Royal Family at Exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005”

  February 16, 2012 at 9:11 am by

King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the opening of the exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005” at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo on February 15th, 2012. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise and Princess Astrid were also in attendance.

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The exhibition is the Norwegian government’s present to King Harald and Queen Sonja for both their 75th birthday this year. It consists of six exhibitions with treasures from the royal collections of art, historical artifacts and photographs. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg presented the gift to the King and Queen. In their acceptance speech, King Harald and Queen Sonja emphasized their gladness that the treasures are now available for the public as these objects are an important part of the country’s history.

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After the handover ceremony the Royal Family enjoyed a guided tour of the exhibition. It shows travel equipment, uniforms, decorations and gifts given to the Kings and Queens by foreign heads of state. Among the highlights are the carriage, suits and uniforms that were made for King Haakon’s and Queen Maud’s coronation in 1906, and the suits and dresses that were used for the coronation of King Olav in 1958 and of the current King and Queen in 1991.

The exhibition is carried out under the auspices of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in cooperation with the Royal Court, and takes place at the Art Museum in Oslo from February 16th until August 26th, 2012.

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