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Behind the scenes of the latest State Visit planned for autumn

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is to make his first State Visit to Norway. The royal courts in Oslo and Amsterdam announced that the King, along with Queen Maxima, will travel to Norway between November 9th and November 11th 2021. It will be the first Dutch State Visit to Norway in over a decade and the first time that King Harald and Queen Sonja have hosted such an event since the…
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Sweden

Queen Silvia presents her nursing awards

Queen Silvia of Sweden has presented “The Queen Silvia Nursing Award” to nursing students who have contributed innovative ideas that promote the care of the elderly and people with dementia. Last year’s award ceremony was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so this time the Queen awarded scholarships to the prize winners from both 2019 and 2020. The Queen Silvia Nursing Award was…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon celebrates the Norwegian Rescue Centre’s 50th anniversary

Crown Prince Haakon has helped mark the Norwegian Rescue Centre’s 50th anniversary in the northern Norwegian city of Bodø. The celebration of the 50th anniversary should have taken place last year, but was postponed due to the pandemic. The Crown Prince emphasized how cooperation helps save lives and praised the state system that is based on cooperation between public agencies, organizations…
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Norway

Extraordinary Council of State takes place in Oslo

The domestic political situation is changing in Norway, and this also means other tasks for King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon. Following last week’s parliamentary elections in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg has informed the King that she would resign in October.
Sweden

Prince Carl Philip celebrates Swedish food

Prince Carl Philip has sent congratulations as “The Chef of the Year” competition took place in Stockholm. This year’s winner is Gustav Leonhardt and he received a special message from Prince Carl Philip. The prince, who did not have the opportunity to attend this year’s competition in person, sent a digital greeting to this year’s eight competing chefs and the…
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