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Crown Prince Haakon reveals touching story about why he wants to fight poverty

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway concludes today a three-day long visit to New York. His Royal Highness visited New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This is an organisation that the Crown Prince supports, and he has since 2003 been the organisation’s goodwill-ambassador. The UNDP has been fighting poverty worldwide the last 50 years. On…
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Crown Prince Haakon attends award ceremony

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the presentation of the award for “Role Model of the Year”. This occurs just a few days after the Crown Prince has returned from a four-day long official visit to Canada together with Crown Princess…
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New book about King Haakon reveals unknown coup plans

For the Norwegian people, it is widely known that one can be grateful to King Haakon VII of Norway that the resistance against the German occupation was as extensive as it was during the Second World War. King Haakon refused to appoint the German friendly Vidkun Quisling…
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Crown Prince Haakon embroiled in scandal

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is embroiled in a scandal in Norway. Allegedly, he rented out five flats that had been deemed unsafe to live in on his official estate, Skaugum. According to The Sunday Times, the heir to the Norwegian throne was ordered to remove petrol that had been stored in the basement of the building containing the flats, which are part of the 1,280-acre estate just 12 miles…
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King of Norway's diversity speech goes viral

A passionate five-minute address given by King Harald V of Norway to 1,500 guests during a royal garden party in the park of the Royal Palace in Oslo has gone viral. A spokeswoman from the palace, Marianna Hagen, said the palace received a huge number of requests for an…
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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway speaks about divorce

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has spoken publicly for the first time since announcing her divorce from her husband of fourteen years, Ari Behn, on the website of Soulspring, which she co-founded with business partner Elisabeth Norden. She said: “I have the position I have in Norway, which means I have to share the things happening in my life whether positive or negative and, as you…
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#OnThisDay in 1903 the future King Olav of Norway is born at the Sandringham Estate

On the Sandringham Estate, Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark was born on the 2nd of July 1903. He would later become The Crown Prince of Norway and the eventual, King Olav V of Norway. He was born to Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales. His father was elected as Norway’s monarch in 1905, after the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden. He then…
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