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HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends the Inauguration of the Utøya Memorial.

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the inauguration of the Utøya Massacre Memorial on the island of Utøya, Norway.

According to the newspaper, The Local Norway, on July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik:

“…set off a truck bomb near the government offices in Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to the island of Utøya. There, disguised as a police officer, he shot dead 69 others, mostly teens, attending a Labour Party youth-wing summer camp.

He said he killed his victims because they embraced multiculturalism.”

The Utøya Memorial has 77 narrow bronze columns, with the “…first curved arc aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky when the bomb exploded in Oslo. The second arc is aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky during the attack on Utøya.”

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court