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Norway's royals team up with celebrities for special football match

After a break of three years, caused by the pandemic, the stage was again set for an informal football match at the home of the Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess, Skaugum. On June 13 2022, the family held their traditional game at their home in Asker. Crown Prince Haakon was captain of a team consisting of Norwegian celebrities. This year the team was joined by the professional football…
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Record high support for the Norwegian monarchy

Last week, Norway’s parliament voted on keeping the monarchy, causing much debate and some controversy. The proposal to establish a republic in Norway came from the country’s sitting Minister of Culture, who only a year ago took an oath of loyalty to the King. However, the proposal fell through with 134 votes in favour of the monarchy against 35 votes in favour of a republic. As a…
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Queen Sonja to exhibit own art collection

This summer, Queen Sonja’s own art collection will be exhibited to guests from Norway and abroad at Queen Sonja’s art stable. Queen Sonja of Norway has been collecting arts and crafts since her teens. This summer’s exhibition will be open until November and…
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Norway’s parliament votes over the abolishment of the monarchy

Norway has just seen its parliament vote on keeping the monarchy, causing much debate and some controversy. The proposal to establish a republic in Norway came from the country’s sitting Minister of Culture, who only a year ago took an oath on loyalty to the King. The proposal fell with 134 votes in favour of the monarchy against 35 votes in favour of a republic. Several opinion polls…
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King Felipe congratulates tennis legend

King Felipe of Spain was joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in Paris to watch the final of the tennis men’s individual tournament Roland Garros.  The final was played on Sunday, 5 May by Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal and young…
Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja make moving first trip to Utøya

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway made a poignant visit to Utøya, the site of one of the two attacks perpetrated by a terrorist on 22 July 2011.  The royal couple arrived on the island via the MS Thorbjørn, one of the ferries transporting passengers between the two shores. Upon their arrival, they were welcomed by Astrid Hoem, leader of the Workers’ Youth League, Lisbeth…
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