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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Sonja of Norway

The marriage of Harald and Sonja of Norway on August 29th 1968 was a groundbreaking royal wedding. But the bride chose some very traditional blooms for her bouquet while the church where she said ‘I do’ was decked with popular flowers and foliage. As Sonja Haraldsen walked into Oslo Cathedral, she carried a bouquet of white flowers arranged in a simple design. Amongst her posy were freesias…
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Crown Prince Haakon attended the International Conference of Offshore in the Northern Sea

On Monday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening ceremony and visited several of the exhibitors when the International Conference of Offshore in the Northern Sea (ONS) opened in Stavanger. Before the opening ceremony, the Crown Prince received a guided tour of the conference hall, accompanied by CEO of ONS, Leif Johan Sevland, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje…
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Crown Prince Haakon: “We must protect the ocean”

In light rain, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened Tuesday the Nor-Fishing 2018 fair in Trondheim. “Fortunately, we have a tent,” said a happy Crown Prince to the press when he arrived. The Nor-Fishing fair has, since 1960, been an important national and…
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Before they were royal: The life of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has not always been Crown Princess of Norway. For many years of her life, she was just an ordinary Norwegian girl. The woman who was to become Norway’s Crown Princess, and in the future, Norway’s Queen was born as Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The regular girl came to this world on 19 August 1973 in Kristiansand, as the daughter of…
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Extraordinary Council of State held in Oslo

An extraordinary Council of State was held today in Norway following the political crisis that has occurred. The meeting was announced just a few hours before it was held in the Council of State Hall at the Royal Palace in Oslo. His Majesty King Harald was present, along…
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Norwegian Royal Family returns to work after eventful summer

On Thursday, the Norwegian Royal Family concluded their summer holiday with a week-long cruise with the royal yacht to the islands of Svalbard. Friday was, therefore, the first official workday for the royals. King Harald met with his government to begin the autumn’s weekly council of states which are held at the Royal Palace in Oslo. This also marks the end of the tourist season at the…
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