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iceflower 05-01-2018 06:49 AM

Norwegian Royal Family Current Events Part 3: May 2018 -
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eya 06-07-2018 11:47 AM

Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid Alexandra unveiled four new sculptures in Princess Ingrid Alexandra's sculpture park in the Palace Park today


ROYAL NORWAY 06-07-2018 12:09 PM

:previous: Thanks eya! :flowers:

Royal House article with google translation:
Fire nye skulpturer - - translation

NRK article with video and google translation:
Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra avduket nye skulpturer - NRK - translation


Photo gallery from Getty Images: Norwegian Royals Attend Unveiling Of New Sculptures


The television-coverage:
TV2 News Channel sent it live with their royal expert Kjell Arne Totland.
Unfortunately, I'm still in the UK, but I was able to see it via my TV2 Sumo subscription.

eya 06-08-2018 05:47 AM

King Harald and Princess Martha Louise were present on Thursday 7 June when the government invited to receive the medalists from Pyeongchang.

Markerte den norske innsatsen i Pyeongchang -

iceflower 06-08-2018 08:28 AM


King Harald inspected his Guard and distributed honours today, June 8. Crown Prince Haakon was present as well:

** Fikk Gardens Ur av Kongen ** translation **

In the afternoon Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 5th anniversary of the SIKT conference at the Royal Palace:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **

** SIKT jubilerer ** translation **

ROYAL NORWAY 06-11-2018 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY (Post 2120086)
:previous: Thanks eya! :flowers:

Royal House article with google translation:
Fire nye skulpturer - - translation

NRK article with video and google translation:
Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra avduket nye skulpturer - NRK - translation


Photo gallery from Getty Images: Norwegian Royals Attend Unveiling Of New Sculptures


The television-coverage:
TV2 News Channel sent it live with their royal expert Kjell Arne Totland.
Unfortunately, I'm still in the UK, but I was able to see it via my TV2 Sumo subscription.

Well, I'm back in Norway again, and now I found out that it was sent live on NRK's website as well. - Watch from 31:30 when the Queen and Princess Ingrid arrives: Prinsessen avduker skulpturer - NRK

Royal Central article:
Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Queen Sonja unveiled new statues in Palace Park in Oslo – Royal Central

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, unveiled this Friday four new sculptures in Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Sculpture Park in the Palace Park by the Royal Palace in Oslo. The Princess was accompanied by her grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Sonja.

The sculptures that Princess Ingrid Alexandra unveiled were the winners of a contest among schoolchildren from Oslo, Akershus, Østfold, Vestfold, Buskerud and Telemark.


Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2120345)

King Harald inspected his Guard and distributed honours today, June 8. Crown Prince Haakon was present as well:

** Fikk Gardens Ur av Kongen ** translation **

Royal Central article:
King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon inspect the Norwegian Royal Guard – Royal Central

On Friday morning, His Majesty King Harald and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the Huseby Leir military camp in Oslo to perform their annual inspection of His Majesty The King’s Guard.

The Huseby Leir camp is located west in the capital of Oslo and is the headquarters of the Royal Life Guard.

Traditionally, the inspection takes place in early June each year. Hundreds of soldiers stood up when the King and Crown Prince arrived at Huseby. The King started the review with the greeting, “Good day my guards!” And he received “Good Day our good King!” as a response.
According to Dagsrevyen (Norway's largest News program), the King was, due to the problems with his foot, unable to inspect the guards, so they had to march in front of him instead.

iceflower 06-19-2018 01:51 PM


Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette- Marit and Princess Astrid attended the opening of the exhibition 'Tradition And Inspiration. National Heritage In The Royal Collections' at the Queen Sonja Art Stable today, June 19:

** instagram photos ** profimedia gallery **

** gettyimages gallery ** Tradisjon og inspirasjon i KunstStallen **

ROYAL NORWAY 06-20-2018 04:24 AM

:previous: Thanks iceflower! :flowers:

A video from the TV2 program ''Good Morning Norway'' - from inside Art Stable (one can see the Queen in the background from 05:30): De kongelige bunader på utstilling - TV2

NRK article in Nynorsk (New Norwegian), which makes the google translation poorer than usual:
Slottet stiller ut dei kongelege bunadene - NRK - translation

Text of the Queen's speech with google translation:
Tradisjon og inspirasjon - Velkomsttale - - translation

Royal Central article - with video and photos from Oskar Aanmoen:
New exhibition on cultural heritage in Queen Sonja’s Art Stable – Royal Central

It was on Tuesday that Queen Sonja, together with Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Astrid, opened the new exhibition in Queen Sonja’s Art Stable in Oslo. The exhibition “Tradition and Inspiration” is about Norwegian cultural heritage in the royal collections.

