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European Royals Celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway's 80th birthdays

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway pose with their family and guests during their 80th birthday celebration. Image: Thomas Brun, NTB scanpix

European royals gather together at Oslo's Royal Palace for the Royal Gala dinner to celebrate the official 80th birthday celebrations of Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja.

King Harald turned 80 on February 21 this year, while Queen Sonja will reach the milestone on July 4.

Aside from the grand banquet thrown for the European guests, the King and Queen will also host guests on their royal yacht the Norge.

The Royal Guarde will then march from the palace through the city to the Oslo Opera House, and celebrations are set to end there with fireworks.

The King and Queen of Sweden, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Swedish, Prince Carl and Princess Sofia of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark, the King and Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Grand DUke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, the King and Queen of Belgium, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, and other royals and dignitaries joined the festivities.



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