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Crown Prince Haakon marks Norway's Year of Volunteering with snowy visit

Every year, volunteers work 800,000 hours for the Norwegian Tourist Association. In his New Year’s speech in December, King Harald was able to declare this year, 2022, the year of volunteers work. On February 2 2022., Crown Prince Haakon visited volunteers from the Norwegian Tourist Association in Maridalen, in the forests outside the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon is the…
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King Harald's sick leave extended

King Harald of Norway’s sick leave has been extended. The Royal Court confirmed to Norwegian television TV2 on 2 February that His Majesty’s leave would continue for the rest of the week with Crown Prince Haakon continuing as Regent. On Friday, 28 January…
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Crown Prince Haakon marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

During the Second World War, hundreds of Norwegian Jews were arrested and deported. Only nine of the deportees survived and returned. Crown Prince Haakon has remembered them as he took part in the national memorial ceremony on International Holocaust Day in Oslo. The ceremony took place at the memorial made by the British artist Antony Gormley, given as a gift from the Norwegian government in…
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Queen Sonja opens art exhibition

Bjørn Ransve is one of Norway`s most renowned living artists. On January 29th 2022, Her Majesty Queen Sonja opened the Ransve exhibition “State of the Art” at the Haugar Art Museum in Tønsberg. The exhibition consists of the artist’s graphic works over…
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Queen Sonja gives update on King Harald's health

Concerns were raised after King Harald of Norway developed cold symptoms and decided to take sick leave for several days. The news, on January 28th 2022, came the day after Norway’s Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt had tested positive for coronavirus just hours after an…
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King Harald takes sick leave just hours after Covid contact

King Harald of Norway has developed cold symptoms just hours after it was confirmed he had come into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus. King Harald, who turns 85 next month, is now on sick leave. In a brief statement, the Royal Court said he would be away from his duties for the ”next few days” while tests and examinations are carried out. Just hours…
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Queen Sonja attends concert in Kongsberg

Queen Sonja of Norway has always been strongly involved in classical music. After a long break due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was finally able to appear again, alone, at an event when she enjoyed a concert at the local chamber music festival in the Norwegian town of…
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Princess Ingrid Alexandra receives driver's license

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway can now drive a car on her own. On Friday, Princess Ingrid Alexandra had the eyes of all of Norway on her in connection with her 18th birthday. The 18-year-old also gave her first interview and visited the parliament, the government and the Supreme Court. She was praised for appearing natural in the role of a more public member of the Norwegian Royal…
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