The exhibit shows Norwegian national costumes that are used by the Norwegian Royal Family together with a selection of artworks and a variety of cultural history treasures. All have used Norwegian and Sami folk art and crafts as starting points.
Norway Today article: Queen Sonja has opened a bunad exhibition - Norway Today

Queen Sonja has opened the exhibition “Tradition and inspiration” at Slottsplassen in Oslo, earlier today. Norwegian bunads are an important part of what is shown.

The exhibition includes bunades from Akershus, Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Setesdal, Namdalen, Telemark, Hordaland, Oppland, Buskerud, Møre og Romsdal.

The Queen, Crown Prince, Crown Princess and Princess Astrid have all lent their personal bunads to the exhibition. They were all present during Tuesday’s opening in Queen Sonja Kunststall.

I plan to visit the exhibition when I go to Oslo next week, really looking forward to it.

iceflower 06-20-2018 06:05 AM


That'll surely be interesting, enjoy it! :flowers:

Yesterday, June 19, King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon received UN Secretary General António Guterres for a meeting at the Royal Palace:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

ROYAL NORWAY 06-20-2018 10:36 AM

:previous: Yes, I will, thank you! :flowers:

Here is another photo of the audience with the Secretary General: photo

And as all of you can see, HM was very happy.


BTW, I have updated my previous post about the opening of the exhibition yesterday (which I wrote this morning) with another english article.

iceflower 08-09-2018 06:32 AM


King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise and the children visited the University Centre in Svalbard on the occasion of the Centre's 25th anniversary today, August 9. Afterwards they paid a visit to Svalbard Museum.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **

** kongehuset instagram photos **

** tv2: Hele kongefamilien på Svalbard-tur **

** Kongefamilien på Svalbard **

** abcnyheter: Hele kongefamilien besøkte Universitetssenteret på Svalbard **

HereditaryPrincess 08-09-2018 03:22 PM

:previous: Thanks iceflower - it must have been quite a change of weather for them to wrap up so warm! The children seem to be enjoying themselves and Ingrid Alexandra and Maud Angelica seem to be particularly close, which is nice to see. She seems to get on well with all her Behn cousins but seems to be particularly fond of Maud Angelica.
I love the photo of Harald with Emma Tallulah, such a tender moment between grandfather and granddaughter.

eya 08-10-2018 12:47 PM

And some beautiful photos from the Svalbard posted by Princess Martha Louise from her recent visit with all the family

And a video with White whales

ROYAL NORWAY 08-11-2018 11:48 AM

:previous: Thanks iceflower & eya! :flowers:

About The University Centre in Svalbard:
The University Centre in Svalbard, which was established in 1993 (hence the 25th anniversary), is a Norwegian state-owned share-holding company that is involved in research and provides some university-level education in Arctic studies. - The courses offered fall into four main science disciplines: Arctic biology, Arctic geology, Arctic geophysics and Arctic technology.
The centre is the world’s northernmost research and higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78º N latitude. - And it is still housed in its original building, which after a rebuilding became part of the Svalbard Science Center in 2006.

Read more here: The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) - about us


About The Svalbard Museum:
The Svalbard Museum, which was founded in 1979 and opened in 1981, is a natural and cultural history museum for Svalbard and the Arctic.
Its collections consist of artefacts, photographs, art, archival art and books (over 40,000 objects in total).
The museum, formerly housed in a converted pig farm, moved into the new Svalbard Science Center in 2006, which was opened by the King.

Read more here: The Svalbard Museum


And then to the visit itself:
Well, prior to the engagements on Thursday, The Regent Couple, The CP Family and Märtha with her children went on a week-long arctic cruise around the the coast of Svalbard on board the Royal Yacht.
And when the royals spoke to the media, NRK's reporter asked how the youngsters had tackled a week without internet? Well, the King answered laughingly that ''he thought it had been worse for the adults,'' ie the Queen, the CP couple and Märtha.
His Majesty OTOH (like QMII) doesn't even own a PC/mobile phone.

