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King Harald releases statement concerning Greek forest fires

On Thursday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway has released a statement concerning the Greek forest fires. The announcement said: Your Excellency, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic I am saddened by the news about the terrible forest fires that have struck the Attica region of your country, causing the loss of so many lives and people missing, many injuries and so much…
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King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
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King Harald caught 13 kilos of heavy salmon

According to tradition, King Harald ended this week with his annual salmon fishing holiday in northern Norway. For two days, King Harald was by the Altaelva River in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Together with a few good comrades, they fished for Norwegian salmon. On the two days of the holiday, the King and his friends managed to catch three big salmons. His Majesty struck all…
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Who is Queen Sonja of Norway?

Today, 4 July, is Queen Sonja of Norway’s birthday. On this occasion, we look back at the Queen’s life and some of her achievements as Queen of Norway. Sonja Haraldsen was born as the youngest daughter of clothing merchant Karl August Haraldsen and his wife, Dagny…
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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of…
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The Royal Palace in Oslo receives special permission to use water during drought

Following an unusual heat wave that has been over Norway since the beginning of May, the Royal properties in Oslo had to stop their usual watering last week. Now the City council of Oslo has given the palace special permission to use water during the ongoing drought. This was announced by the palace in a statement on Tuesday. The fountains in the park recycle the water. The royal gardener…
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King Harald will attend the World Championship in sailing

The World Championship in sailing will begin next Saturday and will last until 12 August. Perhaps the most prominent athlete competing for the championship title is King Harald V of Norway. The Royal Court calendar confirms that the King will participate in the competitions from 1 July to 7 July. Next to King Harald in the ship “Sira,” there are also five other Norwegian vessels. After the…
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