World Royalty, Leaders to Attend King Olav’s Funeral
OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Royalty and political leaders from around the world, including Vice President Dan Quayle, will put aside worries of war-inspired terrorism to come to Oslo for the funeral of King Olav V, officials said Friday.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Anne would also attend the funeral Wednesday.
Olav died Jan. 17 of a heart attack at age 87. He was the world’s oldest reigning monarch.
Iraq and its supporters in the Persian Gulf war have called for terrorist attacks against Western interests.
Norwegian police have prepared what newspapers call ″an iron ring″ around the funeral procession through downtown Oslo and a service at the capital city’s Lutheran cathedral.
Kjell Colding, of the Foreign Ministry, said, ″Security precautions will be there but in a discreet, Norwegian manner.″ No details were given.