Those who understand Norwegian can watch it from 21:10 in this video


In other news: Norwegian Royal Family returns to work after eventful summer – Royal Central

On Thursday, the Norwegian Royal Family concluded their summer holiday with a week-long cruise with the royal yacht to the islands of Svalbard. Friday was, therefore, the first official workday for the royals. King Harald met with his government to begin the autumn’s weekly council of states which are held at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

This also marks the end of the tourist season at the Royal Palace in Oslo and the King and Queen moving back from the Bygdøy royal estate to the Royal Palace in downtown Oslo. In Norway, the King and Queen change their official residences during the summer. From early May to mid-August. The royal estate at Bygdøy (Bygdøy Kongsgård) is the home of Their Majesties. This house is smaller, more private and the King and Queen can relax here.

iceflower 11-06-2018 11:24 AM


King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon took part in the military exercise Trident Juncture 2018 today, November 6:

** Pic **

** Konge og kronprins på øvelse ** translation **

ROYAL NORWAY 11-08-2018 11:20 AM

:previous: Thanks iceflower! :flowers:

English Royal House article: The King and Crown Prince visit exercise - The Royal House of Norway

The King and the Crown Prince received a wide-ranging briefing on the Trident Juncture military exercise – the largest NATO exercise in Norway since the 1980s, during the Cold War. Some 50 000 soldiers, 250 aircraft, 65 ships and 10 000 land vehicles from 31 nations have been assembled for the military exercise, which has taken place mainly in Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Hedmark and Østfold counties as well as in Swedish and Finnish air space and sea areas. King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon visited the exercise in Røros municipality, in Trøndelag county.

English article by Oskar Aanmoen: King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon participate in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture – Royal Central


While TV2's royal expert, Kjell Arne Totland, had this to say: ''Dette er bilder for historiebøkene. I årenes løp har de begge besøkt og deltatt i utallige militærøvelser, men aldri deltatt sammen, kun hver for seg.
Så jeg tror vi må kunne se det som et ytterligere bevis på denne NATO-øvelsens størrelse og betydning at far og sønn denne gang kommer sammen.''

Translated to: ''These are pictures for the history books. Over the years, they have both visited and participated in countless military-exercises, but never together, only individually.
So, I think we must see it as a further proof of the size and significance of this NATO exercise that father and son this time come together.''

eya 11-17-2018 07:13 AM

Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptizes this morning Norway's new research vessel, the icebreaker "Crown Prince Haakon". Crown Prince Haakon will also present

Live link

Also today Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra visited the Polaria aquarium and the princess was fed seals.

fairy tale 11-17-2018 08:15 AM

:previous: article from nrk with photos
Google Translation

and a video of the baptism

iceflower 11-17-2018 08:15 AM


Here's another photo of Ingrid Alexandra and Haakon today:

** Pic **

ROYAL NORWAY 11-17-2018 12:44 PM

:previous: Thanks eya, fairy tale & iceflower! :flowers:

About the Princess: Well, she looked and acted like a pro, saying the words with confidence: "Jeg døper deg 'Kronprins Haakon'. Måtte hell og lykke følge deg og ditt mannskap om bord på dine oppdrag i nord og sør.'' (''I baptize you 'Crown Prince Haakon.' May good luck and happiness follow you and your crew aboard on your missions in north and south.'') - After the christening, she (and CP Haakon) talked to the media, saying: ''Jeg interesserer meg veldig for havet og klimaendringene. Det var en viktig grunn til at jeg ville døpe skipet.'' (''I am very interested in the sea and climate-change. That was an important reason to why I wanted to baptize the ship.'')

The royal family visited Svalbard this summer. There, the Princess saw the damage caused by climate change on close hand. ''Isbreen vi gikk på hadde smeltet de siste årene. Det var også spesielt å se at det var så mye plastikk der det nesten ikke var folk. Mesteparten av søppelet ser vi jo ikke, fordi det er på havbunnen. Derfor er det så fint at denne båten kan gi oss kunnskaper om det som er der ute.'' (''The iceberg we walked on had melted in recent years. - It was also special to see that there was so much plastic where there were almost no people. Most of the trash can't be seen, because it's on the seabed. That's why it's so nice that this boat [and yes, she said båt/boat, and not skip/ship] can provide us with knowledge of what's out there.'')

NRK's reporter asked, how can young people contribute? ''Gjennom å være med i organisasjoner, men også gjennom å for eksempel plukke søppel på tur eller kildesortere i hverdagen.'' ("Through participating in organizations, but also by picking garbage on a trip, or source-sorting in everyday life," said the Princess.)

About the Crown Prince: As some of you've probably understood, the ship was named after CP Haakon, so it was therefore fitting that he was the one accompanying the Princess on this engagement, where he also held a speech: H.K.H. Kronprinsens tale på kaia i Tromsø i forbindelse med dåpen av forskningsskipet «Kronprins Haakon», 17. november 2018
(Use your owns google-translations to read it, since I don't bother to post them, when they're not working.)

About the ship, from her own website: FF Kronprins Haakon.

About the TV-coverage: Well, we've come to a point here where almost every ''special'' royal engagements are televised, so this was sent live on both NRK2 and TV2 News Channel.

BTW: See the whole NRK broadcast a bit down in the NRK article posted by fairy tale above.

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