On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, His Majesty King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening session of the 2013-2014 Norwegian Storting.
During today’s event His Majesty, who officially opened the 158th session, gave a speech which “…present[ed] the main features of the Government’s policies for the coming year. The Speech from the Throne is written by representatives of the Government, not by the King…” according to the Norwegian royal court.
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