CoronavirusNorway

Crown Prince Haakon takes online coronavirus briefing from Norway's health authorities

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, we have heard a lot about King Harald and Queen Sonja. They had to spend a long period in quarantine after having come home from their state visit to Jordan. King Harald has also spoken to the people via letters and on TV. However, little has been heard about Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit. On Friday, the Norwegian people could hear from…
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Coronavirus

Dominic Raab named as 'Designated Survivor' should the Prime Minister be incapacitated with coronavirus

Dominic Raab has been named as the ‘designated survivor’ of the British government and will fill in for the Prime Minister should he fall ill with coronavirus. Mr Rabb serves as Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and is also First Secretary of State. The latter role means the 46-year-old is de facto Deputy Prime Minister, and will cover…
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CoronavirusSweden

Swedish royal palaces close until further notice

The royal palaces in Sweden are closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The Royal Court announced that King Carl XVI Gustaf made the decision to temporarily close the palaces to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Royal parks will remain open. The palaces closed today and will remain closed until further notice, “depending on the continued development. Pre-booked group…
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Coronavirus hits some of the UK's most famous royal tourist attractions

The spread of coronavirus and social distancing measures to contain it have led to another major change in royal life. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is suspended for the forseeable future. In a short statement on Friday morning, it was announced that ”in line with Government advice to avoid mass gatherings, it has been agreed that the ceremonial Changing of the Guard at…
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