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Crown Prince Haakon to hike Refugee Route

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will walk parts of the Norwegian Refugee Route to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Norway following the German occupation. His Royal Highness will walk parts of the Refugee Route from Oslo to the Swedish border from 26 to 28 August. The trip aims to shed light on the history of the liberation. The Refugee Route is a route about ten miles long…
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King Harald contributes to a new book about himself

A new special book about King Harald will be published this autumn, and the King of Norway himself contributed much to the upcoming book. Former newspaper-editor Harald Stanghelle is the author of the book, and beforehand, he had not thought that the King would want to be…
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Killed in battle: King Olav the Holy of Norway

King Olav II of Norway was born in 993 at a royal farm in Ringerike, west of the present capital of Oslo. Even though neither of his parents were a king or queen, Olav was the great-great-grandchild of King Harald I, Norway’s first king. Being a decedent of King Harald was politically convenient as it gave Olav the right to claim political power and to be considered when the Norwegians…
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Oslo's Royal Palace to be closed this summer

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal Palace in Oslo will not be open for guided tours this summer. In a statement, representatives from the palace apologised and said that they hoped to welcome people back in the summer of 2021. The Royal Palace in Oslo…
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June's Jewels: Norway's Best Pearls

King Olav’s Gift Tiara Embed from Getty Images Princess Märtha Louise received this tiara as an 18th birthday present from her grandfather, King Olav, in 1989. This delicate tiara features diamonds and pearls in an ‘ears of wheat’-style setting that sits upon a fine band. This is the only tiara that Princess Märtha Louise owns outright, and it’s one she wears frequently. Queen…
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Queen Sonja on private vacation along the Norwegian coast

Queen Sonja of Norway is currently on a private voyage along the Norwegian coast. She is travelling on board the royal yacht “KS Norge” and is accompanied by good friends. The king is not on the journey as he has constitutional duties in the capital. Deputy Head of Communications at the Royal Court Sven Gjeruldsen said to the Norwegian newspaper “Stavanger Aftenblad” last…
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