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#OnThisDay in 1903 the future King Olav of Norway is born at the Sandringham Estate

On the Sandringham Estate, Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark was born on the 2nd of July 1903. He would later become The Crown Prince of Norway and the eventual, King Olav V of Norway. He was born to Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales. His father was elected as Norway’s monarch in 1905, after the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden. He then…
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Who is Crown Prince Haakon of Norway?

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon. Photo Credit: Jørgen Gomnæs, the Royal Court. The fourth edition of “Who Is” focuses on another Scandinavian royal, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. As the youngest of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s…
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Queen Sonja of Norway opens her own glass art collection

On Thursday, Queen Sonja opened an exhibition of glass art called “Smakebiter” in the Queen Josephine Gallery in the Oscarshall in Bygdøy, Western Norway. Included within the exhibition are exhibits from the Queen’s personal collection of glassware. The Queen commented as she opened the exhibition that she finds glass art fascinating. She said ‘Glass art is a difficult medium. I have…
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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 maintaining and operating the royal yacht, personal military adjutants for royal family members, overseas travel, and maintenance of…
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King Harald V of Norway to celebrate 25 years on the throne

King Harald V of Norway is approaching a major anniversary in his Kingship. On 17 January 2016 he will mark 25 years on the throne. We take a look at his life so far! King Harald V was born on 21 February 1937 as the third child and only son of Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden. His godparents were Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Maud of Norway, Prince Carl of Sweden, Princess Ingeborg…
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