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norwegianne 06-03-2005 05:29 AM

King Harald and Queen Sonja Current Events Part 4
 
This is the place to post new news and pictures about the Norwegian King and Queen.

The old thread can be found here.


Happy posting.

Larzen 06-05-2005 06:39 AM

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http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Nyhet/article1614526.ece
King Harald is spending the last days of his sick leave fishing Salmon in Namdals river. He and his company arrived at the airport in Trondheim on june 3 and are staying until monday,then the King will return to Oslo to take up his constitutional duties on June 7. King Harald has visited Namdal every year since 2002, in 2003 he got his so far biggest slamon which was 8 kilos. His sailing and fishing buddy Robin Aisher got one that weighed 13 kilos in 2003. The lcoals says the King never complains about the fishing conditions or if someone gets bigger salmon than him:p -the loclas are very proud that the King chooses to come fishing here every year and says thet they belive he does so because they are left alone and noon makes a big deal out of it (except the local paper it seems:D ) The season when it is allowed to fish salmon kicks of June 1 so it seems the King did not waste much time...

Link to the big vertion of the picture
http://www.namdalsavisa.no/multimedi...en_614611g.jpg

Lena 06-05-2005 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Larzen
http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Nyhet/article1614526.ece
King Harald is spending the last days of his sick leave fishing Salmon in Namdals river. He and his company arrived at the airport in Trondheim on june 3 and are staying until monday,then the King will return to Oslo to take up his constitutional duties on June 7. King Harald has visited Namdal every year since 2002, in 2003 he got his so far biggest slamon which was 8 kilos. His sailing and fishing buddy Robin Aisher got one that weighed 13 kilos in 2003. The lcoals says the King never complains about the fishing conditions or if someone gets bigger salmon than him:p -the loclas are very proud that the King chooses to come fishing here every year and says thet they belive he does so because they are left alone and noon makes a big deal out of it (except the local paper it seems:D ) The season when it is allowed to fish salmon kicks of June 1 so it seems the King did not waste much time...

Link to the big vertion of the picture
http://www.namdalsavisa.no/multimedi...en_614611g.jpg

Caught of the camera in spite of the perfect green camouflage style :rolleyes: IMO the king looks a bit thinner than usual, but his skin colour looks healthy...

HMQueenElizabethII 06-13-2005 08:59 AM

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The King and the Queen receive German President and his wife today:

Larzen 06-19-2005 12:51 PM

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The King and Queen is on a two day visit to Bergen

Larzen 06-20-2005 01:19 PM

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I fond this article about Queen Sonja and her dress from F and Ms wedding that was by Dominique Sirop, but I dont understand french, could someone translate what the text says, thanks in advance.

source
http://www.dominiquesirop.com/en/Dominique_Sirop/4.htm
http://www.dominiquesirop.com/en/Dom...p/parution.pdf
I did find it a tad strange that dominique Sirop puts something like this on his website, it almost like he is using the Queen for advertising, there is a similar piece on his website about Queen Rania and her dress for F an L prewedding dinner

Anita 06-21-2005 03:39 AM

Hi Larzen !
In fact, the article doesn't reveal unknown details . It is said that Queen Sonja speaks French very well (I would love to hear her speaking French ...:) ), that she used to wear dresses by Pierre Balmain, that she has a very contemporary taste in fashion matters, that she likes a bit of eccentricity in her dresses . And the dress she wore at Fred and Mary's wedding is also described but with technical terms that I'm not able to translate (...sorry ...) .That's all ! :) :) :)

Larzen 07-01-2005 07:35 AM

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More of King Harald sailing in Sweden, its good to see him recovered, it looks like he has lost quite alot of weight. I think his sun bleached sailor cap cant be a day under 15 year old, as long as I can remember he has always worn that cap when sailinghttp://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/side2/k...&slide=2#slide

KikkiB 07-01-2005 05:06 PM

Funny photo of Queen Sonja
 
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This photo accompanied an article about Queen Sonjas International Music Competition (classical music). She will host a concert with former winners of the competition at the Palace August 24, 2005. This concert will also be the first one in the Palace since 1907.
http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/side2/k...icle416367.ece

Wonder what she's thinking on this photo, though :)

