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Norway’s Prime Minister praises the Norwegian royals in her New Year’s speech

On the first day of the New Year, it is a tradition that Norway’s Prime Minister gives a New Year’s speech. This happens exactly one day following the speech of His Majesty King Harald. Both the King and the Prime Minister had to change and re-record their speeches following the suicide of Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise. The Prime Minister highlighted suicide and…
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The Royal 2010s: the Silver King and Queen

As the 2010s come to an end, minds turn to reflection and remembering. The middle of the decade just gone saw special celebrations in Norway for a king and queen who were already well loved and who ended their jubilee even more popular than before. Harald V took the throne…
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Queen Sonja cancels events following Ari Behn's death

According to the official program for Queen Sonja of Norway, the Queen should have opened a new art exhibition on Thursday of this week. The Queen’s participation in the opening has been announced for several weeks. Now, the Royal Court has removed this planned exhibition opening from the Queen’s calendar. The Queen, therefore, will not attend the opening because of the death of her…
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That time Crown Prince Haakon was almost kidnapped

Being kidnapped is perhaps a royal’s biggest nightmare. Fortunately, this has not happened in recent times. Still, many have made plans to kidnap royals, but they have fortunately failed. A rather unknown story of a kidnapping attempt was aimed at the then 26-year-old…
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Norway's Royal Family thanks public for the support after Ari Behn's suicide

The suicide of Princess Märtha Louise’s former husband, Ari Behn, was as a huge shock to the entire Norwegian population. Nearly all liked Ari Behn very well, and he had a special place in the heart of the Norwegian people. The family was open from the beginning about this being a suicide. Something that has increased the focus on mental health in Norway in recent days. Now, Ari…
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Taking a look at “Kongsseteren” – The Norwegian Royals Christmas home

Every year, the Norwegian King and Queen celebrate Christmas at the grand royal lodge called “Kongsseteren” in the expensive neighbourhood of Holmenkollen in Oslo. Let us take a look at this magnificent royal property. “Kongsseteren”, formerly called The Kings Villa, is a property and timber lodge which is under the Norwegian Royal Family’s private ownership. The property is…
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