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Old 03-04-2007, 01:44 AM
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More of the birthday events.

King Harald of Norway celebrated his 70 th birthday

King Harald of Norway celebrated his 70 th birthday

Courtesy Royalpress,Albert Nieboer.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:35 AM
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She was tanned because the whole family was in the Caribbean island of Antigua on vacation!
what picture are you talking about?
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:45 AM
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i saw the group picture of the European Crown Princes and Princesses, and coudn't help wondering, from 5 crown princesses, 4 of them are bare neck! why?? MM look gorgeous, but i think the tiara is to small, isn't it? if, the people see it for the first time, i think they will think that she wasn't wear a tiara.

and btw, does anyone know why Maxima wearing a different sash? doesn't she suppose to own the order of St. Olav? and where is Spainish Royalty?? also, Jordanian delegations? does anyone know about them??
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:54 AM
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i saw the group picture of the European Crown Princes and Princesses, and coudn't help wondering, from 5 crown princesses, 4 of them are bare neck! why?? MM look gorgeous, but i think the tiara is to small, isn't it? if, the people see it for the first time, i think they will think that she wasn't wear a tiara.

and btw, does anyone know why Maxima wearing a different sash? doesn't she suppose to own the order of St. Olav? and where is Spainish Royalty?? also, Jordanian delegations? does anyone know about them??
- it is the own choice of the Princesses to wear a necklace or not. Some find it 'overdressed', some find it more pretty without. There were ladies with grand necklaces anyway, like Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (four strand diamond choker with ruby clasp from the Mellerio Parure) or Princess Astrid of Belgium (Savoia-Aosta diamond-and-emeralds necklace)

- Princess Mxima wore the ribband belonging to Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Netherlands Lion because there have not been official state visits between Norway and the Netherlands since her wedding in 2002. Queen Beatrix visited King Olav in 1986 and King Harald visited Queen Beatrix in 1996. So that was way before Mxima was a Princess

- the Princess of Asturias cancelled her attendance due to the tragic death of her sister miss rika Ortiz Rocasolano

- I don't know why there were no Jordanese royals. There also were no Thai, Moroccoan and Japanese royals. I think the King has only invited European royals.

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Old 03-04-2007, 10:58 AM
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- the Princess of Asturias cancelled her attendance due to the tragic death of her sister miss rika Ortiz Rocasolano

- I don't know why there were no Jordanese royals. There also were no Thai, Moroccoan and Japanese royals. I think the King has only invited European royals.
there were no word that the Prince and Princess of asturias was supposed to attend even before the tragic death, so there is no cancellation.

There are usually not royals from japan, morocco, thailand and jordan at norwegian events, though I think there were a couple of jordanian royals at Mrthas wedding and Mrtha is sort of close to Princess Haya, atleast back when she was more active with the horses.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:44 PM
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I think it was protocol when Sonja did it. The King is the monarch and the head of the Royal Household so he outranks all other members of the Royal House including the Queen Consort and they show their respect to the Head of the Royal House by curtseying (or bowing if they are men) to the monarch.

It could have been just a nice gesture but normal non-royal people don't curtsey to each other when they start to dance any more. I didn't know the Norwegians were that strict on protocol; but it looked grand and it gave Harald a chance to 'curtsey' back which was quite cute and charming.

No! Queen Sonja "curtseyed" to Ari Behns father at the wedding ball of Mrtha Louise just before she started to dance with him! And we must all admit he is lightyears away from being a monarch...
Is more from the old custom, when a man and a woman used to dance together in the old days: The man bows, the lady curtseys.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:23 AM
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Article in magazine on the birthday

In this weeks issue of Hjemmet magazine there were a lot of photos of the princesses (and some of the guys) that attended the birtday celebrations. Mainly from the ball.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...es/Hjemmet.jpg (Cover)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/Hjemmet1.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/Hjemmet2.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/Hjemmet3.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/Hjemmet4.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/Hjemmet5.jpg
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:14 PM
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Beautiful photos all royal family on King Haralds 70th birthday!!!
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:11 PM
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thank you for the scans
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:12 AM
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Sparkling diamonds

To see sparkling diamonds in a video (the winner was: Princess Mabel, without any doubt):

Click on the link

Click on 'Open in de mediaspeler'

Choose Windows/Real and choose Broadband/Smallband

Move the timeline to 23.00 minutes

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:19 PM
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Isn't this just a gorgeous Picture?

On the Balcony
(Source: Side 2, Scanpix, loaded via photobucket)

It's one of my favourite pictures: The Family celebrates their King.
It is just amazing how much like Sonja the whole family looks like, including Ari Behn and Mette-Marit
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:21 PM
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I do love this picture....so joyous!




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Isn't this just a gorgeous Picture?

On the Balcony
(Source: Side 2, Scanpix, loaded via photobucket)

It's one of my favourite pictures: The Family celebrates their King.
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very very late but here are a cute video from his birthday:
Video 1 -

I love how Victoria is talking to Maud Angelica. She said something like "Hi Lillema, Are you doing fine? Oh how good. It's great..." and something more.
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Royal Palace,Oslo this afternoon.

Clip 1

NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

I apologize, in advance, for the belated question but this is the first time I came across this clip.
I do not know a single Norwegian word but during one open-air ceremony, a choir sang to the tune of the British "God save the King/Queen". Does anyone have a clue as to what this is all about?
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:35 AM
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I apologize, in advance, for the belated question but this is the first time I came across this clip.
I do not know a single Norwegian word but during one open-air ceremony, a choir sang to the tune of the British "God save the King/Queen". Does anyone have a clue as to what this is all about?
It is the Norwegian royal anthem, which is inspired by "God Save the Queen" and uses the same tune Unlike God Save the Queen, it is fairly rarely used, except on New Year's Eve when the King has a speech on national television, and other events when the King is present.

Wikipedia has both the Norwegian lyrics and a translated version: Kongesangen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Τhank you so very much Norwegianne.
And I take it this may have something to do with Queen Maud's British background?
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:26 AM
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Τhank you so very much Norwegianne.
And I take it this may have something to do with Queen Maud's British background?
Not really, as the first version of the Norwegian song was written in 1841.
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On a different note:
After watching these videos I realized that Haakon is very well trained. I was extremely impressed at how deeply and reverendly he bows his head and sometimes at the waist, when he greets, and shakes hands with, people.
My intuition tells me that, one day, he will do extremely well as a monarch.

Evidently, thanks to Olav the Good King, the Norwegian Royal House has by now built a deeply rooted, strong democratic tradition.
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VERY late to be asking this! But what are Albert, Victoria, and the man sitting beside Laurentien wearing in this picture? Do they serve some sort of special purpose? http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r.../maxytodos.jpg (I got it from an earlier post).

I also saw pictures of Prince Henrik and a few other people wearing them, like King Constantine, Grand Duke Henri, and Princess Alexia's husband (Carlos?).

These are from Danish Royal Watchers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ws/feb23_6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/feb23_12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ws/feb23_7.jpg
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VERY late to be asking this! But what are Albert, Victoria, and the man sitting beside Laurentien wearing in this picture? Do they serve some sort of special purpose? http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r.../maxytodos.jpg (I got it from an earlier post).

I also saw pictures of Prince Henrik and a few other people wearing them, like King Constantine, Grand Duke Henri, and Princess Alexia's husband (Carlos?).

These are from Danish Royal Watchers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ws/feb23_6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/feb23_12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ws/feb23_7.jpg
I'm not sure, but given that most of them have it, it might be a pin of some kind commemorating the occasion?
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