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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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Queen Sonja in Rome

  September 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

On September 24th, Queen Sonja of Norway attended the Norwegian Institute in Rome’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The celebration took place at the American Institute in Villa Aurelia. The program included artistic and technical elements. During her speech at the Institute the Queen said: “I must admit that I feel a little envious of the students at the Institute – who have the chance to delve into history and study art … Continue reading

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Crown Princely Couple visits Hungary and New York

  September 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

From September 22nd to 24th, CP Haakon and CP Mette-Marit paid a visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of Pannon House in Budapest. The visit,started with a meeting with Hungarian President László Sólyom. After the meeting the couple went to Pannon House. There the Crown Princess opened the seminar “Sustainability and Architecture”. After the opening, the Princess and her husband attended an outdoor exhibition that combined traditional Hungarian crafts … Continue reading

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Haakon “Rescued” by Air Ambulance

  September 20, 2009 at 11:08 am by

On Sunday Prince Haakon attended a demonstration of rescue by helicopter which took place during the annual Semiaden in Asker. Among the watchers were his children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. The Norwegian Air Ambulance demonstrated a rescue operation. The aim was to rescue a person, the Crown Prince, who had fallen into the water. After beeing in the water a little while, he was “rescued” by air … Continue reading

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“Be Proud”

  September 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the youth project “Be proud” of Holmlia in Oslo on Thursday. “Be proud” is one of the two youth projects that were awarded by this year’s funding of the crown princely “Humanitarian Fund”. In Holmlia the Crown Prince and Princess met youth representatives of the “Be proud” sub-projects. After cultural elements and an international dinner the Crown Prince and Princess got the … Continue reading

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Carl Gustaf & Haakon open National Parks

  September 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm by

Today Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden attended the opening of the Ytre Hvaler National Park and Kosterhavet National Park – the first under sea park in Scandinavia. The opening of the two national parks took place in Ballina, County Mayo in Hvaler (Norway) and Strömstad in Sweden. The Crown Prince of Norway sailed to Strömstad to attend the celebration for the opening of Koster … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette visited Rogaland

  September 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit visited Rogaland on the Royal yacht “Norge” from September 1st to 3rd. On their first day the couple visited Utsira and it’s lighthouse. Later the day they visited Siratun, the Vindafjordtunet Care Centre, the Vindafjord millennium site and the Ølen Sports Centre. In the evening they attended an official dinner. During the other two days the Royal payed a visit to Gjesdal. They were seen … Continue reading

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Reopening of the Palace of Oscarshall

  August 21, 2009 at 4:40 am by

In 2005, the renovations of the Palace of Oscarshall started. In autumn 2006 it was closed for the public. The palace will be reopened for visitors on august 26th. The King and Queen of Norway already attended the official opening of the castle on August 20th. The Palace of Oscarshall is situated on the peninsula of Bygdøy, in Oslo. The palace is built on a rise, with a garden sloping … Continue reading

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