Today it is 20 years since King Olav passed away, and his son took over.
Personally, I don’t remember much of that day at all – I was down for the count with stomach flu. Besides I was not very into royalty at all at the age of seven.
I do remember his funeral. We got the day off school because of it, and my mother insisted that since I had a day off because of the event, it was only fitting I watch said event on television. I remember it being way too long, people were dressed in black, and not much else.
I think it is safe to say my interest has increased a bit since then.