf IV Haakonsson, (1370 - August 23, 1387), King of Norway and Denmark, son of Haakon VI of Norway and Margaret of Denmark. ... Events Beginning of the rule of Poland by Capet-Anjou family. ... The Church of Norway (Den norske kirke in Bokmål or Den norske kyrkja in Nynorsk), also known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway, is the state church of Norway, to which 83%[1] of Norwegians are members. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Defence Forces (Norwegian: Forsvaret) numbers about 60,000 personnel, including civilian employees. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the sixteen sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Elizabeth II as their respective monarch. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


King Harald has two sisters, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (born 1930), living in Brazil, and Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (born 1932), living in Oslo. Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid, Mrs. ...

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Childhood and education

When Prince Harald was born in Skaugum, he was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be born in Norway for several hundred years. The young prince was baptised in the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace in Oslo on 31 March by bishop Johan Lunde.


In April of 1940 the entire royal family had to flee their homes because of the German invasion. The dramatic journey northbound was marked by the Germans' repeated attempts to kill the King through bombing. It was deemed safer for the family to split up. The King and Crown Prince Olav would remain in Norway and the Crown Princess was to make her way to Sweden with the three children. The latter party reached Sweden on the night of 10 April, but although Crown Princess Märtha was Swedish-born, they encountered problems at the border station. According to Princess Astrid and others who were present, they were admitted only after the driver threatened to ram the border gate. Another account does not describe the escape so dramatically.[2] However when the King and Crown Prince inquired of the Swedish foreign minister whether they could sleep one night in Sweden without being interned, they were denied.[2] Combatants Germany Denmark Norway Operation Weserübung was the German codename for Nazi Germanys assault on Denmark and Norway during World War II and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. ...


Prince Harald spent the following days in Sälen before relocating to Prince Carl Bernadotte's home in Frötuna on 16 April. On 26 April the group moved to Drottningholm in Stockholm. Accounts tell us that King Gustaf V had an amicable relationship with his Norwegian guests, but the topic of the war in Norway was not to be raised. However, influential Swedish politicians including Minster of Justice Westman wanted the Crown Princess and Prince Harald to be sent back to Norway so he could be proclaimed King by the Germans.[2] After the King and Crown Prince had to leave Norway on 7 June they felt Sweden might not be the best place for the rest of the family. They started planning for them to be relocated to the USA. On 17 August the Crown Princess and her children left for the USA from Petsamo, Finland aboard the ship American Legion.[2] Sälen is a village of Malung Municipality in Dalarna in western Sweden. ... Prince Carl of Sweden, Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian (January 10, 1911 - July 23, 2003), Duke of Östergötland, was the youngest child of Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Västergötland and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. ... Frötuna and Länna Ship District, or Frötuna och Länna skeppslag, was a district of Uplandia in Sweden. ... Drottningholm, or literally Queens Islet, is a village on the island Lovön in lake Mälaren on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. ... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... The area of Petsamo (Pechenga in Russian) in northern Lapland, indigenously inhabited by Samis, came to Finland in 1920 and to the Soviet Union in 1944. ... USS American Legion (AP-35/APA-17) was a United States Navy ship. ...


Harald and his mother and sisters lived in Washington, D.C. during the war (his father Olav and grandfather King Haakon residing in London with the exiled government). One of the notable events he remembers from that time is standing behind Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was sworn in for his fourth term on the South Portico of the White House in 1945. The young prince also visited Norwegian servicemen on training in the US and Canada. He attended The White Hall Country School from 1943. Prince Harald returned to Norway along with his family at the war's end in 1945. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... FDR redirects here. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In the autumn of 1945 he was enrolled in third grade of Smestad skole as the first royal to attend a public school. In 1955 he graduated from Oslo katedralskole and in the autumn of that year, Harald began studies at the University of Oslo. Later he attended the Cavalry Officers' Candidate School at Trandum, followed by enrollment at the Norwegian Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1959. Oslo katedralskole (the Cathedral School of Oslo), known in Latin as Schola Osloensis is a junior college located in Oslo, Norway. ... The University of Oslo (Norwegian: , Latin: ) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). ... The Norwegian Military Academy (Norwegian: Krigsskolen) was etablished in 1750. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1960, Harald entered Balliol College, Oxford where he studied history, economics and politics until 1962. He was a keen rower during his student days at Oxford. In 1960 he also made his first official journey abroad, visiting the United States in connection with the fiftieth anniversary of the American Scandinavian Foundation. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... and of the Balliol College College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister college St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham JCR President Helen Lochead Undergraduates 403 MCR President Chelsea Payne Graduates 228 Location of Balliol College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Balliol College (pronounced...


