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Norway's Prime Minister releases statement regarding Crown Princess Mette-Marit's illness

On Wednesday evening, it was announced by the Norwegian Royal Court that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis. Now Prime Minister Erna Solberg has published an official statement regarding the Crown Princess. Prime Minister Solberg said to the Norwegian media: “Today, I send warm thoughts to Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Now it is important that…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja arrive in Shanghai

On Wednesday, King Harald and Queen Sonja left the capital of China after meeting China’s President on Tuesday. King Harald and Queen Sonja took the train from Beijing to Shanghai. The royals took the train to see how Chinese high-speed train technology works. The train had a top speed of 347 kilometres per hour for a distance of 1380 km; it took the royals 4.5 hours to make the…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja's first day in Beijing

After several days in western China, the Norwegian King and Queen arrived in Beijing late Saturday evening. This is another stop on their nine-day state visit to China. Sunday marked the first day of engagements in the east-Asian country. Their Majesties were solemnly greeted by a Chinese guard of honour on their arrival. The honour guard, from China’s giant army, the People’s…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit the Mogao caves

Saturday His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway dedicated theta third day in China to the conservation of cultural heritage. Their Majesties started their official state visit on Thursday, and on Friday, they visited, among many places, a kindergarten…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway visit Dunhuang

After a few days of duty, King Harald and Queen Sonja launched their extended state visit to China on Thursday. The royals were then officially received by local representatives and children at the west-Chinese city of Dunhuang. The official welcome ceremony was the only thing that happened on Thursday. On Friday, it was time to learn more about China and strengthen the bond between Norway and…
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