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Scandinavian monarchs celebrate Finland's 100th anniversary

On Thursday, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden participated in the celebrations of Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent nation in Helsinki, Finland. The Danish and Norwegian guests travelled on their royal yachts, “Norge” and…
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King Harald starts the season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

Thursday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald of Norway announced the season opening for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. This happened unusually early this year. It is not common for the King to order the royal yacht to be ready for use until the end of May. The reason why this season starts extra early is that the Royal Yacht will be used in this year’s celebration of the…
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Mysterious State Council to be held in Oslo tomorrow

It has been announced that a State Council will be held at the Royal Norwegian Palace in Oslo on Wednesday. This is highly unusual as usually, all the State Council meetings are held on Fridays. Whenever the King does not have the opportunity to attend the State Council on Fridays, his son, Crown Prince Haakon attends behalf of his father. When the Crown Prince also not have the opportunity to…
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Norway

Princess Märtha Louise opens up about motherhood

Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has opened up about motherhood in a new interview with the Norwegian women’s magazine, Kvinner og Klær (KK); her colleague, Elisabeth Nordeng was also interviewed. They had both just returned from India for a retreat…
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The love of King Harald and Queen Sonja

As Norway prepares to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties the King and Queen, I thought the story of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s relationship was worth sharing with our readers. Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 in the royal residence, Skaugum. His parents were the then Crown Prince (later King) Olav and Crown Princess Märtha (of Sweden). The future Norwegian…
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