The Netherlands

Dutch King lets passenger on overbooked flight sit in cockpit

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is a well-known pilot. He thinks flying is fun and trained as a pilot for the national Dutch air-operator, KLM. This week, a special thing happened on one of a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Paris, under the charge of the Dutch king. The flight was overbooked and it was Willem-Alexander who came up with the great solution that made one…
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Norway’s Crown Prince Couple possibly involved in Norwegian-Russian spy exchange

Norway’s Crown Prince Couple, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, reportedly could have been involved in an ongoing spy case that has affected Norwegian-Russian relations. This was reported by Norwegian state television NRK on Thursday evening. The case began in December 2017 when the Norwegian spy Frode Berg was arrested in Russia. The FSB, who arrested him, believed he was…
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Norway

Slovenia’s State Visit to Norway – Day 2

On Wednesday, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway welcomed the Slovenian president on a state visit to the Kingdom of Norway. On Thursday the visit continued and was concluded. On Wednesday, the royals accompanied the President and his wife…
Norway

Slovenia's State Visit to Norway - Day 1

King Harald and Queen Sonja have welcomed the President of Slovenia on a State Visit to Norway. In accordance with Norwegian royal tradition, the visit began with an official welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace. President Borut Pahor was received by Their Majesties King…
Spain

Spanish MPs try to stop King Felipe's visit to Cuba

Spanish Vox party MPs have confirmed they will ask their country’s parliament to cancel an upcoming royal visit this month to Cuba by King Felipe VI. Vox party leader, Santiago Abascal, announced the initiative, describing the visit as “madness”. The request to the Spanish parliament was submitted in late October. Speaking on Spanish radio Senor Abascal described the visit to Cuba…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon attends Memorial Day in Oslo

On Sunday Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the annual national memorial day at Akershus fortress. His Royal Highness arrived on Sunday morning at the monuments in the new part of the fortress. Here he laid a wreath at the memorial for fallen soldiers. At the ceremony in the Museum Courtyard at Akershus, Defense Chief Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hansen gave the memorial speech. The President of…
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