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How the Scandinavian royals are related

The Scandinavian royals are not only excellent friends, but they are also relatively closely related to each other. During the Viking Age, the royals in these three kingdoms were bitter enemies; however, during the Middle Ages all nations were united under one kingdom under the Kalmar Union and had a common royal family under, among others, Queen Margrethe I. Today, all the Scandinavian nations…
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Norway’s Royal Family reveal plans for the National Day celebrations

Norway celebrates its National Day on May 17 and the celebration will be smaller this year due to the pandemic. However, the Norwegian royal family has now announced their plans for the special celebration of Norway’s constitution. Even without the traditional children’s parade at the Royal Palace, the royal family will be the centre of a gathering at the palace this year. The…
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King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon inspect the Norwegian Royal Yacht

The summer season is officially underway for crew and officers on the Royal Norwegian Ship. On Thursday afternoon, King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon embarked the ship for inspection. The tradition of royal embarkation dates back to 1948 when King Haakon VII received ‘Norway’ as a gift from the Norwegian people. Due to the ongoing global health emergency, the 2021 sailing programme…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit thanks midwives for "important work" they do every day

Crown Princess Mette-Marit thanked midwives for their work, marking International Day of the Midwife on Wednesday. In a video message shared on the Norwegian Royal Family’s YouTube page, Crown Princess Mette-Marit said, “Midwives have one of the most important jobs in the world. You help at the beginning of life and ensure security and professionalism in one of the most vulnerable life…
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