The King of Norway has made a brilliant speech, sending a message of acceptance to LGBT people and refugees.

King Harold V made the speech to over 1,500 guests at a garden party he hosted.


In it, he refers to same-sex relationships, and the fact that many Norwegians migrated there from other countries.

He says: “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.”

Going on, the King makes a pop-culture reference, and concludes with a simple message of hope.

He says: “Norwegians like Grieg, Kygo, Hellbillies and Kari Bremnes… 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.”

Your move, Liz.

Check out the speech below: