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iceflower 05-01-2018 06:49 AM

Norwegian Royal Family Current Events Part 3: May 2018 -
 
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** Norwegian Royal Family Current Events 2: December 2006 - April 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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfGOpwwWAAAezm0.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfGOuiyXkAAl-uX.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjum_MAj...ngridalexandra

Article

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...park-Oslo.html

ROYAL NORWAY 06-07-2018 12:09 PM

:previous: Thanks eya! :flowers:

Royal House article with google translation:
Fire nye skulpturer - kongehuset.no - translation

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

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

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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 - kongehuset.no

iceflower 06-08-2018 08:28 AM

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



** kongehuset.no: 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 **


** kongehuset.no: SIKT jubilerer ** translation **

ROYAL NORWAY 06-11-2018 01:22 PM

Quote:

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

Royal House article with google translation:
Fire nye skulpturer - kongehuset.no - translation

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

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

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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
Quote:

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.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2120345)
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King Harald inspected his Guard and distributed honours today, June 8. Crown Prince Haakon was present as well:



** kongehuset.no: Fikk Gardens Ur av Kongen ** translation **

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

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

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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 ** kongehuset.no: 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 - kongehuset.no - translation

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

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
Quote:

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.
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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

:previous:

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.

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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

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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 **


** kongehuset.no: 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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmTi1ChF...rtha_louise123


And a video with White whales

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmTrQ8tF...rtha_louise123

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

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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

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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

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

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

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


** Pic **


** kongehuset.no: 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
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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.
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English article by Oskar Aanmoen: King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon participate in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture – Royal Central

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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

https://www.framtidinord.no/video/20...n-17897681.ece

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

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...6441&sek=26939

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSjuWZHxyx/

fairy tale 11-17-2018 08:15 AM

:previous: article from nrk with photos
https://www.nrk.no/troms/prinsesse-i...on_-1.14294868
Google Translation


and a video of the baptism https://www.tv2.no/v/1396915/

iceflower 11-17-2018 08:15 AM

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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 -kongehuset.no.
(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.

eya 11-17-2018 01:15 PM

Thanks ROYAL NORWAY for the translation!

I saw the Princess live talking to the reporter and I was impressed. Of course I did not understand what she was saying but was so comfortable to speak, maybe because it was and the subject that interested her very much.

What a lovely day for father-daughter!

The trip to polaria went with dog sledding. The princess got control and the Crown Prince was a passenger.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsOhEfyXcAMwqS2.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsOhEf1WsAAofer.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSsk-nn9fX/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSjuWZHxyx/

Somebody 11-17-2018 01:49 PM

Quite bizar that something small like baptizing a ship is televised live (even when it's done by the hereditary princess).

When Ingrid-Alexandra was younger I wondered whether the role of queen would be a good for her but the approach of letting her undertake engagements once in a while seems to work really well and she is doing them with great confidence especially considering her young age.

HereditaryPrincess 11-17-2018 03:49 PM

Ingrid Alexandra seems like a lovely young lady; quite confident and sociable. She seems to have a particular fondness for dogs - I loved the photos of her meeting the sledge dogs.

polyesco 11-17-2018 07:17 PM

such a fun day. Ingrid Alexandra did so well!

wartenberg7 11-18-2018 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2172144)
Quite bizar that something small like baptizing a ship is televised live (even when it's done by the hereditary princess).

When Ingrid-Alexandra was younger I wondered whether the role of queen would be a good for her but the approach of letting her undertake engagements once in a while seems to work really well and she is doing them with great confidence especially considering her young age.


Well, Norway is a small country, so you cannot compare it with bigger nations where every now and then more or less "important" things seem to happen all the time. So in that regard, for Norway this was an event not to underestimated:


A highly modern researching ship, carrying the name of the future monarch, launched by the next heiress at one of her first major engagements and further more 2 government ministers also present, this is quite something that could well and truely be televised!
For me life coverages can provide you much better the feeling and atmosphere of the certain event which is covered, which short 1 or 2 minute clips never could!

