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Crown Prince Haakon to continue as UNDP Ambassador

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway signed an agreement with the UN Development Programme, UNDP, where he is committed to continuing his efforts as a goodwill ambassador for their programme. The Crown Prince received UNDP’s leader, Achim Steiner, in an audience at the Royal Palace on Tuesday morning. Achim Steiner took over as head of UNDP after Helen Clark in 2017.
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King Harald hands out the Abel Prize for 2018

His Majesty King Harald of Norway participated Monday in the award ceremony for the prestigious Abel Prize. The Abel Prize for 2018 was awarded to Professor Robert Langlands, the man behind the programme that connects representation theory and numerical theory mathematics at…
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Norway's Royal Family celebrates National Day

On Thursday, Norway observed its national day, a day when Norway celebrates its constitution, which, just behind the constitution to the United States, is the oldest in the world still in use. The day was celebrated from early morning until late in the evening, and the Royal Family obviously has a central role in celebrating Norway and all that is Norwegian. This is a day where the celebrations…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Viking Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Norwegian Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy just outside Oslo. The reason for this visit was because the King and Queen wanted to hear more about the plans to build the new museum. The new museum will be completed in…
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King Harald marked the day of liberation

On Tuesday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway participated in the events in memory of the Liberation Day and the National Veterans Day at Akershus fortress in Oslo. Every year, 8 May is a day where Norway honours all veterans, from World War II and up to today’s international operations while they mark the liberation from the German occupation in 1945. The Norwegian Royal Family has long…
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King Harald back at work following medical leave

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway is today back at work as monarch of Norway again after he had to take a few days of medical leave last week as a result of pain in the foot. Even though His Majesty is back to work today, he has no official duties before…
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Crown Prince Haakon comments his father’s medical leave

It was announced yesterday by the Norwegian Royal Court that King Harald is on medical leave, due to pain in his foot. Crown Prince Haakon commented on this when he met the Norwegian press during the last day of his Baltic trip.Since the medical leave was announced, it has also been announced that His Majesty will only be away from his work the rest of this week. King Harald is, therefore…
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