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Norwegian princess selling royal property for reduced price

The only daughter of Norway’s King, Princess Martha Louise, has put the property ”Bloksberg” on the market again. She first listed the home for sale at Easter last year. For a few months, the property has been taken of the market but this weekend the property was enlisted once again, now with a different price. It’s been owned by the Norwegian Royal Family for over seventy…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit reveals her new hobby

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has revealed some new hobbies she’s taken up since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Norwegian Crown Princess did so in two posts on her Instagram. On Sunday, the Crown Princess revealed her first new pastime. In the form…
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The failed attack on King Harald and Queen Sonja

The 7th of June is a special day in Norwegian history. On that day, the Norwegians celebrated both the end of the Union with Sweden in 1905 and the return of King Haakon in 1945 following the Second World War. This year, there was no celebration because of the coronavirus, despite the jubilees. During the grand celebration in 2005, the Norwegians also celebrated that it was King Harald’s…
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Princess Märtha Louise's Instagram account hacked

Princess Märtha Louise’s Instagram account has been disabled after it was hacked. One of Märtha Louise’s two accounts vanished on Monday after the unauthorised access. The Instagram account with the handle @Iam_marthalouise is no longer available. She also has an account called @princessmarthalouise which remains active. “The account has been hacked and we are trying to…
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May Jewels: Norway’s famous emeralds

To conclude our May series on royal emeralds, we are taking a look at the emeralds in the Norwegian royal vault. The Norwegian Royal Family has a large emerald and diamond tiara with matching earrings, brooch and necklace. The tiara is in a neo-classical style and…
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King Rama V of Siam's visit to Norway in 1907

His Majesty King Rama V of Siam, present-day Thailand, also called King Chulalongkorn, was born in 1853 and died in 1910. As a fifteen-year-old, Chulalongkorn ascended the Siamese throne, but because of his young age, his uncle acted as his guardian. During his five years of custody, he was educated by an English governor, Anna Leonowens, in literary history, language and art. He was King of…
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