Home / General Information / List of Monarch Reigns / Norway / King Harald V

Information about reign: King Harald V

From17 January 1991
Personal InformationKing Olav V of Norway (1903 - 1991)

Harald V has been the King of Norway since 1991.

Harald was the only son of Olav V and Princess Märtha of Sweden and was the first Norwegian-born prince since Olav IV, who was born in 1370. He succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father on 17 January 1991.

In 1968, he married Sonja Haraldsen with whom he has two children, Princess Märtha Louise (b. 1971) and Crown Prince Haakon (b. 1973), heir-apparent to the Norwegian throne.