Norwegian PM Erna Solberg caught playing Pokemon Go in Parliament

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was caught on camera playing Pokemon Go on her phone during a debate in Parliament.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was caught on camera playing Pokemon Go on her phone during a debate in Parliament.PHOTO: TWITTER

LONDON - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, 55, has been caught on camera playing Pokemon Go on her phone during a debate in Parliament, Britain's Independent newspaper reported.

Ms Solberg, an avid fan of the smartphone game who took a break between official meetings in Slovakia to hunt for "monsters" in Bratislava's old town, was seen playing the game on Tuesday during an address to the House by the leader of the country's Liberal party, Ms Trine Skei Grande.

While some political opponents branded her behaviour in Parliament "disrespectful", Ms Grande - herself a Pokemon Go aficionado - was more understanding, reported the Independent.

After the photograph of Ms Solberg playing the game was published, Ms Grande tweeted: "She heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time you know."

Ms Grande was at the centre of a similar brouhaha in August, when she was seen playing the game during a national security meeting.

Ms Solberg told Norway's TV2: "I think that Trine will like that I opened the game while she was at the pulpit."

The Prime Minister had previously told reporters she wanted to "hatch eggs" while in Bratislava, in order to catch the rarest Pokemon.