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Old 08-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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Here's an nice obituary. She was married to Prince Flemming of Denmark, who had to give up his royal title to marry her, since she was a commoner. Upon their marriage, they became the Count and Countess of Rosenborg. Her husband was King Harald's first cousin, and she became very close with King Harald's mother, Crown Princess Märtha, before her untimely death. Through the years, she spent a lot of time in Norway with Harald and Sonja, and I read that she was present at almost every important event in Martha Louise and Haakon's lives, which explains Martha Louise's tears (which were very touching).

Here's a picture of the Countess at Sverre Magnus' christening. She's seated next to Queen Margarethe.
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It is beautiful photo at Countess Ruth of Rosenborgs near relatives princess Märtha and Queen Sonja of Norway! Countess Kristine is near relatives at countess Ruth Rosenborg. Photo at countess Madeleine Bernadotte Kogenivas? Come she at Ruth of Rosenborgs funeral? Princess Ragnhild and Astrid? Queen Margrethe with family? Queen Margrethe is much near friends and relatives at countess Ruth of Rosenborg!
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Not really sure where this fits in so sorry in advance if its in the wrong place. I was wondering what the RF does at Christmas. Do they all spend it together every year or alternate between Haakon and Martha-Louise's inlaws other years etc. also are there any christmas traditions the family follow every year? Thanks X
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:44 AM
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I think Christmas is usually celebrated at Kongesseteren, and on Dec. 24 the family alternates between having Haakon's family and Martha Louise's family (each of whom spent the holiday with their in-laws every other year). Countess Ruth of Rosenborg (Danish countess who just died) and her family usually attended as well.

On Dec. 25, the King and Queen are usually together with Harald's sister Astrid and her husband, and Sonja's brother Haakon and his wife.
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King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit,
Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn held a reception at the Royal Palace
for participants of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver on
September 30, 2010.


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Fotogallery from tonight reception:

OL-mottakelse på Slottet | www.siste.no
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:48 AM
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I'd have liked Martha Louise's dress without the pattern..
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Today Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited a Muslim familiy in Oslo to have tea and talk. The visit is a part of the Tea Time campaign of the Norwegian Centre against Racism.

After the visit the Crown Princess said the following on Twitter: We talked about the importance of showing openness to other's beliefs and an understanding that no one is morally over others, regardless of belief.
(I used Google to translate what was said on the CP Couple's facebook page.)
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Not to minimize the purpose of the visit, but Queen Sonja looks amazing.
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She looks extremely young and fit like Mette-Marit !
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King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon and Queen Sonja welcomed the President of
the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy and his wife Geertrui Van Rompuy-
Windels, on March 30, 2011 at the Royal Palace in Oslo.


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King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner attended the
funeral of Norwegian actress and activist Wenche Foss at the Domkirke in Oslo
on April 4, 2011. Foss died at the age of 93.


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King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner attended the
funeral of Norwegian actress and activist Wenche Foss at the Domkirke in Oslo
on April 4, 2011. Foss died at the age of 93.


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kongehuset.no - Wenche Foss bisatt
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Dronning sonja - Her må dronningen tørke tårene - Seher.no Kongelige (with picture gallery)
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http://msnno.starlounge.com/index.cf...agenr=2&page=2
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Here is a video link
Aller Internett flash player. SWF: 720 - 405

Its great to see how the Queen helps Mr Ferner.
She looked really sad on the loss.
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Royals head for wedding in London : Views and News from Norway
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Artist Unni Askeland created portraits of Harald, Sonja, Haakon and Mette-Marit for an exhibition which opened May 24, 2011. The exhibition (Unni Askeland together with Ari Behn) is on the occasion of the Litteraturfestival during the "Sigrid Undset days" in Galleri Zink in Lillehammer, Central Norway.
Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3
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King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Maritpose in front of members of the Norwegian government prior to a dinner hosted by the King and the Queen at their residence in Bygdø, Oslo, June 16, 2011.
Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3 - Picture 4 - Picture 5 - Picture 6 - Picture 7 - Picture 8

Later during the same day the King and Queen attended a guided tour of Oscarshall Summer Palace for the Members of Government.
picture gallery: På kongelig besøk | siste.no
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