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Norwegian Royals Mark Silver Jubilee in Trondheim

  June 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated the 25th anniversary of King Harald’s consecration in Trondheim, the city where the ceremony took place back in 1991. A commemorative church service was held this morning at the Nidaros Cathedral, the traditional site for consecrations of Norwegian Kings. King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Martha Louise, with their families, as well as the King’s … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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It’s A Red Day For The Royal Ladies

  June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm by

Red seems to be the choice today for three royal ladies, The Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Eugenie. The Duchess of Cambridge recycled a red Catherine Walker coat which she first wore 5 years ago and Lock & Co hat. She wore red pumps and carried a red clutch as well. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending the annual Order of the Garter service with the Royal … Continue reading

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Jubilee Park Opened in Oslo By Royal Grandchildren

  June 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm by

Four of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s grandchildren today were on hand to help open the Jubilee Park at Dronningparken which sits in the grounds of the Royal Palace of Oslo. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah Behn each planted a rowan tree as part of the opening, which included the unveiling of an ‘insect hotel’ that was the gift of the City of Oslo to the King for … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Helps Celebrate Bible Society’s 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm by

To help mark the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Bible Society, Crown Princess Mette-Marit today joined the first day of a four-day festival that will see the entire Bible read aloud in the park outside Oslo Cathedral. The Crown Princess, wearing a lovely navy chiffon day dress with a small floral print, read verses 1-9 of Pslam 71. The ‘Bible Marathon’ will be concluded on Sunday evening. Mette-Marit attended a service … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Skips Polish State Banquet Due To Back Pain

  May 24, 2016 at 5:35 am by

The president of Poland and his wife started their state visit to Norway yesterday. They were received in Oslo by King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid amidst pouring rains.  Queen Sonja was sensible enough to wear a pair of boots. After the welcoming ceremony the king escorted the president to Akerhus where the president laid a wreath at the monument for the … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Opens Her Own Sculpture Park

  May 20, 2016 at 4:42 am by

Yesterday Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway opened the Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park in the gardens of Oslo’s royal palace. The sculpture park which focuses on children was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of king Harald’s reign. The princess was not alone: King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit, Prince Sverre and Princess Astrid were all there. The King held a short speech in which … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day to Norway

  May 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

On May 17th, Norway celebrated it’s National Day. As usual the Norwegian royal family appeared in traditional outfits to look at several children’s parades. At 8:15AM the Crown princely family welcomed the youth of Asker at their private Skaugum estate. Later during the day they appeared on the balcony in Oslo’s royal palace alongside the King and Queen. From the Norwegian royal website: ” a record breaking 119 schools take … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Stavanger Newspaper Calls For End Norwegian Monarchy

  May 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm by

The Norwegian newspaper ‘Stavanger Aftenblad’ said in Friday’s editorial that it is time for a constitutional evolution in Norway. An evolution from a monarchy to a republic. They claim that incidents concerning the monarchy are usually swept under the rug, because the Norwegians like ‘such a cosy little family’. The newspaper has nothing against the royals themselves but they think that the principle is outdated. Furthermore they claim that younger … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Talks At The Norad Policy Forum

  May 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the Norad Policy Forum today which was titled “last billions” of people living in poverty. The Crown Princess was greeted upon arrival by the Norad director, Jon Lomøy. Princess Mette-Marit spoke to N Orad Communications Manager Eva Bratholm about her work on HIV / AIDS and the UN AIDS program and UNAIDS. She also spoke about her recent trip to Tanzania.

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How Fetching You Look in Fluro! Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit Help Waste Collectors

  April 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm by

Norway’s Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today paid a visit to Sandefjord in the south of Norway to help assist in the mission to become the cleanest city in the country. After meeting with the Sandefjord Waste Clearing Team, the two royal ladies were given their own fluro vests to wear as they pitched in with the cleaning effort. “It’s a wonderful initiative of the volunteers,” Crown Princess Mette-Marit said of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Visits Tanzania with UNAIDS

  April 12, 2016 at 4:32 pm by

As one of the United Nations’ International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has been on a trip to Tanzania to see the work made in reducing the transmission of HIV. PÅ FELTBESØK I AFRIKA @CrownPrincessMM var i dag på et hemmelig feltbesøk i Tanzania. #UNAIDS #Kongebloggen #royals pic.twitter.com/s3xFFrvL8b — Kjell Arne Totland (@TV2KjellArne) April 12, 2016 Mette-Marit, dressed simply in a pair of beige pants and the traditional red … Continue reading

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Norwegian State Visit to Italy Comes To An End

  April 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s state visit to Italy concluded today, focusing on Norwegian business and trade. The final day was spent in Milan, where they attended a presentation of Norwegian fashion, a business luncheon and visited exhibitions on Norwegian craft and design. On Thursday, the King and Queen laid a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria (also known as the Monumento Nazionale … Continue reading

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Norway’s King and Queen Begin Visit to Italy

  April 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

King Harald V and Queen Sonja have begun their state visit to Italy today, spending the day meeting with the country’s President, Prime Minister and other government ministers. The couple were welcomed at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome for the official welcoming ceremony by President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura. The two heads of state inspected the traditional military guard of honour, before heading inside for an audience. … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Host Dutch Monarchs On Wellness Boat

  April 5, 2016 at 5:39 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were spotted yesterday in the town of Tromsø, in the north of Norway. The couple was in the company of the King and Queen of The Netherlands. The group boarded the wellness boat ‘Vulkana’ around 7 PM. According to the local newspaper iTromsø the visit is a private one. It is unknown how long the Dutch King and Queen will stay … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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Action Princes Haakon and Frederik Participate in the Birkebeinerrennet

  March 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark continued their reputations as action princes today as they competed in the Birkebeinerrennet cross-country skiing race. The race runs the 54km between Rena and Lillehammer. Much was made by the media prior to the event as to which Prince would prevail over the other, to “do their country proud” (all in a joking manner of course). Haakon was the ‘victor’ … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Passes Armed Forces Parachute Course

  March 12, 2016 at 1:44 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway is now a qualified military tactical skydiver, after completing a parachuting course with the Armed Forces Special Command. During the course held this week at Camp Rena, Haakon took part in a number of physical tests and training sessions, including both day and night jumps, to gather his qualification. The Armed Forces Special Command unit is a operational task force that carry out missions within national … Continue reading

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Tiara Surprise: Diplomatic Reception in Oslo

  March 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

Yesterday, the Norwegian Royal Family has held a Dinner for new members of the diplomatic corps at the Palace in Oslo. It came as a surprise that photographers were allowed at this annual event. So for the first time there are pictures of the royal family procession into the reception room are out in public. King Harald and Queen Sonja were leading the way, followed by Crown Prince Haakon, Crown … Continue reading

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