ROYAL NORWAY 11-18-2018 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 2172138)
Thanks ROYAL NORWAY for the translation!

I saw the Princess live talking to the reporter and I was impressed. Of course I did not understand what she was saying but was so comfortable to speak, maybe because it was and the subject that interested her very much.

What a lovely day for father-daughter!

The trip to polaria went with dog sledding. The princess got control and the Crown Prince was a passenger.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsOhEfyXcAMwqS2.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsOhEf1WsAAofer.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSsk-nn9fX/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSjuWZHxyx/

You're very welcome - and thanks for the photos! :flowers:

Read more here about: Polaria - Wikipedia (been there myself BTW, an amazing experience).

The Princess (accompanied by the Crown Prince) was there to attend a mini-seminar about the Arctic, for young people.

Royal House article with several photos - kongehuset.no.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2172144)
Quite bizar that something small like baptizing a ship is televised live (even when it's done by the hereditary princess).

When Ingrid-Alexandra was younger I wondered whether the role of queen would be a good for her but the approach of letting her undertake engagements once in a while seems to work really well and she is doing them with great confidence especially considering her young age.

Well, as I mentioned in post 20, every ''major/special'' royal event/engagement is televised here now (with the exception of inward state visits, if it's not from a major country). - And yes, I will categorize the baptism of the world's most advanced icebreaking polar-research-vessel as a ''special'' (although not major) royal event/engagement in a country with a population of around 5.3 million.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wartenberg7 (Post 2172350)
Well, Norway is a small country, so you cannot compare it with bigger nations where every now and then more or less "important" things seem to happen all the time. So in that regard, for Norway this was an event not to underestimated:


A highly modern researching ship, carrying the name of the future monarch, launched by the next heiress at one of her first major engagements and further more 2 government ministers also present, this is quite something that could well and truely be televised!
For me life coverages can provide you much better the feeling and atmosphere of the certain event which is covered, which short 1 or 2 minute clips never could!

Agree! - But regardless of whether the ship had been named after the Crown Prince, or been christened by the 14-year-old hereditary-princess or not, it would have been broadcasted anyway.
How do I know that? Well, because almost all major royal christenings/launchings of ships/airplanes and stuff like that have been televised in the past, especially when the King does it.

Somebody 11-18-2018 11:27 AM

Any idea how many people watch the live coverage on tv?

To me this seems like something that would be a news item in the 8 o clock news (which is the main one in the Netherlands) not live coverage worthy.

wartenberg7 11-18-2018 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2172461)
Any idea how many people watch the live coverage on tv?

To me this seems like something that would be a news item in the 8 o clock news (which is the main one in the Netherlands) not live coverage worthy.


Well, both Royal Norway and I provided you with some reasons why it might have been covered live which most of us, I´ m sure, are very happy about...!:ermm::whistling:

Somebody 11-18-2018 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wartenberg7 (Post 2172490)
Well, both Royal Norway and I provided you with some reasons why it might have been covered live which most of us, I´ m sure, are very happy about...!:ermm::whistling:

Well, I wasn't contradicting that (and see why the topic itself made it even more newsworthy than just the fuyure queen baptizing a ship) but still think it would have been handled differently elsewhere but that's fine. It was covered live so apparently those in charge of Norwegian television were willing to spend money to do so, that's why I wondered how many people actually watched if this was such a big news story in Norway. Any thoughts?

ROYAL NORWAY 11-18-2018 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2172461)
Any idea how many people watch the live coverage on tv?

To me this seems like something that would be a news item in the 8 o clock news (which is the main one in the Netherlands) not live coverage worthy.

Well, that's difficult to say! - But there's a lot of retirees and working-people (from their offices) who watches live-events in the afternoon (such as major royal engagements, parliamentary-debates in the Storting, political press-conferences, etc) on NRK1 (Norway's largest TV-Channel), on NRK2 and on TV2 News Channel (which has a daily viewership of around 400,000).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2172503)
Well, I wasn't contradicting that (and see why the topic itself made it even more newsworthy than just the fuyure queen baptizing a ship) but still think it would have been handled differently elsewhere but that's fine. It was covered live so apparently those in charge of Norwegian television were willing to spend money to do so, that's why I wondered how many people actually watched if this was such a big news story in Norway. Any thoughts?

