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Jørgen Gomnæs / The Royal Court

This past weekend, King Harald V of Norway celebrated his silver jubilee, marking 25 years on the throne. Harald ascended the throne on January 17, 1991, on the death of his father, King Olav V.

Since Harald’s accession anniversary fell on a weekend, the day was full of many events and activities. On Saturday evening, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a private dinner for the extended royal family. Sunday featured a service in the Palace Chapel, a winter sports day, a balcony appearance, and a gala performance.

There were also new portraits of the Royal House (more exclusive than the royal family, it only includes the monarch and his/her spouse, the heir and his/her spouse, and the eldest child of the heir, in this case 11-year-old Princess Ingrid Alexandra), including this photo of three generations of current and future monarchs of Norway. (I’m a sucker for photos like this.)

Photo by Jørgen Gomnæs / The Royal Court

Gratulerer to King Harald on 25 years, and here’s to many more.

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