4 July 2007
Queen (Dronning) Sonja of Norway celebrates her 70th birthday in Stavanger today,
with a tour of the town, lunch at Hall Toll and dinner at Flor og Fjære.
With her are King Harald and the rest of the royal family.
The weather smiled too, with the rain staying away, and the sun peeping out at the
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Arriving and leaving on the royal yacht, KS Norge, in
vaagen, the main harbour, the party walked along to
Torget, the market place which has just been
rebuilt in white granite where a copy of the Andy Warhol portrait of her from 1982 - made of
flowers - was unveiled.
In the picture you can see (from left to right) King Harald, Queen Sonja, mayor of Stavanger
Leiv Johan Sevland, Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon.
Continuing to Domkirken, the cathedral, for a thanksgiving
service, then to Byparken beside Breiavatnet,
back through Kongsgård the cathedral school, past Domkirken again and along to Arneageren
the square in front of the Kulturhus, with
library and childrens museum, and so back to the royal yacht before lunch at
Hall Toll, and
sailing later to the island where the unique gardens and restaurant of
Flor og Fjære
The car-free cobbled streets of Stavanger were filled with thousands of well-wishers for the
event, and we think it would be a great idea for you to come here and follow the Queen's