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King Harald and Queen Sonja will remain in self isolation until mid-April

King Harald and Queen Sonja will be isolated until mid-April. This was confirmed by the Royal Court on Thursday morning in a short statement to the Norwegian newspaper «Dagbladet». This is done because they are both at risk of serious illness if they are infected with corona virus. King Harald is 83 years old and Queen Sonja is 82 years old. The Director of Communications at the Royal Court…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Olav of Norway and Martha of Sweden

It was a royal wedding for the history books, the marriage of a future king and a regal love match to boot. On this day in 1929, Olav of Norway married Martha of Sweden in Oslo. The couple’s romance had captured the public imagination while their rather glamourous wedding brought huge crowds to the streets of the Norwegian capital. Let’s rewind nine decades and remember the wedding…
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King Harald addresses Norwegian people from quarantine

On short notice, Sunday evening, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway held a live televised speech to the Norwegian people regarding the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. The speech was held at the Royal Lodge which lies just outside Oslo. This is where both King Harald and Queen Sonja have been in quarantine from Thursday of last week. Then, the Norwegian government decided to quarantine anyone…
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Norway’s Royal Family cancels all events – King Harald issues statement

The Royal Court on Thursday morning issued a statement announcing that the Norwegian Royal Family will cancel all public events until Easter. This is due to the ongoing corona-virus outbreak. The statement is as follows: “Based on the authorities’ advice and measures, the Royal Family will cancel or postpone all official events. In the first place, this applies until Easter. Ministers…
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