2008-03-20

King Haakon VII


This is the statue of the old king, Haakon VII. He was the grandfather of King Harald, who is the king of Norway now.

3 August 1872 to 21 September 1957
Son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess
Louise of Denmark. Elected to the Norwegian throne after
the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905. Crowned in Nidaros Cathedral on 22 June 1906.
Only child: Olav V. Buried in the Royal Mausoleum
at Akershus Castle in Oslo.

Thank you, Randi Gording for another of your wonderful photos!

1 kommentar:

Per Stromsjo sa...

Ah, there are far too many royalties around for a republican like me... ;) Good photo though.