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Christmas Greetings from Abroad

  December 22, 2010 at 11:54 am by

The Crown Prince family started their 3 month journey abroad at the end of November. Today, the first pictures of the trip have been released by the Royal Court. In India, they met a team from the BBC. They sent the Christmas greetings of the Crown Prince and his family with a film and photos. You can find pictures of the family here and here. The family started the trip … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2010

  December 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

Today the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony took place in Oslo. This year Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded for his long and non-violent fight for human rights in China. Xiaobo is imprisoned in China and wasn’t present at the award ceremony in Oslo. Therefore the chair of the prize winner on the podium was left empty during the ceremony. There was no one attending the ceremony to … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja’s School Award 2010

  December 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm by

This year the Kaupanger school in Sogndal was awarded with the Queen Sonja’s School. The school was awarded with the price because it developed good training programs for diverse students. The students have trainings in democratic processes and take part in different student councils. They developed and improved the design of classrooms, teaching materials and teaching methods. Queen Sonja visited the school on December 2nd. During a ceremony the rector … Continue reading

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Statement on World Aids Day 2010

  December 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm by

Currently the Crown Prince family is on a journey abroad. Today, on the occasion of the World Aids Day 2010, a statement of the Crown Princess was released at the Royal House’s website. In the statement Mette-Marit makes clear that positive trends in the fight against HIV/Aids can be seen in several countries, but people should double their and continue the good work. She also underlines it is important to … Continue reading

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Märtha Louise on German TV

  November 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm by

Last weekend Princess Märtha Louise attended a television entertainment show in Germany to promote her book “Meet your Guardian Angel”. On November 27th the Norwegian Princess was welcomed by TV host Florian Silbereisen during the show ’100 000 lights’ in Suhl. Princess Märtha and her co-writer Elisabeth Samnoy have been promoting their new book in several European cities lately. They have been in Brugge/Belgium, Stockholm/Sweden, Amsterdam/the Netherlands as well as … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince Family: Travel Abroad

  November 4, 2010 at 10:04 am by

The Royal Court announced today that Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are planning to travel abroad with their family from the end of November 2010 to the end of January 2011. All 3 children will join them. The family is planning to live abroad at the period to get to know other countries, cultures and people. The aim is also to experience the different ways of life and … Continue reading

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Visit to New York

  November 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two-day visit to New York. They travelled to the USA to mark the centennial anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Crown Prince Haakon first took part in a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Afterwards the Crown Prince met with the UNDP to plan his visit to Indonesia, which is scheduled for November. … Continue reading

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King Harald: “She will always be our daughter”

  October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am by

For the first time King Harald of Norway commented on his daughter’s statements that she speaks with the dead. Princess Märtha Louise caused several discussions after announcing she doesn’t only talk to angels, but also to dead people. During an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten the King admitted that parents don’t always agree with their children. “What is important for us is that we love them.” the King said. … Continue reading

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State Visit to Slovakia

  October 29, 2010 at 5:10 am by

Norways’s Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, paid a State Visit to the Slovak Republic from October 26th to 29th. Day 1 At the first day the Royal couple was officially welcomed by President Ivan Gašparovičand First Lady Silvia Gašparovičová. The Norweian Royals recieved a loaf of bread and salt, which is a tradition in Slovakia. Afterwards the King and the President met with Norwegian and Slovakian representatives … Continue reading

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Annual Gala for Stortinget

  October 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm by

Yesterday the Norwegian Royal attended the annual Gala for Stortinget – the Norwegian Parliament. King Harald and Queen Sonja received the representatives of the Parliament representatives in the Palace which is part of a 100-year-old tradition. The Gala for Stortinget is hosted since 1906. King Haakon was the first one who invited invited the members of the Stortinget to dinner in the first parliamentary year after he became king of … Continue reading

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State Visit from Switzerland

  October 17, 2010 at 7:45 am by

The Swiss Confederation paid a State Visit to Norway. Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard and Dr. Roland Hausin were welcomed by His Majesty King Harald V on October 14th. The Confederation was formally welcomed in the Palace Square and were introduced to representatives of official institutions in Norway. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. After the welcoming ceremomy President Leuthard laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja visits Refugee Camp in Kenya

  September 25, 2010 at 5:20 am by

This week Queen Sonja visited the world’s largest refugee camp, the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, in connection with the TV Campaign “On the run from war”. The Queen is patron of the campaign. Queen Sonja was welcomed by NRC Secretary General Elisabeth Rasmusson and manager Hassan Khair. In the camp Her Majesty met with two families- one family lives in the camp since it was established in 1991, the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princely Couple’s Visit to Aust-Agder

  September 25, 2010 at 5:07 am by

From August 31st to September 2nd Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit payed their country visit to Aust-Agder where they visited the municipalities of Evje and Hornnes, Grimstad, Froland, Arendal, Vegårshei and Gjerstad. Duing their first day in Lillesand, Evje and Hornnes the couple went to see the Setesdal Mineral Park, a clinic and a prison. Laterthe couple visited the University of Agder, Kristiansand Campus. Here they used bikes … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s First Day of School

  August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am by

Today was a big day for Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra: it was her first day of school in the Jansløkka school in Asker. Ingrid was accompanied by her parents, her grandfather King Harald and her grandmother Marit Tjessem when she arrived at twelve noon. The Princess will be in the “green group” with 21 other pupils. All children who were starting school today were welcomed by the rector and were … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon celebrates 37th Birthday

  July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

On July 20th, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 37th birthday. Like every year, the Crown Princely family met the press for a photo call. This year the family chose their summer cabin on the little island where they used to spend their summer vacations. The family was photographed on the stairs in front of the white villa and in the garden. Marius Borg Høiby was missing this year’s … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit attended the AIDS Conference in Vienna

  July 20, 2010 at 5:20 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in Austria to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. About 20,000 delegates from all over the world are participating in the conference. Mette-Marit is a UNAIDS Special Representative since 2006 and her work focuses on strengthening youth leadership in the AIDS effort. The conference in Vienna began on July 18th and will last until Friday 23 July. During this time different lectures, seminars, exhibitions … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit meet with Angela Merkel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  June 13, 2010 at 5:54 am by

Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to the German country Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg West Pomerania) on the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the home state of the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel rarely recieves guests herself; the visit is a sign of the close ties between Norway and Germany. The Norwegian couple was welcomed in front of the town hall of Stralsund where they signed the Golden … Continue reading

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Royal Couple visited Oppland

  June 12, 2010 at 3:47 am by

Once a year the Norwegian Royal couple visits one of the 19 Norwegian countries. This year they paid a visit to Oppland, which is one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway. The couple visited the six municipalties in Valdres. They started with visiting Bruflat in Etnedal where they watched a program called “The adventurous Valdres” which was based on stories and legends from the valley. Afterwards the King … Continue reading

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Princess Ragnhild turns 80

  June 9, 2010 at 5:53 am by

Today Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen of Norway, the oldest sister of King Harald V, celebrates her 80th birthday together with her family and friends at a private birthday party at the palace in Oslo. Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 as the first child of of King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha. The Princess spent most time of her childhood in the Skaugum Estate near Oslo. In … Continue reading

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