A right royal celebration
Spot the royal. Chances are wherever you look in the photo above, you'll find at least one king, queen or heir to the throne. Harald and Sonja of Norway have begun the celebrations to mark their 80th birthdays and a right royal do it's turning into already.
King Harald and Queen Sonja have welcomed dozens of royal guests to Oslo this evening for a special dinner to mark their birthdays. And as a special treat for all of us, we've had group photos and mega balcony appearances so we can all enjoy a royal line up the likes of which we've not see in quite a while. There was a big crowd to see Harald, Sonja, their family and their royal guests spread themselves across the balcony at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Tuesday evening ahead of the gala. They only just all made it on there.
The stars of the show were, of course, King Harald and Queen Sonja, who took up centre stage alongside their children, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Martha Louise, their daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and their five grandchildren, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Maud, Leah and Emma Behn.
On either side of them were kings, queens and princesses. A quick glance to the right from the ground brought you the ruling houses of Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark. Eyes left and there were royals from Luxembourg, Monaco and Belgium gracing the balcony complete with black tie, sashes and tiaras. More of those tomorrow..