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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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10th Wedding Anniversary of Haakon & Mette-Marit

  August 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

Today, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple married on August 25th 2001 in Oslo Cathedral. The engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was announced on December 1st 2000. Back then Mette-Marit was already a single-mother of her little son Marius Borg Høiby (born 1997). After marrying the Crown Prince Mette-Marit became “Her Royal Highness Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am by

The Norwegian people grieve after the death of at least 92 people were killed in the double attack on Friday, July 22nd. At least seven people were killed in a bomb attack on the government quarter in Oslo; 85 people were shot dead as the same man ran amok on the nearby island of Utoeya. If you want to read more about the attacks in Norway or express your condolences, … Continue reading

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State Visit from Luxembourg to Norway

  June 1, 2011 at 7:02 am by

On May 30th Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Oslo for a three-days State Visit to Norway. The couple was welcomed by the Norwegian Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The Crown Princely couple was also in attendance. After the ceremony the Grand Ducal couple attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremon, where foreign Heads of … Continue reading

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“Gratulerer med dagen” – National Day in Norway

  May 17, 2011 at 8:22 am by

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge! Happy Birthday, Norway. On May 17th people in Norway celebrate their National day. As every year the Norwegian Royals took part in the celebrations. In the morning the Crown Prince family greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade at Skaugum – the family’s residence. It’s an old tradition that the family of the heir to the throne meets the parade at Skaugum. The Crown Prince and his … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Ghana

  April 13, 2011 at 10:44 am by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Crown Princess are currently on an official visit to Ghana. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim. During their visit the Crown Princely couple will visit joint projects between Ghana and Norway. After arriving in Ghana the Norwegian Royals and the Minister were welcomed by the Vice President of Ghana – … Continue reading

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State Visit from Lithuania

  April 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm by

The President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, is currently on a two-day State Visit to Norway. She was welcomed by the King and Queen and the Crown Princely couple at the Palace Square on April 5th. After the welcoming ceremony the President and the Norwegian Royals went inside the Palace,where official photos were taken. Also gifts were exchange then. After lunch, the President laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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Father and Son at Work

  March 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Today Crown Prince Haakon attended a boat show at the Norway Trade Fairs in Lillestrøm where more then 350 boats, engines and other marine equipment are displayed. The Prince was given a tour at the show “the sea for all” and met with several representatives of the fair. The Crown Prince was joined by his 5 years old son Prince Sverre Magnus. The little Prince went on board of several … Continue reading

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Nordic World Ski Championships in Olso

  February 25, 2011 at 8:25 am by

On Wednesday evening the Royal couple and the Crown Prince family attended the opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Olso. They watched the King’s Guard and The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces showed the way for the 1700 children, who represented the participating nations and walked from the Palace Square down Palace Hill to University Square. In the evening the Royals attended a … Continue reading

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The Week with the Norwegian Royals

  February 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

Here you can read about the current events of the Norwegian Royals during the last week. February 14th: The Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon agreed to be the patron of this year’s TV campaign to support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s efforts. Norwegian People’s Aid is an organisation aiming to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can read more here. February 17th-18th: Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple in Davos

  January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Princely family returned from their private journey some days ago. On January 25th the Crown Princely couple had their first official engagement after their two months’ break. They attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. Crown Prince Haakon was a member of the Young Global Leaders from 2005 until 2010. Afterwards he became a member of the Foundation Board. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, is a … Continue reading

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New Portraits of the Norwegian Royals

  January 22, 2011 at 6:01 am by

Today the Norwegian Royal Court released new official portraits of the Norwegian Royals on their website. They published new portraits of the Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple. All portraits were taken by the photographer Sølve Sundsbø, a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. You can read more about Sundsbø here. You can find all portraits at TRF in this thread. A gallery at the Royal Court’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings from Abroad

  December 22, 2010 at 11:54 am by

The Crown Prince family started their 3 month journey abroad at the end of November. Today, the first pictures of the trip have been released by the Royal Court. In India, they met a team from the BBC. They sent the Christmas greetings of the Crown Prince and his family with a film and photos. You can find pictures of the family here and here. The family started the trip … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince Family: Travel Abroad

  November 4, 2010 at 10:04 am by

The Royal Court announced today that Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are planning to travel abroad with their family from the end of November 2010 to the end of January 2011. All 3 children will join them. The family is planning to live abroad at the period to get to know other countries, cultures and people. The aim is also to experience the different ways of life and … Continue reading

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Visit to New York

  November 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two-day visit to New York. They travelled to the USA to mark the centennial anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Crown Prince Haakon first took part in a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Afterwards the Crown Prince met with the UNDP to plan his visit to Indonesia, which is scheduled for November. … Continue reading

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Annual Gala for Stortinget

  October 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm by

Yesterday the Norwegian Royal attended the annual Gala for Stortinget – the Norwegian Parliament. King Harald and Queen Sonja received the representatives of the Parliament representatives in the Palace which is part of a 100-year-old tradition. The Gala for Stortinget is hosted since 1906. King Haakon was the first one who invited invited the members of the Stortinget to dinner in the first parliamentary year after he became king of … Continue reading

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State Visit from Switzerland

  October 17, 2010 at 7:45 am by

The Swiss Confederation paid a State Visit to Norway. Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard and Dr. Roland Hausin were welcomed by His Majesty King Harald V on October 14th. The Confederation was formally welcomed in the Palace Square and were introduced to representatives of official institutions in Norway. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. After the welcoming ceremomy President Leuthard laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princely Couple’s Visit to Aust-Agder

  September 25, 2010 at 5:07 am by

From August 31st to September 2nd Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit payed their country visit to Aust-Agder where they visited the municipalities of Evje and Hornnes, Grimstad, Froland, Arendal, Vegårshei and Gjerstad. Duing their first day in Lillesand, Evje and Hornnes the couple went to see the Setesdal Mineral Park, a clinic and a prison. Laterthe couple visited the University of Agder, Kristiansand Campus. Here they used bikes … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s First Day of School

  August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am by

Today was a big day for Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra: it was her first day of school in the Jansløkka school in Asker. Ingrid was accompanied by her parents, her grandfather King Harald and her grandmother Marit Tjessem when she arrived at twelve noon. The Princess will be in the “green group” with 21 other pupils. All children who were starting school today were welcomed by the rector and were … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon celebrates 37th Birthday

  July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

On July 20th, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 37th birthday. Like every year, the Crown Princely family met the press for a photo call. This year the family chose their summer cabin on the little island where they used to spend their summer vacations. The family was photographed on the stairs in front of the white villa and in the garden. Marius Borg Høiby was missing this year’s … Continue reading

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