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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of the most popular and celebrated monarchs of the 20th century. For it was at Appleton House, on the Sandringham Estate, that…
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Exhibition about King Karl Johan opened at the Royal Palace in Oslo

Those who will visit Oslo this summer and are interested in royal history have a lot to look forward to. Not only is there a new exhibition in Queen Sonja Art Stable, but there is also a new exhibition in the Royal Palace that you can visit. Every summer the Norwegian Royal Family opens the Royal Palace for visitors who can visit the main rooms of the palace. Every year there is also a new…
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Queen Sonja visits royal viking ruins

On Thursday this week, Queen Sonja went on a historical tour to the south of Norway. Her Majesty went with the royal yacht “KS Norge” to the island community of Karmøy where she was received by Mayor Jarle Nilsen. Upon arrival, the Queen received flowers from eight-year-old, Daniel and seven-year-old, Alida at the dock where the royal yacht had anchored. The Norwegian royal yacht…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 3

On Thursday, King Harald and Queen Sonja completed their three-day visit to Nordland. After spending two days traveling in northern Norway, the royal visit ended in the Moskenes. The tour began on Tuesday when the King and Queen visited Sørfoll and Steigen. Wednesday the…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 2

King Harald and Queen Sonja continued their journey in Nordland. They started their visit on Tuesday, and yesterday the tour continued to Værøy and Røst. The royals arrived at Røst on the royal yacht “Norge”. This municipality has 365 islands but only 500 inhabitants, and almost all of them were ready to receive the King and Queen. In the municipality’s village of Glea, there…
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