Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja's quarantine period comes to an end

It was Thursday last week that King Harald and Queen Sonja became two of tens of thousands of Norwegians that were quarantined in their own homes. This happened after the Norwegian government decided to introduce quarantine for all Norwegians who had returned from abroad after 28 February as a measure to reduce the risk of spread of the coronavirus in Norway, which is severely affected by…
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Sweden

The Swedish Prince who died of a pandemic flu

While the coronavirus continues to spread, we can rewind a little over a hundred years in time. In 1918 and 1919, another virus as ravaged countries across the globe. It caused widespread devastation, but despite its origins, it became known as Spanish flu, named after the…
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Queen Sonja's Art Stable postpones new exhibition

On Monday morning, it was announced that the new exhibition that should have been in the Queen Sonja’s Art Stable this spring has been postponed. The gallery has been closed for the last month to prepare for the new exhibition “Castle + Munch” and was scheduled to be opened in March. However, because of the current coronavirus epidemic, the opening of the exhibition has now been…
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CoronavirusNorway

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway placed into quarantine

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have been placed into quarantine due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in Norway. The news came only hours it was revealed that the royal family is cancelling all its events until Easter. The news is confirmed by NRK the Norwegian state television channel this evening. NRK reports that neither the king or the queen are ill, but they are affected by…
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Norway’s Royal Family cancels all events – King Harald issues statement

The Royal Court on Thursday morning issued a statement announcing that the Norwegian Royal Family will cancel all public events until Easter. This is due to the ongoing corona-virus outbreak. The statement is as follows: “Based on the authorities’ advice and measures, the Royal Family will cancel or postpone all official events. In the first place, this applies until Easter. Ministers…
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