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Old 06-12-2003, 08:18 PM
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Polfoto 11-06-2003 Midsund, Møre og Romsdal 11.06.03: King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the commune of Midsund in Möre and Romsdal county June 11. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway
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Polfoto 11-06-2003 Vestnes/Tresfjord, Möre og Romsdal 11.06.03: King Harald and Queen Sonja meet the bride and groom to be Elisabeth Sylte and Roger Vikaas outside Tresfjord church in Möre and Romsdal county June 11. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway
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www.afterposten.no - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.

www.afterposten.no - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.

www.afterposten.no - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.

www.afterposten.no - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.

www.afterposten.no - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by thissal@Jun 12th, 2003 - 7:26 pm
I don't know how close his parents or grandparents were related, but it wasn't at the 1st cousin level, was it?
Genealogy is not something I know much about - but 1.cousin level yes !

King Harald's grandparents : King Haakon VII's father King Frederik VIII of Denmark was the brother of Queen Maud's mother Queen Alexandra of UK.

King Harald's parents : King Olav's father King Haakon VII was the brother of Crown Princess Märtha's mother Princess Ingeborg of Sweden.
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Old 06-13-2003, 01:31 PM
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Thanks Rimfire. I would guess their good luck with multiple 1st cousin marriages won't have time to catch up with them if they start marrying outside the royal fold which they have done starting with Queen Sonja.
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Polfoto 12-06-2003 Fraena, Möre and Romsdal 12.6.03 Queen Sonja visits a creamery in the commune of Fraena in Möre and Romsdal county. Dairyman Espen Schjefte (to the right) at Tine creamery in Fraena commune gives Queen Sonja 10kg of Jarlsberg cheese. The Tine creamery in Fraena is the only creamery to produce Jarlsberg cheese. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway (Code: 464190a)

Polfoto 12-06-2003 Fraena, Möre and Romsdal 12.6.03 Queen Sonja visits a creamery in the commune of Fraena in Möre and Romsdal county. Dairyman Espen Schjefte (to the right) at Tine creamery in Fraena commune gives Queen Sonja 10kg of Jarlsberg cheese. The Tine creamery in Fraena is the only creamery to produce Jarlsberg cheese. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway (Code: 464190b)

Polfoto 12-06-2003 Fraena, Möre and Romsdal 12.6.03 Queen Sonja visits a creamery in the commune of Fraena in Möre and Romsdal county. Dairyman Espen Schjefte at Tine creamery in Fraena commune gave Queen Sonja 10kg of Jarlsberg cheese. The Tine creamery in Fraena is the only creamery to produce Jarlsberg cheese. Here, Sonja tastes a bit of the Jarlsberg cheese Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway (Code: 464190d)

Wonder if the Queen liked the cheese?!

Polfoto 12-06-2003 Eide, Möre and Romsdal 12.06.03 Queen Sonja was moved to tears at the last day of her and King Harald's journey in the county of Möre and Romsdal. In the commune of Eide, the Royal couple met the press and they told they were moved by the way thousands of people had welcomed them during their journey. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway

Polfoto 12-06-2003 Bud, Möre and Romsdal 12.06.03: King Harald and Queen Sonja visit the fishing village of Bud in Möre and Romsdal county. A great number of people had shown up to meet the Royal couple. Photo: Tom E. Östhuus/Dagbladet / ALL OVER PRESS Norway

www.rexfeatures.com - Some more pictures of King Harald and Queen Sonja's tour around Aandalsnes, Möre and Romsdal (Norway) county.
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Old 06-26-2003, 04:32 PM
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BOAT CHRISTENING ACCIDENT:

Queen Sonja cut up by glass

26. jun 13:27

Norwegian Queen Sonja failed twice when trying to christen a new boat with a bottle of Champagne on Wednesday. On the third attempt, everything went wrong.

The champagne bottle simply would not break the normal way and at the third attempt, the Queen entered a smaller boat to get close enough to make sure the bottle would break. A crowd of 450 cheering campers were watching the ceremony that sadly went all wrong.

According to VG, a number of glass splinters came in return from the side of the ship and hit the Queen’s face.

The splinters resulted in several cuts on the Queen’s forehead and above the left eye. The Queen also had a shower of Champagne hitting her clothes and her hair, according to the newspaper.

The Queen reportedly handled the incident well and continued the planned programme after wiping the blood away with a handkerchief.

According to VG the cuts were superficial and the Queen is said not to have needed medical assistance.

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The splinters resulted in several cuts on the Queen’s forehead and above the left eye.
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What a story! Glad to hear that the Queen wasn't hurt though and that the cuts were superficial. It reminded me of the Haakon/Mette-Marit sunburn story all over again.
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June 26, 2003 - picture from www.vg.no
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She is a beautiful Queen.. I haven't really seen much pictures of her.. I am just wondering if the Royal Family is popular in their country??
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Royal Week in Norway

This week marks a string of royal celebrations, from a baptism to a memorial service to a birthday. Meanwhile, King Harald says he thinks his father, the late King Olav, would have embraced the royal family's controversial new members, especially Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Tuesday would have been King Olav's 100th birthday, and the royal family is using the occasion to baptize Princess Martha Louise's baby daughter, Maud Angelica.

