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I continue my updates on the big day and there's more to come:

I had no time to translate the whole article, but read about it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Royal_Regalia

https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/xl/riks...ene-1.13008818
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To Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace

The Royal Regalia was moved from the Bank of Norway to Nidaros Cathedral in 1988, and in that way was Nidarosdomens's position as Norway coronation church fortified. King Olav and the rest of the royal family were present when the exhibition in the church's Northern West Front Chapel was officially opened.

In 2006, the regalia was moved to a permanent Regalia exhibition in the Archbishop's Palace.

The exhibition was opened at the 100th commemoration of the coronation of King Haakon and Queen Maud in June 2006. Here is also the national banner on display, after it was recovered at Akershus fortress having, after being missing for many years.

It's the Nidaros Cathedral restoration works (NDR) who has the executive responsibility for the regalia.
A very long and interesting article about coronations and consecrations, but I have only translated from Haakon VII's time and beyond:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/xl/der-...nes-1.12997110
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Haakon VII

The last coronation party in Trondheim happened on June 22, 1906 when King Haakon VII and Queen Maud were crowned. The ceremony should on this time have "a more democratic character" and the coronation procession from Stiftsgården to Nidaros Cathedral was dropped. There was also a people-festival on Ilevollen where the King was present.

The King and Queen came to Trondheim with the ship "Heimdal" and was met at Stiftsgården of a crowd that was estimated at 20 000. A number of royal guests from other countries were present.

Olav V

''Gerhardsen's (the Prime Minister) Government didn't want anything that resembled a coronation and certainly not in the cathedral, but King Olaf thought it was quite natural that he as head of the church was consecrated in his church'', says Steinar Bjerkestrand, director of the Nidaros Cathedral restoration works (NDR) to NRK.

King Olav had in conversations with Bishop Arne Fjellbu of Nidaros asked to be consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral to receive God's blessing of his royal duties. And so it was. King Olav was consecrated on June 22, 1958.

The ceremony was officiated by Bishop Arne Fjellbu and the bishop of Oslo, Johannes Smemo. King Olav used one of the coronation chair from 1818.

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King Harald V and Queen Sonja were consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on June 23, 1991. It was the royal couple's desire to let themself be consecrated in the national sanctuary (this is what many Norwegians calls the Nidaros Cathedral) in the same way that King Olav did in 1958.

''King Harald was never in any doubt that he wanted to be consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral. He wanted to stand in the same tradition as his father'', says Steinar Bjerkestrand, director of the Nidaros Cathedral restoration works (NDR).

''Nidarosdomens position as national shrine is sealed through consecrations. There is a heavy signal-language behind this and there are drawn long lines historically given the ancient list of King's and its connection to the cathedral, says Bjerkestrand.

Since the coronation was abolished, the regalia was not used by neither King Olav or of the royal couple, but during the consecrations ceremony, both king/queen crown were placed on either side of the main altar.

In Nidaros Cathedral, the royal couple were received by the Bishop of Nidaros, Finn Wagle, and the bishop of Oslo, Andreas Aaflot. Bishop Wagle saluted the King with the words: "God save your input and your output from now on and forever."

In the church, the King and Queen sat on the coronation chairs from 1818. After the sermon, King Harald knelt before the high altar, and Bishop Wagle said the consecration prayer.

Then, Queen Sonja knelt next to the King. With his hand on the Queen's head bishop also said a prayer for her.

Consecrations-tours

In the Middle Ages it was common that kings embarked on a long journey around the country to be honored. In modern times, the Norwegian Kings have been traveling on Consecrations-tours in connection with the ceremony in the cathedral.

King Haakon and Queen Maud

They traveled to Trondheim by train, horse and carriage, and by boat. The King and Queen came to Trondheim with the ship "Heimdal" and was greeted by a large crowd at Stiftsgården. They had stopped many places along the way to get to know the people and the country.

They traveled back to Christiania by ship along the coast. The journey was completed the following year, with an extended tour of Northern Norway.

King Olav

He traveled in a motorcade from Skaugum to Trondheim before the consecration. The King sat in an open car and was accompanied by Princess Astrid on the whole trip.

June 23, the day after consecration, King Olav went aboard the royal ship "Norway" to continue the Consecrations-tours along the coast back to Oslo. They were met by all kinds of boats, from large fishing boats to small rowing boats. The boats were decorated with birch and Norwegian flags, and people aboard saluted the king with shouts and ship whistles.

