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Old 07-04-2014, 02:40 PM
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General News and Information for The Norwegian Royal family

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Old 07-04-2014, 03:21 PM
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:31 AM
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Terrorthreats in Norway... The Palace in Oslo is closed, the royal-family is in an unknown location... :(

slottet: Slottet stenges etter terrortrusler - Se og hør
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Mette-Marit von Norwegen : In Todesangst! | BUNTE.de
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:29 AM
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:26 PM
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What's going on in Norway? : Eek:
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:46 PM
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There have threads of a terrorist attack, BlogReal. It seems serious. Hope nothing happens.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:57 PM
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There have threads of a terrorist attack, BlogReal. It seems serious. Hope nothing happens.

Yes, I hope nothing happens.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:51 PM
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If the Palace is closed and The Royal Family in an unknown location, then intelligence about something big happening has to be legitimate. :(

This is not good.


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Old 07-30-2014, 02:33 AM
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i heard reports last week about this imminent attack... how come they are only taking action by closing the palace and 'hiding' the royals only now? i wonder if they have received more evidence to support a potential attack...

haakon will still travel to New York to be part of Nexus Global Youth Summit at the UN, it seems.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:42 AM
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If I understand it correctly, than Sonja, ML and MM are/were in Ålesund. (MM have a shorter hair on the photo?)

"Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise been Sunnmøre since Tuesday.
The royal will, among other enjoyed a stay in the spa area at Union Geiranger and had a lunch visit with artist Opdahl on Godøya."

Dronning Sonja fikk fikset sveisen -smp.no
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It is not Mette-Marit, dear Fortimo.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:09 AM
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Programs of the royalfamily after Easter-holiday:
Skal besøke disse stedene i Finnmark for første gang - NRK - Finnmark
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The monarchy is changing its gift policy.

The royal family will no longer accept private gifts from commercial operators. The decision, which has not been disclosed until now, was taken in March 2015, the palace said.

''We try to make it clear so that we don't get bindings to some'', King Harald told NRK.

- There is a long tradition of gifts to the royal family. Our royal family often receive gifts from people and hosts when traveling around the country and in connection with anniversaries. This has been appreciated, according to a press release from the Royal Palace.

The society is changing in this area, and we change with society. We have gone through the practice of receiving gifts, and to remove any doubt of unfortunate bonds, we now have adopted a new and clear guideline for gifts to the royals, the palace said.

The royal family will continue to accept gifts in official contexts because it's mainly in full openness with the press present. Other gifts are sent to the Royal Palace. Private donations from commercial players are returned to the donor.
The TV news is full of it, and the experts thinks as me that it's a good idea.
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The TV news is full of it, and the experts thinks as me that it's a good idea.
Interesting... When was the big scandal with Mette-Marit and the designer-clothes, she received as gifts... ?
It is a good idea, but why don't they give them for organisatons or poor people or something similar. I remember, I read somewhere, that the Cambridges gave their wedding gifts for organisations, or sell them and the money was given for good cases.

Here is the list, what did the Royal Family receive from 01. Juni - 31. December 2015:
https://translate.google.com/transla...939&edit-text=
http://www.kongehuset.no/binfil/down...php?tid=134578
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a few more articles on the gift accepting policy. they mention last year's vacation by the Crown Prince family on a luxury yacht
Kong Harald til NRK: - Vil ikke lenger ta imot gaver fra kommersielle aktører - Kjendis
Mette-Marit får ikke lenger gratis luksuskjoler - Kongehuset - VG
Kongehuset vil ikke lenger ta i mot gaver fra kommersielle aktører - Aftenposten
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It seems King Harald spends his birthday and holiday abroad with the Queen and friends. Nobody has events in the calendar til 29. Februar, so assume the whole royal family are together somewhere.

Kong Harald fyller 79 år - Kongehuset - VG
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http://www.seher.no/royal/i-dag-har-...-bursdag-84936
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http://www.tv2.no/a/8058756
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I fear this is going to need a thread of its own.

S? mye koster egentlig kongehuset. Se de skjulte utgiftene - nyheter - Dagbladet.no

Royalt norsk chok: Holder tal hemmelige - så dyrt er kongehuset i virkeligheden

The public figures for the NRF has for year been stated as between 200-300 million kroner, which is quite cheap.
It now turns out that this total is way below the real figure.
The reason is that a number of expenses have not been listed as being a part of total upkeep of the NRF, but been including among general figures within individual ministries.

The official figures so far have been stated at around 230-240 million kroner, which is roughly 24.8 million €.
The newspaper Dagbladet has looked at expenses not listed under NRF. Like the royal yacht (the Ministry of Defence), official trips abroad and expenses regarding the maintenance of quite a few royal properties.
The paper has also estimated the otherwise secret figure for security.

Their estimate is at around 460 million kroner or around 48.6 million €.
Even if you detract security, which other royal houses tend not to include either (some 110 million kroner) you end up with a figure of some 350 million kroner. That is some 125 million kroner, that have been listed elsewhere. Or 13.2 million €.

Even so the paper estimate the costs for the NRF has gone up some 37 % over the last six years.

- The figures for the NRF are of course debatable. But even more debatable is how and why the Ministry of Finance has put its estimate so way off the actual figures.
You need not be a prophet to know that there is going to be a lot more of this in the weeks to come! - And that is going to rub off on the other Scandinavian royal families. Perhaps the Dutch as well. Where there will also be calls to have a closer view on hidden figures.
I don't know about the SRF, but the official figures for the DRF are stated at around 450 million DKK or 60.4 million €, everything included. I.e palaces, guards battalion, royal yacht and so on, but not security, that figure is also secret in DK.
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interesting.
its incredible that they did not include their expenses for official trips abroad and maintenance of buildings.
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Kongehuset: - D?rlige vurderinger er avdekket - nyheter - Dagbladet.no

The NRF court says in a statement on its webpage that the "financial process" the court has been through over the past fifteen years, where the expenses has exploded, has been "educational" and that the court believe that they overall have " a very good grip of things". There are however a number of details that could be done better and a few clarifications are needed in regards as to who actually owns or is in disposition over particular residences, either owned by the state to be used by the NRF or owned directly by the NRF. Such info has for security reasons been withheld previously and as such don't figure on the official list of expenses.

- More interesting IMO is that the CP couple's staff has increased from 16 in 2003 to 153 in 2016!
In other words the NRF de facto has two full-size courts!

For comparison, (because I don't know the other royal families details off hand) the total number of employees in the DRF is around 130.

Not only that but the average salary increase in Norway for the period 2002-2014 was 61 %, at the NRF courts the the increase is 70 %.

- Looking at this it smells to me like the NRF courts are not out of control, economically speaking, but rather is outside political restraints. In other words: the civil servants have taken over and left to their own devises, they spend a lot of money!
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Thanks Muhler!!!

153 the CP couple's stuf? Really? What they are doing?
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