Norwegian Royals

News Regarding His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

King HaraldsOn May 8, 2013, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was at Akershus Festning to celebrate Frigjøringsdagen and Nasjonale Veterandagen.

During today’s event His Majesty presided over a medal ceremony in which he:

“…present[ed] the War Cross with Sword to Lieutenant Lars Kristian Lauritzen and Major Kristian Bergh Stang.  Lieutenant Lars Kristian Lauritzen received the War Cross with Sword for his outstanding bravery and courage during combat operations in 2007. Major Kristian Bergh Stang was awarded the War Cross with Sword for his outstanding courage and leadership during the fighting in 2008. War Cross with Sword is the highest decoration the official Norway can provide. The king also placed a wreath at the National Monument prior to the medal ceremony.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset