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Queen Sonja visits New York

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited the “Big Apple” this week. Although the Queen had only one official task in town, it is reasonable to believe that the Queen has spent more than one day in the city, probably to do some of the Christmas shopping for this year. The Queen was present during the opera performance “Queen of Spades” at the Metropolitan Opera. The reason why…
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Queen Sonja hands out the Queen Sonja School Award 2019

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway handed out “The Queen Sonja School Award” for 2019 on Monday. This year’s prize went to Stigeråsen school in the southern city of Skien. The Queen was welcomed by Principal Kim Aas, School Inspector Dorthe Naur and Student Council…
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New royal implicated in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

It has emerged that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway held meetings with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein after his release from prison. According to VG, Norway’s biggest newspaper, Mette-Marit had meetings with Epstein between 2011 and 2013 – years after his conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. In a statement, the Crown Princess said: “I would never…
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Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once called her home, we can find many traces of the queen. Take a look at some of them here, so if you visit Oslo sometime in the…
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The lost tiara of Queen Maud

This year, it is 150 years since the Norwegian Queen Maud was born in London. Much has been written about the queen who was elected to be monarch together with her husband as a new Norwegian royal couple in an independent Norway in 1905. When Queen Maud came to Norway, she…
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Portrait of a Queen: Maud of Norway in images

As we look back on the 150th anniversary of Queen Maud of Norway’s birth, Royal Central is taking a look at the Norwegian queen who was the daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Princess Maud’s wedding to Prince Carl of Denmark…
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