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Old 01-13-2018, 07:51 AM
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The King attends the Norwegian Skiing Championships at Gåsbu in Hamar municipality, 13 - 14 January - day 1:

Photos of HM congratulating the amazing female winner Marit Bjørgen (the most successful cross-country skier of all times):
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9dd7
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9dca
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9dc2
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9dcc
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9dda

Photos of HM congratulating the male winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby (who bowed deeply to the King, as almost everyone in Norway does):
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fad6f
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fad7f
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fad06
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fad76
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fac79

More photos of Norway's beloved King:

The arrival:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f98a0
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f989c
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f98a2
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f98ab

Watching the event:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fb84f
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9c01
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9fdb
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7f9fe5

Leaving the event:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc7fae84

About the King:

1. The event is being sent live on NRK1 and HM appears to be in great shape.

2. There has been some concern about the King attending this event. - Why? Because he was (as most people here know) hospitalized in November with an infection after he attended the Royal Air Force's reception ceremony for F-35 at Ørland Air Station (also a partial outdoor event).
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:52 AM
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The King attends the Norwegian Skiing Championships at Gåsbu in Hamar municipality, 13 - 14 January - day 2:

Photos of the King congratulating the female team:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc803463
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc80345d
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc803465
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc80347a

Photos of the King congratulating the male team:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc804821
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc804811

See the above post for yesterday's photos where a very happy King congratulated Marit Bjørgen and Martin Johnsrud Sundby with their individual victories.

Article from Trønder-Avisa with quotes translated by me:
Her sniker Thomas til seg en klem av kongen -Trønder-Avisa
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Thomas Albertsen Dahlen, who finished the first leg, was also the first to get up to the royal tribune, and used the chance to get a hug with the beloved and sports-interested monarch.

"I did not think at all. But when I first got to met him, I thought I could as well give him a hug too," he laughs.

''It was a 'once in a lifetime'. It was awesome and very great to meet him. A memory for life!''
Article from Aftenposten with two quotes translated by me:
https://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/...t-248415b.html
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"I asked the king if we were able to entertain him. It was very great to meet him. I have seen him on skiing arrangements before and know that he is interested,'' says Albertsen Dahlen, who got a big smile and laughter back from the king when he took the opportunity to get a hug.
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Q: How much would you say this hug means to you?

''It's at the top. It was not planned, but it is the most important hug of my life," says Albertsen Dahlen.
Photo of the hug:
https://vertical.snd.no/images/042e5...52&q=80&w=2048

As one can read, even sports stars think it's great to meet the King (a monarch who is undoubtedly the world's most popular head of state in his own country).
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:15 PM
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Some nice shots of cheerful, ski sports-mad King Harald have also been added to the official website:


** kongehuset.no: Kongen på ski-NM ** translation **
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Photo of the hug:
https://vertical.snd.no/images/042e5...52&q=80&w=2048

As one can read, even sports stars think it's great to meet the King (a monarch who is undoubtedly the world's most popular head of state in his own country).
In most monarchies, the monarch nonchalantly embracing a member of the public would be beyond belief. Hats off to King Harald.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:45 PM
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The Queen attended the gala performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian trekking association in Oslo Spektrum this evening:

Photos of HM on her many tours around Norway in this Royal House article with google translation:
Turdronningen hedret DNT - kongehuset.no - translation

More photos:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc83ff4a
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc83ff44

BTW: The King attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Odvar Nordli at Tangen Church in Stange today. - See this post:
Prime Ministers, and the constitutional role of the Norwegian Monarch
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thank you Royal Norway
some very beautiful photos from the Queen's treks
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:57 AM
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King Harald received Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, for an audience today, February 5:


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King Harald attended the presentation of the Public Health's research awards 2018 in Oslo today, February 6:


** Pic ** kongehuset.no: Delte ut Nasjonalforeningens forskningspriser ** translation **
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:09 AM
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More photos of the audience with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg (the King's 4th prime minister from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2013) on February 5:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc8eee92
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc8eee74
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc8eee8a
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc8eee9a

The King had 3 formal audiences at the Royal Palace today, February 8:

The new Ambassador of Georgia, Her Excellency Ms Maia Kipshidze:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90ed89
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90edcf

The new Ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency Mr Kenneth J. Braithwaite:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90f0b3
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90f097

The new Ambassador of New Zealand, Her Excellency Ms Lyndal Walker:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90f386
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc90f393

HM also granted an audience to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The Queen and The Crown Prince was also in attendance. NTB is only allowed in to take pictures of formal audiences or audiences with foreign heads of states, ministers, leaders of organizations such as NATO and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. - But they are not allowed in for ordinary audiences, so there are no photos of it.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:02 PM
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The King had 4 formal audiences at the Royal Palace today, March 15:

The new Ambassador of Italy, His Excellency Mr Alberto Colella:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2d92
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2d97

The new Ambassador of Poland, Her Excellency Ms Iwona Woicka-Zulawska:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2d9e
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2da0

The new Ambassador of The Philippines, Her Excellency Ms Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2dcc
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2dcf

The new Ambassador of Bangladesh, His Excellency Mr Nazmul Islam:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2dd4
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcab2dd8

HM also granted an audience to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The Queen was also in attendance (no photos of it - read why in the above post).
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The Queen attended the gala performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian trekking association in Oslo Spektrum this evening, January 19:

Photos of HM on her many tours around Norway in this Royal House article with google translation:
Turdronningen hedret DNT - kongehuset.no - translation

More photos:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc83ff4a
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tc83ff44
NRK1 sent the gala performance from 19:55 to 21:15 on Easter Eve, where the Queen sat down for an interview with Norwegian talk show host Anne Lindmo to talk about her many tours around Norway.

