Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Best wishes to His Majesty King Harald V of Norway on his 74th birthday!

Hans Majestet Harald V Olavsson, af Guds Naade og efter Rigets Constitution, Konge over Norge

If only it were in my power to give His Majesty more power for his birthday.


Anonymous said...

And he STILL has to be Lutheran to keep his job; amazing, that in the 21st century, with barely 3% of its population in church on Sundays, he still has to pretend to believe. And so do any of his family who want his job.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Well, sir, His Majesty is known for wanting to keep that constitutional provision (see, e.g., this post). So I don't believe he is pretending.

Anonymous said...

What happens if one of his grandchildren don't want to pretend? Why go on with such a farce of an "official" or "national" church to which barely 3% of the population show any interest?

J.K. Baltzersen said...

What happens then is that that grandchild is a true believer.