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Norway’s King Presents Abel Prize 2015

  May 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm by

King Harald V of Norway today presented the Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the mathematic field, to John Forbes Nash, Jr and Louis Nirenberg. The two men won this year’s award for their “striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” Mr Nash and Mr Nirenberg will each receive a prize of 6million Norwegian kroner. Earlier in the day, the King granted … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Norway!

  May 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated National Day with a balcony appearance at the Royal Palace in Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra all greeted the masses of well-wishers gathered in the Palace forecourt. The National Children’s Parade took place in the Palace Square, which saw 60,000 school children from a number of schools (some included specifically because they are celebrating milestone anniversaries … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

  May 10, 2015 at 3:13 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading

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VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

  May 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading

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Crown Princess of Norway Attends Venice Biennale

  May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway opened the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale today. Before the opening, HRH got a private tour of the pavilion where artist Camille Normen is showcasing her work. Her work comes under the title “Rapture”. Later in the day, the Crown Princess gave the opening speech where she described the artists work as “the work Rapture by multi-media artist Camille Norment brings together … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Baptises New Lifeboat

  May 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptised her first watercraft this afternoon, under the proud gaze of her grandfather, King Harald. At the Honnørbrygga (Senior Pier) in Oslo Harbour, the Princess named the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution’s new lifeboat Elias. “I baptise you Elias. May luck follow you and your crew in your responsible work along the Norwegian coast,” Ingrid Alexandra declared before swinging the customary bottle of champagne towards the vessel. It took her three swings … Continue reading

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Prince Haakon Delivers Keynote Speech at CICERO Anniversary

  April 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm by

In Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 25th anniversary seminar of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO). The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the seminar, as did Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Stolberg. “Ever since I was little, nature has helped to define how I see myself and how I am,” the Crown Prince began, going into an illustration of how surfing describes … Continue reading

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Royals Send Condolences To Nepal After Massive Earthquake

  April 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm by

Royals around the globe have sent their condolences to the President and people on Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the mountain nation on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom expressed her shock at the “appalling loss of life and injuries” resulting from the earthquake, offering President Ram Baran Yadav her deepest sympathies. “The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Princess Opens Photography Exhibition

  April 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present tonight for the opening of a photography exhibition in memory of its artist, Tom Sandberg. 60 black and white photographs taken by Mr Sandberg, who died last year, make up the exhibition, which has been described as “open, subjective and confrontational” by the joint curators, Sune Nordgren and Ida Kierulf. “This exhibition highlights the duality and ambiguity of Sandberg’s works. It’s all about contrasts of … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks 75th Anniversary of German Invasion

  April 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm by

The King of Norway today was present for a ceremony at the National Monument at the Akerhus Fortress marking the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Norway. King Harald laid a wreath at the monument to those who gave their lives fighting for their country, before saluting and observing a moment’s silence. 96 soldiers from Oslo’s Garrison Company stood to attention during the ceremony, which was also attended by … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Competes in the Birkebeinerren­net

  March 21, 2015 at 11:43 pm by

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon participated in the annual Birkebeinerren­net cross-country skiing race today. “I cannot wait! It is so nice weather…first and foremost, I hope it will be a good trip over the mountain,” he told NRK before the race, which sees competitors ski 54km from Rena to Lillehammer. Haakon also said he should have trained a little more prior to the race, and that he expected to be hurting afterwards. … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Advocates for Childhood Vaccines

  March 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm by

The Crown Princess of Norway today spoke at a medical student conference arranged in connection with the 9th Global Health and Vaccination Research Conference (GLOBVAC) being held in Oslo this week, focusing this year on reproductive health. During her speech, Mette-Marit discussed the importance of young people today making their voices heard so that governing bodies around the world can create concrete recommendations to “provide young people with the tools … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends NIMA Anniversary Conference

  March 13, 2015 at 3:27 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of NIMA (Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics) 100th anniversary conference yesterday. Upon arrival, the Crown Princess was welcomed by Svein-Egil Hoberg, the Chairman of NIMA and Nils Are Karstad Lysø, Opera’s CEO. The Crown Princess listened to a few speeches that where held. The conference focused on the future of the purchase and supply chain. NIMA was established in 1915 and is the … Continue reading

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Gold for Norway! Royals Attend Ski Championships

  February 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm by

Members of the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families were on hand today for one of the most anticipated events of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the men’s cross country skiing 4x10km relay. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, little Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip were joined in Falun by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who brought along two of their … Continue reading

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Queen Maud Land Receives Royal Visitor

  February 12, 2015 at 4:31 am by

Norway’s King Harald is presently paying a visit to one of Norway’s Arctic dependencies, Queen Maud Land. The purpose of the King’s visit – the first of a Norwegian monarch – is the tenth anniversary of the Troll Research Station. The King spent yesterday morning on a tour of the research station, accompanied by the Norwegian Ministers for Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft and Justice, Anders Anundsen. They party then went … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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Funeral of Johan Martin Ferner

  February 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm by

Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, was farewelled today in a private funeral service at the Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo. The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present, and were greeted by Mr Ferner’s two sons, Alexander and Carl-Christian, when they arrived to the chapel. Princess Astrid and the couple’s three daughters were already inside, having arrived at 12:15pm for the 1pm service. Bishop Sigurd Osberg and … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Johan Martin Ferner Has Died

  January 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, passed away this morning at the age of 87. The Norwegian Royal Court confirmed the news, issuing a statement from King Harald which read: “It is with deep sadness that we have received the news that Johan Martin Ferner has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Astrid and her family, who have lost a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded in Olso

  December 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm by

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall this afternoon. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were on hand to congratulate the two laureates, at both the official ceremony and an audience at the Royal Palace prior. Yousafzai was awarded the prize for her fight for girls’ rights to an education, while Satyarthi … Continue reading

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