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Old 07-11-2007, 02:01 PM
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I'm surprised to hear that as well. It looks like Queen Sonja is a very popular with the Norwegians but indeed, that is just an impression over here.

By the way, Queen Beatrix is not really loved either. She is immensely respected, even feared. But 'loved', no.
Henri M; thats your opinion, but in he poll's she is loved as a queen. In the first period of her reign she was respected, but after the dead of price Claus and the birth of her grandchildren she showed the dutch people an other, warmer face than before, wich maked here loved
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:37 PM
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It seems Queen Sonja's image changed since she became a grandmother and mother-in-law.
Looking at pictures of the Queen taken at the beginning of Harald's reign (around the 90s), Sonja often looked "cold" and "snobby", IMO.
(She once said that she's quite a shy person and that's the reason why she sometimes doesn't smile.)
She had some problems with the Norwegian government back then that didn't really accept her as an "equal" Queen at King Harald's side.
Since she became a gradmother she looks more relaxed and "warmer", IMO.
I mean.. just look at the pictures of Sonja hugging Mette.. or the Queen reading fairytales to her grandchildren...
It seems in the beginning Sonja has just not been accepted because of her common backround... just the same as Mette-Marit had to go through.
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:32 AM
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well i think norway are lucky to have Queen sonja as there queen, hopefully we will see lots more of Queen Sonja's birthdays !
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:05 AM
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King Harald's gift

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Old 07-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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Queen Sonja and Queen Beatrix
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It seems Queen Sonja was moved to tears again.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:06 PM
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Aw, thats sweet I think.

Some pictures I scanned from Se og Hør;

Engø:
Mette-Marit & Marius -
Mette-Marit & Harald -
Marius & Harald -

Mågerø:
Sonja & Harald 1 -
Sonja & Harald 2 -

Ingrid Alexandra 1 -
Ingrid Alexandra 2 -
Ingrid Alexandra 3 -

Aw, family - Haakon, Magnus, Ingrid & Sonja
Grandma Sonja - Sonja, Ingrid & Leah Isadora



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Old 07-14-2007, 08:42 PM
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Aw, thats sweet I think.

Some pictures I scanned from Se og Hør;

Ingrid Alexandra 1 -
Ingrid Alexandra 2 -
Ingrid Alexandra 3 -

Aw, family - Haakon, Magnus, Ingrid & Sonja
Grandma Sonja - Sonja, Ingrid & Leah Isadora
When were these pictures taken? what's the celebration?
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When were these pictures taken? what's the celebration?
It was a private dinner at Mågerø, while people arrived
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It was a private dinner at Mågerø, while people arrived
Thank you
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:01 AM
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The pictures are so lovely! Thanks for sharing, LaMinka!

I love the picture of Harald hugging Sonja. You don't see that very often ; it's so lovely to see them showing some affection.

The kids are sooo lovely!
Just look at Ingrid-Alexandra! She's too cute for words! Such a pretty and joyful little Lady!
Leah Isadora grew so much, too! She looks like a little woman.


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Old 07-15-2007, 05:02 AM
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I like these pictures; they show how close this family is.
Thanks for posting!!
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:49 PM
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In the new article published in El Mundo by Jaime Penafiel he says that both Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena joined the other royals in this celebration for a couple of hours only when they were sailing in the fjords...


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Old 07-16-2007, 05:32 AM
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That could be right, I remember that the Spanish King and Queen cancelled their part in the celebrations for Queen beatrix 60th birthday due to an ETA bomb-attack in Spain but they did fly over to have lunch and left afterwards. So for Queen Sofia to do a simular thing, honouring a friend and showing respect to the killed Spanish soldiers by not celebrating.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:34 AM
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It seems Queen Sonja's image changed since she became a grandmother and mother-in-law.
Looking at pictures of the Queen taken at the beginning of Harald's reign (around the 90s), Sonja often looked "cold" and "snobby", IMO.
(She once said that she's quite a shy person and that's the reason why she sometimes doesn't smile.)
She had some problems with the Norwegian government back then that didn't really accept her as an "equal" Queen at King Harald's side.
Since she became a gradmother she looks more relaxed and "warmer", IMO.
I mean.. just look at the pictures of Sonja hugging Mette.. or the Queen reading fairytales to her grandchildren...
It seems in the beginning Sonja has just not been accepted because of her common backround... just the same as Mette-Marit had to go through.
Not accepted by who? I believe Sonja wasn't accepted by the courtiers and first by her father in law (the most foolish mistake he ever made, he admitted later, which is rather charming). I think that Mette-M received support form her in-laws and the court but that the Norwegian public had more problems with her then they had with the unblemished Sonja Haraldsen in 1968.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:21 PM
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A little late,but the serie just appeared on the site today.

Queen Sonja celebrates 70 th birthday, 04-06 July

courtesy RoyalPress/Albert Nieboer.
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I remember the gift was a song . Does someone remember its name ?
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A few nice pictures, what I never seen before. MM has a really good contact to her mother-in-law and Martha-Louise.. And also to other royals...

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A message to all of Norway; the NRF & the people of Norway...
I am very sorry to hear of the twin terror attacks and wish you all well in your recovery. May you find the strength needed to overcome these senseless attack on your cities, and your people come together in support of each other.
My love and thoughts are with you all, I hope you never have to endure such nastiness again.
With love & friendship from Australia
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