Norway

60 royal guests to Norway in 2017

The Norwegian Royal Family goes from one jubilee-year to another year of anniversaries. Both King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrates their eightieth birthday in 2017. King Harald celebrates his birthday on 21 February, while Queen Sonja 4th of July. In the recent days, it has leaked out information to the Norwegian press about how the King and Queen will celebrate their anniversary. In the past…
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Japan

Empress Michiko of Japan is ill

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan is ill. This was announced in an official statement from the Imperial Household Agency yesterday, on Monday, 12 December. Empress Michiko, age 82, was diagnosed with acute bronchitis last Friday after suffering a slight fever and…
Norway

King Harald owns stocks with a value of £18

His Majesty King Harald of Norway owns stocks with a value of £18. It is the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (English: The Daily Magazine) that can report this today. Dagbladet is one the few magazines that has a negative attitude towards the royal house in Norway. They have in the recent years been on a perpetual quest to find out how much the Norwegian Royal Family owns and how much the Norwegian…
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Denmark

Queen Margrethe attends military parade

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark presented today The Queen`s Watch at a military parade on Barracks of the Danish Royal Guard in central Copenhagen. The Queen`s Watch is an award handed out each year by Queen Margrethe of Denmark. The award is given to a soldier who shall end his service in the Danish army the same year as the prize is awarded. The prize is awarded on the basis that the…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon attends award ceremony

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the presentation of the award for “Role Model of the Year”. This occurs just a few days after the Crown Prince has returned from a four-day long official visit to Canada together with Crown Princess…
Norway

New book about King Haakon reveals unknown coup plans

For the Norwegian people, it is widely known that one can be grateful to King Haakon VII of Norway that the resistance against the German occupation was as extensive as it was during the Second World War. King Haakon refused to appoint the German friendly Vidkun Quisling…
International royalsOther

Thailand runs out of pictures of King Bhumibol

Thailand is about to run out of pictures of the recently deceased King Bhumibol. Many Thais want a picture of the King and this has simply resulted in that stores start to run out of pictures and frames. King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2010. Photo: Government of Thailand (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia Commons. Charlie Wangthamrongwit, owns a shop in Bangkok that are selling pictures of the royal family, he…
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