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King Harald back at work at the Royal Palace

King Harald of Norway is back at work at the Royal Palace in Oslo. He has given an audience in honour to this year’s recipients of the awards handed out by the Royal Guard. The two awards “The Royal Guards watch” and “Brigadier Leif Schanche’s honour-award” were handed over in the presence of the King. The commander of the Royal Guard, Colonel Lieutenant Vegard Flom…
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The failed assassination attempt on King Juan Carlos of Spain

In 1997, the life of the Spanish King came under threat as a plot was made to kill him during the opening of a new museum. The failed assassination attempt on King Juan Carlos was discovered by Spanish police by chance and resulted in an international hunt for the men who wanted to kill the Spanish monarch. Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui was the master of the plan together with some other members…
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Norway’s Royal Guard Ceremony Company dissolved until the Autumn due to coronavirus

The ceremonial aspect of the Norwegian Royal Guard has been dissolved and will remain so until the autumn. This was announced this week by the Royal Norwegian Army. The drill and music squad will cancel its operations because of the coronavirus. Lieutenant Colonel and Head of Communications in the Army, Per Espen Strande, confirmed this in a statement: “These are many well-trained soldiers…
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Damaged statue of King Louis XVI in USA attracts royal attention

The current situation in the United States, where President Trump has said he will authorise the military to enter towns and cities unless growing civil unrest comes to an end, has drawn attention around the world. In these circumstances, it is perhaps not unsurprising to hear members of royal families share their opinions. The protests began following the death of George Floyd on May 25th…
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