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King Harald calls for optimism during county tour

In recent times, the King and Queen of Norway have begun their post summer holiday engagements with a visit to one of their nation’s counties. It provides an opportunity to see slightly more distant parts of Norway. On August 30th 2022, the royals started a three day long visit to western Norway and King Harald and Queen Sonja had a clear message during their visit – now is a time for…
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Queen Sonja opens NOR-Fishing 2022

Queen Sonja of Norway has opened the NOR-Fishing 2022 fair in Trondheim. During the opening ceremony, the Queen and others assembled heard Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran speak and were also able to witness the presentation of the Norwegian…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit tests positive for COVID-19

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the Norwegian Royal Court. In a brief statement shared on the monarchy’s website on Saturday, the palace said: “The Crown Princess has normal symptoms and is followed up by her doctor.” The news comes the day after Crown Princess Mette-Marit celebrated her 49th birthday. Members of the Norwegian…
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Queen Sonja ends her holiday paddling on the Russian border

The Queen of Norway has spent this summer both cycling and paddling in Norway’s northernmost county of Finnmark. It was nevertheless the way Queen Sonja ended her holiday that received the most attention. The holiday came to its conclusion in Finnmark – with a paddle in the border river Pasvikelva. This is the river that marks the border between Norway and Russia where there are…
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King Harald to remain in hospital for 'several days'

The King of Norway is being treated in hospital for an infection. Harald V will remain at Oslo University Hospital for ”several days” while he receives intravenous antibiotics for the condition. His condition is described as stable. King Harald, who is 85, was taken to hospital on August 4th 2022 after becoming ill with a fever that required further investigation. Doctors…
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