Norway

Exclusive: New details about King Harald and Queen Sonja's birthday celebration

This year is a significant anniversary year for the Norwegian Royal Family. Last year, King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated ruling Norway for 25 years, and this year, they both celebrate their 80th birthdays. This has already been highlighted on several occasions, but the big party is in mid-May. Royal Central can now announce that the King and Queen will also be celebrated by the military…
Read more
Norway

Mysterious State Council to be held in Oslo tomorrow

It has been announced that a State Council will be held at the Royal Norwegian Palace in Oslo on Wednesday. This is highly unusual as usually, all the State Council meetings are held on Fridays. Whenever the King does not have the opportunity to attend the State Council on…
Norway

Prime Minister of Norway accused of showing disrespect toward the King

“Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, [showed] lack respect for His Majesty the King and his elected Assembly,” said the former President of the Stortinget (the Norwegian national assembly), Dag Terje Andersen to the Norwegian media on Monday morning. Andersen believes that Prime Minister Solberg has gone behind the King’s back by publishing major political decisions before…
Read more
Norway

Princess Märtha Louise opens up about motherhood

Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has opened up about motherhood in a new interview with the Norwegian women’s magazine, Kvinner og Klær (KK); her colleague, Elisabeth Nordeng was also interviewed. They had both just returned from India for a retreat…
FeaturesNorway

The love of King Harald and Queen Sonja

As Norway prepares to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties the King and Queen, I thought the story of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s relationship was worth sharing with our readers. Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 in the royal residence, Skaugum.
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit served insect cake

The Crown Prince Couple of Norway visited the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) at Ås, just outside the capital of Oslo, on Thursday of last week. During the display of the exhibition, ‘no insects – no food‘, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon were offered food made from crickets, flour beetles and grasshoppers. While…
Read more
Norway

Long queues forced the Norwegian castle to extend it opening hours yesterday

Yesterday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway turned 80-years-old. The King himself was on vacation abroad with the family, but many Norwegians nevertheless wanted to celebrate the King’s birthday. From 11 Norwegian fortresses, a birthday-salute to the King at noon was fired, but it was at the royal castle that something special happened. The Prime Minister and the President of the Norwegian…
Read more