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Queen Sonja visits women's prison in Oslo

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited on Thursday the high-security Bredtveit women’s prison and detention facility in Oslo. The prison is one of four prisons in Norway with only female prisoners. During Queen Sonja’s very first visit to Bredtveit, she got to meet the prison’s management, staff and some of the inmates. The visit began with a presentation of the prison and…
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Glamour reigns at annual Nobel Prize Ceremonies

December 10th is always a date royal watchers have circled on their calendars. It is the date of Alfred Nobel’s death and therefore the date the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place every year. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in a ceremony held in Norway while the…
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Princess Astrid of Norway attends Christmas concert

On Saturday evening, Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended the annual Dissimilis’ Christmas Concert at Bærum Culture House just outside the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The Princess is the protector of Dissimilis and always attends their Christmas show. Bærum’s Deputy Mayor, Siw Wikan and Secretary-General, Benjamin Zahl Bergem welcomed the Princess when she arrived at the Culture…
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Queen Sonja visits New York

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited the “Big Apple” this week. Although the Queen had only one official task in town, it is reasonable to believe that the Queen has spent more than one day in the city, probably to do some of the Christmas shopping for this…
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Queen Sonja hands out the Queen Sonja School Award 2019

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway handed out “The Queen Sonja School Award” for 2019 on Monday. This year’s prize went to Stigeråsen school in the southern city of Skien. The Queen was welcomed by Principal Kim Aas, School Inspector Dorthe Naur and Student Council Leaders Jørgen Bjerkøen and Maram Alayoubi. Minister of Education Jan Tore Sanner was also present at the arrival of Her…
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New royal implicated in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

It has emerged that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway held meetings with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein after his release from prison. According to VG, Norway’s biggest newspaper, Mette-Marit had meetings with Epstein between 2011 and 2013 – years…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Queen Maud and King Haakon of Norway

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maud of Norway. There British royal became a queen in 1905 but her path to a throne began nine years earlier when she married her cousin in a very Victorian wedding. However, the seemingly run of the mill royal union that began that day would transform the lives of two royals and one monarchy. Here, Royal Central looks back at the…
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