Norway

Queen Sonja concludes her Minnesota visit with church jubilee

Queen Sonja of Norway was in the United States last week on an extended visit to the state of Minnesota. The first part of the visit was dedicated to events related to Minnesota and Norway’s military and joint cultural cooperation. Her Majesty also attended a reception at the Honorary Consulate General of Norway in Minneapolis before attending “The Stranger” concert at the…
Read more
Norway

Crown Princess Mette-Marit takes on special patronage

Each year a member of the Norwegian Royal Family becomes the patron of the state television channel NRK’s charity broadcast. Last year, it was Crown Prince Haakon. This year the patron is Crown Princess Mette-Marit. This year’s campaign goes to Doctors Without…
Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja host President of Finland

The King and Queen of Norway have hosted the President of Finland at the Royal Palace. After several political meetings, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland attended a friendship lunch at the Royal Palace in Oslo, where King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon participated. Ahead of the lunch, the King, Queen and Crown Prince received the President in an audience. Both…
Read more
NorwaySweden

Heirs to the thrones team up for visit to Kenya

In recent decades, the three Nordic monarchies have collaborated in a number of areas. They have carried out events together and thus strengthened the ties between both the nations and the royal families. This autumn, it is time for this again when Crown Prince Haakon of…
Norway

King Harald ends up in a treasure chest on visit

His Majesty King Harald has a goal of visiting all the Norwegian municipalities at least once during his reign. The long list is getting shorter and shorter and on October 4th 2022, the King was able to cross another municipality off the list when the Norwegian monarch made…
Norway

Could Princess Martha Louise be about to lose her title?

Norwegian press has reported that several meetings have taken place at the Royal Palace in Oslo in the past weeks where Princess Martha Louise’s title has been discussed. King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Martha Louise are said to have been present. Now there are questions over whether Princess Martha Louise will keep her title. Princess Martha Louise stopped being “Her…
Read more
Norway

Queen Sonja opens trio of art displays

Opening exhibitions is not unfamiliar for Europe’s royalty, but opening three displays on the same evening is probably rarer. However, Queen Sonja did just that when she made the trip to the new Munch Museum in Oslo. The director welcomed the Norwegian Queen in the…
European RoyalsNorway

Special royal park closes for the year

The Norwegian Royal Court has announced the traditional closure of the Queen’s Park, which will reopen on 18 May 2023.  The area is part of the larger Palace Park complex, which also includes ponds and museums. The Palace Park was built between 1840 and 1857, but the area that is now the Queen’s Park has served that purpose since the mid-1700s. The park was firstly acquired by the…
Read more