Nobel Peace Prize 2003-2023

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Great to see that Ingrid Alexandra and Sverre Magnus made an appearance at the Nobels this year - they both look so grown up! Ingrid Alexandra also looks a lot like Mette-Marit now, more so than Haakon, which is who I thought she resembled most before.
The republican MP for the republican Socialist Left Party, Petter Eide (read about him here), said in the Storting (the parliament) that he doesn't want the Royal Family to sit in front (see photo) during The Nobel-Peace-Prize Ceremony, which takes place in The Oslo-City-Hall's main hall (on Dec 10th).
Why? Because he believes that ''the price is not perceived as independent from Norwegian authorities as long as the head of state and his/her family are sitting on the first row.''

Whaaaaat???? Oh, give me a BIG break!! ?:lol:

1. The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel-Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen (read about her here), doesn't agree - and I am quite sure that this goes for most of the MPs in the Storting as well.
2. And the fact is that as long as the King (as Norway's apolitical constitutional head of state, hence the highest person in the land) and his family (who accompanies/represents him) are invited (state event or not), they'll sit at the front row!!!!
3. But Aftenposten (serious Liberal conservative newspaper) had to make big deal out of what Eide said and wrote an article about it, which was copied by NTB (The Norwegian News Agency) who then wrote a shorter version of it - and sent it out to several other media-outlets. - And suddenly this was something that was discussed on TV2 News Channel (yes, on television).

Hmm, yes, I'm still laughing! :lol:

SV-politiker vil ikke at kongefamilien skal sitte foran under nobelprisutdelingen - TV2
Well, from The Socialist Left Party-stuff about the attendance of the RF in the above post to speculation whether the Crown Princess will be present or not, because as I wrote in the ''Current Events'' thread, she is not listed in the calender yet. - But according to the court (who's spoken to TV2's Royal Expert Kjell Arne Totland), she plans to take part (''if she's up to it'').
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Well, the Nobel-day is here, so let's go through the royal events from the official court-calendar:

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visits the Save the Children Peace Prize Party at the Nobel Peace Centre (Oslo, 11:30).

His Majesty The King grants the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Mr Denis Mukwege and Ms Nadia Murad, audience at The Royal Palace. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will also be in attendance (12:00).

His Majesty The King attends the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will also be in attendance (13:00).

Their Majesties The King and Queen attend the banquet in honour of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates at Grand Hotel in Oslo. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will also be in attendance (19:30).

And as one can see, The Crown Princess is still not listed to attend, so perhaps she wasn't up to it after all.


Let's also go through the royal part of The Award Ceremony in detail:

The royals will drive in state-cars from The Royal Palace to Oslo City Hall, where they'll be met by The Mayor of Oslo (Marianne Borgen), The Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (Berit Reiss-Andersen) - who will accompany The King, and The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute (Olav Njølstad) - who will accompany The Queen, into the main hall, while ''Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps'' (''The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces'') will play ''parademarsj'' (''Parade March fanfare''). The Royals will then be sited in the royal chairs (see photo), before they leave in the same way after about 90-minutes.



The state-owned Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's and Norway's largest TV-Channel NRK1: Will send live from 11:20 to 14:30.

TV2 News Channel, owned by The TV2 Group, Norway's largest commercial media company: Will send live throughout the day.


BTW: There will be no Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year (which usually takes place the day after the Award Ceremony), read why in English here.
Although a smaller concert was held outside The Oslo City Hall yesterday evening, which was attended by the two Prize-winners, but without any participation from the royals. - It was sent live on NRK1 from 20:15 to 21:25.


And last but not least, IMO, two very worthy Laureates this year. - Read about them here:

Denis Mukwege - Wikipedia

Nadia Murad - Wikipedia


Watch here from now: NRK-live-link. - TV2-live-link.
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The Crown Princess is present with The Crown Prince at The Nobel Peace Centre - and seems to be in great spirit.

BTW: See detailed information about the day - and live-links in the above post (which was written 20-min ago).
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Here are some first photos of Haakon and Mette-Marit at the Save the Children Peace Prize Party:

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And King Harald and Queen Sonja with the Nobel Laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad at the Royal Palace:

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:previous: Thanks iceflower! :flowers:

The guests have arrived (including The President of The Storting, The Prime Minister, Government-Ministers and several MPs). We are now only waiting for the Laureates and the royals, who will arrive shortly.

The Award Ceremony will start at 13:00 (in about 10-minutes from now) - see live-links from NRK/TV2 and detailed information in post 611.


Edit: The Regent/CP Couples have arrived.

Edit: The Crown Princess in high spirit, smiling happily.
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There are now several photos from the private black-tie banquet at Grand Hotel in Oslo in the above Belga-gallery (and a newly added NRK-link with the entire Award Ceremony).

See the royals arrive at Grand at time 23:40 in this NRK-video.

And yes, both The Queen and The Crown Princess look great this evening.


English Royal House article: Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 - The Royal House of Norway.
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Does anyone know why the banquet of the Nobel Peace Prize is not a white-tie event?
:previous: Well, most likely something to do with Norway being an egalitarian society, and that the banquet is hosted by The Norwegian Nobel Committee and not The King. ?
Hi, i want to known what happen to the concert this year?
:previous: Well, you can read about it in detail in the fourth part of post 611, where I posted a link from The Norwegian Nobel Institute about it. ?
Ethiopia's Prime Minister and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali met with King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace today, December 10:

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And here are some first photos of this year's Nobel Prize ceremony:

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It is really sad, we are held hostage by a virus we can't even see. So the highest awards can't be presented to the deserving people who worked very hard for them. Hope this will not become the New Normal for us.
"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."

The attendance of the Royal Family at this year's celebration has been reduced at short notice.

Today Crown Princess Mette-Marit's annual attendance at the Save the Children event has been removed from the calendar, as well as the family's attendance at the banquet this evening.

The two audiences and the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall will take place, attended by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon.

Update: The court confirmed that Crown Princess Mette-Marit has a cold.

And here are some first photos:

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** kongehuset: Nobels fredsprisutdeling for 2021 **
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Nobel Peace Prize

Awarded to
Ales Bialiatski, Belarus
Memorial, Russia
Center for Civil Liberties, Ukraine
(all 1/3 share of the Prize)

“The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy”.

Announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday 7 October 2022.

Why is Princess Ingrid Alexandra still not attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony?

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King Harald and Queen Sonja received former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for an audience at the Royal Palace today, December 11. Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Norway in connection with Oslo Peace Days:

** kongehuset: I audiens **
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