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King Haakon's Christmas speeches to an occupied Norway

Christmas tends to be a pleasant time, especially for the royals. When it comes to the Norwegian Royal Family, they have many good Christmas traditions that make Christmas a pleasant time. There is, however, a period when Christmas for the Royal Family from Norway was not very pleasant, namely during World War II. Germany invaded Norway on 9 April 1940. This led to a five-year occupation. While…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon to visit Kenya and Mozambique

The Norwegian Royal Court could this week announce that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will visit Kenya and Mozambique in February of next year. The Crown Prince is preparing to visit Kenya and Mozambique from 10 to 13 February 2020. Minister of Development Dag-Inge Ulstein and Minister of Digitisation Nikolai Astrup will accompany the Crown Prince on his journey. The visit will help…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon comments on his father's health

It became known on Thursday afternoon that His Majesty King Harald of Norway is ill. The Royal Court informed the public that as long as the King is sick, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will be appointed as temporary regent of Norway. The Royal Court informed the…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon approves changes in the government in extraordinary Council of State

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has, as Crown Prince Regent on behalf of his father, held an extraordinary Council of State today. The extraordinary Council of State was announced to the public only one hour before it was held at the Royal Palace in Oslo and was very unexpected. The extraordinary Council of State was held because Prime Minister Erna Solberg wanted to make some…
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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…
Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri welcomes Nancy Pelosi to Luxembourg

On Sunday, His Royal Highness Henri, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg welcomed the American Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D California) to Luxembourg. The US Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, met the monarch at the Grand Ducal Palace to commemorate the Battle of the Bulge. Speaker Pelosi led a joint Democrat and Republican congressional delegation that took part in the…
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