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KING HARALD V, QUEEN SONJA OF NORWAY VISIT WASHINGTON
Sen. Richard Lugar, R-IN, speaks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on March 4, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the king of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olav V on 17 January 1991. The son of the then-Crown Prince Olav and of Princess Märtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker.

A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, originally from Northern Germany, Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since Olav IV, who was born in 1370. Harald V is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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