Norway

King Harald’s New Year’s Eve speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 73 years, His Majesty the King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. The speech is always started with the Norwegian royal anthem, and a grand view of the Royal Palace before King Harald has the entire population’s attention. “To those who…
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History

The farmer who could have been Norway’s king

The Knut Alvsson is, outside Norway, a name that few have ever heard. Still, the name represented one of the biggest riots in Norway’s history. Knut Alvsson was born in 1455 and was a wealthy farmer and landowner in Norway who then was a part of the Kalmar Union. From 1497…
Norway

Norwegian Royal Family attends Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel

In good tradition, the Norwegian Royal Family attended the regular Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel this Tuesday. The royal couple were welcomed and escorted into the chapel by the priest from Riis Church who also is the priest of the chapel in Holmenkollen. The chapel was used as a prayer house from 1903. It was first taken in use for celebrations and ceremonies in 1913. The chapel was…
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Serbia

Crown Prince Couple of Serbia open Christmas Bazaar

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia held their annual Christmas Charity Bazaar last week. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess officially opened the charity event together, which raised money in support of refugee women from…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon visits Sami and Kven children

On Wednesday of this week, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the most northern parts of his father’s kingdom. The Crown Prince visited Lakselv in Porsanger Municipality. Upon arrival to the small town, His Royal Highness was greeted and warmly welcomed by Mayor Aina Borch and acting County Governor of Finnmark, Stian Lindgård. The visit then continued to Bærtua…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the Children’s Peace Prize Party

On Monday, the Children’s Peace Prize Party was organised as a part of the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the party at the Nobel Peace Prize Centre in downtown Oslo. This year Children’s Peace Prize Festival was held for the 22nd time and the children who made this…
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