Adult life

Styles of
King Harald V of Norway
Reference style His Majesty
(Norwegian: Hans Majestet)
Spoken style Your Majesty
(Deres Majestet / Dykkar Majestet)
Alternative style Sir

The Crown Prince of Norway serves as deputy of the King from the day he is 18 years of age. Crown Prince Harald attended Council of State for the first time on 27 September 1957 and took the oath to the Constitution of Norway on 21 February 1958. In the same year he also served as regent in the King's absence for the first time. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... Look up majesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Majesty is an English word rooting in the Latin Maiestas, meaning literally, Greatness. ...


Harald married a commoner, Sonja Haraldsen, in 1968, a marriage that sparked much public controversy. The couple have two children, Princess Märtha Louise and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, heir to the Norwegian throne. A commoner, in British law, is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a noble. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo, full name Haakon Magnus) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway. ...


The King heads the government meetings at Oslo Palace every Friday (Council of State). He also has weekly meetings with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister. He receives foreign envoys, and opens parliament every September. According to the Norwegian constitution, he appoints his government. Since 1884 parliamentarism has been in place in Norway, so the government has to have support from Parliament. The King appoints the leader of the parliamentary block with majority as prime minister. When the parliamentary situation is unclear the king relies on the advice of the president of Parliament and the sitting prime minister. He travels extensively throughout Norway and makes official state visits to other countries. He is the source of all honours in the kingdom, and is the Grand Master of the Order of St Olav. Below is a complete list of state visits made by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. ...


An avid sailor, Harald represented Norway in the yachting events in the Olympic Games several times during his Crown Prince years, and carried the Norwegian flag at the opening parade of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. With his sailing crew he won World Championship bronze, silver and gold medals, in 1988, 1982, and 1987, respectively. In July 2005, the King and his crew aboard the royal sailboat Fram XV won the gold medal at the European Championships in Sweden. In the 2007 World Championship the King obtained a sixth place.[3] Yachting is a physical activity involving boats. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... (Redirected from 1964 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1964: 1964 Summer Olympics 1964 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Twice during recent years King Harald has been absent as ruler owing to hospitalization and convalescence: in December 2003 to mid-April 2004 due to urinary bladder cancer, and in April to early June of 2005 due to aortic stenosis (for details see "The King's health", below). Crown Prince Haakon served as the country's regent on both occasions. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ...


Positions as King of Norway and honorary titles

As king of Norway

The King is the nominal head of the Church of Norway. The Church of Norway (Den norske kirke in Bokmål or Den norske kyrkja in Nynorsk), also known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway, is the state church of Norway, to which 83%[1] of Norwegians are members. ...


He is a Four-star General, an Admiral and formally the Supreme Commander of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The infantry battalion His Majesty the King's Guard are considered the King's and the Royal Family's bodyguards, they guard the Royal residences, including the Royal Palace and the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, as well as the Royal Mausoleum at Akershus Castle. Ranks Norwegian military ranks // The green part represents soldiers and the equivalent of non-commissioned officers. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks // The green part represents soldiers and the equivalent of non-commissioned officers. ... Norway has mandatory military service for males (6-12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. ... Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit. ... The Royal Palace in Oslo from the front The Royal Palace in Oslo from the park The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 18th century as the Norwegian residence of Swedish-Norwegian king Charles III (Charles XIV of Sweden) and is used as the... Skaugum is the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and of his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit. ... Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) is the old castle built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. ...


Honorary titles

In the British Army, the King was the final Colonel-in-Chief of The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment). It remains to be seen whether there will continue to be an active association between the 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) and the Norwegian Royal Family. He is also an honorary Colonel in the British Royal Marines. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... In the British and other Commonwealth armies, the Colonel-in-Chief of a regiment is its (usually Royal) patron. ... The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Waless Own Yorkshire Regiment) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Kings Division. ... The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service [2]. They are also the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. ...


The King is a Knight of the Garter, and is The Grand Master of the Order of St. Olav. He is also a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, and a recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain as well as numerous other orders of chivalry. The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter. ... Order of St. ... Queen Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Royal Victorian Chain is a British award, instituted in 1902 by HM King Edward VII as a personal award of the British Monarch (i. ...


