Norway

Long queues forced the Norwegian castle to extend it opening hours yesterday

Yesterday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway turned 80-years-old. The King himself was on vacation abroad with the family, but many Norwegians nevertheless wanted to celebrate the King’s birthday. From 11 Norwegian fortresses, a birthday-salute to the King at noon was fired, but it was at the royal castle that something special happened. The Prime Minister and the President of the Norwegian…
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Norway

80% of Norwegians support the monarchy

Eight out of ten Norwegians approve of keeping the monarchy as a form of government, and the greatest support King Harald and his family has comes from the younger Norwegian population. This emerges from a major survey conducted by Norway’s state TV channel NRK. The…
Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria has not been seen in 60 days - where is she?

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has had no official engagements in more than 60 days. Today, the Swedish Royal Court revealed the reason why the Crown Princess has been absent from work. Swedish media have in the recent weeks speculated why it has been so long without having seen the Crown Princess. The last time the Crown Princess appeared in public was on 20 December last…
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NorwayOther

King Harald: "I will not abdicate"

His Majesty King Harald of Norway celebrates his 80th birthday next week. For the occasion, His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen granted an interview to NTB (Norwegian News Agency) where they talked about what it is like being monarchs when they get older. The…
Belgium

King Philippe of Belgium says USA and UK threaten course of history

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium criticised last week both that the United Kingdom had withdrawn from the European Union and US president Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies. It was Tuesday last week that the King said this when he held a gathering of top government officials in Belgium. King Philippe warned the top government officials and stated that he feared that Britain and the…
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Sweden

70 years since King Carl Gustaf tragically lost his father

Yesterday, it was 70 years ago that King Carl Gustaf of Sweden lost his father in a tragic accident. The tragic accident happened when the King was only nine months old. His father, who was Crown Prince of Sweden and heir to the Swedish throne, died in a plane crash on 26 January 1947. The accident happened at Kastrup Airport outside Copenhagen in Denmark. Crown Prince Gustav Adolf was travelling…
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