Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am by

The Norwegian people grieve after the death of at least 92 people were killed in the double attack on Friday, July 22nd.
At least seven people were killed in a bomb attack on the government quarter in Oslo; 85 people were shot dead as the same man ran amok on the nearby island of Utoeya.
If you want to read more about the attacks in Norway or express your condolences, you can visit a thread at TRF: Link.

On Saturday members of the Norwegian Royal Family traveled to the town of Sundvollen to show their support to survivors and to express their condolences to the families of the victims. The King and Queen were accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
The King expressed his condolences in a speech to the Norwegian people. You can listen to it here.

Click at the image to see a gallery at NRK

In the afternoon, the Crown Prince family and the Queen paid tribute to the victims at the Cathedral of Oslo where they they lit candles in memory of the dead.
On Sunday morning the members of the Royal family attended a memorial service in Oslo Cathedral.


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One Response to Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  1. emily says:

    Mette-Marit’s step brother was reportedly killed in the attack at the youth camp. This was confirmed by the palace this morning… so very sad. Here’s a link:

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