NRK (the state-owned Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation): Is funded through licence, and is therefore instructed by the Storting (viewer-potential or not) to cover all major news/cultural events that are of importance to the nation (such as a ''royal christening of the world's most advanced icebreaking polar-research-vessel'').
The TV2 Group (Norway's largest commercial media company): Receives state-funding, and is therefore instructed by the Storting to do much of the same.

English article by Oskar Aanmoen: Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptises new research vessel – Royal Central.

BTW: His translations of what the Princess said are pretty poor, so see post 20 for some ''more correct'' ones from me (if I may say so). :smile:

iceflower 12-11-2018 05:44 AM

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King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon attended the Church Parade of The King's Guard at Oslo Cathedral this morning, December 11:


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

ROYAL NORWAY 12-11-2018 01:25 PM

:previous: Thanks iceflower! :flowers:

The annual Church Parade was also attended by the military-leadership, while the sermon was held by Guard-priest, Major Kenneth Henriksen.

Royal House article in Norwegian: Kyrkjeparade for Kongens Garde - kongehuset.no

ROYAL NORWAY 12-15-2018 01:18 PM

Engagements inside The Royal Palace yesterday, December 14th:

The King held two audiences: One with the culture-chief at the court, Maisen Bonnevie. - The Queen was also in attendance (10:30).
And one with The Prime Minister. - The Crown Prince was also in attendance (11:15).

After that, The King presided over the Council of State. - The Crown Prince was also in attendance (12:00).

And later, The Regent-Couple hosted a luncheon for the Government. - The CP-Couple was also in attendance (12:30).

(No photographers allowed in, so no photos of it.)

Lyonnaise 01-04-2019 11:20 AM

Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the hand-over/opening of Oslo's year as the European Green City of the Year (2019) today.

I managed to catch the ceremony live on Facebook and found it really good. My Norwegian is improving to the point where I can pick out the random words I know (but still not understand the full sentence. I'll get there :lol:)

Here's a link to the video, if you want to see nice Oslo scenery and listen to great Oslo musical acts. Her Majesty and the CP didn't speak, but you can see them entering at around 8:10, see them clapping throughout the ceremony, and then leaving.

ROYAL NORWAY 01-04-2019 11:47 AM

:previous: Thanks Lyonnaise! :flowers:

About Oslo European Green Capital 2019 (English link).

And two photos, If they don't show, click on them more than once:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td7a6164
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td7a615b

eya 01-04-2019 12:39 PM

More pictures shares by the Palace

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...7087&sek=26939

iceflower 02-06-2019 06:08 AM

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Today, February 6, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon were present at the celebration of the Sámi National Day at Oslo City Hall:


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** kongehuset: Feiret Samefolkets dag ** translation **

ROYAL NORWAY 02-06-2019 11:16 AM

:previous: Thanks Iceflower! :flowers:

And yes, The Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen, invited 400 guests with Sámi-background to mark the day with a brunch in Oslo City Hall's main hall this morning (a tradition since 2003), which was also attended by The Prime Minister and The Bishop of Oslo who, in addition to the mayor, gave speeches. - While Sámi artists and children stood for the entertainment.

Read more about The Sámi National Day in English here (link).

Lyonnaise 02-06-2019 05:37 PM

Sonja seems to be suffering from carpal tunnel or a wrist injury (see pic 1.) Is this a recent thing, or is it a reoccurring injury?

eya 02-07-2019 02:21 PM

Queen Sonja opened an exhibition with Sami art in her own gallery in Oslo today.
Princess Astrid attend also but no pictures of her so far.

