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Norwegian royals meet families of helicopter crash victims

Norway was in mourning this weekend, following the tragic helicopter crash off the coast of Bergen, the country’s second largest city, on Friday. The Airbus EC-225 helicopter had been ferrying staff from an offshore Statoil rig in the Gullfaks B oilfield before the crash killed all 13 people on board. On Saturday, a sombre Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, accompanied by Crown Prince…
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Norweigan Royal Family’s budget problems

Questions about the budget of the Norwegian Royal Family are being raised after it was discovered that the cost is almost double what has been reported in the state budget. Costs associated with the Royal Family are listed as 232,229,000 kr, but costs associated with…
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Royals from across Europe react to Brussels attacks

By Charlie Proctor, with additional reporting by Moniek Bloks The royals of Europe have today been sending messages of condolence to the King of Belgium and the Belgian people following the terror attacks which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Several countries have already approached King Philippe to show their support, including King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and King…
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A Very Norwegian Christmas

Continuing our series looking at how royal families from across Europe celebrate Christmas, today we will be looking at Norway and their festive traditions. In Norway, Christmas time means family time, and that is no different for the Norwegian royal family. King Harald, Queen Sonja and their two children, Princess Märtha Louise and Crown Prince Haakon, always enjoy the Christmas festivities.
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Queen Sonja of Norway assists girls after boating accident

This past Monday evening, at her family’s long-time summer holiday home on the island of Tjøme, Norway’s Queen Sonja welcomed a few unexpected visitors to the royal compound. T Queen Sonja has had a summer home on the island of Tjøme for years and loves to…