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King Harald and Queen Sonja focus on peace and prosperity in second day of Jordanian state visit

King Harald and Queen Sonja started their three-day long state visit to Jordan on Monday. That first day consisted of a welcome ceremony and focus on business and economics before it ended with a grand banquet at the Jordanian royal palace. The Norwegian royals have been in Jordan since Wednesday last week on a private holiday. The second day of the state visit began when King Harald and Queen…
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Shaman Durek comments on his relationship with Princess Märtha Louise

The boyfriend of Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise has told a newspaper that their relationship is strong following reports in two European publications of a possible rift between the pair. German newspaper, Bild, and Swiss paper, Swiss Blick, have both speculated on the state of the couple’s relationship recently. But in a text message to the Norwegian newspaper “VG”, Durek…
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Who is King Harald?

King Harald is the first King of Norway born on Norwegian soil in 567 years. He was born at Skaugum estate 21 February 1937 and is the son of King Olav of Norway and his wife Martha, who was Crown Princess of Norway and Princess of Sweden. King Harald grew up at the…
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Crown Prince Haakon’s visit to Mozambique – Day 2

On Thursday His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon had a tight schedule for the second day of his  Mozambique-visit. Business opportunities first appeared on the agenda. After a breakfast attended by ministers and business leaders from both countries, Crown Prince Haakon spoke at the opening of a major business seminar. In a speech given by the Crown Prince at the opening of a business…
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Crown Prince Haakon's visit to Mozambique - Day 1

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has started in his visit to the African nation of Mozambique. On arrival on Tuesday evening, the Crown Prince was welcomed by the nation’s prime minister, who escorted the royal guest on his visit to the capital. It was followed by a busy…
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Who is Princess Astrid of Norway?

Today, 12 February, Princess Astrid of Norway turns 88-years-old! We wish her a wonderful birthday, and on the occasion, we look back on the Princess’s life to find out a little more about the Norwegian King’s older sister. Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of…
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Oslo City Hall`s beautiful royal portraits

Oslo City Hall stands out in many ways from other city halls. It is best known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony every December 10 with the entire Norwegian Royal Family present. Construction was completed in 1950. But an unknown side of the building is that it also has a banquet-hall that houses four beautiful royal portraits. Let us take a look at them. When entering the banquet-hall…
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