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Crown Prince and Princess of Norway to undertake official visit to UK

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are set to undertake an official visit to the United Kingdom in March.

The pair will visit London from 1 – 2 March to celebrate the strong relationship and history of ties between Norway and the United Kingdom. It is expected that Norway’s Crown Prince Couple will meet King Charles III and Queen Camilla during the visit; however, no announcement has yet been made.

The official visit was scheduled for last autumn, but in light of the mourning period observed for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the visit was postponed.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will be joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anniken Huitfeldt; Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland; and Minister of Trade and Industry, Jan Christian Vestre, as well as a business delegation during their visit.

Further details regarding the visit will be announced in due course.

Regarding the upcoming visit, the Royal Court of Norway said: “The main purpose of the visit is to promote increased business sector cooperation with a focus on green industrial transition and innovation and to expand cooperation on energy. Promotion of Norwegian literature and music will also be included in the programme.”

The United Kingdom is a crucial partner for Norway and is its biggest market for exports.

The British and Norwegian royal families have a close relationship. King Harald V of Norway is a second cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II through their common great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. The Norwegian Royal Family is the highest European royal family in the British line of succession.

The two families have also had several state visits between them over the years, including three visits by Queen Elizabeth II to Norway. King Harald has also undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom. The Norwegian royals also visit their British relatives privately once a year for many decades.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.