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Annual NHO conference

  January 8, 2010 at 11:35 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attened the annual NHO conference in the Norwegian Opera on Thursday, which had the title and theme: “Smarter Growth”. In the conference it is discussed how create jobs for the future, develop the welfare society and what can be done to stop the climate change. This also includes the development of new technology. NHO president Rieber opened the conference. In the … Continue reading

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Engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik

  December 28, 2009 at 7:34 am by

Today the office of King Constantine, former King of Greece, in London announced the engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik. The following statement was released: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark is the second son and third child of ex-King Constantine and his wife Queen Anne-Marie. You can read the announcement … Continue reading

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Christmas Photos 2009

  December 18, 2009 at 8:59 am by

Yesterday the Royal Family of Norway gathered together for the annual Christmas shooting at the Palace. In the Great Hall a giant gingerbread house was set up and decorated in the traditional way. King Harald and Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius took part in this year’s photo shooting. The gingerbread house was large enough so the children can actually … Continue reading

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Climate Exhibition in Copenhagen

  December 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm by

On Saturday Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended a climate event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Crown Prince Haakon opened the Norwegian Pavilion at the climate technology exhibition “Bright Green”. At “Bright Green” hundreds of companies with a focus on environmental technology exhibit. The Expo is the greatest side-event at the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. During the opening Prince Haakon … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean: “Where’s the Princess?”

  December 13, 2009 at 6:23 am by

On Friday night the Crown Princely couple of Norway and Mette-Marit’s son Marius attend the Nobel Peace Prize concert at Oslo Spektrum. The artists from celebrated Barack Obama- this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize- and wanted to spread a message of peace. The Nobel Concert was hosted for the eleventh time and was presented by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among the artists were Alexander Rybak ,this … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2009

  December 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

Today the members of the Norwegian Royal House attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall, at which US President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Barack Obama was awarded for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accentuated the importance of the President’s vision “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured … Continue reading

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A Monogram for Victoria & Daniel

  December 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

Today we got to know how Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s monogram will look. The monogram was designed by Vladimir A. Sager Lund. He works as a heraldic artist at the National Archives and began to work at the monogram last summer. The future Crown Princely Couple’s monogram consists of a V which intertwine in two slightly inclined Ds, and a crown. The monogram will be used on special occasions, … Continue reading

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Update of the Royal Website

  December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

The Royal Homepage Kongehuset.no has been updated today. Together with Princess Ingrid Alexandra, King Harald V welcomed the users of the site to the castle’s new website, especially to the special site for children. The new website is especially created for children at children at the age of 10 or 11 and offers them an opportunity to learn about the function of the monarchy and the royal family. Here you … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Gets His Revenge

  December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am by

In a music video for the new song of a Norwegian group, Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise, makes a special guest appearance. He plays a cowboy in the music video of the “Penthouse Playboys”. The audience can see the following scene: In a classic Western setting you can see pistols at high noon between a sheriff and a deadly stranger. When the stranger takes off his hat you … Continue reading

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“Swedish Days” in Paris

  December 2, 2009 at 10:49 am by

Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the ‘Swedish Days’ in Paris on November 30th. The event was organized by the Swedish authorities in Paris due to the rotating presidency of the European Union, which is currently held by the Scandinavian country. Victoria illuminated two Swedish christmas trees that were donated to the city of Paris. They are placed outside the Hótel de Ville. Deputy Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the head … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit attends event to mark World Aids Day

  December 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Today, on December 1st, it is World Aids day. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was among the guests at the Romsås Frivillighetssentral in Oslo. The International HIV / AIDS Committee selected “Universal Access and Human Rights” as theme this year. It is about ensuring HIV-positive human rights and also to support efforts to make sure that all HIV-positive have access to medical care, support and care. Mette-Marit is a special representative for … Continue reading

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A Busy Day in Bergen

  November 27, 2009 at 8:48 am by

On Wednesday Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Bergen where she had a busy day. In the morning, the Princess visited the Bergen Red Cross where she made an hour long visit. The Red Cross in Bergen was established in 1894 and has 4000 members. Afterwards Mette-Marit visited the Robin Hood house. This is a meeting place in downtown for people who are struggling with poverty. There the Princess took her time … Continue reading

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State Visit to South Africa

  November 27, 2009 at 8:26 am by

Their Majesties King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja paid a three-day State Visit to South Africa. The Royal couple traveled with a delegation of representatives of Norwegian leadership, culture and business. The King and Queen were welcomed by President Jacob Zuma and Mrs. Zuma with a solemn welcome ceremony at the Union Buildings. After the welcoming ceremony, there were bilateral talks between the Royal Couple and the President … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit opens the world’s first Salt Power Generator

  November 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm by

On November 24th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Tofte, in the south of Oslo, to attend the official opening of the world’s first salt power generator. The Norwegian energy company Statkraft opened the world’s first salt power generator. It’s a system which harnesses the energy that is produced when fresh water and sea water mix. The Minister of Oil and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen and Chairman of the Board, … Continue reading

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Book about Royal Arctic Expedition

  November 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm by

The experiences the Scandinavian heirs made during the travel to Svalbard and Greenland will be published in a book. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik have written an own chapter about the impressions they got during the journeys. In summer 2008 the 3 Scandinavian heirs visited Svalbard. They went aboard an icebreaker to get better impressions of the climate change in the Arctic. In summer 2009 … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria visited Kenya

  November 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria paid a visit to Kenya from November 11th to 14th. During the first day the Princess inaugurated the Conference of Climate Change Day, that is the biggest event during the Swedish EU presidency in Kenya. Later the day she attended the opening of the Victoria Trade Council offices in Nairobi. There she took part in a colorful danshow with Maasai. Princess Victoria mainly visited Kenya to inaugurate … Continue reading

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Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia in Germany Again

  November 12, 2009 at 11:12 am by

On November 10th Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf , his wife Silvia and Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust were seen during a gala in Hamburg. Sweden’s Royal couple visited Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Swedish chamber of commerce in Germany. A video can be seen here (in German). One day later, on November 11th, Queen Silvia attended a congress of her “World Childhood Foundation” … Continue reading

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CP Family attends Football Cup Finale

  November 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm by

On November 8th Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Mette-Marit and their children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus attended the Norwegian Football Cup Final at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, cheering. After the game the little heir to the throne Ingrid Alexandra helped her mom and the team president Sondre Kåfjord to hand out trophies to the football heroes. The 5-year-old Princess smiled and shook the players’ hands. She showed that … Continue reading

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FRI: Help for Former Inmates

  November 8, 2009 at 6:13 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the after-care project FRI in Drammen. FRI is a project that helps former inmates to return to society by offering networking, residential and work training. Representatives go into prison and start motivating people. Inmates who are associated with FRI get a supervisor. Housing, job training, community and networks are offered to them. The project is run by the Church City Mission and … Continue reading

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