The Queen visits the Anglo Norse Society with The King of Norway


Today, The Queen attended a centenary reception for the Anglo-Norse Society in London alongside The King of Norway.

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Her Majesty and King Harald V are Joint Patrons of the Society, which aims to promote understanding between Britain and Norway.

the queen and the king of norway

The Queen meets Rolf Christophersen, the Honorary Vice President of the society and Angela Christophersen, a council member. Angela has made an almanac of the history between Britain and Norway, made from archive material.


The Queen visited Norway on her first overseas State Visit in 1955. In this picture Her Majesty is with members of the Norwegian Royal Family, including King Hakoon on the left and Crown Prince Olav.

The Queen and the Norway Royal Family

In 1988 The Queen welcomed King Olav, the father of current King Harald V, to Windsor Castle for a State Visit.

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The Queen travelled to Norway in 2001 for a State Visit. Here Her Majesty is inspecting HM Kongen's Guard accompanied by King Harald V of Norway at Akershus Castle, Oslo.

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In January this year, King Harald V and Queen Sonja welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Norway for an official visit on behalf of The Queen.

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Today Her Majesty and King Harald V met with members, scholars and supporters of the Anglo-Norse Society, which offers scholarships for British students to study in Norway.

The Queen and The King signed the almanac which has been created to celebrate the visit. 

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And these guests wore Grafferbunad, which is a national costume from Lom in Gudbrandsdalen and fellow 92-year-old, Tulla Gobey, whose father was a Norwegian broadcaster (main picture above).

national costume of norway

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