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Charles and Camilla to Visit Scandinavia

  February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying official visits to the three Scandinavian countries at the end of March. Visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been schedueled as a lead-in to the British Royal Family’s tours of the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The respective Royal Courts also stated that the “historical and diplomatic ties” between Britain and Scandinavia is part … Continue reading

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Royal Family at Exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005″

  February 16, 2012 at 9:11 am by

King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the opening of the exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005″ at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo on February 15th, 2012. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise and Princess Astrid were also in attendance. The exhibition is the Norwegian government’s present to King Harald and Queen Sonja for both their 75th birthday this year. It consists of six exhibitions with … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid’s 80th Birthday

  February 12, 2012 at 5:24 am by

Today, Princess Astrid celebrates her 80th birthday. In honour of the occasion, King Harald and Queen Sonja will host a gala banquet at the Royal Palace. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise will attend as well. Princess Astrid was born at Villa Solbakken in Oslo on February 12th, 1932 as second child of King Olav and Crown Princess Märtha. She was named Astrid Maud Ingeborg after … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple at the World Economic Forum

  January 28, 2012 at 4:53 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos from January 25th-29th. Crown Prince Haakon has been present at the annual meeting every year since 2005 except for 2008. “It’s good to be here with an experienced companion,” said Crown Princess Mette-Marit. It’s the second time the couple attends together. Crown Prince Haakon was an active member of Young Global Leaders, a … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 8th birthday

  January 21, 2012 at 8:50 am by

Today, January 21st, Princess Ingrid Alexandra celebrates her 8th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo in 2004 as first child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has a son Marius from a previous relationship who lives with the Crown Princely Family. She is second in line for the Norwegian throne, after her father. Her godparents are His Majesty The King, His Royal Highness … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple attends NHO Conference

  January 7, 2012 at 3:06 am by

On January 5th, 2012 the annual NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) Conference took place at the Opera and Ballet House in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening and the first part of the conference. Also in attendance were the NHO President Kristin Skogen Lund, who welcomed the Crown Prince Couple, and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The NHO is the largest trade association for companies … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Awards Fashion 2011

  December 25, 2011 at 6:33 am by

The year is coming to an end and one of the last big events in the royal calender has been the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Oslo and Stockholm. Let’s take a look back at the royal ladies’ Nobel Prize fashion 2011! Oslo: For the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, December 10, Queen Sonja chose a coral red skirt suit and quite an outstanding hat in matching … Continue reading

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‘God Jul’ from the Norwegian Royal Family

  December 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm by

On Monday December 19th, the traditional Christmas shoot took place at the Royal Palace. This year, photos of the Royal Couple together with the Crown Prince Family were taken in the Red Parlour. Queen Sonja read “Hvordan snøen fikk farge” (“How the snow got colour”), an old tale retold by Dan Lindholm. Prince Sverre Magnus was quite interested in the Christmas tree and couldn’t sit still, while Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2011

  December 12, 2011 at 10:10 am by

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemen’s human rights activist Tawakkul Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”, according to a release from the prize committee. It is the first time the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women. The … Continue reading

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Prince Sverre Magnus’ 6th Birthday

  December 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm by

Prince Sverre Magnus celebrates his 6th birthday today. He is the youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. He was born on December 3rd, 2005 at Rikshospitalet in Oslo and christened on March 4th, 2006 in the Palace Chapel. His godparents are Her Majesty The Queen, Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Her Royal Highness Princess Rosario … Continue reading

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Documentary about Crown Princess Mette-Marit

  November 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm by

NRK aired a documentary on Norwegian television about Crown Princess Mette-Marit in November 2011. A filmcrew from NRK followed the Crown Princess for one and a half years. Part one shows the Crown Princely family in their everyday life, like having breakfast together, but also in work-related contexts, for example the events on the National Day in Norway (May 17th). It also contains interviews with Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s closest family … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Inaugurates Church in Florida

  November 26, 2011 at 6:16 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit inaugurated the newly built “Norwegian Seamen’s Church” in Davie, Florida, on November 20, 2011. The church carries the Crown Princess’ name and is now officially called “Sjømannskirken H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Mette-Marits kirke, Scandinavian Church and Center”. Crown Princess Mette-Marit said she is “proud and happy” to have a church named after her. There are around 4000 Norwegians in southern Florida, but it’s planned to be a center for … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Awards Two Prizes

  November 19, 2011 at 4:51 am by

Crown Prince Haakon handed out the award “Role Model of the Year” at the Nobel Peace Center on November 14, 2011. The prize – now awarded for the seventh time – goes to an adult immigrant who makes an extraordinary effort for children and adolescents. This year Cecilia Dinardi received it for “her commitment to children’s welfare and asylum seeking children.” She came from Chile to Norway when she was … Continue reading

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Kronprinsparets Fond Releases Christmas Album

  November 14, 2011 at 4:46 am by

The Kronprinsparets Fond (Crown Prince Couple’s Fund), in cooperation with Universal Music, will release a Christmas album titled “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lamps) on November 14, 2011, to raise money for disadvantaged young people. It contains traditional carols, as well as newly written songs, which will be performed by young Norwegian artists. Those are Ida Jenshus, Gunhild Sundli, Thomas Dybdahl, Moddi, Samsaya, Marit Larsen & Garness, Ingrid … Continue reading

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Scandi Royals Mark American-Scandinavia Foundation Centennial

  October 23, 2011 at 2:33 am by

Members of Scandinavia’s three royal families, along with the Presidents of their two fellow republics, have spent some time in New York City this weekend, to mark the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s centennial. Their first event was held on Thursday evening, at Scandinavia House. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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10th Wedding Anniversary of Haakon & Mette-Marit

  August 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

Today, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple married on August 25th 2001 in Oslo Cathedral. The engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was announced on December 1st 2000. Back then Mette-Marit was already a single-mother of her little son Marius Borg Høiby (born 1997). After marrying the Crown Prince Mette-Marit became “Her Royal Highness Crown Princess … Continue reading

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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

  August 21, 2011 at 6:47 am by

No, we’re not going to break into Billy Idol. But white weddings were the place-to-be for our Scandinavian royals yesterday, August 20th. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, various members of the respective royal houses headed to the chapel to witness their friends say “I Do”. Just east of the Danish city of Vejle, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Anders Kirk Johansen, the grandson of … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Neighbours Show Support for Norway

  July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am by

Following the tragedy in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, Norway last Friday July 22nd, the Scandinanivan nation’s neighbours Denmark and Sweden have shown their support and expressed their sympathies for the victims of the twin bombing and shooting. Both the Danish and Swedish heads of state, Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf respectively, sent messages of condolence to Norway’s King, Harald V. Queen Margrethe’s complete letter … Continue reading

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Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am by

The Norwegian people grieve after the death of at least 92 people were killed in the double attack on Friday, July 22nd. At least seven people were killed in a bomb attack on the government quarter in Oslo; 85 people were shot dead as the same man ran amok on the nearby island of Utoeya. If you want to read more about the attacks in Norway or express your condolences, … Continue reading

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