Harald V of Norway

King of Norway

Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway. His father was Olav V of Norway.[3] He became king in 1991. Harald was born in Skaugum, Akershus, Norway.

Harald V
King Harald V of Norway 2013
King of Norway
Reign17 January 1991 – present
Benediction23 June 1991[1]
PredecessorOlav V
Heir apparentHaakon Crown Prince of Norway
Prime MinistersGro Harlem Brundtland
Thorbjørn Jagland
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Jens Stoltenberg
Erna Solberg
Jonas Gahr Støre
Born (1937-02-21) 21 February 1937 (age 86)
Skaugum, Akershus, Norway
Sonja Haraldsen (m. 1968)
FatherOlav V of Norway
MotherPrincess Märtha of Sweden
ReligionChurch of Norway
SignatureHarald V's signature

In 1968, he married Sonja Haraldsen. They had two children: Princess Märtha Louise and Prince Haakon.

Titles and Styles

21 February 1937-21 September 1957: His Royal Highness Prince Harald of Norway

21 September 1957-17 January 1991: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Norway

17 January 1991-present: His Majesty The King of Norway

References change

  1. Coronation requirement discarded by constitutional amendment in 1908. Harald V swore the Royal Oath in the Storting on 21 January 1991 and received the benediction in the Nidaros Cathedral on 23 June 1991.
  2. "The Royal Family". Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. "Those Apprentice Kings and Queens Who May – One Day – Ascend a Throne," New York Times. 14 November 1971.