Norway

Crown Prince Haakon walks the “Refugee Route”: Day 3

Crown Prince Haakon is currently walking parts of the Norwegian Refugee Route to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Norway following the German occupation. His Royal Highness will walk parts of the Refugee Route from Oslo to the Swedish border from 26 to 28 August. The trip aims to shed light on the history of the liberation. The walk started on Wednesday when Crown Prince Haakon…
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Norway

Queen Sonja of Norway surprises opera singer

Queen Sonja surprised a number of opera singers this week when she paid an unannounced visit to Oscarshall palace just outside central Oslo. The palace, which is otherwise one of the Norwegian Royal Family’s celebration and summer palaces, will be used this week in a special performance. On 29 August, the Metropolitan Opera in New York will broadcast live from Oscarshall. The concert at…
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Norway

Queen Sonja attends Olso Philharmonic Orchestra concert

On Wednesday evening, Queen Sonja of Norway participated in her first official engagement after her summer holiday when she was present at the opening concert of the Norwegian Philharmonic Orchestra. It was a great event when Klaus Mäkelä, for the first time, led the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Oslo Concert Hall as chief conductor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway, there was only…
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Spain

New poll shows high disapproval for the self inflicted exile of King Juan Carlos of Spain

A new poll for one of the most pro monarchy newspapers in Spain show that over half of those who took part disapprove of the departure of Juan Carlos I from the country he ruled for almost forty years. And 60% those asked believe that his decision harms the present monarch. The poll published last week by the newspaper ABC is not good news for the Spanish monarchy. More than half of those who…
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