The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-28-2005, 05:10 PM
pdas1201's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Houston, United States
Posts: 2,741
February 28, 2005: King Harald and Queen Sonja met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane at the Secretary's residence in New York.


Anp and Getty Images
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2545470.jpg
Views:	387
Size:	38.5 KB
ID:	100954   Click image for larger version

Name:	2545566.jpg
Views:	403
Size:	35.4 KB
ID:	100955   Click image for larger version

Name:	52256659.jpg
Views:	325
Size:	37.7 KB
ID:	100956   Click image for larger version

Name:	52256671.jpg
Views:	293
Size:	40.0 KB
ID:	100957  

  #2  
Old 02-28-2005, 06:21 PM
norwegianne's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Rogaland, Norway
Posts: 6,043
King Harald and Queen Sonja visit the US

King Harald and Queen Sonja have begun a nine-day official visit to the US. The background for the visit is this year's centennial celebrations of Norway as a free and independent nation.

The US was one of the first nations to give diplomatic recognition to Norway.

On Sunday the Royal Couple visited the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York, where they also met many members of the Norwegian community in the city.

On Monday Queen Sonja opens an exhibition at Scandinavia House, which includes paintings from her own private art collection.

The King and the Queen will also have lunch with UN Secreatary General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane.

The Royals will also visit Ground Zero. The Norwegian architect firm Snoehetta has been awarded the task of designing part of the Memorial Musseum on the site.

On Monday evening there will be a concert by the Oslo Cathedral Choir at the St. Thomas Church on Manhattan, while the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Centre in Washington at the end of the visit next Monday.

(NRK)

http://www.norwaypost.no/content.asp...03&folder_id=1
__________________
  #3  
Old 02-28-2005, 11:57 PM
pdas1201's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Houston, United States
Posts: 2,741
King Harald and Queen Sonja in New York

UK Press
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_1-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	321
Size:	43.9 KB
ID:	101240   Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_2-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	382
Size:	36.8 KB
ID:	101241   Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_3-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	324
Size:	42.5 KB
ID:	101242   Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_4-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	354
Size:	37.2 KB
ID:	101243  

Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_5-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	315
Size:	45.0 KB
ID:	101244   Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_6-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	336
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	101245   Click image for larger version

Name:	NORWAY_NEW_YORK_7-UKP-1.jpg
Views:	357
Size:	37.3 KB
ID:	101246  
  #4  
Old 03-01-2005, 09:06 AM
GrandDuchess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somwhere, Sweden
Posts: 3,403
From Aftenposten yesterday:

Royals launch US tour

The Norwegian Seaman's Church in New York was packed Sunday evening to welcome King Harald and Queen Sonja. The royal couple was starting a weeklong visit to the US, to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

The US was the first country to recognize Norway's sovereignty when it broke out of a rocky union with Sweden in 1905. That's why it's among the countries getting royal visits this year, as members of the Norwegian royal family travel around the world in their homeland's centennial year.

Queen Sonja has been in Antarctica and London in the past two weeks, while Crown Princess Mette-Marit headed for Malawi and Crown Prince Haakon to Sierra Leone. Haakon will travel to Japan in mid-March.

Eleven countries will be visited in direct connection with Norway's centennial: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, China, South Africa, India, Canada and the US.

The king and queen are starting out in New York before heading on to Houston and Washington. Sunday evening's event at the Seaman's Church highlighted young Norwegian and Norwegian-American artists, part of a cultural theme that's especially important to Queen Sonja.

She took 75 of her own paintings by Norwegian artists to New York, for an exhibition to be called, simply, "Norway." The exhibition features 13 contemporary Norwegian artists including Mariann Heske, Kåre Tveter and Ørnulf Opdahl.

The Norwegian royals were officialy welcomed to New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday morning. A visit to Ground Zero was on the program, along with a concert in St Thomas Church and lunch with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

While most of the centennial events planned within Norway are based on a historic and nostalgic theme, those overseas are meant to promote the modern-day Norway. Norwegian officials and the royals are keen to present Norway as a partner for peace and as a resourceful, knowledgeable and high-tech oriented society.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Sofia's Blog (my blog)
  #5  
Old 03-01-2005, 04:01 PM
Mandy's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 6,921
Article in Norwegian
http://www.aftenposten.no/kul_und/article968008.ece
  #6  
Old 03-02-2005, 08:34 AM
Anita's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Rom, Italy
Posts: 381
There was a ball given yesterday evening in New-York in honour of the King and the Queen .
Here is an article in Aftenposten ... + photo :)

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/ko...icle983669.ece
  #7  
Old 03-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Larzen's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,813
More pictures from the ball at Scandinavian House and From the art exhibition and the Queens lecture.

