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Mette-Marit attends the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in New York

  June 10, 2011 at 6:53 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to New York on June 8th to attend the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Crown Princess is a Special Representative for UNAIDS and member of the young leaders . During the first day she attended the opening of the UN High Level Meeting, that was officially opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Afterwards the Crown Princess attended a panel debate about the HIV/AIDs response. … Continue reading

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State Visit from Luxembourg to Norway

  June 1, 2011 at 7:02 am by

On May 30th Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Oslo for a three-days State Visit to Norway. The couple was welcomed by the Norwegian Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The Crown Princely couple was also in attendance. After the ceremony the Grand Ducal couple attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremon, where foreign Heads of … Continue reading

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“Gratulerer med dagen” – National Day in Norway

  May 17, 2011 at 8:22 am by

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge! Happy Birthday, Norway. On May 17th people in Norway celebrate their National day. As every year the Norwegian Royals took part in the celebrations. In the morning the Crown Prince family greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade at Skaugum – the family’s residence. It’s an old tradition that the family of the heir to the throne meets the parade at Skaugum. The Crown Prince and his … Continue reading

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State Visit to Croatia

  May 13, 2011 at 11:39 am by

Two days after finishing their 2-day State Visit to Slovenia, King Harald and Queen Sonja began their State Visit to Slovenia’s bordering country, Croatia. They were welcomed by Croatia’s President Ivo Josipović and Dr Tatjana Josipović outside the Presidential Palace in Zagreb on May 12th. The visit started with an official reception and the exchanging of gifts at the Palace – called Villa Zagorje. Later the day King Harald met … Continue reading

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State Visit to Slovenia

  May 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm by

Yesterday the Norwegian King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja started their 2-day State Visit to Slovenia. The Royal couple was formally welcomed President Türk and Mrs Miklič Türk at Brdo Castle about 30 kilometres outside the capital city of Ljubljana. After the welcoming ceremony a plenary session was held. Later King Harald also met with Slovenia’s President of the National Assembly Dr. Pavel Gantar and Prime Minister Borut … Continue reading

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Märtha Louise Parachuting

  May 6, 2011 at 7:06 am by

Yesterday the Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise went parachuting, which was part of a Sports Association’s campaign. The aim of the campaign is to recruit more disabled people to sport. The Princess did the tandem jump with a tandem instructor from about 3800 meters high. The event and the campaign “along Norway” were organized by the Norwegian Sports Association and Tønsberg parachute club. The goal of the campaign is to recruit … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Ghana

  April 13, 2011 at 10:44 am by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Crown Princess are currently on an official visit to Ghana. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim. During their visit the Crown Princely couple will visit joint projects between Ghana and Norway. After arriving in Ghana the Norwegian Royals and the Minister were welcomed by the Vice President of Ghana – … Continue reading

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State Visit from Lithuania

  April 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm by

The President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, is currently on a two-day State Visit to Norway. She was welcomed by the King and Queen and the Crown Princely couple at the Palace Square on April 5th. After the welcoming ceremony the President and the Norwegian Royals went inside the Palace,where official photos were taken. Also gifts were exchange then. After lunch, the President laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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Father and Son at Work

  March 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Today Crown Prince Haakon attended a boat show at the Norway Trade Fairs in Lillestrøm where more then 350 boats, engines and other marine equipment are displayed. The Prince was given a tour at the show “the sea for all” and met with several representatives of the fair. The Crown Prince was joined by his 5 years old son Prince Sverre Magnus. The little Prince went on board of several … Continue reading

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Queen and Crown Princess at the Anti-Racist Center for Tea Time

  March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am by

On March 10th Queen Sonja of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were invited to come to tea with the family of Adam Pour Grünerløkka as part of the Anti Racist Campaign Centre for Tea Time. There Muslims invite non-Muslims to have tea together. The two Royal women met with Adam Pour Afsaneh and her children. Later the Crown Princess said they talked alot about the importance of showing openness to … Continue reading

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Nordic World Ski Championships in Olso

  February 25, 2011 at 8:25 am by

On Wednesday evening the Royal couple and the Crown Prince family attended the opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Olso. They watched the King’s Guard and The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces showed the way for the 1700 children, who represented the participating nations and walked from the Palace Square down Palace Hill to University Square. In the evening the Royals attended a … Continue reading

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The Week with the Norwegian Royals

  February 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

Here you can read about the current events of the Norwegian Royals during the last week. February 14th: The Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon agreed to be the patron of this year’s TV campaign to support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s efforts. Norwegian People’s Aid is an organisation aiming to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can read more here. February 17th-18th: Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Geneva

  February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two day visit to Geneva. There she attended several meetings with humanitarian organisations. The meetings mainly focus on HIV/AIDS. The Crown Princess has supported the fight against HIV/Aids as a Special Representative for UNAIDS since April 2006. During the first day of her visit the Crown Princess attended a presentation on the ICRC and its humanitarian efforts. Afterwards she had a guided tour at the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple in Davos

  January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Princely family returned from their private journey some days ago. On January 25th the Crown Princely couple had their first official engagement after their two months’ break. They attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. Crown Prince Haakon was a member of the Young Global Leaders from 2005 until 2010. Afterwards he became a member of the Foundation Board. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, is a … Continue reading

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New Portraits of the Norwegian Royals

  January 22, 2011 at 6:01 am by

Today the Norwegian Royal Court released new official portraits of the Norwegian Royals on their website. They published new portraits of the Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple. All portraits were taken by the photographer Sølve Sundsbø, a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. You can read more about Sundsbø here. You can find all portraits at TRF in this thread. A gallery at the Royal Court’s … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s 7th Birthday

  January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am by

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway celebrates her 7th birthday today, on January 21st 2011. As every year the Royal Court released birthday photos of the little Princess. The pictures show the Princess in India, which was one of the places the Crown Princely family visited during their private journey. The family’s journey will end in a few days. Some pictures were taken by Ingrid’s parents while the other were taken … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago: Death of King Olav V

  January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

20 years ago, on January 17th 1991, King Olav V of Norway passed away. Alexander Edward Christian Frederik was born in Norfolk (England) on July 2nd 1903 as the only son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales, who later became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Noway. When his father became King of Norway in 1905 his son was given the name Olav. The Crown … Continue reading

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The Royal Couple’s Events before Christmas

  December 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm by

On December 21st, the Norwegian King and Queen visited the Frogn volunteer center. These kind of centers are existing all across Norway. They are contact centers for anyone who wants to participate in volunteer activities. The Royal Couple were having guided tours through the house. King Harald was meeting with a group of women who were knitting and weaving, as well as storytellers, babysitters and others. Queen Sonja met artists … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings from Abroad

  December 22, 2010 at 11:54 am by

The Crown Prince family started their 3 month journey abroad at the end of November. Today, the first pictures of the trip have been released by the Royal Court. In India, they met a team from the BBC. They sent the Christmas greetings of the Crown Prince and his family with a film and photos. You can find pictures of the family here and here. The family started the trip … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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