Three decades on the throne

King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrate 30 years of service MARIUS HELGE LARSEN NTB King Harald took over his position as head of state. “I was slightly terrified,” the king has said about change of throne. The shocking news that the king was dead came late in the evening on Jan. 17, 1991. The next morning King Harald addressed the Norwegian people in an NRK radio broadcast. “Dear fellow Norwegians. His Majesty King Olav had passed away. A great loss and a deep sorrow has hit us all. In this heavy moment, it gives me and my family strength that the entire Norwegian people shares the sorrow of my dear father’s death,” said the king. That same night, in accorda
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NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå), the Norwegian News Agency, is a press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels, Belgium, and Tromsø in northern Norway

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