Norway

King Harald's New Year speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 71 years His Majesty The King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. See the entire speech in the bottom of the article (the speech is in Norwegian). Both King Harald and Queen Sonja will celebrate their 80th birthday in 2017. “This…
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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…
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

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit serve breakfast to the poor

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway participated Monday morning in a voluntary distribution of breakfast to the poor in Oslo. Long before the Crown Prince and Crown Princess came to hand out food, more than 100 had got in line to get a free meal. This is an offer, which is established by the Norwegian Church. The offer is called…
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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…
European Royals

Crown Prince Alexander congratulates Donald Trump

Yesterday, Royal Central reported that Prince Albert of Monaco had sent his congratulations to Donald Trump after he won the United States presidential election earlier in November. However, he was not the first royal to congratulate Mr Trump. Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and Yugoslavia sent his congratulations to President-elect Trump the day after the election was over on 9…
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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…
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 as prime minister and he refused to sign the German peace-proposal. After Norway was lost to the Germans, he and Crown Prince…
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