I really think the Queen looks very good theese days, she looked so depressed when the King was sick and in the months after but now she really looks very happy. However I think that when you have passed 60 its time to stop with the strapless gowns, and I wish she would not blond her hair quite as much
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	335
Size:	17.6 KB
ID:	101870   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	385
Size:	22.1 KB
ID:	101871   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	339
Size:	20.2 KB
ID:	101872   Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	22.5 KB
ID:	101873  

Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	314
Size:	26.6 KB
ID:	101874   Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	299
Size:	23.4 KB
ID:	101875   Click image for larger version

Name:	7.jpg
Views:	325
Size:	37.6 KB
ID:	101876   Click image for larger version

Name:	8.jpg
Views:	339
Size:	32.8 KB
ID:	101877  

  #8  
Old 03-02-2005, 04:25 PM
Mandy's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 6,921
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larzen
More pictures from the ball at Scandinavian House and From the art exhibition and the Queens lecture.

I really think the Queen looks very good theese days, she looked so depressed when the King was sick and in the months after but now she really looks very happy. However I think that when you have passed 60 its time to stop with the strapless gowns, and I wish she would not blond her hair quite as much
Thanks for the photos Larzen. Yes, Sonja does look very happy. Is she wearing a new gown?
  #9  
Old 03-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Larzen's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,813
No she has worn it atleast 3 or 4 times before, birthday of Erling Lorentzen and Dinner for storitinget in 2003 and prewedding dinner for Felipe and Letizia, its by the palace seemstress Anna Bratland
  #10  
Old 03-02-2005, 10:16 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larzen
I really think the Queen looks very good theese days, she looked so depressed when the King was sick and in the months after but now she really looks very happy. However I think that when you have passed 60 its time to stop with the strapless gowns, and I wish she would not blond her hair quite as much
I think Sonja looks really good on this trip too. Everything she is wearing seems pulled together and she seems to have life and spirit back in her face again. Back at Christmas time in the pictures with her grandchildren I noticed how good Sonja was looking and how back to her spirited self she seemed again.

I don't agree about the strapless gowns though. I think the Queen looks pretty good for her age (who would've thought she's a grandmother?) and as long as she feels comfortable in them why not wear them? It would be one thing if Sonja felt self-conscious about them but she doesn't seem to be. She seems to be quite enjoying herself with that dance. It's really just a bit of bare shoulders and arms, we're not talking about exposing more of her chest or extreme cleavage or anything so what's the big deal?

She also had a cover up for part of the evening. So it looks like she took off the cover up for just part of the evening, like when dancing, so nothing even "disrespectful" about her appearance.
  #11  
Old 03-02-2005, 10:17 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East of the sun and west of the moon, United States
Posts: 6,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Genevieve
I don't agree about the strapless gowns though. I think the Queen looks pretty good for her age (who would've thought she's a grandmother?) and as long as she feels comfortable in them why not wear them? It would be one thing if Sonja felt self-conscious about them but she doesn't seem to be. She seems to be quite enjoying herself with that dance. It's really just a bit of bare shoulders and arms, we're not talking about exposing more of her chest or extreme cleavage or anything so what's the big deal?
I second that. Well said, Genevieve. Sonja looks great and happy.
  #12  
Old 03-03-2005, 01:18 AM
sara1981's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Little Rock, United States
Posts: 3,426
both looks great!

what about see the zero of 9/11 pictures? or not! and both will meet President Bush and Lauren Bush?

Sara Boyce
  #13  
Old 03-03-2005, 01:41 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 299
I love Her Majesty's fur coat! It makes her look so refined and regal.
  #14  
Old 03-03-2005, 03:05 AM
Mandy's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 6,921
Polfoto 01-03-2005 Aaron Marcial, 5, of New York, right, presents Queen Sonja of Norway, front center, with a bouquet of flowers, as her husband King Harald V, left, looks on during a kick off event of the New York Road Runners Foundation and Norwegian Consulate in New York at Public School 161 in New York Tuesday March 1, 2005. The royal couple met with NYRR Foundation student athletes who have been selected to visit Norway as part of an exchange program organized by the New York Road Runners Foundation and Norwegian Consulate in honor of 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Norway. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AP814340_guest.jpg
Views:	315
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	102148   Click image for larger version

