The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 7
The new book "A Room at the Oslo Palace"

The book "Residens Drammensveien 1" is now translated into English, and here is one part from the book. The book covers the period of 1977 and 1978 while the author was living at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The pocket version of the book is available from A ROOM AT THE PALACE

.... One sunny, but windy day in January 1978, I'm told that the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – NRK, will be filming at the Royal Palace, a filming that take place at the 2nd floor. The TV crew arrives early in the morning to rig up their broadcasting cameras and accessories. They make a big mess with their work as there is cables, TV equipment and strangers everywhere. The filming takes place from the Hall of Mirrors where both doors are wide open into the dining room where King Olav V has prepared himself for the recordings. I've only get to see the morning preparations and the end of the production, as I must be down at the silver chamber with silver chamber officer Mr. Gomsrud for work. The other lackey's are very pleased that they now will be on the footage shown on national TV, showing them serve lunch to King Olav V, the Council of State and the administrative staff at the Palace. It turns out that King Olav V's very gentle and suitable as an actor within his own four walls.

As the sun goes down, I sit and talk with King Olav V about the production and he tells he'll be soon going for a state visit to Portugal and he asks me to join. Of course, I'm grateful that he's thinking of me, and I'm obviously both happy as well as very honoured to be offered such an opportunity in life. It sounds very exciting, and I think it will be a great experience to be part of the King's entourage. King Olav V says he'll suggest me to the court, and so he does.

After some days I get the message from the court that I'll need to make some photos for my diplomatic passport, and it's being prepared. My brand new diplomatic passport is issued few days later. Lord chamberlain Odd Grønvold tells me that they'll keep the passport until my departure so I haven't seen or admired it by myself yet. The passport will remain at the court manager's office. I can barely wait till leaving to the airport with Kong Olav V and his entourage. The trip will last for whole four days, starting from Oslo on 21st of February with returns on the 24th.....


Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 7
I was wondering about one thing. I know that Miss Cooper was offered the job as Queen Maud's lady-in-waiting in November 1925. Does it mean that Queen Maud did not have any lady-in-waiting from 1905 till 1926?
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Märtha's new angel book: "Meet your Guardian Angel" dazzling Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn and family 95 10-18-2014 07:35 AM
The Catherine Palace and the Amber Room Jacqueline The Imperial Family of Russia 18 04-07-2014 06:40 PM
Do your kids play "Queen", "Princess", "King" or "Prince"? FarahJoy Royal Chit Chat 39 12-22-2011 04:40 AM
Room for one more? mamaptak Member Introductions and Updates 1 07-13-2007 01:55 PM

Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jewellery jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven poland president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince daniel prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]