Norway

Queen Sonja opens cultural exhibition

On Thursday, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway opened a new exhibition in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer at the Maihaugen Museum. Maihaugen’s new exhibition “Impulses” shows more than 1000 cultural treasures from Norway with clear traces of influence from around the world. The exhibition covers almost 800 square meters and will be a new large year-round offer at…
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King Harald reveals pandemic made one royal tradition even more important to him

This year, the Royal families of Europe have faced, along with all of us, a new type of crisis, a global pandemic. In a new book about King Harald which will be published in Norway this autumn, the King shares his views on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how this has affected him and the royal family. King Harald and Queen Sonja were themselves quarantined after a state visit to Jordan in…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon attends special service in Nidaros Cathedral

Crown Prince Haakon was present as the Church of Norway marked the appointment of a new president in the Episcopal Conference, a new church meeting and a new church council with a special service in the Nidaros Cathedral The Norwegian Church’s new president, Bishop Olav Fykse Tveit, was installed during a service in Nidaros Cathedral on 10 May this year. Due to the infection control…
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Norway

King Harald’s heart surgery a success

On Friday morning, His Majesty King Harald underwent heart surgery to replace a heart valve he first had operated on in 2005. It has now been confirmed that His Majesty’s operation is complete and was successful. The full statement from the Royal Court states: “His Majesty the King underwent heart valve surgery today at Rikshospitalet. The operation was successful, and the…
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