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King Harald and Queen Sonja attend military tattoo in Oslo

His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja watched Thursday afternoon His Majesty the King’s Guard perform in the Palace Square from the Palace Balcony at Royal Palace in Oslo. Over a thousand people had met up to see the show lasting for 30 minutes. The heat wave in Norway is now over and temperatures are back to normal. Earlier this summer southern Norway was unusually warm. A…
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Crown Prince Haakon: “We must protect the ocean”

In light rain, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened Tuesday the Nor-Fishing 2018 fair in Trondheim. “Fortunately, we have a tent,” said a happy Crown Prince to the press when he arrived. The Nor-Fishing fair has, since 1960, been an important national and…
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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Sonja of Norway

Sonja Haraldsen was born on 4 July 1937 as the youngest child of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen at the Red Cross Clinic in Oslo. Her elder brothers were Haakon (b. 1921) and Karl (1929-1936), and her elder sister was Gry (b. 1924). However, her brother Karl died the year before Sonja was born, and as a result, her parents were very protective of their youngest child. Also, due to the age gap…
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Extraordinary Council of State held in Oslo

An extraordinary Council of State was held today in Norway following the political crisis that has occurred. The meeting was announced just a few hours before it was held in the Council of State Hall at the Royal Palace in Oslo. His Majesty King Harald was present, along…
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Norwegian royals visit Svalbard

The summer holiday for the Norwegian Royal Family is now almost over. Last week King Harald, Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid attended the funeral of former minister for foreign affairs Thorvald Stoltenberg. Following the funeral, large parts of the Norwegian Royal Family went on a week-long holiday on the Norwegian royal yacht “KS Norge”. At the end of their royal cruise, Their Majesties The…
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