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What a hectic year 2019 will be for Norway’s royal family

The King and Queen, who in August 2018 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, are not stepping down from work. 2018 was a busy year; however, 2019 will be even more hectic for the Norwegian royals. Confirmation, state visits and county tours are among the highlights of the dense programme that awaits the Royal Family in 2019. In 2018, the royal couple were on a state visit to both Argentina…
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King Harald’s New Year’s Eve speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 73 years, His Majesty the King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. The speech is always started with the Norwegian royal…
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Norwegian Royal Family attends Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel

In good tradition, the Norwegian Royal Family attended the regular Christmas service in Holmenkollen Chapel this Tuesday. The royal couple were welcomed and escorted into the chapel by the priest from Riis Church who also is the priest of the chapel in Holmenkollen. The chapel was used as a prayer house from 1903. It was first taken in use for celebrations and ceremonies in 1913. The chapel was…
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Taking a peek at the collective 2018 royal Christmas greetings

As it is Christmas Eve, let us take a look at the royal Christmas greetings sent out by the royals this year. In Britain, Clarence House released this year’s Christmas card featuring a summer picture taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House. Embed from…
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ICYMI: Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends Christmas part at "Our Neighbourhood"

On Sunday, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a Christmas party at “Our Neighbourhood” in snowy Asker. The Crown Princess, who was recently diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis, participated in the reception event at Dikemark asylum. The “Our Neighbourhood” series has been organised by Oslo World and taken place throughout Norway this holiday season. The event on the…
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Crown Prince Haakon visits Sami and Kven children

On Wednesday of this week, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the most northern parts of his father’s kingdom. The Crown Prince visited Lakselv in Porsanger Municipality. Upon arrival to the small town, His Royal Highness was greeted and warmly…
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the Children’s Peace Prize Party

On Monday, the Children’s Peace Prize Party was organised as a part of the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the party at the Nobel Peace Prize Centre in downtown Oslo. This year Children’s Peace Prize Festival was held for the 22nd time and the children who made this…
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