As members of the Norway Royal Family and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg met relatives and survivors of the Friday twin terrorist attacks, they were overwhelmed by a sense of sorrow and despair.

On July 22, 2011, a blast in Oslo left as many as 7 dead and many others injured. This was followed by a second attack occurring less than 2 hours of the first in a youth camp in Utoya Island.

Immediately following the attack, rumors spread that the carnage was caused by some radical Islamist organization. However, it later emerged that the mind behind the horrendous attacks was a 32-year old Christian Norwegian citizen, Anders Behring Breivik.

Identified as a right-wing extremist, Breivik was arrested in Utoya and has claimed the responsibility for both the shootings.

Check out the heart-wrenching images as the royals of Norway react to the Friday massacre: