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Her_Majesty 12-27-2007 12:15 PM

The Year with the Royal Family - Review by NRK
NRK published their annual program Året med kongefamilien 2007 (The Year with the Royal Family)- a review of the Royal Activities and Events in 2007.

You can watch it here:
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Her_Majesty 12-30-2009 07:09 AM

Året med kongefamilien 2009- The year with the Royal family 2009- is available now :flowers:

NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Her_Majesty 12-27-2010 11:55 AM

Året med kongefamilien 2010
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Josefine 12-27-2010 12:37 PM

how many years has this been shown on tv?

fairy tale 12-28-2011 07:33 AM

Året med kongefamilien 2011
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

You can also watch those from previous years.

fortimo 12-26-2012 03:05 PM

About 2012:
NRK TV - Året med kongefamilien 2012 - 26.12.2012

fairy tale 02-07-2013 05:43 PM

As in the links above there are only the years 2004 and 2006-2012 available, I thought it would be nice to also have
Året med kongefamilien 2003

NRK TV - Året med kongefamilien - 25.12.2003

Året med kongefamilien 2005
NRK TV - Året med kongefamilien - 29.12.2005

fortimo 12-28-2013 11:00 AM

About the year 2013:
NRK TV - Året med kongefamilien 2013 - 26.12.2013

fortimo 12-26-2014 02:47 AM

From 2014:
NRK TV - Året med Kongefamilien - 25.12.2014

Kongeparet: – Ikke hyggelig at barna får kritikk - Kongehuset - VG

Kongen om drømmeferien, barnas skolevalg og Märthas englebråk - NRK – Norge

ROYAL NORWAY 12-26-2015 10:38 AM

The year with the Royal Family

Kongeparet forsvarer kronprinsparets luksusyatchferie - Kronprinsparet - VG
Translated by me

The King and Queen defends the Crown Prince couple's luxury yacht vacation

King Harald and Queen Sonja talked about the Crown Prince couple's luxury yacht vacation in an interview with NRK.

In an interview with NRK, King Harald said that the family must be able to protect friends who have not sought the limelight.

- This was a person who invited the Crown Prince Family on a trip that he (the person) would be involved in, says the King in the interview. Queen Sonja says this person owned the boat.

The King continues:
We must sometimes protect our friends which will not necessarily be in the spotlight.

Queen Sonja adds:
I think it is a principle here and that is that we must be allowed sometimes, we also, to be private and be ourselves.
The King and Queen also said that they didn't know who this person was.

ROYAL NORWAY 12-25-2016 06:57 PM

The year with the Royal Family 2016:

In an exclusive interview with NADIA HASNAOUI, the royal couple tells of close encounters with the Norwegian people. We talks about the king's jubilee speech, which was seen by millions on FB. And we join the royal family to the movies, to a cabin, to a skiing-party and a garden party, all in their own garden!
My two week break turned into a 5 month break.

Prisma 12-30-2016 04:32 PM

:previous: Thank you! Welcome back! :flowers:

eya 12-04-2017 02:14 AM

The Royal House has a beautiful idea!

"Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at one of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. 2017 was the year when Princess Ingrid Alexandra became a teenager. Saturday 21 January this year, the Princess filled 13 years."


" Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at some of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. For the King, any sporting event is a highlight. Especially when the athletes have ski under the legs. In early February, the King NM followed skis at Lygna in Hadeland. Here together with Anniken Jørgensen, Kathrine Harsem and Marthe Kristoffersen from Varden Meråker who took the club's sixth NM gold during the relay that took place on Sunday 5 February."


"Until Christmas Eve we look back on one of the highlights of the year we soon put behind us. City: Alarm was abandoned in March. The festival has established itself as an important festival and not only offers concerts. Seminars and workshops are also a big and important part of City: Alarm. Here the Crown Prince couples visit the songwriter Camp By: Songs in Asker, including Tayla Parx and Two Inch Punch."


iceflower 12-05-2017 01:14 AM


December 5 is marked with a photo of Princess Astrid who celebrated her 85th birthday on February 12, 2017:

** Pic **

eya 12-06-2017 01:36 AM

"Until Christmas Eve we look back on highlights from 2017. Norsk Sport was among the many who had wanted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the King. During the Holmenkollen Ski Festival, the Royal Family was invited on 11 March to a sausage party at Skimuseet together with 100 young skiers from all over the country. Earlier on the same day, the King brought with him some femmila."


iceflower 12-07-2017 01:07 AM


December 7 and a look back on the three-day state visit of the President of Iceland and his wife in March:

** Photos **

ROYAL NORWAY 12-07-2017 03:03 PM

Although the support for the monarchy is at a record high (due to the King's personal popularity), NRK has become more critical of the institution during the past year - why?

The main reason: The CP couple.

The other reason: They have been criticized by Dagbladet for being too pro-monarchy. Dagbladet is a republican newspaper that has wanted Norway to become a republic for decades, but who went to war against the monarchy last year.

And now they've changed the program ''The Year with the Royal Family''.

1. They've changed the name to just the Royal Family.

2. They've changed the presenter/interviewer. Nadia Hasnaoui (very pro-monarchy) was the presenter/interviewer in 2004 and 2005 and since 2009. Anne Grosvold (also very pro-monarchy) was the presenter/interviewer in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008. That role has now been given to NRK's royal correspondent Kristi Marie Skrede (more balanced in her covering of the monarchy).

3. This program has previously been very uncritical of the royal family, but now it will be more balanced. They will now ask Mette-Marit about her stupid Marius letter, they will ask the Queen about the criticism of her art, and they will ask about the criticism from Dagbladet about the royal court's finances.

Information-article from NRK with two quotes translated by me:

Who revealed the important royal secret? What is the King's great concern? And how are the two 80-year-olds doing? This and more, you will find out in the program "Kongefamilien 2017" (Royal Family 2017).

2017 has been a jubilee year for King Harald and Queen Sonja. They have celebrated their 80th birthdays, both in private and public.

But it has not just been party. The King talks about his great worry. The Queen must defend her own art. Crown Princess Mette-Marit sets limits to the press again. And again. And the Storting's Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs comes to the palace to get answers about how the court has disposed public funds.

Next year, another anniversary. In 2018, it's 50 years since Crown Prince Harald got Miss Sonja Haraldsen, as he had been waiting for in 9 years. Will it be a big celebration yet again?
And back to the NRK thing:
NRK deny that they have a more republican or balanced coverage of the monarchy than before, but Alexandra Haugland Beverfjord (editor of NRK News since 2015) is after what I know a republican.

And where did Alexandra work before she joined NRK? She was news editor in Dagbladet, so no surprise there.

BTW, TV2 is becoming more and more pro-monarchy and the royal court's finances has barely been mentioned there.

iceflower 12-08-2017 01:32 AM


The photo for December 8 shows "one of the Crown Prince's most important handshakes last year": Taken during his journey to Liberia with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in April, it shows Haakon shaking hands with a survivor of ebola - "greeting in the usual way, one tells the community that it is not dangerous neither to survive or to survive after ebola".

** Photo **

eya 12-11-2017 01:22 AM

"Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at some of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. This year, the Red Cross held its camp school and holiday center Haraldvigen for 50 years. The king met children who were learning about sea life and sea traffic. The king also had some tips in stock. The place is named after the King himself and is the result of a collective action in connection with the 30th anniversary of the then Crown Prince Harald".


Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at some of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. For the youth company Birdsavers UB, May 5th was a good day. At that time they were voted Norway's best youth company in 2017. The solution the youngsters have betrayed prevents birds from dying in wind turbines.
- It sits and bubbles in start-up Norway. It does not stop with you, and I'm really impressed by everything you've got, "said Crown Prince Haakon during the award at Lillestrøm.


Every day until Christmas Eve we look back on important events from the year we soon leave behind. The release day and the National Veterans Day are marked annually on May 8th. The king surpasses her navy hunter Ken Andersen War Cross with a sword. This is Norway's highest honor.


eya 12-12-2017 01:52 AM

Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at one of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. This year, both the King and Queen filled 80 years. May 9th was the gala dinner at the Palace. Here the Queen has just finished his speech.

ROYAL NORWAY 12-12-2017 02:42 AM

:previous: Thanks eya! :flowers: And I just love that picture.

eya 12-13-2017 01:19 AM

:previous: My favorite too ROYAL NORWAY!!

Both Christmas and May 17, it is only once a year. Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at one of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. Here is a picture from the palace balkon during this year's celebration of national day. Hipp hipp hurra!


Muhler 12-13-2017 04:10 AM

Interesting read, Royal Norway.

I'm not sure the public would appreciate a critical programme of the NRF at this time of year.
But if it's balanced and mentioning the controversies there have been over the year perhaps with a few comments, I think that's fine. Otherwise such a review may be too sugar coated. And royals are humans too, they make mistakes. That's what IMO makes them authentic to the public.
However, I don't think the review itself should be critical. - That's for another time.

What do you think the CP-couple should do to redress the problems they, at least in your opinion, have?

iceflower 12-14-2017 01:44 AM


For December 14, photos of Queen Sonja opening one of the world's steepest gondolas/cable cars have been released. She opened the cable car in Nordfjord in May, it takes travellers from 'fjord to sky' in five minutes:

** Photos **

iceflower 12-15-2017 01:19 AM


For the calendar entry for December 15 photos of the Bergen festival in May were chosen:

** Photos **

eya 12-16-2017 03:32 AM

"Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at some of the highlights of the year we soon leave behind. This summer Oscarshall was filled with cultural experiences for the whole family. Kultur-Norge joined forces to make a great gift for Queen's 80th birthday. The performances were named "Summer at Oscarshall Culture Palace" The audience could choose from more than 40 different performances. Among the smallest, the Riksteateret was its installation of Karius and Baktus one of the most popular."


eya 12-17-2017 03:06 AM

"Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at some of the year's highlights. In June, the royal couple launched a journey inland in connection with its 80th anniversary. During the period from 11 to 14 June, the royal couple visited Hamar, Tingnes, Cape, Gjøvik, Lillehammer, Kvamsfjellet, Nord-Odal and Kongsvinger. Children, flags, folk parties and cultural experiences stood in line. An extra stas was to be shipped over Mjøsa with beautiful Skibladner. Here from arrival to Hamar."


iceflower 12-18-2017 01:34 AM


The entry for December 18 is showing a photo of Queen Sonja at the opening of the Momentum, the nordic biennial of contemporary art, in Moss in June:

** Photo **

iceflower 12-19-2017 01:19 AM


For December 19 a photo of Mette-Marit and Haakon was chosen. It shows them during one of their county trips visiting the Tautra Mariakloster (monastery) in Nord-Trøndelag in September where they inspected the soap production:

** Photo **

iceflower 12-20-2017 01:20 AM


Today's calendar entry shows three photos of Mette-Marit attending an apple picking event for Save the Children in September:

** Photos **

iceflower 12-21-2017 01:20 AM


Three photos have been shared for December 21, they show this year's formal State Opening of the Storting (Parliament) in October:

"I welcome the Parliament to responsible work and wish it may benefit the motherland", King Harald traditionally says during his speech.

** Photos **

iceflower 12-22-2017 01:32 AM


December 22 is marked with 5 photos of the unveiling of two new sculptures at the Princess Ingrid Alexandra's Sculpture Park in October.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended it together with Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit:

** Photos **

eya 12-23-2017 03:19 AM

"Soon it's Christmas! Every day until Christmas Eve we look back at the small and big highlight of the year we soon leave behind. October 10th, the Crown Princess took the trip to Hokksund in the Upper Eiker municipality. The reason was that the volunteer corps in the municipality filled 10 years. 95 year old Ester Steingrimsen was happy to attend the celebration!"


iceflower 12-24-2017 02:30 AM


December 24 and the Royal Family is wishing a Merry Christmas with three photos of the Christmas photo session:

** Photos **

fortimo 12-28-2017 06:42 AM

The year with the royal family by NRK, 2017:

W.Y.CII 12-29-2017 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by fortimo (Post 2057726)
The year with the royal family by NRK, 2017:

I wish I could read Norwegian:bang:. I have never seen these photos of Q Maud! Still wowed by her tiny waist.
Just watch some translated clips/gifs about the birthday gala, I love "why aren't Swedes faster on their skis?" from Sverre Magnus and Astrid-Mette-Marit's puppy the most:rofl:.

wartenberg7 12-29-2017 07:59 AM

Lovely indeed,especially the private photos and video! And what a good idea to interview Their Majesties in the Royal Stable,now Queen Sonjas Art Stable!

Duc_et_Pair 12-29-2017 09:17 AM

The Dutch media show a clip of Leah interviewing Princess Beatrix during the banquet:

wartenberg7 12-29-2017 01:10 PM

At least now we know why the crownprince has shortly shaved off his beard...! :-D

ROYAL NORWAY 12-30-2017 01:44 PM

I have received some PMs about this program and the Christmas celebrations of the royal family, but due to some personal stuff (something positive BTW), I have not been active here since December 22.

Continuation of post 19 where I wrote about the changes of the program ''The year with the Royal Family:

Was the program more critical of the monarchy than before? No, but it was more balanced.

Did NRK's royal correspondent Kristi Marie Skrede (the new presenter/interviewer and Project Manager of this program) do a good job? IMO, no, she didn't.

Why? Because it was messy and manny of the King and Queen and the CP couple's most important engagements wasn't even included in the program.

BTW, some happy news: I've heard that the (very pro-monarchy) former presenter/interviewer and Project Manager of this program Nadia Hasnaoui will be back next year.

Royal Central article about some of the stuff who was revealed and talked about in the program:
Norway’s Prime Minister revealed King Harald’s secret holiday – Royal Central

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg revealed where King Harald celebrated his 80th birthday. This was first reported yesterday by Norwegian state television NRK. When King Harald on 21 February this year turned 80-years-old, the King was on a private holiday with his family in South Africa. It was, at this point, a well-kept secret where the King was, as the King wanted to celebrate his birthday privately without photographers and the media.

On the same day, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was at the Royal Palace in Oslo together with the President of Parliament to write their congratulations to the King. When the Prime Minister waited for Parliament’s president to write his greetings, she spoke to the King’s adjutant. In front of NRK and NTB’s photographers, the Prime Minister said, “So you did not join them in South Africa.”

The adjutant was surprised by the Prime Minister’s statement and said briefly “No” before looking at the press. NRK and NTB decided not to publish the information before the Norwegian Royal Family had returned to Norway. The fact that the Prime Minister revealed the information by accident was first published yesterday.
Read the whole article for more information (including what the King said about it).

Here are the private photos from the South Africa trip:

NRK article with two quotes translated by me:

"No, we shall have it so big," says King Harald, smiling to the NRK while keeping his fingers close to each other to show the size of the planned golden wedding anniversary.

Last year, King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated 25 years on the throne with different selections over several months. Among other things, there was a ski-party at the palace square, a ten-day anniversary trip to six counties along Norway's coast, and a garden party in the Castle Park.

This year there has been a major celebration of the 80th birthdays of the King and Queen.

Q: But isn't that the really big jubilee?

"Yes, for us" said King Harald, smiling.

"And for the family,'' Queen Sonja says.

According to the royal couple, there will be a muted golden wedding celebration with the closest family.

"It will be very down, I think," said the Queen.

Q: Why?

"We think we have celebrated so much now," said the King and Queen at the same time, laughing loudly, before Queen Sonja said:

''Enough is enough''.
A summary of some of the other stuff from that article:

When two Majesties celebrates their round (means milestone) birthdays, there are many who want to attend the party. The 80th birthdays of the King and Queen was celebrated with, among other things, a gala dinner at the Palace and a banquet in the Opera, but also with the people.

In June, the King and Queen went on an anniversary trip in Hedmark and Oppland.

The King said: "We have come closer to the people."

By me: Most experts don't agree with him in this. - Why? Because he was already so close to the people as you can be.

The King said that he thinks it's an advantage that there is not so much distance between the royal family and the people.

"We have the advantage here in this country that we have no nobility, so we get very close to the Norwegian people," he says.

By me: I agree with him (as I usually doe).

NRK article with two quotes translated by me:

Most families have their Christmas traditions that they hold on to year after year. The royal couple, who has been married for 50 years next year, has collected most of their family traditions from King Harald.

Among other things, Queen Maud's Plum pudding which she brought with her from her native England.

"Which none of us likes," the King said in an interview with NRK.

Everyone in the family is not so excited about one of Christmas's main courses either.

"It's the Lutefisk that only half of us like," says King Harald.

''But as some of us like,'' Queen Sonja replies.

Q: So, it's like families most?

''Yes, absolutely. There is something from England, something from Denmark and something from Sweden,'' says the Queen.
Read about Lutefisk here:

NRK article with two quotes translated by me:

"I made an effort to get Skaugum plastic free last year, and it didn't went very well. I think it was incredibly difficult. It was an experiment to see how ordinary consumers can avoid using plastic,'' says Crown Princess Mette-Marit to NRK.

The Crown Princess has long had an environmental commitment, and both she and others in the royal family have repeatedly helped to pick plastic and other trash along Norwegian beaches.

Whale with the belly full of plastic became a wake-up call.

A sick whale stranded on Sotra outside Bergen in late January, became a wake-up call to many. The wildlife committee eventually had to kill the animal, the first Cuvier's beaked whale documented in Norway.

"It was not a beautiful sight. I think it's become a wake-up call for many, "says King Harald, who has seen the increasing plastic pollution in the ocean when he's sailing and is worried about the developments.

