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Princess Ingrid Alexandra to be confirmed in August

The Royal Court of Norway has announced that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be confirmed in the Palace Church in Oslo. The ceremony will take place on August 31st 2019.  The Princess, second in line to the Norwegian throne, is taking confirmation education in Asker church under the leadership of priest Tor Øystein Vaaland and acting parish priest Karoline Astrup. The Royal Palace also announced…
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What a hectic year 2019 will be for Norway’s royal family

The King and Queen, who in August 2018 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, are not stepping down from work. 2018 was a busy year; however, 2019 will be even more hectic for the Norwegian royals. Confirmation, state visits and county tours are among the highlights of the dense programme that awaits the Royal Family in 2019. In 2018, the royal couple were on a state visit to both Argentina…
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King Harald’s New Year’s Eve speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 73 years, His Majesty the King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. The speech is always started with the Norwegian royal…
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Norwegian Royal Family attends Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel

In good tradition, the Norwegian Royal Family attended the regular Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel this Tuesday. The royal couple were welcomed and escorted into the chapel by the priest from Riis Church who also is the priest of the chapel in Holmenkollen. The chapel was used as a prayer house from 1903. It was first taken in use for celebrations and ceremonies in 1913. The chapel was…
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Taking a peek at the collective 2018 royal Christmas greetings

As it is Christmas Eve, let us take a look at the royal Christmas greetings sent out by the royals this year. In Britain, Clarence House released this year’s Christmas card featuring a summer picture taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House. Embed from…
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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Christmas Eve

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family uniquely celebrates Christmas. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In Norway, there are several traditions on what to eat for dinner on Christmas Eve. The eastern part of the country eats…
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