Monday, January 17, 2011

Accession Day Norway

Two decades ago today, His Majesty King Olav V, whose subject yours truly was born, passed from this world.

We lit candles on Palace Square, whilst His Late Majesty lied in state at the palace.

A candle lit Palace Square in Oslo in memory of His Late Majesty King Olav V

On that very same day, His Majesty King Harald V ascended the throne and assumed the government. Four days later, the constitutional oath was delivered:

Last year The Mad Monarchist celebrated the accession.

Update: Elsewhere: Trond Norén Isaksen, The Royal Forums, Views and News from Norway

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