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Old 05-13-2021, 12:41 PM
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Last 17 May, the King and Queen received over 4,000 drawings from children in Oslo and a selection of the drawings will be exhibited in Slottsparken.

King Harald and Queen Sonja looked through the drawings that can now be seen along the "Broadway" through the park.


https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...7281&sek=26939


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Old 05-16-2021, 01:17 PM
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King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted the Oslo Municipality's concert on 17 May this year.

The concert was recorded at the Oscarshall Palace outside Oslo city center this week.

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...7297&sek=26939
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:40 AM
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The celebrations have begun - a rainy start for Haakon, Mette-Marit, Ingrid-Alexandra, Sverre Magnus and the dogs


** Pic ** instagram gallery **


** kongehuset: Gratulerer med dagen! **


** nettavisen.no: Følg 17. mai-feiringen her **


** ostlendingen.no: 17. mai-feiringen i gang for kongefamilien **


** vg.no: Coronapreget 17. mai for kongefamilien i år igjen **


Later the family traditionally appeared on the Palace's balcony:


** gettyimages gallery ** instagram gallery **


** dm article: The Norwegian Royal family don traditional dress and proudly wave flags ..**


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** ppe gallery 1 ** ppe gallery 2 ** ppe gallery 3 **


And Queen Sonja shared some private photos:


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Old 05-17-2021, 11:22 AM
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Princess Martha Louise with her family celebrating the National Day today


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Old 05-17-2021, 12:34 PM
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If you really look closer in the begining of the video you can see the lady running after the royal car with the 2 dogs.
https://www.tv2.no/v/1657060/
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https://www.nrk.no/video/3795e3db-ea...1-6a65ef74842c

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Old 05-17-2021, 05:12 PM
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:58 PM
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Cant say I'm impressed with Sverre not wearing the national/traditional costume. Maruis did well into his teens.

Given all the covid restrictions they still made it a special day
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:53 AM
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Cant say I'm impressed with Sverre not wearing the national/traditional costume. Maruis did well into his teens.

Given all the covid restrictions they still made it a special day
But King Harald also never wears traditional costume. If Sverre does not like to dress himself in folklore, that is his good right.
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But King Harald also never wears traditional costume. If Sverre does not like to dress himself in folklore, that is his good right.
Of course it is Magnus´right. Still it´s a bit of a pity.


Prcss Ingrid A. is definitely the prettiest Princess of her generation.
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:07 PM
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Of course it is Magnus´right. Still it´s a bit of a pity.


Prcss Ingrid A. is definitely the prettiest Princess of her generation.
It would have been nice to see Sverre in the traditional costume - I’ve always thought the men’s costume is quite smart looking, and it nicely complements the women’s more colourful dress. But obviously it’s a personal choice, and Sverre looks nice in his suit.

I agree that Ingrid is a beautiful girl; she got the best features from both parents. She and her mother both wear the traditional dress very well.

And it’s nice to see the family is still including the dog in the celebrations!
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Here is Nina Berglund's report of the second consecutive scaled-down National Day, noting the royal couple's efforts to appear for the public despite the pouring rain.

https://www.newsinenglish.no/2021/05...t-17th-of-may/

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All radio and TV stations carried the vastly scaled-down royal celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day on Monday. [...]

At precisely noon, canons roared from the nearby Akershus Fortress and Castle and the royals sang Norway’s national anthem, with everyone watching encouraged to sing along.

Many reportedly did, from their own living rooms, out on balconies or in gardens in towns and cities where the weather was better (in Stavanger, the sun was shining). Norwegians all over the country also shared photos of songfests at noon, from mountaintops, coastal villages or indoor luncheons.

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Not everyone is cooperating, however, with police reporting on Monday that they stopped a protest demonstration that was heading towards the palace. It was called an “Alternative 17th of May Parade,” mounted by those opposing and often defying Corona restrictions.

On a side note, Sverre Magnus is called Magnus by his family.
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Old 05-21-2021, 11:51 AM
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In honor of National Day, newsinenglish.no also printed an interesting article about the history of the Norwegian flag.

https://www.newsinenglish.no/2021/05...f-flag-waving/


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One local resident commented: “All the people living there fly the flag whenever one of them has something to celebrate.” Many Norwegians observe official flag days like New Year’s Day and some religious holidays, and it’s common for Norwegians to fly the flag on their birthdays or put strings of flags on the Christmas tree,

[...] Norwegian kings took part in the Crusades in the Middle East to liberate Jerusalem and other holy sites from Muslim occupation. They were perhaps inspired to use the Christian cross for their own banner designs at home.

