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Tue, 01 Dec 2015

The Royal Family celebrated the Constitution in Trondheim

Norway Today
The King and Queen attended Tuesday at the ecumenical celebration worship service in Nidaros Cathedral,,
The King and Queen attended Tuesday at the ecumenical celebration worship service in Nidaros Cathedral in connection with the Constitution Anniversary .
Present at the service were also among the second president Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien and Bishop Tor Singsaas , as well as representatives of various denominations.
For exactly one hundred years ago, on 20 May 1914 , was the Cathedral  also the venue for the church's anniversary celebration at Constitution Centenary . On Tuesday afternoon , after going ashore from the Royal Yacht Norway to salute from Kristiansten Fort in the Trondheim fjord , the royal couple were accompanied to their seats in the front row in the cathedral .
After  the service , were the King Harald and Queen Sonja  invited to church coffee at the Western Front , of Nidaros Cathedral facade facing west , before they returned to the Royal Yacht . King and Queen visited Trondheim on their way to their annual County visit , which begins in Aure on Nordmore Wednesday.
Nidaros Cathedral is the only geographical location that was mentioned in the original Constitution. Paragraph 12 stated that " the King's coronation and anointing skeer , after he became of age, in Trondheim Cathedral ." In 1908 the Parliament fullfiled the coronation clause of the Constitution.
King Olav , who had a great sense of tradition , stated that he would like to be consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral . Through consecration wanted Olav to receive God's blessing upon their king. This tradition did King Harald and Queen Sonja carried on and was consecrated in church on 23 June 1991.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today 
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