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Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2022 at 4:25 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 17, the Royal Family celebrated Norway’s National Day. The celebrations started in the morning when, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, attended the children’s parade outside their private Skaugum estate. Their dogs, Molly Fiskebolle and Milly Kakao, were present as well. Later the Crown Prince Couple, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus joined King Harald, Queen Sonja on the … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Receives Congratulations from the Institutions

  January 21, 2022 at 2:52 pm by

Today, Friday January 21, was a big day for the birthday girl, Princess Ingrid Alexandra. This morning, for the first time, the Princess attended the Council of State at the Royal Palace at the presence of her grandfather, His Majesty King Harald, her father, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and members of the Government. Afterwards the Princess received congratulatory deputations from the Norwegian Institutions and the public sector during … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Norway – Day Two

  November 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Norway by attending a seminar at the Deichman Bjørvika library. King Harald and Queen Sonja were present as well. The seminar, attended by young people from Norway and the Netherlands, was focused on the freedom of expression, combating cyberbullying and the consequences of online hate. Then the Royal Couple was received by Norwegian Prime … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Norway

  November 10, 2021 at 2:01 am by

At the invitation of King Harald V, their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Tuesday November 9, a three-day state visit to Norway. Upon their arrival in Oslo the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with a welcoming ceremony held in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alexander and King Harald inspected a guard of honour. Then, inside … Continue reading

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Royals postpone engagements due to Coronavirus

  March 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm by

The Queen, as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, have postponed their upcoming engagements due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The Queen was due to visit Cheshire and Camden on March 19 and March 26 respectively. There have been over 700 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 21 deaths. A newborn baby from London is the youngest confirmed sufferer of Coronavirus in … Continue reading

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Catherine Stuns In Alexander McQueen During Dinner In Norway

  February 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge led the fashion stakes on Thursday evening during a black-tie dinner hosted at the Royal Palace of Olso by King Harald V of Norway in honour of the Cambridges’ official visit to the Scandinavian nation. ‘Grecian goddess’ was the term most frequently used by the media to describe Catherine’s appearance in a cream chiffon Alexander McQueen evening gown with a cape overlay and diamanté embellishment around … Continue reading

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New Year’s Speeches from Denmark and Norway

  December 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

Traditional New Year’s speeches from the monarchs of Denmark and Norway were released this evening, offering their respective peoples best wishes for the year to come and giving messages of moral support to the entire community. In Denmark, Queen Margrethe II spoke of how the country has weathered economic crises by utilising the broad talents of the entire population, saying that “Denmark needs different people with their individual abilities and talents, … Continue reading

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Royals in Denmark and Norway Mark 500 Years Since The Reformation

  October 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm by

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Denmark and Norway today, with members of each respective country’s royal family in attendance. At Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, the Danish Royal Family attended the government’s official commemoration of the anniversary, where Queen Margrethe II delivered a speech, saying that “the Denmark we know today can not be imagined without the Reformation.”  A concert was hosted in the evening at the DR … Continue reading

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Emeralds and Amethysts at Gala for the Norwegian Stortinget

  October 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

Members of the Norwegian Royal Family welcomed the Norwegian parlement at Oslo’s Royal Palace tonight for an annual gala. During his speech the King joked that earlier this year the press agency NTB declared him dead. The gala was attended by the king, the queen, the crown princess and Princess Astrid. The crown prince was unable to attend as he is in Thailand for the cremation ceremony of King Rama … Continue reading

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King of Norway Opens 162nd Session of Stortinget

  October 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm by

The King of Norway has opened the 162nd session of the Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, on Monday October 9th. In his one and only visit to the Stortinget for the year, King Harald delivered the government’s aims for the coming year from the throne before declaring the session open. He spoke of the government’s aim to “develop a society that is sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms”, while also discussing … Continue reading

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Statue of Queen Sonja Unveiled in Park of Royal Palace

  July 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

One of Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday gifts was unveiled today in the park of the Royal Palace of Oslo: she received a bronze statue of herself from the Norwegian Tourist Association. It depicts the Queen, an avid hiker and nature person, sitting on a rock with her hiking backpack open next to her. It was designed and sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, who said she envisioned Queen Sonja “overcoming a challenge, and reflecting … Continue reading

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A Royal Guard Inspection At Huseby Leir

  June 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

In the drizzling rain, King Harald V inspected the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde at their Oslo barracks, Huseby Leir, on Friday. He was accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon. The King went on to present annual awards to two guards. The Guard’s Watch, given to the ‘best guard of the year’, was awarded to Leading Private Siri Karine Borge Thøgersen, who is the first female to receive the honour since its inception in 1934. Lieutenant Even … Continue reading

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Nordic Heads of State Celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary

  June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading

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Gratulerer Med Dagen Norge! Norway Celebrates National Day

  May 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has helped the country celebrate National Day with traditional festivities at Skaugum and in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon (who has already started to grow his beard back!) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with their two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus kicked off the day on the steps of their home in Asker, watching the Asker Municipality children’s parade go past. The family – joined … Continue reading

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More Celebrations In Norway!

  May 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm by

The 80th birthday celebrations of the Norwegian King and Queen continued on Wednesday, as their royal guests were treated to a cruise around the Oslo Fjord while enjoying lunch on the royal yacht Norge. King Harald and Queen Sonja and the guests present at the previous evening’s gala boarded the yacht from the Oslo Harbour, posing for photos upon arrival before climbing into smaller boats to cross the water to the … Continue reading

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Glittering Gala Banquet Honouring King Harald and Queen Sonja

  May 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm by

A glittering gala banquet was held at the Royal Palace of Oslo this evening to celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthdays. Ahead of the banquet, the Norwegian Royal Family – accompanied by their royal guests – gathered on the balcony of the Palace to watch entertainment by local school children and the military bands. A traditional Norwegian birthday song was played for the King and Queen, which led … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks Liberation and Veterans Day

  May 8, 2017 at 10:36 am by

King Harald of Norway marked Liberation and Veterans Day at the Akershus Fortress on Monday. He was joined by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The King and Prime Minister both laid wreaths at the National Monument. During the ceremony, King Harald also awarded the War Cross with Sword to Marinejegerkommandoen Operator Ken Andersen for his “heroic advancements that have undoubtedly hampered loss of human life and further damage to infrastructure”. These efforts were during Andersen’s stationing … Continue reading

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Details of the 80th Birthday Celebrations of the Norwegian Royal Couple

  May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The King and Queen of Norway are both turning eighty years old in 2017 (King Harald on February 21, and Queen Sonja on July 4) and will be having joint celebrations in a few days time. Below is an overview of the festivities and the foreign guests with confirmed attendance. Events May 9, 5:30pm: Entertainment in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, their family and … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Icelandic President Pays State Visit to Norway

  March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has paid a state visit to Norway this week, on the invitation of King Harald V. The three-day visit began on Tuesday with an official welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the President and the King inspected a guard of honour. Afterwards, inside the Palace, a photograph of the royal family – King Harald, Queen Sonja, … Continue reading

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