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Behind the scenes of the latest State Visit planned for autumn

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is to make his first State Visit to Norway. The royal courts in Oslo and Amsterdam announced that the King, along with Queen Maxima, will travel to Norway between November 9th and November 11th 2021. It will be the first Dutch State Visit to Norway in over a decade and the first time that King Harald and Queen Sonja have hosted such an event since the…
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Who is Princess Märtha Louise of Norway?

Born on 22 September 1971, Princess Märtha Louise is the elder child of King Harald and Queen Sonja. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo and was named after her paternal grandmother, Crown Princess Märtha, and her great-great-grandmother, Queen Louise. [getty src=”517430992″ width=”594″ height=”502″] Although her brother, Crown…
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Extraordinary Council of State takes place in Oslo

The domestic political situation is changing in Norway, and this also means other tasks for King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon. Following last week’s parliamentary elections in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg has informed the King that she would resign in October.
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Scandinavian heirs to throne bond over weekend in Sweden

The Crown Princess Family of Sweden and Crown Prince Family of Norway bonded last weekend in Gotland, Sweden. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and their elder child, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, travelled to Gotland in Sweden to spend time with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband, Prince Daniel and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.
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A hectic day for King Harald as the 84-year-old King returns to full-time royal duties

After a period marked by illness and absence, King Harald of Norway is back at work full time. On Monday, His Majesty attended an event at the football club Vålerenga. Tuesday also turned out to be a hectic day for the 84-year-old monarch. The King hosted lunch at the Royal Palace before attending an award ceremony later that day. It is a tradition that the King and Queen invite new…
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