Norway

King Harald’s New Year’s Eve speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 73 years, His Majesty the King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. The speech is always started with the Norwegian royal anthem, and a grand view of the Royal Palace before King Harald has the entire population’s attention. “To those who…
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History

The farmer who could have been Norway’s king

The Knut Alvsson is, outside Norway, a name that few have ever heard. Still, the name represented one of the biggest riots in Norway’s history. Knut Alvsson was born in 1455 and was a wealthy farmer and landowner in Norway who then was a part of the Kalmar Union. From 1497…
Norway

Norwegian Royal Family attends Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel

In good tradition, the Norwegian Royal Family attended the regular Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel this Tuesday. The royal couple were welcomed and escorted into the chapel by the priest from Riis Church who also is the priest of the chapel in Holmenkollen. The chapel was used as a prayer house from 1903. It was first taken in use for celebrations and ceremonies in 1913. The chapel was…
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Serbia

Crown Prince Couple of Serbia open Christmas Bazaar

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia held their annual Christmas Charity Bazaar last week. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess officially opened the charity event together, which raised money in support of refugee women from…
Norway

The Norwegian Royal Family’s Christmas Eve

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family uniquely celebrates Christmas. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In…
European Royals

French pretenders release statement’s on Yellow Vest riots

Earlier this week, Royal Central reported that the French monarchist movement was heavily involved in the “Yellow Vest” riots in France. Now several of the pretenders to the French throne have released statements with their thoughts about the riots and their hope for the future political situation in France. As of now, there are five pretenders to the French throne. These are Franz, the Duke…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon visits Sami and Kven children

On Wednesday of this week, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the most northern parts of his father’s kingdom. The Crown Prince visited Lakselv in Porsanger Municipality. Upon arrival to the small town, His Royal Highness was greeted and warmly…
Norway

Norwegian royals attend awarding of Nobel Peace Prize 2018

On Monday, Their Majesties the King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway were all in Oslo for the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018. The winner this year was Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. In their statement, the Nobel Peace Prize committee wrote: “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad…
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