Sunday, January 17, 2010

Accession Anniversary of Harald V

Today is the anniversary of the day in 1991 that King Harald V of Norway succeeded his father, the late King Olav V, on the Norwegian throne. Like his father and grandfather Harald V took as his motto, "we give our all for Norway". After taking the throne King Harald and Queen Sonja where consecrated, in June of 91, in the historic Nidaros Cathedral by Bishop Finn Wagle. This tradition had a history going back a thousand years in Norway but was undone in 1908. King Olav V revived it out of a desire to have God's blessing on his reign and King Harald and Queen Sonja wanted to continue this tradition. King Harald V is the head of the state Church of Norway (Lutheran). He has had some health problems in recent years but has carried on quite well. The Mad Monarchist sends His Majesty the King of Norway and all loyal Norwegians best wishes on this 19th anniversary of His Majesty's accession and hopes that the King continues to reign for many more years to come!

1 comment:

  1. What an excellent photograph of the King.

    And it's good that you're there to remind one and all of his Accession.



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