"On Saturday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon laid a wreath to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the service of Norway. Over the weekend, Norway marked their liberation from German occupation after World War II. The Norwegian Royal Family has a long tradition of participating at these events, as they themselves were directly affected during the war and had to live in exile for five years. The wreath-laying ceremony took place at the National Monument at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. His Majesty the King did not attend this year’s ceremony as he is still undergoing treatment after knee surgery earlier this year."