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Watch the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony Live!

  December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am by

On December 10th, the 2009 Nobel Prizes will be awarded to this year’s recipients. In Norway, US President Barack Obama will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize at 13:00 local time, in the presence of the Norwegian Royal Family. In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the five Nobel Prizes of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Economic Sciences to twelve laureates at 16:30 local time. Each ceremony may … Continue reading

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Update of the Royal Website

  December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

The Royal Homepage Kongehuset.no has been updated today. Together with Princess Ingrid Alexandra, King Harald V welcomed the users of the site to the castle’s new website, especially to the special site for children. The new website is especially created for children at children at the age of 10 or 11 and offers them an opportunity to learn about the function of the monarchy and the royal family. Here you … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Gets His Revenge

  December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am by

In a music video for the new song of a Norwegian group, Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise, makes a special guest appearance. He plays a cowboy in the music video of the “Penthouse Playboys”. The audience can see the following scene: In a classic Western setting you can see pistols at high noon between a sheriff and a deadly stranger. When the stranger takes off his hat you … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit attends event to mark World Aids Day

  December 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Today, on December 1st, it is World Aids day. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was among the guests at the Romsås Frivillighetssentral in Oslo. The International HIV / AIDS Committee selected “Universal Access and Human Rights” as theme this year. It is about ensuring HIV-positive human rights and also to support efforts to make sure that all HIV-positive have access to medical care, support and care. Mette-Marit is a special representative for … Continue reading

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A Busy Day in Bergen

  November 27, 2009 at 8:48 am by

On Wednesday Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Bergen where she had a busy day. In the morning, the Princess visited the Bergen Red Cross where she made an hour long visit. The Red Cross in Bergen was established in 1894 and has 4000 members. Afterwards Mette-Marit visited the Robin Hood house. This is a meeting place in downtown for people who are struggling with poverty. There the Princess took her time … Continue reading

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State Visit to South Africa

  November 27, 2009 at 8:26 am by

Their Majesties King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja paid a three-day State Visit to South Africa. The Royal couple traveled with a delegation of representatives of Norwegian leadership, culture and business. The King and Queen were welcomed by President Jacob Zuma and Mrs. Zuma with a solemn welcome ceremony at the Union Buildings. After the welcoming ceremony, there were bilateral talks between the Royal Couple and the President … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit opens the world’s first Salt Power Generator

  November 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm by

On November 24th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Tofte, in the south of Oslo, to attend the official opening of the world’s first salt power generator. The Norwegian energy company Statkraft opened the world’s first salt power generator. It’s a system which harnesses the energy that is produced when fresh water and sea water mix. The Minister of Oil and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen and Chairman of the Board, … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Book about Royal Arctic Expedition

  November 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm by

The experiences the Scandinavian heirs made during the travel to Svalbard and Greenland will be published in a book. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik have written an own chapter about the impressions they got during the journeys. In summer 2008 the 3 Scandinavian heirs visited Svalbard. They went aboard an icebreaker to get better impressions of the climate change in the Arctic. In summer 2009 … Continue reading

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Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

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CP Family attends Football Cup Finale

  November 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm by

On November 8th Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Mette-Marit and their children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus attended the Norwegian Football Cup Final at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, cheering. After the game the little heir to the throne Ingrid Alexandra helped her mom and the team president Sondre Kåfjord to hand out trophies to the football heroes. The 5-year-old Princess smiled and shook the players’ hands. She showed that … Continue reading

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FRI: Help for Former Inmates

  November 8, 2009 at 6:13 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the after-care project FRI in Drammen. FRI is a project that helps former inmates to return to society by offering networking, residential and work training. Representatives go into prison and start motivating people. Inmates who are associated with FRI get a supervisor. Housing, job training, community and networks are offered to them. The project is run by the Church City Mission and … Continue reading

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Märtha Louise: “Meet your Guardian Angel”

  November 4, 2009 at 9:35 am by

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Elisabeth Samnoy have written a new book: “Møt din skytsengel”, or in english:”Meet your Guardian Angel”. In that book the two women teach others how to get in touch with angels. “A Guardian Angel is personal. Everyone has an own guardian angel. To find it,you have to face yourself in an honest and loving way,” the princess said in an interview. She also talked … Continue reading

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Norwegian “Dancing Queens” and the “Pink Ribbon”

  October 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm by

Today Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the gala night for the Pink Ribbon with the musical “Mamma Mia!” at the Folketeateret in Oslo. The performance was part of the Cancer Society and the Association for the “Pink Ribbon” campaign. All proceeds from the musical show is also going to be used for breast cancer research. The Queen pointed out how important that topic is for her: “This is … Continue reading

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Gala for Stortinget 2009

  October 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

Today HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja invited the Parliament’s representatives to dinner at the Palace. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid also attended the gala. The gala for Stortinget is part of an over 100 year old tradition. In 1906 King Haakon first invited the members of the Parliament to a gala dinner. It was held every year since then and only interrupted by the … Continue reading

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“CARE”: Royals selling coffee and cakes

  October 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit sold coffee and cakes outside their residence Skaugum for the sake of CARE. Their children and Mette-Marit’s brother Espen Hoiby were also seen during this event. Crown Prince Haakon is a patron of the charity campaign CARE. The money from this year’s television campaign will be used to provide the world’s poorest women the opportunity to fend for themselves. About Care: Care’s … Continue reading

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President Welcomes Wrong King

  October 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

Today King Harald V formally opened the 6th Sami Parliament. The King held an opening speech during the ceremony, that was also attended by Queen Sonja. The ceremony began with singing the King’s Song in Norwegian and Sami. After that the president of the Sami Parliament, Egil Ollie, held his welcome speech. During his speech he welcomed the wrong King! “On behalf of the Saami Parliament, I welcome His Majesty … Continue reading

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King Harald Opens Parliament

  October 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm by

Today King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in Oslo. As every year the parliament was formally opened by the King , who also gave out the throne speech in Parliament. The throne speech was a review of the government’s work plans for the coming year. It contained no political news, but dealt with all the main points that the government … Continue reading

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Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize 2009

  October 9, 2009 at 5:31 am by

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 goes to US President Barack Obama. He recieves the prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. You can read the official announcement here: Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony will take place in Norway’s capital Oslo on December 10th. The prize is annually handed out by King Harald V … Continue reading

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Interview on “Amanpour”

  September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am by

On September 28th Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have been interviewed by Christiane Amanpour during her new talkshow at CNN in New York. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour invited the to her studio in New York, because she thinks that the Royal Couple will help to focus attention on some of today’s important issues. The interview is 12.5 minutes long and will be shown in the program, “Amanpour” … Continue reading

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