On Thursday, King Harald is 82 years old, and Norway’s monarch is not on the sidelines. In March, a state visit to Chile is scheduled.
The King of Norway enters his 82 year with an ever-rich schedule.
In 2018, the royal couple were on a state visit to Argentina and China, and in just over a month, it is time for another trip abroad where Chile is the destination.
The visit marks 100 years of diplomatic relations between Norway and Chile, and during the trip the royal will, among other things, meet the country’s president Sebastián Piñera.
In the coming months, the king will also have county tours on the agenda, and both the royal couple and the crown prince couple will travel around for visits to several places around Norway.
However, the 82-year-old king is not only active when it comes to travel, he has previously been engaged on the media front earlier this month. In a large interview with Dagens Næringsliv , King Harald Norway’s oil fund compares with Uncle Skrue’s money bucks.
– We have become richer than we ever imagined. We have become Uncle Screw, we, a country with lots of money. It makes us attractive to many since they want our large oil fund to invest with them, says the King to the newspaper.
The King also repeated previous assurances that he will never leave the throne as long as he lives.
– It has become a tradition in this country that we keep on “to the bitter than”, he says to DN.