Haakon VII, King of Norway

Standard Name: Haakon VII,, King of Norway


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18 November 1905
King Edward VII 's daughter Queen Maud became Norway's first queen in the year that that country gained its independence from Sweden and her husband accepted election to its throne as Haakon VII .
9 April 1940
Germany invaded Denmark and Norway, both of which it rapidly overran.
6 June 1951
The BBC made its first broadcast from Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of a State Banquet for King Haakon of Norway.