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Crown Prince Haakon approves changes in the government in extraordinary Council of State

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has, as Crown Prince Regent on behalf of his father, held an extraordinary Council of State today. The extraordinary Council of State was announced to the public only one hour before it was held at the Royal Palace in Oslo and was very unexpected. The extraordinary Council of State was held because Prime Minister Erna Solberg wanted to make some…
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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Christmas Eve

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family uniquely celebrates Christmas. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United…
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Norwegian Royal Family reveals Christmas photos

The Norwegian Royal Family revealed their Christmas photos yesterday. They feature King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. The images were taken by Lise Åserud in the Red Lounge in the Royal Palace. There are formal photos, as well as some with the family looking a gingerbread house made by children from…
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Queen Sonja visits women's prison in Oslo

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited on Thursday the high-security Bredtveit women’s prison and detention facility in Oslo. The prison is one of four prisons in Norway with only female prisoners. During Queen Sonja’s very first visit to Bredtveit, she got…
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Glamour reigns at annual Nobel Prize Ceremonies

December 10th is always a date royal watchers have circled on their calendars. It is the date of Alfred Nobel’s death and therefore the date the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place every year. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in a ceremony held in Norway while the Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economics prizes are awarded in Sweden. The Norwegian events are a…
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Princess Astrid of Norway attends Christmas concert

On Saturday evening, Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended the annual Dissimilis’ Christmas Concert at Bærum Culture House just outside the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The Princess is the protector of Dissimilis and always attends their Christmas show. Bærum’s…
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Queen Sonja visits New York

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited the “Big Apple” this week. Although the Queen had only one official task in town, it is reasonable to believe that the Queen has spent more than one day in the city, probably to do some of the Christmas shopping for this year. The Queen was present during the opera performance “Queen of Spades” at the Metropolitan Opera. The reason why…
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