King Harald and Queen Sonja

They also went on a Consecrations-tour and was following in the same pattern as their predecessors. On the road to Trondheim they undertook a 10 days long tour of Southern Norway. The journey back went along the coast with royal ship "Norway". The royal family went on a 22 day long journey in the four northernmost counties the year after.
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https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/13-arin...ret-1.13008073
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13-year-old to read for the royal couple

Along with an actor has Teodor Merakerås Rasmussen (13) received the honorable task to read a text under the royal couple's anniversary church service Thursday.

It is 25 years since the royal couple was consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral. This is marked with an anniversary mass in the cathedral. It came as a surprise to Teodor when he was asked to participate.

''When they called my mum she thought it was a job they had intended to offer her, but it was to me. It's a bit strange to think about, really'', says Teodor.

That Teodor mum thought they asked her to do this job, is not so strange. She works as a professional storyteller.

''I am very proud. I think it's tremendous that he takes a challenge and he is fearless. Adults should have been better to that too, says mom Hege Merakerås.

Got the eyes up for Teodor

Teodor was "discovered" when he and a buddy were compères during a dinner for all staff from Nidaros Diocese last year.

''When we was going to find a children voice to be reading these texts, then Bishop Helga thought of Teodor. "We could ask him," she said, says Ragnhild Jepsen who is the dean of Nidaros.

''He was only 12 years old when he was a compère. He must have made an impression'', says Jepsen.

Teodor shall read along with actress Wenche Stømdahl.

''The text is written for this occasion and is about the royal couple. It is very personal and charming'', says mom Merakerås.

More than 1,000 spectators

In addition to the royal couple, the Nidaros Cathedral will be filled with over 1,000 spectators. In addition, the service is broadcast live on television. Teodor does not take lightly of the great task he has been given. He has memorized the text for four weeks and according to himself, he read the text above 50 times.

''I think it's going to be fine since I can the most of what I shall read. But it is a bit unaccustomed to stand before so many more than I have been practicing with'', says Theodore.

Many of his pals will get a surprise if they turn on the television on Thursday.

''I have not told it to so many friends. What to do on Midsummer's Eve is not the first thing we're talking about'', says Teodor.
The TV broadcast starts now at 09:00 and will last to 17:20, and will start again at 1930 and last to 20:55 .
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Watch live here - if it works outside Norway, let me know:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/8_5-tim...eet-1.13009881

Update - I've been told that the video works in the UK.
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Video of in this article when the royal family araived:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/her-ank...ten-1.13011142

Pictures of events so far in this article:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/se-bild...eim-1.13011145

Picture of the King and Queen:
https://gfx.nrk.no/_YbBLADT3ZUKlwLfq...bz9AG1wpzcp7zg

Update - The Royal family now walks around.

Update - Pictures of the coronation in 1906 - King Haakon and Queen Maud:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/kroning...aud-1.12998641

Pictures of the consecration in 1958- King Olav:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/signing...lav-1.12988157

Pictures of the consecration in 1991- King Harald and Queen Sonja:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/signing...nja-1.12998964
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thank you for all the wonderful links and information . Lovely to see the family with the King and Queen
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Norwegians are very proud of the King/Queen and Nidarosdomen. It's a very beautiful Cathedral (my favourite Cathedral and one of my favourite buildings) and a tourist attraction.

The anniversary church service will start in 15 min - 12:00 Norwegian time.

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The royal family has arrived at Nidaros Cathedral. And Norway's King and Queen seems to be visible moved by the occasion. His Majesty has done so much for this country, and he is without a doubt my favourit head of state after Queen Elizabeth II. And Queen Sonja is such a lovely and caring lady.

See the service live above in post 146.

Update - Norway's beloved king has tears in his eyes.
https://gfx.nrk.no/6DBbajOn79gt0eMrP...RQkGpNH194Y12w

Update - The King/Queen and the rest of the royal family left the cathedral. I am so impressed by Princess Astrid who despite Parkinson's disease and other health problems always are present at these events.
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https://www.nrk.no/norge/nytt-offisi...ien-1.13011893
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Last time the royal family were photographed in official capacity, was in January this year in connection with the royal couple's 25th anniversary on the throne.

This time the line of succession is represented by King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

The picture was taken with the Norwegian crown jewels, which are exhibited in the Archbishop's Palace in Trondheim.

