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Catherine Stuns In Alexander McQueen During Dinner In Norway

  February 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge led the fashion stakes on Thursday evening during a black-tie dinner hosted at the Royal Palace of Olso by King Harald V of Norway in honour of the Cambridges’ official visit to the Scandinavian nation. ‘Grecian goddess’ was the term most frequently used by the media to describe Catherine’s appearance in a cream chiffon Alexander McQueen evening gown with a cape overlay and diamanté embellishment around … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Attends Armed Forces Leadership Training Course

  January 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm by

In Sessvollmoen, north of Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon on Monday attended the Armed Forces’ leadership training course at the Armed Forces Personnel and Protective Centre.  He was shown a number of field exercises participants go through over the two-week training period that assists the three branches of the Armed Forces – the Army, the Air Force and the Navy – select “the most qualified and most motivated” people for further leadership training, … Continue reading

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Princess Märtha Louise Hosts Patronage Audiences

  January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Oslo on Monday, Princess Märtha Louise hosted audiences with representatives of her eight patronages. The focus of the Princess’s patronages is people with disabilities. Her patronages are: the Association for Muscular Disease, the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, the Norwegian Association for the Blind, the Norwegian Association for the Deaf, VIVIL Games, the Norwegian Epilepsy Association, the Norwegian Rheumatism Association, and Ridderrennet. During her audience with … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Wows In Red At Sports Gala 2018

  January 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm by

The Crown Princess of Norway looked fabulous in a red chiffon frock on Saturday evening as she attended the Sports Gala 2018 at Hamar’s Olympic Amphitheatre alongside her husband, Crown Prince Haakon. Mette-Marit’s frock featured a flowing skirt that came to her mid-calf and sheer sleeves, which she wore with a pair of red lace stilettos and large diamond cluster earrings. During the evening, the Crown Prince Couple took to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Speeches from Denmark and Norway

  December 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

Traditional New Year’s speeches from the monarchs of Denmark and Norway were released this evening, offering their respective peoples best wishes for the year to come and giving messages of moral support to the entire community. In Denmark, Queen Margrethe II spoke of how the country has weathered economic crises by utilising the broad talents of the entire population, saying that “Denmark needs different people with their individual abilities and talents, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Commemoration of WWII Jewish Deportation

  November 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm by

Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present for a special commemoration at the University Aula in Oslo on Sunday that was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the deportation of 529 Jews from Norway during the Nazi occupation of the country at the height of World War Two. The Crown Princess sat with Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the event, where they listened to the tale of survival of two Norwegian … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  November 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Days after cancelling two engagements in Trondheim due to back pain, Queen Sonja of Norway’s health had improved enough for her to be able to make a short trip to Aarhus, in Denmark on Friday, where she helped launch an exhibition of her own artwork. Texture is a collaboration between the Queen and artist Magne Furuholmen (a member of the Norwegian band A-ha), a ‘thematic combination of text and nature’. Graphic prints … Continue reading

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Royals in Denmark and Norway Mark 500 Years Since The Reformation

  October 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm by

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Denmark and Norway today, with members of each respective country’s royal family in attendance. At Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, the Danish Royal Family attended the government’s official commemoration of the anniversary, where Queen Margrethe II delivered a speech, saying that “the Denmark we know today can not be imagined without the Reformation.”  A concert was hosted in the evening at the DR … Continue reading

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Norway Almost Had A ‘Princess Tyra Eufemia’, Mette-Marit Reveals At Exhibition Opening

  October 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm by

During her visit to Erkebispegården in Trondheim on Tuesday afternoon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway revealed that she and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, considered naming their firstborn daughter ‘Tyra Eufemia’. The Crown Princess said that they ended up deciding that the combination – names of two Norwegian medieval Queens: Tyra of Denmark, wife of Olav I, and Eufemia of Rügen, wife of Haakon V Magnusson – was “so special that they did not dare”, … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Suffering Back Pain, Cancels Engagements