King Harald, in an interview with VG, is also seizing the opportunity to try to pass some of the late king's popularity on to the next generation.

"If King Olav had the chance to get to know the crown princess, I'm sure he would have come to the same conclusion as I did," he told VG. "I've grown very fond of her."

Crown Princess Mette-Marit still faces criticism from many Norwegians who haven't reconciled themselves to her admittedly wild past, her son born out of wedlock or her distinctly un-royal style. As one commentator put it recently, "people want glamour from their royalty. They're getting jeans and tennis shoes."

A recent poll showed that the popularity of the monarchy, especially the crown couple, continues to slide and some predict it won't last another generation. King Harald says he won't make any predictions.

"Society has changed and I hope we have the ability to change, too," he said. "We're trying, anyway. Others have to decide whether we succeed."

Tuesday's morning baptismal in the Royal Palace's chapel will be followed by an afternoon memorial service for King Olav in the chapel at the Akershus castle and fortress.

The royal family and assorted relatives will end the day with a gathering on board the royal yacht Norge.

On Friday, Queen Sonja will celebrate her 66th birthday. By then, the royal couple will have moved to their summer home at Maageroe, south of Toensberg.

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www.afterposten.no - Tomorrow (July 4) Queen Sonja turns 66. It will be a small and private affair as King Harald is Spain sailing. (Perhaps with King Juan Carlos and King Constantine? The three usually participate in some Copa del Rey or something like that event.)
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July 2, 2003 - Sonja at Maud Angelica's Christening
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I loved the color of the attire she wore during the christening. I think Queen Sonja loves light colors though evident in what she wears and she loves pearls.
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www.polfoto.dk - King Harald and Queen Sonja in Ibiza, Spain. July 7, 2003.
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July 5, 2003 - Norway's King Harald V (left, in orange hat), was right at home on the deck of his vessel, the Fram XV
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July 7, 2003 - Valencia, Spain - King Harald of Norway in a Sail Race in Valencia.
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Polfoto 10-07-2003 Danderyd 2003-07-10 The funeral of Prince Carl Bernadotte,92.He was cousin to Carl XVI Gustafs grandfather and he lived in the village Benalmadena in Spain. He is mourned by members of his family. He was also a popular relative to the royal familys in both Norway and Sweden. The funeral took place in the church of Danderyd (a suburb to Stockholm in Sweden) attended by his family and relatives. The Royal family of Norway attended also as well as the Swedish queen and king. Picture: Norways king Harald and queen Sonja
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Polfoto 10-07-2003 - Danderyd - The funeral of Prince Carl Bernadotte - King Carl XVI Gustaf with Queen Sonja and King Harald.
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Polfoto 10-07-2003 - Danderyd - The funeral of Prince Carl Bernadotte - Queen Sonja and King Harald.
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1. Picture from www.afterposten.no

2. www.vg.no - King Harald and Queen Sonja are back in Spain after the funeral of Carl Bernadotte and having a good time.

3 & 4. Polfoto 18-07-2003 MALLORCA, 18TH JULY 2003 KING HARALD OF NORWAY READY FOR THE SALES RACES IN MALLORCA.

5. www.kongehuset.no - The website even reflects the King's passion for sailing - which he is off doing at the present moment.
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www.kongehuset.no - A new picture of the Queen from the royal family's official website.

www.kongehuset.no - And an older picture of the Queen also from the website.

www.kongehuset.no - And a new picture of King Harald from the website.
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King Harald guest during ox torture show

Norwegian King Harald was in the audience as an ox was set fire to and chased to die at a show in Spain in June. Animals’ rights activists all over Europe are protesting against the cruelty.

A number of animals’ rights organisations sent formal letters to the Norwegian royal palace after King Harald visited an ox race where the ox was set fire to and chased to die, according to Dagbladet.
The ox race was part of a Spanish festival in Castellon on 29 June. King Harald was attending a regatta along the Spanish coast and was invited to be guest of honour at the festival.

Organisations Fight against animal cruelty in Europe (FAACE), ANPBA in Spain and Initiative Anticorrida in Spain all sent letters to the King, asking him to keep aloof from using ox at these festivals.

“By being there he gives the organisers legitimacy”, Tony Moore at the FAACE told Dagbladet.

Head of information at the Norwegian Palace, Wenche Rasch, confirms the King’s presence at the festival, saying:

“Naturally the King reacted negatively to this entertainment and he understands that animals’ rights activists and others react the same way”.
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