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ROYAL NORWAY 02-07-2019 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lyonnaise (Post 2194958)
Sonja seems to be suffering from carpal tunnel or a wrist injury (see pic 1.) Is this a recent thing, or is it a reoccurring injury?

Hmm, she's had problems with both arms/wrists in the past, but the first time I saw her pictured with a bandage this time, was during The King’s Medal of Merit reception on January 31ts.
And although The Queen is what I would describe as ''extremely fit'' for her age, she (as I have mentioned in other threads) is after all an 81-year-old lady suffering from arthritis. - And taking her VERY active lifestyle into consideration. I.e. the trekking/skiing-trips, jogging, exercising at fitness centres, etc, stuff can happen.

:smile::smile:

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 2195150)
Queen Sonja opened an exhibition with Sami art in her own gallery in Oslo today.
Princess Astrid attend also but no pictures of her so far.

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Thanks Eya! :flowers:

Yes, in The Queen Sonja Art Stable, which one can read more about in English here (link).

The new exhibition consists of approximately 60 works from three generations of 13 Sámi artist from Norway, Sweden and Finland, and is the largest collection of Sámi art ever to be presented in Oslo.


More photos from Scanpix, if they don't show, click on them more than once:

The Queen and Princess Astrid with The President of The Sámi Parliament of Norway, Aili Keskitalo:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c0b5
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c844
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c0bc

The Queen during her welcome speech:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c0f3

The Queen with some of the artists:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c968
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c95b
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c99c

The Queen and Princess Astrid watching the entertainment:
https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/editorial/td94c0c7

Instagram-gallery from The Royal House, which includes a photo of The Queen, Princess Astrid and The President together (link).

ROYAL NORWAY 02-14-2019 03:25 PM

Well, the white-tie diplomat-dinner, which is hosted by The Regent-Couple every third year (every other year until 2009), is taking place at The Royal Palace this evening. Princess Astrid is also in attendance.
But in contrast to the annual white-tie Stortings-dinner (gala-dinner for the Parliament), NTB (The Norwegian News Agency) is not allowed inside the palace to film the greetings, royal procession and speeches for NRK/TV2. - Although they were let in to take some pictures, yes, even film the royals when they were processing into The Banqueting Hall in 2016.

And so they were tonight: photo 1 - photo 2 - video.

BTW: Why isn't The CP-Couple in attendance?
1. The Crown Prince is still in Colombia as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP - February 11-14th.
2. The Crown Princess is probably resting after her stay in Sweden, attending The Alpine World Ski Championships with The Crown Prince - February 8-10th.

ROYAL NORWAY 02-15-2019 03:15 PM

I was a bit busy yesterday evening, so I forgot to mention two things in the above post:

First: Take a look from 2:00 in the video I posted, to see some very relieved guardsmen finally having the chance to move their hands/legs after standing on parade along the procession-route inside the Royal Palace for about 30 min.

Second: The dinner was introduced early in the reign of King Haakon VII, but unsure of the exact year.

BTW: Here's another video (with better quality) where one can see all the diplomats plus wives/husbands, some ministers, courtiers and the royals (152 people in total) processing into The Banqueting Hall (link).

Hmm, was there anything more, yes: Nobody are doing white-tie gala-dinners like The NRF. I mean, while the guests/royals in The UK, DK and Sweden are processing through some vestibules, here we have a Music Hall, two beautiful Ballrooms plus two Banqueting Halls to walk through, and that despite The Royal Palace being much smaller than that in Stockholm.

So, if you haven't done it already, check out these rooms here (link).

iceflower 05-10-2019 06:31 AM

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Yesterday evening, King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon attended the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Norwegian Anchorite Club:



** kongehuset: Norsk Anchorite Klubb 75 år ** translation **

iceflower 05-29-2019 07:00 AM

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King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon paid a visit to the research vessel "Crown Prince Haakon" in Oslo this morning, May 29:



** kongehuset: Besøkte "Kronprins Haakon" **


** imr.no gallery: Konge og Kronprins om bord på «Kronprins Haakon» **


** aftenposten.no: Kongen og kronprinsen besøkte «Kronprins Haakon» **

ROYAL NORWAY 05-30-2019 11:31 AM

:previous: Thanks, Iceflower! :flowers:

That is the vessel which Princess Ingrid Alexandra (accompanied by her father) christened back in November. Read more about it and ''FF Kronprins Haakon'' in post 20.

