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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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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends HIV Solidarity Service

  December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm by

At the Tøyen Church in Oslo this evening, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an inter-faith service to express solidarity with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the Church City Mission, the aim of the event was both to express solidarity and to celebrate the progresses made in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. The service was held on World AIDS Day, which has been marked on December 1 since 1988. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Haakon and Sverre Magnus at “Daddy World Wide” Exhibition

  March 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm by

Today March 12, 2014, Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the exhibition and global art project “Daddy World Wide” at the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo. As a surprise, he was accompanied by his youngest son Prince Sverre Magnus. They were welcomed in the afternoon by director Angela Goldin, chairman Jacob Lund and museum manager Nina Schjønsby and shown around the exhibition. The exhibition consists of old … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Turns 10

  January 21, 2014 at 3:03 am by

Today, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 10th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on January 21st, 2004 and is second in line of succession to the Norwegian throne. Her godparents include King Harald, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Felipe of Asturias, Princess Märtha Louise and Marit Tjessem, … Continue reading

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Prince Sverre Magnus’s 8th Birthday

  December 4, 2013 at 3:58 am by

Prince Sverre Magnus turns 8 yesterday. He was born on December 3rd, 2005 in Rikshospitalet in Oslo as the second and youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line of succession to the Norwegian throne after his father and his elder sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Both his names have a royal history: King Sverre reigned in the 12th century and Magnus has … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon In Zambia With UNDP

  November 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

In his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Crown Prince Haakon visited Zambia from October 28th-31th, 2013. During his visit, he put special focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals. His program of activities was centered around health, the environment, education and youth leadership. Together with the First Lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Kaseba, he visited Chongwe District Hospital. Crown Prince Haakon said: “I am very … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s 40th Birthday

  August 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm by

Today, August 19th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit turns 40 years old. On occasion of her birthday, an open air church service in the Queen’s Park was celebrated yesterday, hosted by King Harald and Queen Sonja. Since 2001, the Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been celebrating all her birthdays with a church service together with family and friends. To the service, which was lead by former Oslo Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, who married then … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Visits Økofestivalen

  August 18, 2013 at 2:25 am by

Ahead of her fortieth birthday celebrations tomorrow, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Økofestivalen on its opening day in Sande yesterday. Dressed casually in a white skirt and a brown jumper, the Princess spent around an hour at the festival, touring stalls and tasting the food on offer. “Now I’m full,” was her comment after tasting some organic pumpkin soup, carrot juice and some tapas. “It is a great festival, and … Continue reading

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Norwegian Summer Photo Shoot – Now with Puppies

  July 16, 2013 at 5:22 am by

The Norwegian Royal Court has released this week a photo gallery of the Crown Princely Family’s summer photo shoot. The images were taken at the family’s summer home in Dvergsøya last week by Veronica Melå. Included in the images are the family’s most recent additions – the nine puppies delivered by the family pet, Milly Kakao. The puppies were born on June 15th. The family has had Milly Kakao, a labradoodle, … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2013 at 10:37 am by

Today, May 17th, 2013, the Royal Family celebrated National Day together with the Norwegian people. As every year, the Crown Princely Family greeted the children’s parade at the entrance of their home Skaugum in Asker in the early morning. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Marius, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were dressed in national costumes and as in previous years, the family dog Milly Kakao joined them, … Continue reading

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