Norway

King Harald of Norway taken to hospital

On Wednesday, His Majesty King Harald was admitted to the National Hospital in Oslo because of dizziness. He will probably be discharged before the weekend, the Royal court stated. According to the Royal Court, King Harald is not seriously ill and he is expected to be back to his duties as monarch in two weeks time. The statement form the Royal Court says: “His Majesty King Harald was…
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How many days did the Scandinavian and Spanish royal families work in 2019?

At the end of each year, we can study and comment on the work of the British Royal Family. The UFO No More team decided to look at the work of the Scandinavian and Spanish royal families which is something that is not always done. Before diving into the data, a small disclaimer is needed. These numbers represent the days worked by each member of the royal families based on their official…
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Norway

Ari Behn's funeral held in Oslo

On Friday, the funeral took place for Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, at Oslo Cathedral. Ari Behn died last week after taking his own life on Christmas Day aged 47. Many royals and members of the Behn family attended the funeral which…
Norway

Norway’s Prime Minister praises the Norwegian royals in her New Year’s speech

On the first day of the New Year, it is a tradition that Norway’s Prime Minister gives a New Year’s speech. This happens exactly one day following the speech of His Majesty King Harald. Both the King and the Prime Minister had to change and re-record their speeches following the suicide of Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise. The Prime Minister highlighted suicide and…
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The Royal 2010s: the Silver King and Queen

As the 2010s come to an end, minds turn to reflection and remembering. The middle of the decade just gone saw special celebrations in Norway for a king and queen who were already well loved and who ended their jubilee even more popular than before. Harald V took the throne…
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Queen Sonja cancels events following Ari Behn's death

According to the official program for Queen Sonja of Norway, the Queen should have opened a new art exhibition on Thursday of this week. The Queen’s participation in the opening has been announced for several weeks. Now, the Royal Court has removed this planned exhibition opening from the Queen’s calendar. The Queen, therefore, will not attend the opening because of the death of her…
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