Name:	AP814333_guest.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	35.6 KB
ID:	102149  
  #15  
Old 03-03-2005, 03:07 AM
Mandy's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 6,921
Polfoto 01-03-2005 King Harald V of Norway, second from left, and Queen Sonja of Norway, second from right, pose with Ashley Stephenson, 11, left, and Ebony Claxton, 11, both of New York, during a kick off event of the New York Road Runners Foundation and Norwegian Consulate in New York at Public School 161 in New York Tuesday March 1, 2005. Stephenson and Claxton were two of five children participating in the New York Road Runners Foundation running program selected to visit Norway as part of an exchange program organized by the NYRR Foundation and Norwegian Consulate in honor of 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Norway. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AP814676_guest.jpg
Views:	279
Size:	26.7 KB
ID:	102150  
  #16  
Old 03-03-2005, 03:10 AM
Mandy's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: , United States
Posts: 6,921
Polfoto 02-03-2005 Queen Sonja of Norway, center, officially opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony the "C for Courage" touring exhibit at the Children's Museum in Houston, Wednesday, March 2, 2005. "C for Courage" made by the Norwegian Children's Museum in Stavanger is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child. (AP Photo / Michael Stravato)

Polfoto 02-03-2005 Queen Sonja of Norway, center, is greeted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center President John Mendelsohn, right, and Vice President Dr. Thomas Brown, left at the new Ambulatory Clinical Building in Houston Wednesday March 2, 2005. (AP Photo / Michael Stravato)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AP823686_guest.jpg
Views:	334
Size:	35.4 KB
ID:	102151   Click image for larger version

Name:	AP823708_guest.jpg
Views:	315
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	102152  
  #17  
Old 03-03-2005, 08:33 PM
bct88's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 180
I have heard on the Scandinavian Royals Message Board that H.M. Queen Sonja will be on CNN. Has anyone else heard this? If it is true, will it be on in the United States?
  #18  
Old 03-04-2005, 02:22 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,332
Polfoto 02-03-2005 King Harald V of Norway, left, received the keys to the city and a cowboy hat from Houston Mayor Bill White at the Houstonian Hotel Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the U.S. - Norway Oil and Gas Industry Summit in Houston.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	233
Size:	22.5 KB
ID:	102748   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	307
Size:	26.5 KB
ID:	102749   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	289
Size:	30.8 KB
ID:	102750  
  #19  
Old 03-04-2005, 02:24 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,332
Polfoto 03-03-2005 Queen Sonja of Norway receives flowers and a greeting from Mathias Fosse, 5, as King Harald V, left, looks on upon their arrival at the Norwegian Seaman's Church in Pasadena, Texas Thursday, March 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	318
Size:	52.8 KB
ID:	102751   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	37.0 KB
ID:	102752  
  #20  
Old 03-04-2005, 02:25 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,332
Polfoto 04-03-2005 President of the Carnegie Institution, Richard Meserve, center, laughs with Norwegian King Harald V and Queen Sonja after a press conference at the Carnegie Institution on Friday, March 4, 2005 in Washington.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	267
Size:	37.9 KB
ID:	102753   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	276
Size:	27.9 KB
ID:	102754   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	288
Size:	32.2 KB
ID:	102755  
Closed Thread

Tags
anniversary celebration, harald v, queen sonja, sonja, united states


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
State Visit from the President of South Korea: December 1-3, 2004 HMQueenElizabethII British Royals 11 12-06-2004 11:43 PM
State Visit from the President of Poland: May 5-7, 2004 Lyonnaise British Royals 14 05-09-2004 07:31 PM




Popular Tags
albert prince consort all tags america arcadie arcadie claret austria british british royal family caribbean caroline charles iii claret congo current events danish royal family duarte pio duchess of kent edward vii elizabeth ii emperor naruhito empress masako garsenda genealogy general news grace kelly grimaldi hamdan bin ahmed harry history india introduction jewels jordan royal family king king charles king philippe king willem-alexander leopold ier louis mountbatten matrilineal monaco monarchy mountbatten need help official visit order of precedence portugal prince albert monaco prince christian princess of orange queen queen alexandra queen camilla queen ena of spain queen margrethe ii queen mathilde queen maxima republics restoration royal wedding silk spain spanish history spanish royal family state visit switzerland visit william wine glass woven


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023
Jelsoft Enterprises