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Crown Prince Haakon takes part in unveiling of Utoya memorial

After the glittering celebrations for his daughter’s 18th birthday, it was back to business for Crown Prince Haakon, as he attended the sombre inauguration ceremony for a monument to the victims of the Utøya massacre.  On Saturday, 18 June, the Crown Prince made the journey to the island off the eastern coast of the Tyrifjorden lake together with Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre; the two…
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Laughs, tears and tiaras in Oslo as Princess Ingrid Alexandra officially celebrates her 18th birthday

Friday night was the pinnacle of the royal year. King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a gala dinner in Oslo to celebrate Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday. From about 7:30 pm, the halls of the Royal Palace started filling with people – ordinary Norwegians that have in some way contributed to the lives of their community or country. But also friends of the young…
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Crown Prince Frederik celebrates Danish design milestone

Crown Prince Frederik took part in the preview ceremony for the reopening of the Design Museum Denmark in Copenhagen, following a two-year renovation.  Upon his arrival on 14 June, His Royal Highness was welcomed by Anne-Louise Sommer, the Museum Director, and Henrik Tvarnø, the Chairman of the Board.  Once inside, the Crown Prince gave a speech celebrating the reopening and the world of…
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King Philippe decorates last WWII veteran in Congo

During his first day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, King Philippe decorated the last veteran of World War II to fight in Burma (today’s Myanmar). The Belgian King held the ceremony at Kinshasa’s memorial for combat veterans, where he had previously laid a wreath as a homage to all those who gave their lives in war. He then offered 100-year-old Corporal Albert Kunyuku…
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