Norway

Easter celebrations for Norway’s Royal Family

The Norwegian Royal Family celebrates Easter in Sikkilsdalen every year. The Royal Mountain Chalet was once a gift to Crown Prince Olav on the day of his authority from the Swedish Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1924. Ever since, the Norwegian Royal Family has spent time at the chalet, which is the family’s private property. They usually take a train to Vinstra and a military vehicle…
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The line of succession to the Norwegian throne

Norway’s current line of succession took effect in 1990 when the law was changed to allow for absolute primogeniture. Article 6 of the Norwegian Constitution governs succession, stating that the monarch’s eldest child, regardless of gender, will succeed them to the throne. Only legitimate descendants of the current monarch (King Harald) and the monarch’s siblings can…
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Planning permission for a royal home causes a row

The future king of Norway has found himself dealing with planning permissions after deciding he wants to alter his royal home. Crown Prince Haakon’s plans for a replacement for a barn on his estate were described as ”unusual” and ”not good…
Norway

King Harald visits troops on strategic border

King Harald of Norway visited troops guarding the country’s border with Russia, accompanied by the Chief of Defence.  On Monday, 13 March, His Majesty arrived in the most north-eastern point of Norway, where the Sør-Varanger Garrison is tasked with guarding what has become one of the most watched borders.  The King’s first stop on the 198 kilometres border was Høybuktmoen Camp, west…
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Sami people protest at royal Council of State over rights

Norwegian Sami people have taken their protests against illegal wind turbines to the country’s Royal Family. It is rare for protests to be held at the Royal Palace in Oslo but the demonstrators took their campaign to its gates as Crown Prince Haakon a regular meeting with the country’s government there. In the past weeks, the protesters have blocked Norwegian government…
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