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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Lights Youth Olympic Games Cauldron

  February 13, 2016 at 3:44 am by

Norway’s young Princess Ingrid Alexandra last night had the honour of lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Second Youth Olympic Games, held in Lillehammer. Among the 13,000 who watched from the stands as the Princess lit the cauldron, using the same torch her father Crown Prince Haakon used to light the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games cauldron in 1994, were the King and Queen of Norway and the Crown Prince … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Cheer At Holmenkollen

  February 8, 2016 at 4:46 am by

The Norwegian Royal Family had an exciting weekend as they attended the annual Hollenkolmen FIS World Cup Nordic. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Astrid, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were able to congratulate the Norwegian Therese Johaug for her 1st place in langlaufing on saturday. The planned Sunday competitions were sadly cancelled due to fog.

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New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Pose For Christmas Pictures

  December 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

The royal house have released a series of pictures of the Norwegian Royal Family leading up to Christmas. Embed from Getty Images Norway’s King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Hoiby all took part in the photo session. The photoshoot was taken at Skaugum, the residence of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway in Asker, Norway. … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

  December 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm by

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony took place today in Oslo where the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet were awarded this year’s prize for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” following the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. The Quartet is a collaboration of four organisations within Tunisian society – the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Tunisian Order … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja Open The Exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh”

  September 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway attend the opening of the exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh” today. The exhibition is being held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcases work of the two artists, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Their work is shown side by side to show the similarities of their artwork, despite the two artists having never met. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrix … Continue reading

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Trip to Vardø for Norwegian Royal Family

  August 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family today stopped in Vardø, in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway, as part of their private summer holiday. King Harald V and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise, with their spouses and their five grandchildren. “We can not just sit and tell them the story. We must show them that too, for otherwise it becomes boring for the grandchildren,” … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Turns 78 Today

  July 4, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Sonja Haraldsen was born in Oslo on July 4, 1937 and her parents were Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. She completed her studies in Oslo and received her diploma in dressmaking and tailoring. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtained a diploma in accounting, fashion design, and social science. Sonja then returned to Oslo and continued her studies and received an undergraduate degree in French, English and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Attends Opening of the 63rd Bergen International Festival

  May 28, 2015 at 4:56 am by

Queen Sonja of Norway attended the opening of the Bergen International Festival which is being held in Bergen, Norway. Queen Sonja was scheduled to attend the grand opening concert in the evening. The festival is the largest in the Nordic countries and artists from around the world will participate in 150 different shows during the festival. It started in 1953. For the opening, Queen Sonja wore a pink cape outfit and … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Norway!

  May 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated National Day with a balcony appearance at the Royal Palace in Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra all greeted the masses of well-wishers gathered in the Palace forecourt. The National Children’s Parade took place in the Palace Square, which saw 60,000 school children from a number of schools (some included specifically because they are celebrating milestone anniversaries … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

  May 10, 2015 at 3:13 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded in Olso

  December 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm by

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall this afternoon. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were on hand to congratulate the two laureates, at both the official ceremony and an audience at the Royal Palace prior. Yousafzai was awarded the prize for her fight for girls’ rights to an education, while Satyarthi … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s 40th Birthday

  August 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm by

Today, August 19th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit turns 40 years old. On occasion of her birthday, an open air church service in the Queen’s Park was celebrated yesterday, hosted by King Harald and Queen Sonja. Since 2001, the Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been celebrating all her birthdays with a church service together with family and friends. To the service, which was lead by former Oslo Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, who married then … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2013 at 10:37 am by

Today, May 17th, 2013, the Royal Family celebrated National Day together with the Norwegian people. As every year, the Crown Princely Family greeted the children’s parade at the entrance of their home Skaugum in Asker in the early morning. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Marius, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were dressed in national costumes and as in previous years, the family dog Milly Kakao joined them, … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2012

  December 11, 2012 at 8:34 am by

On December 10th – the day Alfred Nobel died in 1896 – the Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to the European Union in Oslo City Hall. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the award ceremony. The three presidents of the EU – the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President … Continue reading

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State Visit from Finland to Norway

  October 13, 2012 at 4:20 am by

The President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, and his wife Mrs Jenni Haukio made a state visit to Norway from October 10th-12th, 2012. They were welcomed at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport by Crown Prince Haakon. He accompanied them to the Royal Palace in Oslo, where they were met by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. After the welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square, King Harald and … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Marius Borg Høiby

  September 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

Today, September 2nd, 2012, Marius Borg Høiby was confirmed in Asker Church. He is the son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Morten Borg, and was born on January 13th, 1997, before the Crown Princess’ relationship with Crown Prince Haakon. The families of both his mother and father were present at the confirmation, including also King Harald and Queen Sonja, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus as well as his … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja’s 75th Birthday

  July 4, 2012 at 12:00 am by

Today, Queen Sonja celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born as Sonja Haraldsen on July 4th, 1937. She grew up in the district of Vinderen in Oslo as the youngest child of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen. She met Crown Prince Harald in 1959. The couple had to wait 9 years until King Olav had given his consent for the Crown Prince to marry a commoner, after the Crown Prince … Continue reading

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