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Princess Ragnhild turns 80

  June 9, 2010 at 5:53 am by

Today Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen of Norway, the oldest sister of King Harald V, celebrates her 80th birthday together with her family and friends at a private birthday party at the palace in Oslo. Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 as the first child of of King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha. The Princess spent most time of her childhood in the Skaugum Estate near Oslo. In … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 2 and 3

  June 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm by

The second day of Queen Beatrix’ State Visit to Norway began with a visit to the Oslo Bors securities exchange, where Her Majesty, who was joined by King Harald and Queen Sonja, attended a seminar with the title “Labour Participation and Gender”. Later they visited the Bjornholt Middle and Upper Secondary School. At lunch time Queen Beatrix, the Norwegian Royal couple and the Crown Princely couple attended an official luncheon … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 1

  June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is on a three-day State Visit to Norway. The Queen arrived at the port of Oslo yesterday, where she was welcomed by King Harald V of Norway. Queen Sonja and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. Queen Beatrix travelled to Norway on board of the Dutch frigate Tromp. During the welcoming ceremony the national anthems were played and Queen Beatrix met … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals at the Eurovision Songcontest

  May 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her son Marius, Princess Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn were among the guests at the Telenor Arena in Oslo to watch the Eurovision Songcontest 2010. After the 25 performances the voting began. As a break entertainment the group Madcon performed their song “Glow”. Previously many people in the audience and all over Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance and danced to the music. Princess … Continue reading

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International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm by

May 17th 2010: Happy Birthday Norway! Today the Royal Family and the Norwegian people celebrated the National day of Norway. The day started with the Crown Princely family greeting the children’s parade at their residence Skaugum. Later the members of the Royal house gathered at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo where they watched the children’s parade. Children from 109 different schools were attending the parade which was … Continue reading

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State Visit from Russia

  April 27, 2010 at 6:25 am by

On Monday the President of Russia Medvedev and his wife paid a State Visit to Norway. The couple was formally welcomed during a ceremony on the Palace Square. The Queen and the Crown princely couple were present during the ceremony when the King and the President inspected the King’s Guard and greeted Norwegian officials. After the welcoming ceremony President Medvedev visited the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, and met the President … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals attend Reopening of the Oslo Cathedral

  April 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the reopening of the Oslo Cathedral on Sunday. The cathedral has been renovated for about four years and it was opened with a mass on Sunday. Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme was leading the church service. The Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple married in the Oslo cathedral. During the church service little … Continue reading

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Haakon’s Visit to Qatar and the UAE

  April 14, 2010 at 5:08 am by

On April 12th Crown Prince Haakon started his official visit to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The central aspect of the program during the first day was the opening of the aluminum factory Qatalum, which is a cooperated project between Norway and Qatar. Haakon attended the opening of the factory joined by Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. After the opening of Qatalum Haakon visited the Norwegian … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple Recieves = Oslo Award

  April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit recieved the = Oslo Award 2009 for their “long-standing and sincere commitment to the poor, outcast and disadvantaged”. The award that was first awarded last year, stimulates social work. The jury chose the Crown Princely couple for this year’s award, because of their social work and their commitment for disadvantaged people. As examples the jury names the Crown Prince’s work with Global Dignity … Continue reading

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A Sporty Weekend

  March 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm by

This weekend was a sporty one for the Norwegian Royals. Many nordic sports event took place at the famous Holmenkollen outside of Oslo. On Saturday King Harald watched the 30 km free technique cross-country of the men and women and met with the Norwegian athletes afterwards. The King also attended Sunday’s World Cup-event and trial World Championships in Nordic skiing at Holmenkollen. One of the most traditional events the Royal … Continue reading

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The Last Day in Malaysia

  March 10, 2010 at 8:38 am by

The final day of the 3-day official visit to Malaysia started with the visit to an exhibition on Norwegian architecture in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition was officially opened by Crown Princess Mette-Marit and deals with the relationship between nature and architecture. After Mette-Marit’s opening speech she and the Crown Prince met many of the more than 150 Norwegians who also attended the opening. Prince Haakon also attended a seminar on … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 2

  March 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm by

During the second day during Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s visit to Malaysia the events were focused on trade and industry. The day began with the fomal opening of a seminar on collaboration in trade and industry. The Crown Prince pointed out the good cooperation between Norway and Malaysia on petroleum-related activities during his opening speech. After the seminar the Crown Prince visited Petronas, the national petroleum company … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 1

  March 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on an official visit to Malaysia from March 8th to 10th. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by about 130 representatives of Norwegian trade and industry. Many engagements during the vist will take place in Kuala Lumpur – the capital of Malaysia. The Norwegian crown princely couple arrived on March 8th and was welcomed during an official greeting ceremony outside the Perdana … Continue reading

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Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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Haakon at the World Economic Forum

  February 1, 2010 at 5:03 am by

Crown Prince Haakon was in Davos from January 27th to 31st to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum which was celebrating 40 years under the motto “rethink, redesign, rebuild” this year. Prince Haakon took part in the group discussions on common goods and several leading group discussions on values and final reflections. Prince Haakon first attended the WEF in 2005. He participates in because of its role … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit: Ski instructor for a day

  February 1, 2010 at 4:50 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Hvalstad school in Asker on Sunday afternoon. She took part at the “ski-day” for underage asylum seekers. The Crown Princess participated actively in various activities like tobogganing, cross country and barbecuing of hot dogs on the campfire. Mette-Marit also offered herself as ski-instructor for the young people. About her skiing skills Mette-Marit said modestly: ” I do not know if I’m good, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Royal Family at YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

  January 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm by

The Norwegian Royal family keeps royal watchers update in more then one way: The Crown Princely couple has an own profile on Facebook where they release photos or videos of current important events they attend or social involvements they want people to know and to support. One of the latest projects was the “Involve Project” which was started short time before the Crown Prince’s visit to the World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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Haakon and Marius attend Benefit Concert for Haiti

  January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm by

On January 24th 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Marius Borg Hoiby attended a benefit concert for earthquake victims in Haiti at the Opera in Oslo. Prince Haakon was impressed by the spirit of voluntary work and told the newspaper VG that he was deeply affected by the pictures showing the destructions and misery in Haiti. The concert in the Opera House was sold out and more then 700,000 $ have … Continue reading

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