''It's scary. We must hope that we are waking up to a common goal, all together," said Queen Sonja.

W.Y.CII 04-04-2018 11:50 AM

:previous: Silly me I just discovered it four months later and it's worth reading. Thanks for the translation ROYAL NORWAY. :flowers:

ROYAL NORWAY 04-04-2018 01:33 PM

:previous: You're very welcome! :flowers:

ROYAL NORWAY 12-30-2018 05:11 PM

Well, on The Second Day of Christmas (Dec 26th), it was time for this year's broadcast, which was sent live on NRK1 (the state-owned Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's and Norway's largest TV channel) from 19:45 to 21.00.

But let's first talk about the style of the programme. - So here are two posts from the ''CP Haakon as UNDP Ambassador'' thread (link), which I wrote in September and October:

Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY (Post 2153352)
Well, this was it for CP Haakon in New York.
And the CP-Couple's ''good period'' when it comes to how they are portrayed in the Norwegian media (which I wrote about in this post) seams to continue.
Because, as I've written in other threads, Haakon/MM's UN engagements are usually criticized by commentators as an interference in pollitics. - But this time, nothing at all!
Why? Well, although the CP-Couple's personal popularity has plummeted after the media started with a more critical coverage of them in 2013, the support for the institution of the monarchy has gone from strong to stronger. - And therefore, the television/newspaper commentators have probably found out that there is no point in continuing, at least not when it comes to stuff like this.


Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY (Post 2155118)
:previous: Well, it's quite simple, you know:
The CP-Couple started to socialise more and more with wealthy people, celebrities and Labour politicians. - And it didn't make it better that Haakon (in interwievs) started sounding like a politician himself.

So, what happened?
1. The egalitarian Norwegian media didn't like it, so they started criticising them in 2013, which then lead to their personal popularity going down hill.
2. Haakon/MM responded with taking their children out of the public school in 2014, and opted to spend parts of their 2015 summer-holiday with some rich-people on their yacht, which of course only intensified the criticism.

But as I wrote in post 99, which both of you referred to, the support for the institution of the monarchy has (at the same time) gone from strong to stronger.
Why? Well, as I've written in other threads: Due to the King's enormous personal popularity, which (although always high) has gone through the roof since his 70th birthday in 2007 - and unpopular politicians.

The stuff in bold also led NRK to opt for a more balanced ''Året med kongefamilien (The year with The Royal Family)'' broadcast last year, when they replaced the pro-monarchy presenter/interviewer and Project-Manager, Nadia Hasnaoui, with their pro-monarchy - but more balanced Royal Correspondent, Kristi Marie Skrede, who together with her team made the criticism of both ''royal finances, CP MM's now 'famous' Marius-letter to the media and The Queen's art'' a part of the programme.

So, what with this year???? Hmm, they probably received a lot of complaints after the 2017-version, for now they're back with the most pro-monarchy royal-year-broadcast that I have seen since they started with it in 2003.
The programme, which was presented/directed by NRK's most pro-monarchy journalist/news-anchor, the 44-year-old Atle Bjurstrøm (who also presented the coverage of The King's 70th Birthday Celebrations in 2007 - and who intervived The CP-Couple on the day MM went public with her illness) looked back at the most significant royal moments of 2018, which included a joint interview with The King/Crown Prince (who talked about climate-change and sailing) and one with The Queen (who talked about art - and ''the need for a royal museum where the ''more than 400,000 royal items, which is now being kept at 5 storages on a secret location in Oslo, can be exhibited'').
(BTW: The media previously reported of 70.000 items being kept at 4 storages, but as you can see from The Queen's own numbers, that was heavily underestimated.)

And no, Marius, Märtha, royal finances or other controversies were not mentioned at all.

See the programme here: Året med kongefamilien 2018 - NRK.

HereditaryPrincess 01-01-2019 04:06 PM

Thank you ROYAL NORWAY for the information about Aret med kongefamilien and the links.
It was great to see a recap of the year as it included some events that I'd forgotten about, such as the Cambridge's visit to Norway. The family all seem very down to earth and approachable; Sonja has always been one of my favourite European queens. Looking forward into seeing what 2019 will bring for the NRF!

rchainho 12-27-2020 09:41 AM

Tatiana Maria 12-27-2020 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by rchainho (Post 2363379)

Thank you for sharing the link!

Is there a recap available?

Queen Claude 12-27-2020 07:18 PM

:previous: I don't know if there is a recap available, but if you play the video in Google Chrome and select English when prompted, the closed captions are in English.

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