BTW, here is an English Wikipedia article (link).

eya 08-14-2019 04:14 PM

Princess Astrid, together with Erling Lorentzen and his children Haakon, Ingeborg and Ragnhild attend at the baptism of the rescue boat "Princess Ragnhild", at the Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo today 14 August.

Erling Lorentzen, Princess Ragnhild's husband has donated money to the new rescue boat, and godmother was her daughter Ragnhild

https://www.ntbinfo.no/data/images/0...8c98-w_960.jpg
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https://www.ntbinfo.no/data/images/0...fa83-w_960.jpg

https://www.ntbinfo.no/pressemelding...aseId=17868931

Pictures by the Palace

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...1079&sek=26939

theroyalfly 08-14-2019 04:50 PM

It's lovely to see the Lorentzen's headed by Erling himself who's looking healthy. I love Princess Astrid's outfit too.

An Ard Ri 08-14-2019 04:56 PM

Erling Lorentzen looks very healthy for a 96 year old!

eya 09-17-2019 12:22 PM

Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended an event marking the completion of the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EErbUYaW...name=4096x4096
https://twitter.com/OAanmoen/status/...698180/photo/2
https://twitter.com/OAanmoen/status/...236994/photo/2

Video
https://twitter.com/i/status/1173987047830425601

polyesco 09-17-2019 12:31 PM

Lovely Ingrid-Alexandra with her grandmother
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iceflower 09-17-2019 01:38 PM

Nice to see the two of them together! :smile:

Here are some more photos:


** kongehuset: Markerte ferdigstilt skulpturpark **


** gettyimages gallery: NOR: Princess Ingrid Alexandras Sculpture Park Finished **


** abcnyheter.no: Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra avduket nye skulpturer i skulpturparken sin **

eya 11-23-2019 10:53 AM

Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the football cup finals for women at Telenor arena this afternoon

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iceflower 11-23-2019 02:59 PM

:previous:

Here's the entry on the official website:


** kongehuset: Kvinnenes cupfinale i fotball ** translation **

Tatiana Maria 11-23-2019 06:04 PM

A nice follow-up to the Crown Prince's support of the women's national team in the summer. :flowers:

eya 11-26-2019 11:25 AM

King Harald and Queen Sonja invite older firefighters to Afternoon Tea at the Royal Palace. Princess Astrid was also there


https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...4807&sek=26939

eya 12-08-2019 01:22 PM

King Harald and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend today the men's Football Cup Final 2019 at Ullevaal Stadium.

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...5040&sek=26939

iceflower 12-09-2019 10:37 AM

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King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon attended the Church Parade of The King's Guard at Oslo Cathedral today, December 9:


** kongehuset: Gardens kirkeparade **

eya 01-30-2020 11:21 AM

Today, King Harald held lunch for the members of the Supreme Court at the Royal Palace.
It was covered in the Daily Dining Room, and Crown Prince Haakon was also present. The invitation is an annual tradition and alternates between lunch and dinner.


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Mahato 01-30-2020 02:47 PM

State Visit from Norway to Jordan
 
TM King Harald and Queen Sonja are scheduled for a State Visit to Jordan 2 - 4 March.

https://www.kongehuset.no/artikkel.html?tid=177496&sek=112472 Link in Norwegian

eya 05-08-2020 06:27 AM

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend commemorations for Liberation Day and National Veterans Day at Akershus Fortress today

Live with pictures

https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/y...igjoringsdagen

LadyFinn 05-08-2020 10:01 AM

(..)Photos from the court website
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An Ard Ri 05-08-2020 10:17 AM

