The unknown drama at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married Daniel Westling (now Prince Daniel) on a warm summer day in 2010. Huge celebrations were planned around the 19 June nuptials, and Swedes had been looking forward to the big event for a long time By the wedding day, hundreds of thousands of people flocked onto the streets of Stockholm; almost half a million people were on the streets of the Swedish…
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Crown Prince Haakon learns more about food waste

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has for many years had climate change and environmental issues as a major focus of his work. This week, the Norwegian Crown Prince paid an official visit to two places in Vestfold in Norway, which put climate issues high on the agenda. His…

Queen Sonja to award Queen Margrethe with a prestigious language prize

Queen Margrethe of Denmark is awarded the Nordic Association’s language prize for her effort to strengthen the Scandinavian language community and she will receive the accolade from her good friend, Queen Sonja of Norway. The prize will be presented in a ceremony in Oslo later in September. Preparations are now being made for a large-scale celebration of the language award…
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King Felipe commemorates 500th anniversary of world’s first circumnavigation

This year is the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the sailor, Juan Sebastián Elcano, after the first circumnavigation of the earth. King Felipe VI of Spain marked this moment by overseeing a major naval exercise near Cadiz. It took Juan Sebastián Elcano three years to sail around the world on his ship, “Victoria”. The Spanish King commemorated the circumnavigation by attending a…
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Queen Sonja finds herself back in her old classroom

This week, Queen Sonja was able to help mark a special anniversary for her. On September 6th 2022, the Queen of Norway was present at the 100-year commemoration for Slemdal school, where she herself attended class. The queen was shown around the school grounds by…

King Harald hands out the Kavli Award

The Kavli Award is three research prizes awarded every other year in Oslo by the American Kavli Foundation and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences. King Harald of Norway has handed out the Kavli Award for 2020 and 2022. This happened, firstly, in an awards ceremony which…

Crown Prince Alexander praises ties between Norway and Serbia in new exhibition

During the Second World War more than 4.000 Yugoslavs was detained in Nazi-concentrations camps in Norway. This week, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia commemorated them in the Royal Palace of Belgrade. Crown Prince Alexander himself opened an new exhibition who contains personal items of Serb prisoners of war in Norway. Alongside them toys from Norwegian children who risked their lives to give…
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