The King is patron of the Anglo-Norse Society in London, together with Queen Elizabeth II. He is also patron of the Norwegian-American Foundation (Norge-Amerika Foreningen) and the Norse Federation (Nordmannsforbundet) in the United States. The Anglo-Norse Society in London is a society based in Britain for advancing the education of the citizens of Britain and Norway about each other’s country and way of life. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


He received the honorary degree Doctor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 2006 (as did his father, King Olav, in 1937, and his grandfather, King Haakon, in 1943).[4] The King has earlier been appointed an honorary doctor of law by the University of Strathclyde (1985) in Scotland and by Waseda University (2001) in Japan (2001). He is also an honorary fellow at Balliol College. An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Some universities, such as the University of Oxford, award Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) degrees instead of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degrees. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a university in Glasgow, Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sōdai ) is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. ... Full name Balliol College Motto - Named after John de Balliol Previous names - Established 1263 Sister College St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham (academic) Location Broad Street Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford...


Other honours


A 230 000 km² area in Antarctica is named Prince Harald Coast in his honour. Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Order of St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit or Den Kongelige Norske Fortjenstorden was established by King Olav V of Norway in 1985. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The St Olavs medal and the St Olavs medal with Oak Branch was instituted by King Haakon VII of Norway on 17 March 1939 an is awarded in recognition of outstanding services rendered in connection with the spreading of information about Norway abroad and for strengthening the bonds between expatriate... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... 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In 2007 he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal with Frode Estil, Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset, and his wife Queen Sonja. The Holmenkollen Medal is Norwegian skiings highest award for competitors. ... Frode Estil (born May 31, 1972 is a Norwegian cross-country skier. ... Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset (born December 06, 1971 in Sandane) is a professional Norwegian cross country skier. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ...


The King's health

On 1 December 2003, King Harald was announced to be suffering from cancer of the bladder. A successful operation took place on December 8 at Norway's National Hospital, Rikshospitalet, in Oslo: his bladder was removed and a new one constructed. The King was then on sick leave from all official duties. Crown Prince Haakon was Norway's regent during King Harald's illness and convalescence. The King resumed his duties on April 13, 2004. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rikshospitalet, Norway Rikshospitalet (Norwegian for The National Hospital) is located in Oslo, Norway, and was founded 1826. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The King and Queen, greeted by Laura and George W. Bush at the White House during the March 2005 State Visit to the U.S.

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On 1 April 2005 Harald underwent successful heart surgery, an aortic valve replacement, correcting his aortic stenosis. It had been known for some time that he had this condition; however, until early 2005 it had only been of a moderate degree. During the three-hour operation at Rikshospitalet the doctors also performed a coronary bypass procedure on the King. On 10 April it was announced that the King had also undergone a pericardiocentesis to treat a complication of surgery, a pericardial effusion (an accumulation of fluid around the heart). is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (e. ... Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a heart condition caused by the incomplete opening of the aortic valve. ... Early in a coronary artery bypass surgery during vein harvesting from the legs (left of image) and the establishment of bypass (placement of the aortic cannula) (bottom of image). ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In medicine, pericardiocentesis is a procedure where fluid is aspirated from the pericardium (the sac enveloping the heart). ...


After the two operations in the spring of 2005, King Harald remained on sick leave for almost two months, Crown Prince Haakon again substituting as the country's regent. The King returned to work on 7 June, a date which carried particular significance in 2005, with Norway celebrating the centennial of the dissolution of the 1814–1905 union with Sweden. The King recuperated well enough to win the European Championships in ocean sailing just three months after his latest operation. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A centennial is a 100-year anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereto. ... The Union Dissolution Day, observed in Norway on 7 June (though not a public holiday), is marked in remembrance of the Norwegian parliaments 1905 declaration of dissolving the union with Sweden, a personal union which had existed since 1814. ... Sweden and Norway 1888 The Union between Sweden and Norway refers to the kingdoms of Sweden and Norway between 1814 and 1905, when they were united under one monarch in a personal union, following the Convention of Moss, on August 14, and the Norwegian constitutional revision of November 4. ...


Following advice from his personal physician, King Harald finally decided in late 2005 to scale down his official duties, primarily effected by taking Wednesdays off and trying to keep weekends free as much as possible. However, he planned to continue attending weekend sports events of interest, and to lead Friday Cabinet meetings and carry out other constitutional duties.


