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State Visit to Slovenia

  May 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm by

Yesterday the Norwegian King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja started their 2-day State Visit to Slovenia. The Royal couple was formally welcomed President Türk and Mrs Miklič Türk at Brdo Castle about 30 kilometres outside the capital city of Ljubljana. After the welcoming ceremony a plenary session was held. Later King Harald also met with Slovenia’s President of the National Assembly Dr. Pavel Gantar and Prime Minister Borut … 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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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … 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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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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The Royal Couple’s Events before Christmas

  December 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm by

On December 21st, the Norwegian King and Queen visited the Frogn volunteer center. These kind of centers are existing all across Norway. They are contact centers for anyone who wants to participate in volunteer activities. The Royal Couple were having guided tours through the house. King Harald was meeting with a group of women who were knitting and weaving, as well as storytellers, babysitters and others. Queen Sonja met artists … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2010

  December 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

Today the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony took place in Oslo. This year Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded for his long and non-violent fight for human rights in China. Xiaobo is imprisoned in China and wasn’t present at the award ceremony in Oslo. Therefore the chair of the prize winner on the podium was left empty during the ceremony. There was no one attending the ceremony to … Continue reading

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King Harald: “She will always be our daughter”

  October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am by

For the first time King Harald of Norway commented on his daughter’s statements that she speaks with the dead. Princess Märtha Louise caused several discussions after announcing she doesn’t only talk to angels, but also to dead people. During an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten the King admitted that parents don’t always agree with their children. “What is important for us is that we love them.” the King said. … Continue reading

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State Visit to Slovakia

  October 29, 2010 at 5:10 am by

Norways’s Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, paid a State Visit to the Slovak Republic from October 26th to 29th. Day 1 At the first day the Royal couple was officially welcomed by President Ivan Gašparovičand First Lady Silvia Gašparovičová. The Norweian Royals recieved a loaf of bread and salt, which is a tradition in Slovakia. Afterwards the King and the President met with Norwegian and Slovakian representatives … 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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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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Royal Couple visited Oppland

  June 12, 2010 at 3:47 am by

Once a year the Norwegian Royal couple visits one of the 19 Norwegian countries. This year they paid a visit to Oppland, which is one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway. The couple visited the six municipalties in Valdres. They started with visiting Bruflat in Etnedal where they watched a program called “The adventurous Valdres” which was based on stories and legends from the valley. Afterwards the King … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 2 and 3

  June 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm by

The second day of Queen Beatrix’ State Visit to Norway began with a visit to the Oslo Bors securities exchange, where Her Majesty, who was joined by King Harald and Queen Sonja, attended a seminar with the title “Labour Participation and Gender”. Later they visited the Bjornholt Middle and Upper Secondary School. At lunch time Queen Beatrix, the Norwegian Royal couple and the Crown Princely couple attended an official luncheon … Continue reading

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State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 1

  June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is on a three-day State Visit to Norway. The Queen arrived at the port of Oslo yesterday, where she was welcomed by King Harald V of Norway. Queen Sonja and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. Queen Beatrix travelled to Norway on board of the Dutch frigate Tromp. During the welcoming ceremony the national anthems were played and Queen Beatrix met … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm by

May 17th 2010: Happy Birthday Norway! Today the Royal Family and the Norwegian people celebrated the National day of Norway. The day started with the Crown Princely family greeting the children’s parade at their residence Skaugum. Later the members of the Royal house gathered at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo where they watched the children’s parade. Children from 109 different schools were attending the parade which was … Continue reading

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State Visit from Russia

  April 27, 2010 at 6:25 am by

On Monday the President of Russia Medvedev and his wife paid a State Visit to Norway. The couple was formally welcomed during a ceremony on the Palace Square. The Queen and the Crown princely couple were present during the ceremony when the King and the President inspected the King’s Guard and greeted Norwegian officials. After the welcoming ceremony President Medvedev visited the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, and met the President … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals attend Reopening of the Oslo Cathedral

  April 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the reopening of the Oslo Cathedral on Sunday. The cathedral has been renovated for about four years and it was opened with a mass on Sunday. Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme was leading the church service. The Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple married in the Oslo cathedral. During the church service little … Continue reading

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A Sporty Weekend

  March 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm by

This weekend was a sporty one for the Norwegian Royals. Many nordic sports event took place at the famous Holmenkollen outside of Oslo. On Saturday King Harald watched the 30 km free technique cross-country of the men and women and met with the Norwegian athletes afterwards. The King also attended Sunday’s World Cup-event and trial World Championships in Nordic skiing at Holmenkollen. One of the most traditional events the Royal … Continue reading

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