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King Harald: “She will always be our daughter”

  October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am by

For the first time King Harald of Norway commented on his daughter’s statements that she speaks with the dead. Princess Märtha Louise caused several discussions after announcing she doesn’t only talk to angels, but also to dead people. During an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten the King admitted that parents don’t always agree with their children. “What is important for us is that we love them.” the King said. … Continue reading

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State Visit to Slovakia

  October 29, 2010 at 5:10 am by

Norways’s Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, paid a State Visit to the Slovak Republic from October 26th to 29th. Day 1 At the first day the Royal couple was officially welcomed by President Ivan Gašparovičand First Lady Silvia Gašparovičová. The Norweian Royals recieved a loaf of bread and salt, which is a tradition in Slovakia. Afterwards the King and the President met with Norwegian and Slovakian representatives … Continue reading

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Annual Gala for Stortinget

  October 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm by

Yesterday the Norwegian Royal attended the annual Gala for Stortinget – the Norwegian Parliament. King Harald and Queen Sonja received the representatives of the Parliament representatives in the Palace which is part of a 100-year-old tradition. The Gala for Stortinget is hosted since 1906. King Haakon was the first one who invited invited the members of the Stortinget to dinner in the first parliamentary year after he became king of … Continue reading

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State Visit from Switzerland

  October 17, 2010 at 7:45 am by

The Swiss Confederation paid a State Visit to Norway. Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard and Dr. Roland Hausin were welcomed by His Majesty King Harald V on October 14th. The Confederation was formally welcomed in the Palace Square and were introduced to representatives of official institutions in Norway. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. After the welcoming ceremomy President Leuthard laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja visits Refugee Camp in Kenya

  September 25, 2010 at 5:20 am by

This week Queen Sonja visited the world’s largest refugee camp, the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, in connection with the TV Campaign “On the run from war”. The Queen is patron of the campaign. Queen Sonja was welcomed by NRC Secretary General Elisabeth Rasmusson and manager Hassan Khair. In the camp Her Majesty met with two families- one family lives in the camp since it was established in 1991, the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princely Couple’s Visit to Aust-Agder

  September 25, 2010 at 5:07 am by

From August 31st to September 2nd Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit payed their country visit to Aust-Agder where they visited the municipalities of Evje and Hornnes, Grimstad, Froland, Arendal, Vegårshei and Gjerstad. Duing their first day in Lillesand, Evje and Hornnes the couple went to see the Setesdal Mineral Park, a clinic and a prison. Laterthe couple visited the University of Agder, Kristiansand Campus. Here they used bikes … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s First Day of School

  August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am by

Today was a big day for Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra: it was her first day of school in the Jansløkka school in Asker. Ingrid was accompanied by her parents, her grandfather King Harald and her grandmother Marit Tjessem when she arrived at twelve noon. The Princess will be in the “green group” with 21 other pupils. All children who were starting school today were welcomed by the rector and were … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon celebrates 37th Birthday

  July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

On July 20th, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 37th birthday. Like every year, the Crown Princely family met the press for a photo call. This year the family chose their summer cabin on the little island where they used to spend their summer vacations. The family was photographed on the stairs in front of the white villa and in the garden. Marius Borg Høiby was missing this year’s … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit attended the AIDS Conference in Vienna

  July 20, 2010 at 5:20 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in Austria to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. About 20,000 delegates from all over the world are participating in the conference. Mette-Marit is a UNAIDS Special Representative since 2006 and her work focuses on strengthening youth leadership in the AIDS effort. The conference in Vienna began on July 18th and will last until Friday 23 July. During this time different lectures, seminars, exhibitions … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit meet with Angela Merkel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  June 13, 2010 at 5:54 am by

Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to the German country Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg West Pomerania) on the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the home state of the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel rarely recieves guests herself; the visit is a sign of the close ties between Norway and Germany. The Norwegian couple was welcomed in front of the town hall of Stralsund where they signed the Golden … Continue reading

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Royal Couple visited Oppland

  June 12, 2010 at 3:47 am by

Once a year the Norwegian Royal couple visits one of the 19 Norwegian countries. This year they paid a visit to Oppland, which is one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway. The couple visited the six municipalties in Valdres. They started with visiting Bruflat in Etnedal where they watched a program called “The adventurous Valdres” which was based on stories and legends from the valley. Afterwards the King … Continue reading

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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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