Patronages

  • The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
  • The National Rifle Association of Norway
  • The Norwegian Association of UN Veterans
  • The Norwegian Reserve Officers’ Federation
  • Norges Militære Kameratforeningers Forbund ("The Norwegian Federation of Military Associations")
  • The Norse Federation
  • The Norway-America Association
  • Det Nasjonale Aldershjem for Sjømenn ("The Norwegian Seamen’s Retirement Home")
  • Norsk Anchorite Klubb ("The Norwegian Anchorite Club")
  • The Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers
  • The Norwegian Bible Society
  • The Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Church of Norway Abroad
  • The Offshore Northern Seas Foundation
  • The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences
  • Bergen International Festival
  • The Norwegian Cancer Society
  • Lions Clubs International – Norway
  • Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen ("The National Association for Public Health")
  • The Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
  • The Norwegian Choir Association
  • The Norwegian Forestry Society
  • Friends of the Earth Norway/Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature
  • Ridderrennet ("The Knights’ Race", a Norwegian skiing event for the blind and mobility impaired)
  • The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue
  • The Sons of Norway Foundation
  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation
  • The Anglo-Norse Society
  • The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church Minneapolis, Minnesota

[5] Sjømannskirken, The Norwegian Church Abroad The Norwegian seamen’s churches is a religious organisation serving Norwegians and other Scandinavians travelling abroad. ... The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the worlds oldest orchestral institutions. ... Bergen International Festival, or Festspillene i Bergen In Norwegian, is an annual international music and cultural festival located in Bergen, Norway. ... Lions Clubs International logo Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest service club organization with 45,000 clubs and nearly 1. ... House flag RS 103 Dagfinn Paust, Andenes Harbour 2004 Veteran rescueship Biskop Hvoslef The Redningsselskapet (Norsk Selskab til Skibbrudnes Redning: Norwegian Society for Rescue at Sea) was founded 9 July 1891. ... Sons of Norway is a fraternal organization representing people of Norwegian heritage in the United States. ... Scandinavia House - The American-Scandinavian Foundation 58 Park Ave, New York NY The American-Scandinavian Foundation, (ASF) is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. ... The Anglo-Norse Society in London is a society based in Britain for advancing the education of the citizens of Britain and Norway about each other’s country and way of life. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Frederick VIII of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Haakon VII of Norway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Louise of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Olav V of Norway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Edward VII of the United Kingdom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Maud of Wales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Alexandra of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Harald V of Norway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Oscar II of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Sophie of Nassau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Märtha of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Frederick VIII of Denmark ( = 8 )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Ingeborg of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Louise of Sweden ( = 9 )
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frederik VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... Haakon VII, (Prince Carl of Denmark, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. ... Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; later Queen Maud of Norway; 26 November 1869 – 20 November 1938) was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and later Queen consort of Norway, as the wife of King Haakon VII of Norway. ... Princess Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom and thus Empress of India during her husbands reign. ... Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik) (January 21, 1829 – December 8, 1907) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1872 until his death. ... Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Oscar Carl Vilhelm, Duke of Westrogothia (February 27, 1861 - October 24, 1951), was the third son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. ... Princess Sofia Wilhelmina Mariana Henrietta of Nassau, (Sophie in Sweden) (July 9, 1836 - December 30, 1913), was Queen consort of Sweden and Norway. ... HRH Princess Märtha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway (March 28, 1901 in Stockholm – April 5, 1954 in Oslo), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra was the first crown princess of Norway in modern times who was not also Crown Princess of Sweden or Denmark. ... Frederik VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... Ingeborg of Denmark (1878 - 1958) was the second daughter of King Frederick VIII and Queen Louise of Denmark. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Patrilineal descent

Harald's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.


Patrilineal descent is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations - which means that if Harald V were to choose an historically accurate house name it would be Oldenburg, as all his male-line ancestors have been of that house. Patrilineality is a system in which one belongs to ones fathers lineage; it generally involves the inheritance of property, names or titles through the male line as well. ... The House of Oldenburg is a North German noble family and one of Europes most influential Royal Houses. ...


