King Olaf today, for the first time since he became King of Norway, met the nation's elected representatives at the Storting.
L.V.Int.Pan Inside parliament pan to Throne.
L.V.Towards. Band marching.
S.V. Band pass camera.
Back V. Feet marching away from camera.
S.V. Armed troops marching past camera.
S.V. Troops line route.
S.V. Canadian Ambassador arriving out of car-walks towards.
S.V. British Ambassador arriving, out of car and walks past camera into Parliament.
G.V.Towards. Cars arriving-carrying Norwegian Army Officers.
S.V. Old type car pulls up outside Parliament, Army Officers out of car and walk into Parliament.
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G.V. King Olav and party arrive-King steps out of car and enters Parliament camera pans to Royal Crest.
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S.V.Towards King Olav leaves Parliament-passes camera and enters car.
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Background: King Olaf today, for the first time since he became King of Norway, met the nation's elected representatives at the Storting.
In his speech at the official opening of the 102nd Storting the King started by quoting his father's words when he received a delegation from the Norwegian Storting in Copenhagen November 30th, 1905: "I will consecrate my life for the good of Norway, and it is my wife's and my own heartfelt wish that the nation that has elected us by unanimous co-operation with us will work for the common aim, With confidence in this I have taken as my motto "All for Norway"." Deeply, moved, King Olaf added: "I will with God's help always try to make these, my father's words my own, and it is in this spirit that I also have chosen as motto for my high vocation as Norway's King "All for Norway".
The Storting's 150 representatives listened standing to the King's speech, which was transmitted to the streets by loudspeakers and broadcast on all Norwegian radio stations.
In the Lagting Hall, King Olaf swore allegiance to the constitution.