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King Harald set to return to royal duties after two months sick leave

The King of Norway will take up his official duties again after an absence of almost two months caused by illness. King Harald, 87, hasn’t carried out any engagements since the middle of February when he was taken ill during a holiday to Malaysia. He was treated in hospital there after contracting an infection and had to have a temporary pacemaker fitted before he was well enough to…
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The romantic wedding that created a modern royal family

It was a royal wedding for the history books, the marriage of a future king and a regal love match to boot. In 1929, Olav of Norway married Martha of Sweden in Oslo. The couple’s romance had captured the public imagination while their rather glamourous wedding brought huge crowds to the streets of the Norwegian capital. Let’s rewind nine decades and remember the wedding that charmed a…
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King Harald out of hospital to recuperate at home

King Harald of Norway has left hospital after several weeks of treatment. The Norwegian monarch, 87, was discharged from the Rigshospitalet in Oslo on March 14th and went home to the Royal Palace where he will continue to recuperate. The Royal Court said King Harald…
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King Harald receives a permanent pacemaker

King Harald has undergone successful surgery to place a permanent pacemaker following a period of infection, the Norwegian Royal Court announced on Tuesday. The King had been vacationing in Malaysia with Queen Sonja when he fell ill and was taken to a local hospital. His…
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The future queen whose wedding dress came via a department store

The marriage of Sonja Haraldsen to the future King of Norway, on August 29th 1968, marked a moment of joy in a relationship that had caused huge debate as soon as it was known about. For the bride had no royal blood in a monarchy where princes were expected to wed regally. However, love prevailed and Sonja married the then Crown Prince Harald in front of crowned heads from across Europe. This…
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Scandinavian Spotlight: State visits, birthday celebrations and more!

Let’s a take a look at the royal week in Scandinavia! DENMARK Queen Margrethe was back in the spotlight this week as King Frederik, Queen Mary and their children were out of the country on a winter vacation—their first since the change of throne last month. Queen Margrethe stepped in as regent for her son for the first time, a duty the Royal Court had stressed that she will still…
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