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The love of King Harald and Queen Sonja

As Norway prepares to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties the King and Queen, I thought the story of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s relationship was worth sharing with our readers. Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 in the royal residence, Skaugum. His parents were the then Crown Prince (later King) Olav and Crown Princess Märtha (of Sweden). The future Norwegian…
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King Harald celebrated his birthday in South Africa

Last week, King Harald of Norway turned 80 years old. The King was on a private vacation with the family that day, and no one knew where the Norwegian royal family was. Some claimed the royal family went skiing in Switzerland while others rumours said that they were on a Mediterranean cruise. Now it is revealed that the Norwegian royal family celebrated King Harald’s birthday in South…
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80% of Norwegians support the monarchy

Eight out of ten Norwegians approve of keeping the monarchy as a form of government, and the greatest support King Harald and his family has comes from the younger Norwegian population. This emerges from a major survey conducted by Norway’s state TV channel NRK. The King celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday 21 February and will travel abroad with his family to celebrate. In an interview…
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King Harald: "I will not abdicate"

His Majesty King Harald of Norway celebrates his 80th birthday next week. For the occasion, His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen granted an interview to NTB (Norwegian News Agency) where they talked about what it is like being monarchs when they get older. The…
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New photos of Princess Astrid revealed ahead of 85th birthday

Yesterday, the Royal Court of Norway released two new photos of Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner ahead of her 85th birthday on Sunday, 12 February. Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen was the photographer. One of the images features Princess Astrid’s beloved dog, Pepita. The seven-year-old dog is a Japanese Chin. Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner with her seven-year-old dog, Pepita. Photo: Sven Gj.
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