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A look at Scandinavia's royal Olympians

With the Olympics underway, let’s take a look at the Scandinavian royals and their connection to the Olympics. Although there haven’t been that many Scandinavian royal competitors, these families are very closely intertwined with the Olympics. Sweden There haven’t been any Swedish Royal Family members who’ve competed in the Olympics, but King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia met at the…
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Norway’s Royal Family remember those lost on 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks

Ten years ago, on July 22, 2011, Norway was hit by its the worst terrorist attacks since World War II. The tenth anniversary was commemorated with several moving tributes attended by the Royal Family. The first commemoration was outside the Government Quarter where the bombing took place. Four wreaths were placed at the memorial to the dead, including a wreath from the Crown Prince and Crown…
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Queen Sonja’s sister-in-law has died

Queen Sonja has lost her sister-in-law. Lis Haraldsen, has died at the age of 87. The death was announced by the Haraldsen family in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Lis Ingeborg Elder was born in Denmark on 22 August 1933 and married businessman, Haakon Haraldsen…
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Norwegian royals on holiday in northern Norway

The Norwegian Royal Family is currently on a long private holiday in northern Norway using the royal yacht “KS Norge”. Thousands of Norwegians now follow the ship’s journey, and where the royals go ashore, they are greeted with flags and cheers. Many private boats also follow the ship at a good distance during parts of the trip. In recent days, the Royal Family has been on a holiday…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway mark 30th anniversary of coronation blessing

On June 23, it was exactly 30 years since King Harald and Queen Sonja were blessed by the Norwegian Church in a large-scale ceremony. The incident took place in Northern Europe’s largest cathedral, the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. The royal couple thus carried on the tradition King Olav introduced in 1958. The blessing was introduced as a ritual after the coronation ceremony in Norway was…
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