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Prince Charles meets survivors from July 22

The program of their first day of their visit to Norway included a warm and heartfelt meeting between the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and ten young survivors from the Utøya youth camp.


Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were greeted by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit when they arrived at Oslo Airport Tuesday morning. The Royal couple is visiting Norway as part of a worldwide tour in celebration of the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth throughout 2012, which marks her 60 years on the throne.

The Prince and Duchess have a tight program during their three-day visit to Norway, which included Tuesday’s visit to the Nobel Peace Price Center, where they met King Harald and Queen Sonja and representatives from Utøya and the Labor Party’s youth organization.

It was Prince Charles himself who requested a meeting with the youth, to discuss the terror attack that has not only affected Norway, but royals and politicians all over the world.

The couple also visited Akershus Fortress, to place a wreath at the National War Memorial, and ended the day with a dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo hosted by the King and Queen. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Martha Louise, and Harald’s sister Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, also attended.

Prince Charles and Camilla will travel to Bergen on Wednesday, and attend a concert as well as visit the British naval vessel HMS "Liverpool." After two days in Norway, their journey continues on to Sweden and Denmark.

This is the fourth official visit by the British Royals to Norway since 1908. King Harald and Queen Elizabeth are second cousins, and King Harald and his descendants are number 62 to 85 in the line of succession to the British throne.


Julie Ryland


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