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Norway pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

September 9th, 2022

Norway’s Royal Family and Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre have paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on Thursday afternoon.

The Norwegian Royal Family expressed their condolences after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon.

“Our thoughts are with His Majesty The King and the members of the Royal Family on the loss of Queen Elizabeth. For nearly a century, Her Majesty devoted her life to the service of the Commonwealth, following the British people through good days and bad, in times of happiness and sorrow. We also send our condolences to the British people,” the palace wrote on its website.

King Harald of Norway is Queen Elizabeth’s second cousin. Queen Elizabeth’s first foreign visit, excluding the commonwealth, after becoming Queen was to Norway in 1955.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died at her home in Scotland, Balmoral, aged 96.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Norway’s PM also expressed his sadness at the passing of the monarch.

“A historic era and a long life in the service of Great Britain has come to an end. There is great respect for Queen Elizabeth’s life’s work. For seven decades, she has represented continuity and unity, also in the close relationship between our two countries and our royal families,” Norwegian PM Jonas Gahr Støre said to newspaper VG.

“Our warmest thoughts now go out to the many in Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations who have lost a dear monarch and to the Queen’s close family,” he added.

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