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Crown Prince Haakon cancels holiday after the invasion of Ukraine

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon has cancelled his holiday abroad and returned home on Friday. This is in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Norwegian Crown Prince and Crown Princess return to Norway so that the Crown Prince’s Regent can take care of the office of head of state. This was reported by the Norwegian Royal Court to the Norwegian News Agency NTB. The entire…
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Support for the Norwegian monarchy continues to grow

In connection with King Harald’s birthday, , the state-run Norwegian TV channel NRK has conducted another major survey on the Norwegians’ attitude to the monarchy as a form of government. The survey confirms that the Norwegian monarchy is very popular, as 78…
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The farmhouse that became the setting for the start of a very important royal story

Skaugum Estate is a farmhouse that lies just outside Oslo, Norway, and it is currently the home of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, though it has a storied history that dates back to the Middle Ages and is known as the birthplace of King Harald, in 1937. Originally a church property, Skaugum belonged to the Church of Mary and the Convent of Nonneseter. In 1909, a Norwegian…
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Who is King Harald?

King Harald is the first King of Norway born on Norwegian soil in 567 years. He was born at Skaugum estate on 21 February 1937 and is the son of King Olav of Norway and his wife Martha, who was Crown Princess of Norway and Princess of Sweden. King Harald grew up at the…
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Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend premiere of royal film

Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have attended the premiere of “Margrethe the First” – a brand new film about the Queen who united the Nordic countries to the Kalmar Union. Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness attended the Norwegian premiere of the new film at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were welcomed by board chairman Tone…
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Who is Princess Astrid of Norway?

Today, 12 February, Princess Astrid of Norway turns 90-years-old! We wish her a wonderful birthday, and on the occasion, we look back on the Princess’s life to find out a little more about the Norwegian King’s older sister. Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of…
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Princess Astrid's royal role - from acting first lady to background royal

Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of Norway was born on 12 February 1932 to then-Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha as the pair’s second child. During World War II, she spent time with her mother, older sister (Princess Ragnhild) and younger brother (reigning King Harald) in the United States, while her father and grandfather, King Haakon VII, were in exile in London. The family…
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