  October 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

A spokesperson for the Norwegian Royal Court has confirmed that due to back pain, Queen Sonja has been forced to cancel her two engagements in Trondheim on Tuesday. “This is because the Queen has been hurt and therefore has to set aside her program tomorrow. The Crown Princess steps in for the Queen,” Sven G. Gjeruldsen said to Norwegian media on Monday afternoon. He reiterated there was no cause for concern for the 80-year-old Queen’s … Continue reading

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Emeralds and Amethysts at Gala for the Norwegian Stortinget

  October 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

Members of the Norwegian Royal Family welcomed the Norwegian parlement at Oslo’s Royal Palace tonight for an annual gala. During his speech the King joked that earlier this year the press agency NTB declared him dead. The gala was attended by the king, the queen, the crown princess and Princess Astrid. The crown prince was unable to attend as he is in Thailand for the cremation ceremony of King Rama … Continue reading

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King of Norway Opens 162nd Session of Stortinget

  October 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm by

The King of Norway has opened the 162nd session of the Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, on Monday October 9th. In his one and only visit to the Stortinget for the year, King Harald delivered the government’s aims for the coming year from the throne before declaring the session open. He spoke of the government’s aim to “develop a society that is sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms”, while also discussing … Continue reading

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A Family of Surfers: Norwegian Crown Princely Family Attend Eurosurf 2017 Opening

  October 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon was joined by his family on Saturday for the opening day of competition of the Eurosurf 2017 tournament, which is taking placed in Borestranda, outside Stavanger, in the south of Norway. The Prince is on the organising committee for this year’s event. He toured the competition site, met with Norwegian athletes taking part; before Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus arrived in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Prince Sverre Magnus Breaks Ankle During Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm by

Norway’s Prince Sverre Magnus has suffered a bicycle accident while on holiday in Dvergsøya, the island in Kristiansandsfjorden where the Crown Princely Family spends part of their summer holidays each year.  “I can confirm that Prince Sverre Magnus has broken his ankle after being unlucky when he was riding a bike,” the Royal Court’s Assistant Communications Manager, Sven Gjeruldsen, confirmed to VG over the weekend. No other details were given.

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Statue of Queen Sonja Unveiled in Park of Royal Palace

  July 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

One of Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday gifts was unveiled today in the park of the Royal Palace of Oslo: she received a bronze statue of herself from the Norwegian Tourist Association. It depicts the Queen, an avid hiker and nature person, sitting on a rock with her hiking backpack open next to her. It was designed and sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, who said she envisioned Queen Sonja “overcoming a challenge, and reflecting … Continue reading

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The Queen of Norway Celebrates 80th Birthday

  July 4, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway today reaches a milestone birthday: she turns eighty years old. She was born in 1937 in Oslo, the youngest of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen’s four children. Following the end of World War Two (during which both her surviving siblings left Norway for neutral Sweden), Sonja studied dressmaking and tailoring (a logical choice as her father was a clothing merchant and ran a store in … Continue reading

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Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Opens Ninth Momentum Biennial

  June 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

At the Punkt Ø in Moss on Saturday, Queen Sonja was present for the official opening of the Momentum 9 – Nordic Art Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art which is currently in its ninth year. The Queen saw art works in the Galleri F15 and Momentum Kunsthall galleries during her visit. This year, the exhibition is showcasing artwork under the theme ‘alienation’. It will run until October 11. Dronningen var i dag med på … Continue reading

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A Royal Guard Inspection At Huseby Leir

  June 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

In the drizzling rain, King Harald V inspected the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde at their Oslo barracks, Huseby Leir, on Friday. He was accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon. The King went on to present annual awards to two guards. The Guard’s Watch, given to the ‘best guard of the year’, was awarded to Leading Private Siri Karine Borge Thøgersen, who is the first female to receive the honour since its inception in 1934. Lieutenant Even … Continue reading

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Nordic Heads of State Celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary

  June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading

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