Norway

Only 16 guests to attend Prince Sverre Magnus's confirmation: here is the list

On Saturday, September 5th 2020, the confirmation of Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, the only son of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, will take place. The 14-year-old will be confirmed during a service in Asker church. The service starts at 4 pm will be broadcast live by Norway’s two biggest TV-channels, NRK and TV2. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a ceiling…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

On 29 August 1968, Norway’s Crown Prince Harald wed the love of his life, Sonja Haraldsen, at long last. The pair had gained the approval of King Olav to wed after Harald vowed to never marry at all if he could not marry Sonja – a commoner. The wedding took place in Oslo Cathedral with 850 people in attendance, including royals from across the world. Ilmi Riddervold served as…
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Norway

Royal Wedding Dresses: Queen Sonja of Norway

The marriage of Sonja Haraldsen to the future King of Norway, on August 29th 1968, marked a moment of joy in a relationship that had caused huge debate as soon as it was known about. For the bride had no royal blood in a monarchy where princes were expected to wed regally.
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The love of King Harald and Queen Sonja

As Norway prepared to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties the King and Queen in 2017, I thought the story of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s relationship was worth sharing with our readers. Three years later, as the world grapples with a pandemic, we need happy and positive stories to help us through. And their love story is one that will brighten your day. Prince Harald was…
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Queen Sonja of Norway surprises opera singer

Queen Sonja surprised a number of opera singers this week when she paid an unannounced visit to Oscarshall palace just outside central Oslo. The palace, which is otherwise one of the Norwegian Royal Family’s celebration and summer palaces, will be used this week in a special performance. On 29 August, the Metropolitan Opera in New York will broadcast live from Oscarshall. The concert at…
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