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King of Norway’s addresses LGBT people and refugees in acceptance speech

By Fabio Crispim

The King of Norway has sent a message of love and acceptance to the country’s LGBT people and refugees.

The Local reports that King Harald V made the speech at a garden party outside the Royal Palace in Oslo with over 1,000 guests. In the speech, he said:

“Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and boys and girls who love each other.”

“Norwegians are also immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, Somalia and Syria. It is not always easy to say where we come from, to which nationality we belong. Home is where the heart is. That cannot always be placed within country borders.”

He also adds that “Norwegians believe in God, Allah, everything and nothing.”

King Harald V concludes the speech by saying, “In other words: you are Norway. We are Norway. My biggest hope for Norway is that we will manage to take care of each other, that we can build this country further on trust, solidarity and generosity.”

You can watch his speech below:

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