If you are not taken directly to the interview, see from 12:10 in the video:
Turistforeningen 150 år - NRK TV

Here is an Danish article from Ekstra Bladet with google translation - and some quotes translated by me:
'Kollega' afslører hemmelig side af dronning Margrethe - Ekstra Bladets - translation
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For Queen Sonja, it has been 143 trips and more than 700 days out in the nature, she explained in this very honest interview, where she also revealed Queen Margrethe's attitude to Norwegian ''utedoer'' - ie outdoor toilets (or outhouses).

We have a picture where one can see that the Queen often inspects the toilet facilities, said the program host (Anne Lindmo).

Q. This is from Kjeåsen? A. Yes, it is, the Queen said.

''Queen Margrethe who has walked with me in the mountains has written a whole little epistle (a special kind of poem) about ''til dos på fjeldet'' (to toilet in the mountain). She has had a lot of experience on our outhouses - along with me of course,'' said the laughing Queen, while a photo of her was shown on the screen, showing her on a toilet with a picture of herself and the King on the wall in outhouse.

"It is a Norwegian tradition to have pictures of the royal family on the outhouse-walls. It is a great honor, said an excited Queen,'' adding that it is also a tradition to look at old magazines while you are on the toilet.
I had to add a few things to this quote - which was not included in the article, so this is not a direct translation.
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The King attends today at a symposium on green competitiveness and conversion at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhZTq4ug...norskekongehus
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"It is a Norwegian tradition to have pictures of the royal family on the outhouse-walls. It is a great honor, said an excited Queen,'' adding that it is also a tradition to look at old magazines while you are on the toilet.
I would love to know why this tradition originated ...
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The King attends today at a symposium on green competitiveness and conversion at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhZTq4ug...norskekongehus
Thanks eya! HM looked great.

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I would love to know why this tradition originated ...
According to the Norwegian historian Jon Storfjord, it's due to this:

When the weekly magazines came in the early 1900s, then people began to use them for reading and to clean the anus.
There were often royal images on page three - and most people thought it was a bit rude to clean the anus with the royals, so they tore out the pictures and hung them on the wall.
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King Harald attended the Norwegian Shipowners' Association conference "Think Ocean" in Oslo this morning, April 12:


** kongehuset.no: Tenk Hav - Kongen på konferanse ** translation **


And in the evening he attended the celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Oslo Opera House:


** kongehuset.no: Operaen 10 år ** translation **
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Thanks iceflower!

More photos from the anniversary performance in the Oslo Opera House, yesterday evening:

https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcbc3d3f
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcbc4075
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcbc3dba
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/tcbc3dcf
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King Harald and Queen Sonja to visit Nordland – Royal Central
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The Norwegian royal court confirmed yesterday in a press release that this year’s annual county-tour will go to Nordland-county which is in the north of Norway.

Their Majesty The King and Queen will visit Nordland from 12 to 14 June. The visit will include a visit in the municipalities of Sørfold, Steigen, Røst, Værøy and Moskenes. The Norwegian royal yacht “Norge” will be used during this year’s journey.

King Harald and Queen Sonja will kick off their visit in Straumen on the morning of 12 June. In Sørfold the royal couple will be present at a folk festival at Straumen School. The royal couple will greet some of the municipality’s elderly. In the sports hall at the school, the royal couple will participate in the daily work at the school.
There have been several articles about it in the Norwegian press - and I'm (of course) looking forward to it.
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Today Queen Sonja at New York announce the collaboration between her art foundation QSPA and Hurtigruten. QSPA will curate the decoration of the new ship, MS Roald Amundsen

Utsmykker Hurtigrutens nye ekspedisjonsskip - kongehuset.no
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King Harald handed out the King Olav V's Cancer Research Award 2018 at the University of Oslo today, April 16:


** kongehuset.no: Overrakte Kreftforskningsprisen 2018 ** translation **
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Today Queen Sonja at New York announce the collaboration between her art foundation QSPA and Hurtigruten. QSPA will curate the decoration of the new ship, MS Roald Amundsen

Utsmykker Hurtigrutens nye ekspedisjonsskip - kongehuset.no
Thanks eya!

Here's an English version of the Royal House article:
Decorating the new Hurtigruten expedition ship - The Royal House of Norway

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King Harald handed out the King Olav V's Cancer Research Award 2018 at the University of Oslo today, April 16:


** kongehuset.no: Overrakte Kreftforskningsprisen 2018 ** translation **
Thanks iceflower!

Some photos from Oskar Aanmoen:
https://twitter.com/OAanmoen/status/985856443562766336
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