21 May 2024

UK: The Princess Royal in Norway

The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) is currently visiting Norway as Patron of the Anglo-Norwegian Resistance Commemoration Project.. For the most part the visit is "private", but she will nevertheless have one official engagement together with Crown Prince Haakon.

Princess Anne must have arrived some time yesterday, because late last night the British Embassy published photos from her visit to the Norwegian Folk Museum and Gol Stave Church. By coincidence I was at the Folk Museum yesterday together with my wife and two friends from the United States, but Princess Anne must have been there after our visit, most likely after the official opening hours.

Today the princess traveled to Vemork in Telemark county to visit the Industrial Workers Museum and to lay a posy on the memorial to Operation Gunnerside. Later she attended a reception at the British Ambassador's Residence in Thomas Heftyes gate in Oslo where she planted a tree and also met among others people linked to the above-mentioned Anglo-Norwegian Resistance Commemoration Project. Tonight she will have dinner with the King of Norway and other royal family members at the Royal Palace.

On Wednesday 22 May Princess Anne will visit Vestre gravlund (Vestre Cemetery) in Oslo to lay a wreath at the war graves there. This part of the visit is also deemed private and for security reasons the Embassy could not tell me the exact time she was going to be there, but I gather it will be before her visit to Akershus Fortress to meet members of the Norwegian Armed Forces and then the Resistance Museum together with Crown Prince Haakon at 1 p.m.


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