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ROYAL NORWAY 02-07-2019 03:36 PM


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.




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.

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:

The Queen during her welcome speech:

The Queen with some of the artists:

The Queen and Princess Astrid watching the entertainment:

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


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


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" **

** gallery: Konge og Kronprins om bord på «Kronprins Haakon» **

** 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

Pictures by the Palace

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.


polyesco 09-17-2019 12:31 PM

Lovely Ingrid-Alexandra with her grandmother

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 **

** 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

iceflower 11-23-2019 02:59 PM


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

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.

iceflower 12-09-2019 10:37 AM


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.


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. Link in Norwegian

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