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King Haakon’s private driver is dead

Kong Haakon of NorwayKong Haakon of Norway.Photo

Harald Meinhardt, who was King Haakon’s private driver from 1945 onwards, has died. He was 99 years old.

Meinhardt died in his home in Benidorm on saturday in Spain, writes newspaper VG.
He was part of the first car companies for the Army Officer Candidate School, and for King Haakon and the then Crown Prince Olav’s visit to Trondheim in 1945, he was a private driver. For several years after that, he was driver for the two.
According to the newspaper VG, Meinhardt was as an 88-year-old considered the oldest student in skydiving in the world. And then late on last year – after he had filled 99 years – he bought himself a new car.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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