Norway

King Harald visits Kongsberg weapon factory

King Harald of Norway has visited the Kongsberg weapon factory. The King was warmly welcomed by hundreds of cheering children with flags as he arrived for his visit on Tuesday. Chairman of the Board, Eivind Reiten and CEO Geir Håøy welcomed the King to the Kongsberg Group. As well as the usual flowers for the king, there was also got a very special present. This was a sweater that the king…
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Norway's lost royal monument

Today, an impressive large statue of King Karl Johan is present at the Palace Square in Oslo. It has been there since 1875 and has become a symbol, a landmark and an icon of the entire city. What is less known is that this was not the first statue there. Before the…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway makes trip to Colombia

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is visiting Colombia from Monday to Wednesday this week. He has been invited to the country because he is a goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Program (UNDP). The visit to Colombia was not announced by the royal court until Monday…
Norway

Norway’s version of “The Crown” is underway

Norwegians have, like American and British audiences, been obsessed with the Netflix series, “The Crown”. Royal history is fascinating. So now Norway is in the process making its own version of the British show – with Norwegian royal history of course. The company “Nordic film” will make the new TV series about King Haakon and his journey to be Norway’s monarch in 1905. “We are…
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Sweden

Stolen Swedish Crown Jewels recovered by police

The Swedish Royal Regalia which was stolen last year has been recovered by police. The Crown Jewels were found on Monday night – It is uncertain whether all or only parts of the regalia have been discovered. According to Swedish media, they were found hidden in a rubbish bin. Sources who have spoken to the Newspaper Aftonbladet, say the orb and the two crowns have been found. The source…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opens education centre

The Crown Prince of Norway has opened a new learning centre for young people in Gol. The centre, “UngInvest“ has a new department for up to fifteen young people and aims to help more people in the area complete upper secondary education. Crown Prince Haakon was greeted…
Norway

Norway’s Parliament votes on whether to keep monarchy

On Tuesday, 36 of the 169 representatives in Norway’s parliament voted in favour of replacing the country’s monarchy with a republic. It was part of the annual process considering proposals to change the Norwegian constitution. But this vote on whether to retain King Harald and his family isn’t a new thing – every year since 1972 the Socialist Left Party, SV, puts forward a…
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