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Norway's royal court announces 111% increase in electricity spending and delays in security project

The Norwegian royal court has released its annual spending report, and two surprising things were revealed. First, electricity bills have doubled, and second, the work on securing royal properties against terror attacks has been far more expensive than initially thought. Last year, the Norwegian royal house saw an increase of 111% in electricity costs compared to the previous year. For 2021…
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King Harald attends solidarity concert for Ukraine

King Harald of Norway has attended a solidarity and support concert for Ukraine at the Oslo Concert Hall. The ballet “Giselle” was performed by dancers from the Kyiv Grand Ballet from Ukraine. A packed concert hall, on April 22nd 2022, showed solidarity with…
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King Harald witnesses consecration of new bishop of Borg

It is not every day a diocese gets a new bishop, but that was what has just happened in Norway. His Majesty King Harald of Norway was present in the grand Fredrikstad Cathedral, southeast in Norway, on the morning of April 24th 2022, when Kari Mangrud Alvsvåg was consecrated as the eighth bishop of Borg diocese. King Harald was received on the church steps and accompanied into the cathedral by…
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Queen Sonja meets Ukrainian refugees

Queen Sonja of Norway has met refugees from Ukraine at the aid organisation Caritas where she heard from women and children about fleeing their homes and feeling safe in Norway. The Queen met some Ukrainian children who have had to flee their homes, including Siuzanna, who showed Her Majesty a drawing she and her mum had made of the Queen. Following the visit, the Queen said: “They are…
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King Harald of Norway extends sick leave

King Harald of Norway has extended his sick leave after contracting COVID-19 last week. The King of Norway was scheduled to return to royal duties on Thursday, 21 March; however, this did not occur. The head of communications at the Norwegian Royal Court informed the…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja cancel attendance at Prince Philip's memorial service

The Norwegian Royal Court has confirmed that the King and Queen of Norway will no longer be able to attend the memorial service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey. King Harald remainns sick leave after being diagnosed with coronavirus last week. The Norwegian Royal Court made no further comment and it is not known when King Harald will be back at work. King Harald tested positive for…
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