House of Oldenburg

  1. Egilmar I of Lerigau, dates unknown
  2. Egilmar II of Lerigau, d. 1142
  3. Christian I of Oldenburg, d. 1167
  4. Moritz of Oldenburg, d. 1209
  5. Christian II of Oldenburg, d. 1233
  6. John I, Count of Oldenburg, d. 1275
  7. Christian III, Count of Oldenburg, d. 1285
  8. John II, Count of Oldenburg, d. 1314
  9. Conrad I, Count of Oldenburg, 1300 - 1347
  10. Christian V, Count of Oldenburg, 1340 - 1423
  11. Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg, 1398 - 1440
  12. Christian I of Denmark, 1426 - 1481
  13. Frederick I of Denmark, 1471 - 1533
  14. Christian III of Denmark, 1503 - 1559
  15. John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1545 - 1622
  16. Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1573 - 1627
  17. August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1612 - 1675
  18. Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1653 - 1728
  19. Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1696 - 1775
  20. Karl Anton August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1727 - 1759
  21. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1757 - 1816
  22. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1785 - 1831
  23. Christian IX of Denmark, 1818 - 1906
  24. Frederick VIII of Denmark, 1843 - 1912
  25. Haakon VII of Norway, 1872 - 1957
  26. Olav V of Norway, 1903 - 1991
  27. Harald V of Norway, 1937 -

Count Christian V of Oldenburg, (d. ... Derrick or Dietrich of Oldenburg, latin-based anglicization also Theoderic of Oldenburg (c. ... Christian I of Denmark (1426 – 1481), Danish monarch and union king of Denmark (1448 – 1481), Norway (1450 – 1481) and Sweden (1457 – 1464), under the Kalmar Union. ... King Frederick I. Frederick I of Denmark and Norway (October 7, 1471 – April 10, 1533) was the son of the first Oldenburg King Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1426-1481) and of Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430-1495). ... Christian III Christian III (August 12, 1503–January 1, 1559), king of Denmark and Norway, was the son of Frederick I of Denmark and his first consort, Anne of Brandenburg. ... Johann II (25 March 1545 – 9 October 1622) was a Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. ... Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, was born on January 20, 1573 in Sonderburg. ... August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, was born on November 11, 1612 in Sonderborg. ... Frederick Louis of Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (German: ), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, was born on April 6, 1653 in Beck. ... Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, was born on December 7, 1697. ... Karl Anton August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, was born in Marburg on August 10, 1727. ... Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (August 20, 1757 - April 24, 1816) , was the son of Karl Anton August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Friederike von Dohna-Schlobitten. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Christian IX of Denmark (April 8, 1818 – January 29, 1906) was King of Denmark from November 15, 1863 to January 29, 1906. ... Frederik VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... Haakon VII, (Prince Carl of Denmark, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ...

References

  1. ^ Coronation discarded by constitutional amendment in 1908. Harald V swore the Royal Oath in the Storting on January 21, 1991 and received the benediction in the Nidaros Cathedral on June 23, 1991.
  2. ^ a b c d Hegge, Per Egil; Harald V, En biografi; N.W. Damm & Søn AS; 2006
  3. ^ Sandefjords Blad on the King's performance in the World Championship (Norwegian) Retrieved 10. September 2007
  4. ^ Article in VG on the honorary doctorate (Norwegian)
  5. ^ Royal House web page on the King's patronages Retrieved 7 November 2007

The Storting (Stortinget, literally The Big Thing) is the Norwegian Parliament, and is located in the capital city Oslo. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Picture of the Nidaros Cathedral in 1857. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

  • Official Website of the Norwegian Royal Family
  • [http://www.kongehuset.no/c27271/seksjonstekst_person/vis.html?tid=28730 Official Website of the Norwegian Royal Family: biography of the King
  • Biography from Norwegian government web site
  • Summary biography of the King
  • The Royals – Regularly updated news coverage of the Norwegian royal family (Aftenposten)
  • The Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav
  • The Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav - H.M. King Harald V the Grand Master of the Order
  • Announcement of King Harald V & Queen Sonja's awarding of the Holmenkollen medal - Accessed March 18, 2007 (Norwegian).

His Majesty The Kings Life Guard Aftenposten is Norways second largest newspaper with a circulation of 256,600 copies for the morning edition, 155,400 copies for the separate evening edition and 232,900 copies for the Sunday edition in 2003. ...

Harald V
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: February 21, 1937
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Olav V
King of Norway
1991–present
Incumbent
Designated heir:
Crown Prince Haakon
British royalty
Preceded by
Amelia Etherington
Line of succession to the British throne
61st position
Succeeded by
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrus Veerpalu
Holmenkollen medal
2007
with Frode Estil
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Queen Sonja of Norway
Incumbent

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