HMQueenElizabethII 07-02-2005 12:07 AM

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This photo accompanied an article about Queen Sonjas International Music Competition (classical music). She will host a concert with former winners of the competition at the Palace August 24, 2005. This concert will also be the first one in the Palace since 1907.
http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/side2/k...icle416367.ece

Wonder what she's thinking on this photo, though :)

Thanks for the photo KikiB:) .That's really funny photo,it makes me laugh so much.;)

KikkiB 07-02-2005 08:58 AM

These photos of King Harald sailing with his team really shows him in his right element! Really enjoying himself! On a sailing boat in a competition he really is in his ace! Lovely to see him so happy after the past years illness' :)

norwegianne 07-03-2005 06:54 AM

A few translated snippets from this article on VG.no.

His face lights up even more when we ask if it is okay to ask a few questions about his grandchildren. "It's always nice to talk about them."

"Do tell!"

"It is much fun with grandchildren. Now there is one more on the way, and that is very nice," King Harald says and smiles.

"How is the King as a grandfather?"

"I never thought I'd be as silly as other grandparents, but I have," he states and laughs about himself.

"What does the King do with the grandchildren?"

"They're still pretty young, but I do what other grandparents do. They come visit us, and we visit them."

"And then it is down on the knees to play?"

"Almost like that," the King laughs, and tells us that the family and the grandchildren meant a lot to him when he was ill.

"In those situations you notice how much family matters, certainly," the monarch continues thoughtfully.

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Before Easter the King's doctor, Halfdan Ihlen ordered the King and Queen to step down a bit and take it easier in the future. But steering a king isn't always easy.

"We have to see what we do. If we take it easier, there are more duties for the Crown Prince Couple. But we (The King and Queen) automatically get a bit older, so it might come naturally," says the King.

Before he, in the next sentence, clarifies that being a part-time king is out of the question.

"It won't work, we don't have a tradition like that in Norway."

"Does the King wish that we had such a tradition?"

"No, not really. I find it okay the way we do it."

"How about Queen Sonja?"

"She has more energy than ever," says the King.

He has over the past years almost created a "tradition" of being away sailing on his wife's birthday.

Also this year. When the Queen invites to her 68th birthday celebration on the summer house on Mågerø tomorrow, the King focusses on sailing around Gotland as fast as possible.

"But I've got something set up. But she doesn't know about it, yet," grins king Harald.

rchainho 07-04-2005 06:36 AM

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/...pid=&nid=17942

King of Norway leads light weather race

norwegianne 07-06-2005 11:11 AM

King Harald won the European Championships in Sailing, last night, with his crew and FRAM XV. By placing fourth in the last leg of the race, they won the title by having the best results from the various legs over the past week.

Nice work.

http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=283017

KikkiB 07-07-2005 04:04 AM

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According to another article from VG covering the King and his crew winning the European championship, the King switched to Swedish when asked questions by Swedish journalists. The King responded; "I have a Swedish mother, you know, and I speak Swegian I guess" Swegian (svorsk) is when a person mixes the two languages together to make one strange dialect.http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=283071

rchainho 07-07-2005 10:15 AM

http://www.sail-world.com/news_print....cfm?Nid=17996

The King is king!

rchainho 07-07-2005 10:16 AM

http://www.norwaypost.no/content.asp...uster_id=28034

http://<b><font size="4">Sailing: Ki...on </font></b>

GrandDuchess 07-07-2005 12:40 PM

King Harald has sent the following telegram of condolences to Queen Elizabeth

Your Majesty,

It was with deep grief that I received the shocking news of the terrible acts that took place in London this morning, and that have claimed the lives of and caused injury to innocent people.

On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people, I express to Your Majesty my heartfelt condolences and ask Your Majesty to convey my deepest sympathy to all those affected by these acts and to the bereaved.

Harald R

princess gertrude 07-07-2005 03:43 PM

I wonder what King Harold planned for his wife's birthday???

Larzen 07-18-2005 11:22 AM

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On July 16th the Queen was in Åndalsnes to recievce the prize "the mountain goat" for beeing such a good ambassdor for walking in the mountains and promoting norwegian mountains and nature abroad.

www.kongehuset.no


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