It's Torgrim Melhuus who took the three picture.
https://gfx.nrk.no/ik-WwO8p884p2fX0O...dNF-2uDubKWo2g

Pictures of the day in this article:
https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/se-bild...eim-1.13011145
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The entire broadcast from NRK1 (Norway's largest TV channel)

From 09:00 to 11:00:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/signingsjubi...116/23-06-2016

From 11:10 to 12:00:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/signingsjubi...216/23-06-2016

From 12:00 to 13:25 - The anniversary church service:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/signingsjubi...916/23-06-2016

From 13:25 to 14:00:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/signingsjubi...316/23-06-2016

From 14:10 to 17:20:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/signingsjubi...416/23-06-2016
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Thank you to everyone who provided us with links of today's events. It was nice to see all the family there celebrating King Harald's jubilee - Queen Sonja looks great! I haven't seen her for a while as I haven't been following Sonja and Harald's current events lately, so it's good to see her again. It was also lovely to see all the children in their national costumes, they all looked very sweet. Marius looks so tall, and also rather handsome! Maud Angelica also looks quite grown up, too.
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Thank you to everyone who provided us with links of today's events. It was nice to see all the family there celebrating King Harald's jubilee - Queen Sonja looks great! I haven't seen her for a while as I haven't been following Sonja and Harald's current events lately, so it's good to see her again. It was also lovely to see all the children in their national costumes, they all looked very sweet. Marius looks so tall, and also rather handsome! Maud Angelica also looks quite grown up, too.
Nice to see that some here care about the King and Queen, because they are both amazing people. And I've been very surprised by that nobody seems to care about Norway's beloved King and his Jubilee.
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Nice to see that some here care about the King and Queen, because they are both amazing people. And I've been very surprised by that nobody seems to care about Norway's beloved King and his Jubilee.

What do you mean by "nobody"? I think the crowds turning up were quite large for a small country like Norway, with live coverages of the norwegian TV all day long!
I loved the service at the cathedral, especially the reading of "King and Queen for 25 years", although I didn´t understand everything. It´s been very touching to see how moved the Royal Couple was by it!
HM The Queen really does look great! She´s so young being almost 80! I know many 65 years old women looking older than she does!

I really do love the royal family with the exception of, sorry, the Behn girls. Their behaviour and appearances are often more than... well,odd...
Emma Talulah mocking into the camera (performing a Victory-sign with her fingers and cheeky face during the service). And, of course, no corrections what so ever from mum and dad...
And why do girls of 13 years old and younger (Leah Isadorah) have to wear heeled shoes?!
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What do you mean by "nobody"? I think the crowds turning up were quite large for a small country like Norway, with live coverages of the norwegian TV all day long!
I loved the service at the cathedral, especially the reading of "King and Queen for 25 years", although I didn´t understand everything. It´s been very touching to see how moved the Royal Couple was by it!
HM The Queen really does look great! She´s so young being almost 80! I know many 65 years old women looking older than she does!

I really do love the royal family with the exception of, sorry, the Behn girls. Their behaviour and appearances are often more than... well,odd...
Emma Talulah mocking into the camera (performing a Victory-sign with her fingers and cheeky face during the service). And, of course, no corrections what so ever from mum and dad...
And why do girls of 13 years old and younger (Leah Isadorah) have to wear heeled shoes?!
I meant that nobody here on the forums seems to care.

Here in Norway, it seems that ewerybody care about their beloved King and Queen, and 50 000 were out in the cold in january to cheer them.

I and my father was in Trondheim today and we were moved to thears.
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So many lovely pics of the family, that was a nice celebration yesterday!


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Thanks again iceflower, I think it's nice that the NRF all have floral crowns on the balcony since it has been the midsummer celebrations in Northern Europe for the past few days. Ingrid Alexandra's white dress is so beautiful!

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Nice to see that some here care about the King and Queen, because they are both amazing people. And I've been very surprised by that nobody seems to care about Norway's beloved King and his Jubilee.
I think the "migration" of previous frequent posters to the forum as well as in this case, the Norwegian sub forums, are a factor to its slowness. Some people also prefer to read the threads here rather than participate in the discussions, so there could be some 'care' for the NRF through these members. I admit that I don't follow the NRF as regularly as I do the British RF or the Swedish RF, however I do often visit the Norwegian threads and participate in the discussions and updates here.
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