Crown Prince Harald’s 50th Birthday, 1987

Happy Birthday to King Harald V of Norway, who turns 84 today! Since we’ve already covered his 21st Birthday in 1957, 40th Birthday in 1977, 60th Birthday in 1997, 70th Birthday in 2007, and 80th Birthday in 2017, to mark the day, today we will be taking a look at the then Crown Prince Harald’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in 1987!

The highlight of the Birthday Celebrations was a Banquet hosted by King Olav V (wearing the Order of St. Olav and Order of Dannebrog) at the Royal Palace of Oslo. In addition to the extended Norwegian Royal Family, including the Crown Prince (in the Order of St. Olav and Royal Norwegian Order of Merit), Crown Princess (wearing Queen Josefina’s Diamond Tiara and Queen Alexandra’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings), Prince Haakon, Princess Martha Louise (in her Moonstone Parure), Princess Ragnhild (wearing Princess Ingeborg’s Boucheron Pearl Circle Tiara), and Princess Astrid (in the Vasa Tiara), Royal Guests and Relatives in attendance included Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (wearing the Dagmar Floral Tiara and her Floral Bracelet Choker), King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and Parure), Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian of Sweden (wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara), the Duke and Duchess of Kent (in the Kent Pearl and Diamond Fringe Tiara), Count Flemming and Countess Ruth of Rosenborg (wearing the Princess Viggo’s Garnet Kokoshnik Tiara), Prince Carl and Princess Kristine Bernadotte (in her Tiara), and Countess Madeleine Kogevinas (wearing her Gold Tiara).

The following evening, the Norwegian Government hosted another Banquet at Akershus Fortress which was attended by King Olav V, Crown Prince Harald, Crown Princess Sonja (wearing the Emerald Parure Tiara), Prince Haakon, Princess Martha Louise (in her Pearl Choker), Princess Ragnhild (wearing Queen Maud’s Diamond Tiara), and Princess Astrid (in Queen Alexandra’s Turquoise Circlet), while only the Scandinavian Royal Guests; Queen Margrethe (wearing the Dagmar Floral Tiara and her Saudi Diamond Necklace), King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara), Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian of Sweden (wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara) were in attendance.

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