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Norwegian royals visit Svalbard

The summer holiday for the Norwegian Royal Family is now almost over. Last week King Harald, Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid attended the funeral of former minister for foreign affairs Thorvald Stoltenberg. Following the funeral, large parts of the Norwegian Royal Family went on a week-long holiday on the Norwegian royal yacht “KS Norge”. At the end of their royal cruise, Their Majesties The…
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Queen Sonja to visit France

Her Majesty Queen Sonja is to visit France in September. Her Majesty Queen Sonja will be present during the opening of the exhibition “Forces de la Nature” at the National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres on 23 September 2018. The display is a tribute to Norwegian…
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King Harald releases statement concerning Greek forest fires

On Thursday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway has released a statement concerning the Greek forest fires. The announcement said: Your Excellency, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic I am saddened by the news about the terrible forest fires that have struck the Attica region of your country, causing the loss of so many lives and people missing, many injuries and so much…
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King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
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King Harald caught 13 kilos of heavy salmon

According to tradition, King Harald ended this week with his annual salmon fishing holiday in northern Norway. For two days, King Harald was by the Altaelva River in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Together with a few good comrades, they fished for Norwegian salmon. On the two days of the holiday, the King and his friends managed to catch three big salmons. His Majesty struck all…
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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of…
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Norwegian royal properties must stop watering the gardens following drought

After an unusually cold and snowy winter, Norway is now in a heat wave that has been there since the beginning of May. There has been too little rain, and many farmers are now at risk of losing their crops. It was also announced last week that there is a lack of CO2 to clean the drinking water. This led to the City of Oslo on Monday announcing a ban relating to water use in gardens. It is now…
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