The Norwegian Royal Family Attend the Opening of the Exhibition, ‘Kongelige Reiser: 1905-2005′ (VIDEOS)
Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway along with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Her Highness Princess Astrid and Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise attended the opening of the exhibition, Kongelige Reiser: 1905-2005, held at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo.
Per the official site for the royal house of Norway:
The exhibition is the Government’s gift to Their Majesties on the 75th birthdays, and is the first of a total of six different exhibitions with art and historical artifacts and photographs from the Royal Collections. Most of the artifacts and photographs have never before been displayed to the public.
The main theme of this first exhibition is the royal journeys that link between the monarch and the people. The exhibition also displays the travel gear, jerseys, uniforms, orders and gifts given to our Kings and Queens of foreign heads of State. Among the highlights is the stroller, the suits and uniforms that were made for the coronation of King Haakon and Queen Maud in 1906, as well as clothing suits used in connection with the consecration by King Olav V in 1958 and today’s pair of Kings in 1991.
During today’s opening Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, presented Their Majesties with a book entitled, Arv og Tradisjon: De Kongelige Samlinger (Heritage and Tradition: The Royal Collections). Speeches were also made by Prime Minister Stoltenberg as well as by His Majesty King Harald V and Queen Sonja.
If you are interested in seeing this exhibition it ends on August 26, 2012. For more information please click here.
Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.