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Royal Relations: How Elizabeth II is linked to Harald V of Norway

In a new summer series, Royal Central looks at the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and the other monarchs of Europe. This time we look at the relationship between the British Queen and the King of Norway. There have always been close links between the Norwegian and British royal houses, all the way back to the Viking era when Norwegian kings also ruled over parts of what is today Britain.
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Princess Märtha Louise to cease using title in business

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has agreed to stop using the title of Princess in her business activities, the Norwegian Royal Household has announced. The Princess came to this decision after consulting with her family. Princess Märtha Louise will continue to use her…
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Princess Märtha Louise reveals some "not very princess-like" trivia about her

Princess Märtha Louiseof Norwaytook to Instagram this week to talk about redefining what it means to be a princess. She frequently shares tidbits about her life on her official Instagram account, @princessmarthalouise, and Thursday the princess shared a fun fact about herself in a new post. “Some unknown trivia about me: I drive trucks. I know it’s not very princess like…
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Tree in Crown Princess Märtha's Garden vandalised

The Norwegian Palace Park in Oslo was vandalised last Thursday, according to a gardener’s facebook post. They posted about the incident: “It is so sad when things like this happen.” A Japanese cherry tree in Crown Princess Märtha’s Garden has been…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway to publish a book

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has made promoting literature one of her main causes and now she’s publishing a book to help raise the profile of Norwegian arts. The Crown Princess is behind a collection of writing that will hit the shelves in September. Mette-Marit will co-edit a selection of twelve stories and essays which will be published just ahead of the famous Frankfurt Book…
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Royal Court in dialogue about commercial use of Princess Märtha Louise’s title

King Harald of Norway has confirmed to Norwegian media that the Royal Court is in dialogue about the commercial use of Princess Märtha Louise’s title. Confirming the dialogue is underway to NRK, His Majesty said, “At the present time, we cannot say how far we have come in the dialogue. But we are trying to get an arrangement.” The King was questioned on if the commercial use of the…
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