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King Harald shares grief with America. HM King Harald of Norway has spoken to The New York Times about national grief following Anders Behring Breivik’s twin massacres. The King explains that people are trying to return to their regular lives, but thinks it is not yet possible to recover from the shock. “I think it still lies in the future how we will cope with this in the long run. We haven’t got to the stage where people have gotten mad yet. I think we’ll go through that as well. That has to come and go before we are finished with this. And we have to let that happen.”

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King Harald shares grief with America

Published on Monday, 17th October, 2011 at 13:37 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.
Last Updated on 18th May 2015 at 07:01.

HM King Harald of Norway has spoken to The New York Times about national grief following Anders Behring Breivik’s twin massacres.

HM King Harald of Norway in 2010
'I felt very helpless, really.'HM King Harald of Norway in 2010
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø/Det kongelige hoff


The King explains that people are trying to return to their regular lives, but thinks it is not yet possible to recover from the shock.

“I think it still lies in the future how we will cope with this in the long run. We haven’t got to the stage where people have gotten mad yet. I think we’ll go through that as well. That has to come and go before we are finished with this. And we have to let that happen.”

Sharing how he experienced the aftermath of Utøya, he said it was “a very strange experience. I felt very helpless, really. All these families who had either just got someone back from this or had just got the message that they weren’t coming back; it was a very strange atmosphere. Wherever you turned there were people in grief.”

The King and Queen of Norway are currently visiting the US and have been to several universities, including Luther College in Iowa. In his speech, he expressed his gratitude towards the American people.

“The peaceful and inspiring atmosphere of Luther College, however, is a striking contrast to the acts of terrorism that hit Norway so hard on 22 July. I would like to thank you, the American people, for your support and compassion in the wake of these terrible events.”

TM will conclude their visit this weekend. On 24 October, HRH Crown Prince Haakon will be travelling to California to attend the Transatlantic Science Week at Berkley. He will also be present at the commemoration of the Seamen’s Church in San Francisco’s 60th Anniversary one day later.




Published on Monday, 17th October, 2011 at 13:37 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.
Last updated on 18th May 2015 at 07:01.

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