The Queen of Norway is 72 today. The birthday is as usual celebrated privately at the royal summer house Mågerø at Tjøme. Queen Sonja is still on sick-leave after undergoing surgery on her foot in June, which means she will not accompany the King when he on Monday travels to Vilnius to be present at the celebrations of the 1000th anniversary of Lithuania and to open Norway’s new embassy in that country. The King and Queen of Sweden and the Queen of Denmark will also attend the celebrations in Vilnius.
The official portrait was taken by Cathrine Wessel in 2006 and copyright belongs to the Royal Court.