Wonderful to see the Royal Family today at Akershus for the ceremony.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...-2020%20Norway

eya 05-21-2020 02:21 AM

Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon send a video greeting to the opening of Bergen International Festival tonight. "Even though we are far apart, the art experience can still bring us together," said the Crown Prince in a video greeting.


https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...3638&sek=26939

iceflower 10-29-2020 09:30 AM

Today, October 29, Crown Prince Haakon and Queen Sonja invited representatives of the health authorities for a lunch meeting about Norway's handling of the covid-19 situation:


** kongehuset: Takk til helsemyndighetene ** translation of Haakon's speech **

eya 12-18-2020 10:56 AM

"From 13 March 2020, King Harald has led the Council of State by telephone from Kongsseteren.

Photos has now been released today from the period 13 March to 7 May .

The Crown Prince was present in the Council Chamber."


https://twitter.com/OAanmoen/status/...369280/photo/2

rchainho 12-30-2020 11:40 AM

Do you know if the royal family respond to the situation today : https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dai...g-23238283.amp

Blog Real 12-30-2020 12:29 PM

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King Harald's reaction after the avalanche.
The night's avalanche accident at Gjerdrum made a profound impression on King Harald and his family. "My thoughts are with all those affected, wounded, lost their homes and who now live in fear and uncertain about the full extent of the disaster," the king writes.

https://www.nrk.no/nyheter/stort-jor...295.1.15308295

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...6106&sek=26939

iceflower 12-31-2020 06:30 AM

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All further posts about the landslide in Gjerdrum have been moved to a newly created thread at the "In the News" subforum.

polyesco 01-02-2021 11:02 PM

The King and Queen and Haakon will be visiting the affected site tomorrow.
https://www.kongehuset.no/artikkel.h...166&sek=112472

Muhler 01-03-2021 03:28 AM

Five of the ten missing have now been found dead.

Considering the fact that several days have passed since the slide and that no one except a dog (on the first day) has been found alive, it is doubtful anyone will eventually be found alive.

I imagine the NRF will at some point take part in a ceremony, when hopefully all the bodies are recovered.

wartenberg7 01-03-2021 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 2364865)
The King and Queen and Haakon will be visiting the affected site tomorrow.
https://www.kongehuset.no/artikkel.h...166&sek=112472


There is a live coverage by Norway´s national television about the visit right now.

iceflower 01-03-2021 07:16 AM

King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon in Gjerdrum today, January 3:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** rex gallery **


** kongehuset: Møtte berørte etter skredet i Gjerdrum **


** bt.no pictured article: Kongefamilien er på plass i Gjerdrum **


** nettavisen article with video: Kongeparet og kronprinsen besøker Gjerdrum **


** aftenposten pictured article: Kongefamilien møter skredrammede og redningsmannskaper i Gjerdrum **

iceflower 05-06-2021 02:23 PM

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon embarked the Royal Yacht Norge for inspection this afternoon, May 6:


** ppe gallery ** kongehuset: Kongen gikk om bord **


** gettyimages gallery: NOR: The Norwegian Royals Inspect Royal Yacht Norge In Oslo **

Prinsara 05-06-2021 03:09 PM

It seems as though King Harald is older than the yacht, but not by much?

iceflower 07-23-2021 11:11 AM

King Harald , Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the funeral of Ine Ingeborg Haraldsen at Homenkollen Chapel today, July 23:


** gtresnews gallery ** ppe gallery **

iceflower 08-19-2021 06:47 AM

King Harald, Princess Astrid and Crown Prince Haakon attended a luncheon in honour of World War II veterans and time witnesses at the Oslo Opera House today, August 19:



** gettyimages gallery ** gtresnews gallery **


** ppe gallery ** kongehuset: Takket krigsveteraner og tidsvitner **

An Ard Ri 08-19-2021 02:44 PM

Lovely to see the king's sister Princess Astrid present and sadly both siblings on crutches.

eya 08-27-2021 05:43 AM

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon attend the unveiling of the National Veteran Monument at the Akershus Fortress today 27 August


https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...8484&sek=26939


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