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Gratulerer Med Dagen Norge! Norway Celebrates National Day

  May 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has helped the country celebrate National Day with traditional festivities at Skaugum and in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon (who has already started to grow his beard back!) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with their two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus kicked off the day on the steps of their home in Asker, watching the Asker Municipality children’s parade go past. The family – joined … Continue reading

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Crown Prince and Princess of Norway Held A Dinner At Skaugum

  May 16, 2017 at 4:18 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit held a dinner at Skaugum yesterday evening. They invited this years winners and former winners of the business peace prize – Oslo Business for Peace Award. They also invited a few local and international business leaders that contribute to to the Norwegian Foundation for Peace. The awards will be held today at the Oslo City Hall.

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More Celebrations In Norway!

  May 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm by

The 80th birthday celebrations of the Norwegian King and Queen continued on Wednesday, as their royal guests were treated to a cruise around the Oslo Fjord while enjoying lunch on the royal yacht Norge. King Harald and Queen Sonja and the guests present at the previous evening’s gala boarded the yacht from the Oslo Harbour, posing for photos upon arrival before climbing into smaller boats to cross the water to the … Continue reading

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Prince Haakon Sneaks Out Of Dinner To Shave His Beard

  May 10, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Many royals gathered on Tuesday evening in Oslo to celebrate King Harald V and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday. During the gala dinner, Crown Prince Haakon snuck out to shave off his beard. It must have kept a few guests wondering whether he had a beard or not! Apparently he did it for a good laugh during the evening. Kronprins Haakon tok skjegget som en del av underholdningen under kveldens gallamiddag… Foto: … Continue reading

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Glittering Gala Banquet Honouring King Harald and Queen Sonja

  May 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm by

A glittering gala banquet was held at the Royal Palace of Oslo this evening to celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthdays. Ahead of the banquet, the Norwegian Royal Family – accompanied by their royal guests – gathered on the balcony of the Palace to watch entertainment by local school children and the military bands. A traditional Norwegian birthday song was played for the King and Queen, which led … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks Liberation and Veterans Day

  May 8, 2017 at 10:36 am by

King Harald of Norway marked Liberation and Veterans Day at the Akershus Fortress on Monday. He was joined by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The King and Prime Minister both laid wreaths at the National Monument. During the ceremony, King Harald also awarded the War Cross with Sword to Marinejegerkommandoen Operator Ken Andersen for his “heroic advancements that have undoubtedly hampered loss of human life and further damage to infrastructure”. These efforts were during Andersen’s stationing … Continue reading

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Details of the 80th Birthday Celebrations of the Norwegian Royal Couple

  May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The King and Queen of Norway are both turning eighty years old in 2017 (King Harald on February 21, and Queen Sonja on July 4) and will be having joint celebrations in a few days time. Below is an overview of the festivities and the foreign guests with confirmed attendance. Events May 9, 5:30pm: Entertainment in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, their family and … Continue reading

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Munch Exhibition Gets A Pair Of Royal Visitors

  May 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were guests at the opening of a new art exhibition of works of Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo on Friday night. The exhibition – Towards the Forest: Knausgård on Munch – has been put together by author Karl Ove Knausgård and features over 130 pieces created by Munch that have rarely been exhibited before. Knausgård’s purpose for the exhibition is to bring “a … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Unhurt After Car Accident

  April 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm by

Ari Behn was involved in a car accident in Bærum on Friday morning, he confirmed on Instagram this evening. “Angels guard today. Unscathed from total crash,” reads Ari’s latest Instagram post. His car was driven into a ditch alongside a mountainous road in the area, after he apparently swerved to avoid another vehicle just before noon. A spokesperson for the Oslo Police District said that “a man in his 40s came away … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace, Oslo

  April 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The Royal Palace, Oslo from the front square Location: Oslo, Kingdom of Norway Built: 1825-1849 Architect: Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow Commissioned By: Carl XIV / III Johan, King of Sweden and Norway Style: Neo-Classical Rooms: 173 On The Palace Grounds: The Palace Chapel, The Palace Park Current Owner: The Norwegian State Current Use: Official residence of T.M. The King and Queen of Norway Fun Fact: The budget provided by the Storting was quickly used in the first two years of construction, … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

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Haakon & Mette-Marit Pay Visit to Bjerke

  March 27, 2017 at 11:38 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway on Monday paid a visit to the district of Bjerke, in the north of Oslo. A high percentage of the district’s population is made up of immigrants or children whose parents were immigrants, providing a variety of cultures to the area. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit first visited the contemporary circus, where they watched acrobatic and dance performances, before participating in a … Continue reading

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Icelandic President Pays State Visit to Norway

  March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has paid a state visit to Norway this week, on the invitation of King Harald V. The three-day visit began on Tuesday with an official welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the President and the King inspected a guard of honour. Afterwards, inside the Palace, a photograph of the royal family – King Harald, Queen Sonja, … Continue reading

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Frederik And Haakon Join 30,000 Skiers In Norway

  March 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined about 30,000 cross country skiers in Norway’s oldest race named Birkebeinerrennet. The event kicked off this morning at 8:30am Norwegian time and the distance race was 54km. One rule of the race is that all participants must carry a backpack with 3.5kg on their backs during the race. D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprins Haakon af Norge er netop kommet … Continue reading

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Princess Mette-Marit Helps Launch Educational App For Syrian Children

  March 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm by

Norway’s Crown Princess was today involved in the launch of a new app designed to help children fleeing the war in Syria learn to read. Joining Prime Minister Erna Solberg at her residence in Oslo, Mette-Marit watched as young children were shown the app and learnt how to play the games that teach them how to spell and read in Norwegian. The children then showed the adults how the apps … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Visits Red Cross Women’s Centre To Mark Fifth Anniversary

  March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway today visited the Stella Red Cross Women’s Centre in Oslo, five years after she opened the centre which provides support to women with immigrant backgrounds. Meeting the volunteers who helped over 6,500 women last year, the Crown Princess was informed of the work the centre has done in its five years. Later, cake was served and Mette-Marit sat down with women who have used the centre’s services. … Continue reading

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Norwegian Heir Takes Part In Military Exercises

  March 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has taken part in the Norwegian Armed Forces exercise Joint Viking in Finnmark. The exercise is being held to “practice crisis management and the defence of Norway”, and to improve the information flow within the military branches. Prince Haakon accompanied Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, the Chief of Norwegian Defence, to meet soldiers taking part and learning about their tasks during the exercise. 8,000 Norwegian military personnel are taking … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Opens Clothing Thrift Store in Oslo

  March 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

The Crown Princess of Norway was present at the opening of the ninth thrift store run by the organisation Normisjon in Oslo on Thursday. She was given a tour of the store, which sells preowned clothes and accessories, by the general secretary of Normisjon, Anne Birgitta Langmoen Kvelland. She also met with the twenty volunteers who will be running the store, whose profits will go to programs that “provide education to children … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: King Harald’s 70th Birthday Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am by

As part of the multi-day festivities to celebrate his 70th birthday, King Harald V of Norway hosted a gala banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on February 24, 2007. Guests from across Europe’s royal houses were present, enjoying dinner, dancing and a firework display from the Palace balcony.

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