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Royal attendees confirm attendance at Jubilee celebrations of Sweden's King

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s Golden Jubilee celebrations will take place later this month, and we know which royals will join in the festivities. The King will be joined by his wife, Queen Silvia, and their children and spouses: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill. His sisters, Princess Margaretha…
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Norway

Moving speeches at a birthday celebration for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a joint 50th birthday party, welcoming people from all over Norway to a ‘Bakgårdsfest’ at the Royal Palace in Olso. Queen Sonja welcomed the guests with a speech, telling the crowd that for their 50th birthdays, the Crown Prince Couple had wanted to “use their anniversary year to travel around Norway and visit places, people and…
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Norway

Crown Princess Mette-Marit speaks of duty and hope in birthday interview

Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave a wide-ranging interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK to coincide with her 50th birthday. She spoke of her humble beginnings, how she’s adjusted to life in the Royal Family, and her hopes for the future. As Norway’s Crown Princess, she said she has been inspired by the people she meets and the sense of community in her work. “The fact that together we…
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Norway

Norway's Crown Princess turns 50

Just a few weeks after Crown Prince Haakon marked his 50th birthday, his wife, Mette-Marit, is celebrating her 50 years of life. Who is the next commoner queen who was once controversial but is now beloved by all of Norway? Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was born on 19…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon visits flood-affected areas

Norway has been hit by the worst floods in over 20 years. Last week, King Harald and Queen Sonja visited flood victims in Eastern Norway. Now Crown Prince Haakon has also shown his support for those who have been evacuated and have lost their homes. The visit began meeting evacuees at the Klækken hotel. They were eating in the dining room when the Crown Prince arrived. Klækken is located…
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