[...] in 1821 when Fredrik Meltzer, a politician from Bergen, convinced Parliament to choose the flag that Norway has today. Meltzer reckoned that red, white and blue were already the colours of several freedom-loving democratic nations like the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands. A cross would also reflect the tradition and style already in use by Norway’s neighbours. It was, moreover, a polite design, combining the blue in Sweden’s flag (albeit much darker) with the red and white of Denmark’s. It was a simple pattern. And it was cheap, Meltzer pointed out – it could be made by cutting up a Danish flag and adding some blue material.

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The Norwegian flag and its use remained a problem in the union, though. [...] Both countries could use their own flag, but with a clear symbol of their union. That wasn’t popular in either country, and the solution was nicknamed sildesalaten (herring salad) referring to its resulting strange mix of colours. Led by nation-builders like Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, flag politics got very divisive towards the end of the 1800s, adding to the forces that finally blew Norway’s union with Sweden apart in 1905.

[...] The rapidly growing Labour Party, dominated by communists at the time, saw the national flag as a bourgeois passion. Defining the church as a tool for oppression, radicals didn’t like the symbolism of a Christian cross either. [...]

Labour’s moderate wing eventually pushed through a “take back the flag” strategy in the 1930s, clearing the way for Norwegian flags in May Day parades along with the socialist red ones. That turned out to be a fortunate move a few years later, with the outbreak of World War II, the occupation of Norway by Germany and the rise to power of a puppet Nazi party in Norway known as Nasjonal Samling (NS). [...] That led to conflicting policies like allowing the Norwegian flag to fly from poles, but not hand-held ones. Demonstratively wearing garments in the flag’s clours was controversial, too. The red nisselue, a red wool hat worn by Norway’s version of Santa Claus (julenissen) and popular among common folk during the war years, was downright verboten by the Germans. After liberation in May 1945, Norway exploded in a formidable flag feast, re-establishing the flag as a tool for the people.
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I admire the Norwegians, so many of them wear their bunad on the National Day, at the confirmations and family celebrations.
For instance, a huge sports star in Norway, the Olympic and World Champion in cross country skiing, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, wears every year bunad on the National Day and publishes photos of him and his girlfriend.
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On a side note, Sverre Magnus is called Magnus by his family.
Thank you, Tatiana Maria! People always get that wrong. Perhaps because the tabloids always refer to the Prince as "Sverre"...?
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This year's celebrations have started at Skaugum this morning, later the family appeared on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo:



** kongehuset: Gratulerer med dagen! **


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** gettyimages gallery: NOR: Norway National Day Celebrations 2022 ** rex gallery **


** nrk.no: 17. mai 2022 Kronprinsparet helste på barnetoget **


** vl.no article: Kronprinsfamilien hilste barnetoget ved Skaugum **


** dm article: Norway's royal family beam as they don traditional dress to attend a children's parade ..**
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It's the first time I see Haakon in Sverre Magnus!

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Happy Constitution Day! from Princess Martha Louise and her family!


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English version of the Royal House press release:

Happy Constitution Day! - The Royal House of Norway

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After two years without children's parades and many of the other traditions that usually fill the celebration of 17th of May, greeting the children's parade had a special significance this year.

The schools of Høybråten and Slemdal headed the Oslo parade. This great honour traditionally goes to schools celebrating anniversaries, and Høybråten and Slemdal are both 100 years old in 2022.

Just before the first part of the children's parade reached the Palace Square, both the Royal anthem and the National anthem of Norway sounded - and then the children entered into the square. A record breaking 130 schools attended this year.

[...]

Tradition

It was King Haakon and Queen Maud who introduced the custom of greeting the children’s parade from the Palace Balcony in 1906. The custom has been upheld ever since. The only exceptions were in 1910, when the Royal Family was in England for the funeral of Queen Maud’s father, King Edward VII, during World War II from 1940 to 1944, and during the corona pandemic from 2020-2021.

I wish Prince Sverre Magnus would have worn a bunad as well.
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