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King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

On Friday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the end of this year’s season for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. During the now ended summer season, the crew consisted of 53 people, 17 officers and 36 other crew members. During winter, the crew is reduced to a minimum of approximately 25 people. The duties are mainly guarding the ship and…
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Crown Prince Haakon visited the Civil Defence

Yesterday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the Civil Defence in Drammen. His visit was to thank them for the extraordinary efforts of the Civil Defence and emergency services during the summer’s drought and forest fires that ravaged in the…
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European royals attend the state funeral of Kofi Annan

On Thursday, several royals and head of states attended the state funeral for Kofi Annan in Accra, Ghana. Kofi Annan was the Secretary-General of the United Nations, holding the position from January 1997 to December 2006. Kofi Annan and the UN received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”. He died on 18th August in Switzerland…
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King Harald hands out the Kavli Award for 2018

On Tuesday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway handed out the Kavli Award for 2018. This happened first in an award ceremony which was held in the Oslo Concert Hall. Next followed a reception and dinner with His Majesty, the winner, and other guests in the Oslo City Hall. His…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja attended golden jubilee concert at Oscar's Hall Palace

Their Majesties The King and Queen of Norway were present when the Armed Forces Music Corps performed at an outdoor concert at Oscar’s Hall on the occasion of the King and Queen’s golden wedding ceremony on Monday evening. The event was free and open to the public, so that they could join in the celebration of the royal anniversary. Significant parts of the concert programme were taken…
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Crown Prince Haakon to visit New York

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is travelling to the USA at the end of September. His Royal Highness will be visiting New York for a few days to attend the High Level Week of the United Nations in New York. He will stay in the United States from 24 to 27…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Sonja of Norway

The marriage of Harald and Sonja of Norway on August 29th 1968 was a groundbreaking royal wedding. But the bride chose some very traditional blooms for her bouquet while the church where she said ‘I do’ was decked with popular flowers and foliage. As Sonja Haraldsen walked into Oslo Cathedral, she carried a bouquet of white flowers arranged in a simple design. Amongst her posy were freesias…
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