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Norway Celebrates King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

  January 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

Norway’s King Harald V has celebrated his silver jubilee today with a series of events in Oslo. The day began with a church service in the Palace Chapel, which the entire royal family attended, as did their guests from overseas: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, the President of the Norwegian Church, officiated the service and Princess … Continue reading

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New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Pose For Christmas Pictures

  December 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

The royal house have released a series of pictures of the Norwegian Royal Family leading up to Christmas. Embed from Getty Images Norway’s King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Hoiby all took part in the photo session. The photoshoot was taken at Skaugum, the residence of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway in Asker, Norway. … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

  December 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm by

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony took place today in Oslo where the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet were awarded this year’s prize for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” following the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. The Quartet is a collaboration of four organisations within Tunisian society – the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Tunisian Order … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Attends Christmas Tree Lighting in London

  December 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm by

Norway’s Princess Astrid tonight attended the lighting of the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square. Accompanied by the Mayor of Westminster, the Norwegian Ambassador to the UK and the Mayor of Oslo, Princess Astrid watched on as the 20-metre high tree was lit up for the first time this holiday season. She also attended the Christmas concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the lighting ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The tree … Continue reading

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Norwegian Prince Sverre Magnus Turns 10

  December 3, 2015 at 7:09 am by

Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince was born at the Rikshospitalet Olso University Hospital in December 2005, the younger child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. He currently attends the Montessori school, where he transferred to last year. Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line to the Norwegian throne, behind his father and sister. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Sverre Magnus … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit and Her Kids Attend Memorial For Paris Attack Victims

  November 18, 2015 at 11:54 am by

This afternoon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby, attended a memorial service for the Paris attack victims. The memorial took place in Oslo’s city courtyard. The royals listened to speeches given by Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the French ambassador to Norway. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her children attend the memorial for the Paris attack … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Cheer On Footballers In UEFA Play-Off

  November 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

The Norwegian National Football Team had a royal cheer squad for their first UEFA Euro Championship play-off match against Hungary this evening at Ullevaal Stadium. King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby sat in the stands as the two teams competed in the first leg of the play-off round to see who will make it into the championships next … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja Open The Exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh”

  September 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway attend the opening of the exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh” today. The exhibition is being held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcases work of the two artists, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Their work is shown side by side to show the similarities of their artwork, despite the two artists having never met. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrix … Continue reading

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess Have A Busy Day In Trondheim

  September 3, 2015 at 4:20 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Trondheim. During the visit, the royals had three engagements and the purpose of the visit was research and innovation. The couple visited SINTEF Energy Lab where they attended the opening of the Foundation’s new energy laboratory. Prince Haakon gave the opening speech, they were then showed around the new facility and signed a plaque. Crown Prince couple also visited the Norwegian University … Continue reading

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Victoria and Mette-Marit Join Forces For Climate Pilgrimage

  August 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria today joined forces for climate change, participating in a pilgrimage between Halden, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The two Crown Princesses began in Halden, where they met with bishops at the Søndre Enningdalen Church before starting their walk Elgåfossen, a waterfall on the border between the two Scandinavian countries. Upon reaching their destination, Mette-Marit filled a bottle with water and then, standing on the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Premiere of ‘Pøbler’ Documentary

  August 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit tonight attended the premiere of the documentary Pøbler, which has been partially funded by the Crown Prince Couple’s Fund. The premiere took place at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. The documentary is based on the Pøbelprosjektet, a project that helps young people who have been out of school or work for some time to find jobs or improve their education. “The film is about a group of young men … Continue reading

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Trip to Vardø for Norwegian Royal Family

  August 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family today stopped in Vardø, in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway, as part of their private summer holiday. King Harald V and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise, with their spouses and their five grandchildren. “We can not just sit and tell them the story. We must show them that too, for otherwise it becomes boring for the grandchildren,” … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Prince Family Attend The St Olav Festival 2015

  July 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit along with their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus attended the Saint Olav Festival 2015 in Stiklestad, Norway. View image | gettyimages.com The summer festival is one of Norways largest church and culture festivals which have a wide range of activities for all ages and concerts. View image | gettyimages.com  

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Queen Sonja Turns 78 Today

  July 4, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Sonja Haraldsen was born in Oslo on July 4, 1937 and her parents were Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. She completed her studies in Oslo and received her diploma in dressmaking and tailoring. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtained a diploma in accounting, fashion design, and social science. Sonja then returned to Oslo and continued her studies and received an undergraduate degree in French, English and … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At Skaugum

  June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo

  June 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm by

The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading

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Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading

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