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Old 11-08-2005, 11:20 PM
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Late King Olav news and pictures part 1

we make thread of late King Olav of Norway news and pictures we need to discussion about him and if you really like him lots.

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http://www.aftenposten.no/english/lo...cle1150743.ece

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Old 12-17-2005, 05:25 PM
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King Olav was voted "The Norwegian of the Century" by NRK's viewers. He received 41% of the votes, and ca. 400,000 votes were cast in total. Runner ups were Einar Gerhardsen (A Prime Minister) and Erik Bye (an entertainer). - http://www.nrk.no/underholdning/stor...e/5330082.html

NRK picture gallery of King Olav


Also, maybe a time to stop by TRF's short bio of King Olav?
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:04 PM
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a great picture of King Olav
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King Olav V (1903-1991)

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Dditorial director Kaja Mejlbo of 'Budstikka' met CP Haakon at Skaugum on January 16, where he spoke of his beloved grandfather, King Olav, who died 25 years ago. The interview can be read in Budstikka.
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This is the interview: Budstikka - – Han var definisjonen på en konge
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Haakon was in the mountains. It was his first ski trip without adults, on a rented cottage in Hemsedal with a couple of buddies. Then came the phone call. "It was my father who called. Grandfather had a heart attack." Haakon packed fast. A police escort drove him down. On the radio came the latest news about the King of Norway. The driver was quick to turn off. "We arrived at King's Cabin late at night. All the others were there, my aunts and cousins. But not my father. I greeted everyone. The atmosphere was a little weird and I did not dare to ask. One of my cousins told ​​me that he was dead already when I arrived." The time 22.20 is the official time. King Harald had gone already. He had to keep the minister, then speak to the people. Haakon saw his father on television late that night. "He impressed me. Holding a speech on TV that evening. I remember it surprised me that he had a duty to do so quickly."

"He was a warm and welcoming man. But we who knew him in the parlor know he had more tools in the toolbox also obviously. He had the temperament, King Olav. If things were not in order, he was clearly annoyed. If we were to be photographed, for example, and we kids did not show up as we should at once, we got that look. And my mother told me how he reacted when I as a little boy sped up toward the altar during a Christmas service.
When the family was gathered, it was different, more relaxed. But still there were rules. Table manners were an absolute requirement."

Above all, King Olav remains standing as a role model for the heir to the throne.
"For me he has always been the definition of a king. He was a distinct boss in family, a regent for the country and a people's man."
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Crown Prince Olav wore a derby hat.
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King Olav V opened Parliament.
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Remembering King Olav V of Norway


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King Olav was a very strict, old-fashioned monarch with a bad temper and authoritarian tendencies. He treated his family/staff badly, and had (according to experts/former employees) deserved much more criticism in the 70s and 80s than what he got.

He was (like his son) known as the People's King, but he was as Kjell Arne Totland said last year, not folksy at all.

Even Queen Margrethe (which is quite strict herself) has said he was difficult and that her father Frederik IX felt he was much more modern than King Olav.
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Well, I like good 'ol King Olav, and think he was a fine man. Obviously I don't know his personality, but he was well liked by the people, that is for certain - often going skiing without personal security. I read a couple of things - one that Martha seemed to be infatuated with FDR. Secondly, I read in a biography of King Baudouin that King Olav went into heart failure due to being so upset over the Gulf war (the US defending Kuwait after Iraqi invasion).

Both he and Harald remind me so much of my father.
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Well, I like good 'ol King Olav, and think he was a fine man. Obviously I don't know his personality, but he was well liked by the people, that is for certain - often going skiing without personal security.
He was well liked for two reasons:

1. He was never criticized.

2. His efforts during the war.

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I read a couple of things - one that Martha seemed to be infatuated with FDR. Secondly, I read in a biography of King Baudouin that King Olav went into heart failure due to being so upset over the Gulf war (the US defending Kuwait after Iraqi invasion).

Both he and Harald remind me so much of my father.
That's right, but he was already quite ill after he suffered a stroke six months earlier.
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Basically people are re-iterating he was his Grandfather , King E VII. To the core


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He was the King who saved the Protocole during the difficult Funerals of King Leopold III at the Church Saint Jacques sur Coudenberg. (the Cathedral was closes for works)
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King Olav was a very strict, old-fashioned monarch with a bad temper and authoritarian tendencies. He treated his family/staff badly, and had (according to experts/former employees) deserved much more criticism in the 70s and 80s than what he got.

He was (like his son) known as the People's King, but he was as Kjell Arne Totland said last year, not folksy at all.

Even Queen Margrethe (which is quite strict herself) has said he was difficult and that her father Frederik IX felt he was much more modern than King Olav.
Very interesting, thank you. Could you or anyone explain how he was authoritarian or mistreated his staff and family?
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He was the King who saved the Protocole during the difficult Funerals of King Leopold III at the Church Saint Jacques sur Coudenberg. (the Cathedral was closes for works)
Maria Olivia - I don't understand your statement here. Can you explain it to me? Do you mean he saved the Protocol during the funeral of Leopold III? How did he save the protocol? What did Baudouin do wrong during that time that put the protocol at jeopardy?

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No Episcopal , King Baudouin did nothing wrong. What was diffcult : Children of Astrid and Children of Lilian (Marie-Christine was not alowed to attend).
The Cahedral was closed for Works and the Funerals took place at Saint Jacques de Coudenberg such as for the Count of Flandres a few months ago leopold III did not attend.
They came walking from the Royal Palace , the 5 Children behind the Coffin.
At the end of the Funerals cars were needed to go to the Church of Laeken and when they went out King Baudouin had on his right the Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte and on his left King Olav of Norway, King Leopold III Brother in Law and this was well done and a good find from the Protocole.
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Very interesting, thank you. Could you or anyone explain how he was authoritarian or mistreated his staff and family?
I think one of the best known stories, told by the current royal couple, was when he once visited Skaugum, Harald and Sonjas former crownprincely residence, and went furious when he observed when furniture has been moved and put somewhere else. He demanded that, in his son´s and daughterin-law´s home, everything had to be redecorated at its usual spot!
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Very interesting, thank you. Could you or anyone explain how he was authoritarian or mistreated his staff and family?
I have many stories that I've heard/read in interviews with King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Astrid and former employees at the court who worked for him. I don't have time to write so much about this now, but I can give you 4 points.

1. Photo session at Skaugum:
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I think one of the best known stories, told by the current royal couple, was when he once visited Skaugum, Harald and Sonjas former crownprincely residence, and went furious when he observed when furniture has been moved and put somewhere else. He demanded that, in his son´s and daughterin-law´s home, everything had to be redecorated at its usual spot!
wartenberg7, Do you speak Norwegian (since you have heard of this story) or have you read about it here on TRF? I think I've written about it here before. This was during a photo session at the end of the 80s with several journalists present (including royal expert Wibecke Lie) who later told in documentaries that they did not dared to report it. The King and Queen have talked about it several times.

2. According to Haakon, Märtha and former court employees, he was directly unkind to Sonja and yelled at her when she took things up with him.

Queen Sonja has herself told about his bad temper, and the fact she didn't got an office at the Palace until long after she had married. The reason? Because she was a woman.

3. Haakon and Märtha has repeatedly told that he was very strict and often yelled at them. He also became angry when Harald played with the children and accused both him and Sonja of bad parenting.

4. Former employees have told he yelled at them for the smallest things, and that he often yelled at the ministers in Statsråd (Council of State). Nor was he pleased when Gro Harlem Brundtland became prime minister in 1981. Why? Because she was a woman.
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Very clear and many thanks for taking the time to respond, my friend.
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