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Harald V
King of Norway
Reign 17 January 1991 – present
Benediction 23 June 1991[1]
Predecessor Olav V
Heir apparent Haakon
Prime Ministers Gro Harlem Brundtland
Thorbjørn Jagland
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Jens Stoltenberg
Erna Solberg
Spouse Sonja Haraldsen (m. 1968–present) «start: (1968-08-29)»"Marriage: Sonja Haraldsen to Harald V of Norway" Location: (linkback:
House Glücksburg[2]
Father Olav V of Norway
Mother Princess Märtha of Sweden
Born (1937-02-21) 21 February 1937 (age 84)
Skaugum, Akershus, Norway
Religion Church of Norway

Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway. His father was Olav V of Norway.[3] He became king in 1991. Harald was born in Skaugum, Akershus, Norway.

In 1968, he married Sonja Haraldsen. They had two children: Princess Märtha Louise and Prince Haakon.


  1. Coronation requirement discarded by constitutional amendment in 1908. Harald V swore the Royal Oath in the Storting on 21 January 1991 and received the benediction in the Nidaros Cathedral on 23 June 1991.
  2. "The Royal Family". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. "Those Apprentice Kings and Queens Who May – One Day – Ascend a Throne," New York Times. 14 November 1971.