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Solar panels may be permanently installed on the roof of the Royal Palace in Oslo

King Harald and Queen Sonja are currently in Jordan on a state visit. One of the things they are doing there is promoting Norwegian solar panel technology. At the same time they are considering installing full solar panels on the roof of the castle in Oslo. The Norwegian state visit to Jordan started on Monday, and with them, they have large economic delegation. Among them are some of…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja attend dinner in Amman ahead of state visit

King Harald of Norway begins his three-day state visit to Jordan on Monday. The Norwegian Head of State and his wife, Queen Sonja, have been in Jordan since Wednesday last week on a private holiday. On Sunday evening, they were warmly welcomed at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. The state visit is the first major event after a difficult few months for the Norwegian royals as they…
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Who is King Harald?

King Harald is the first King of Norway born on Norwegian soil in 567 years. He was born at Skaugum estate 21 February 1937 and is the son of King Olav of Norway and his wife Martha, who was Crown Princess of Norway and Princess of Sweden. King Harald grew up at the Skaugum estate just outside the capital Oslo with his two older sisters, Princess Astrid and Princess Ragnhild. When King Harald…
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Crown Prince Haakon’s visit to Mozambique – Day 2

On Thursday His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon had a tight schedule for the second day of his  Mozambique-visit. Business opportunities first appeared on the agenda. After a breakfast attended by ministers and business leaders from both countries, Crown Prince Haakon…
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Crown Prince Haakon's visit to Mozambique - Day 1

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has started in his visit to the African nation of Mozambique. On arrival on Tuesday evening, the Crown Prince was welcomed by the nation’s prime minister, who escorted the royal guest on his visit to the capital. It was followed by a busy…
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Who is Princess Astrid of Norway?

Today, 12 February, Princess Astrid of Norway turns 88-years-old! We wish her a wonderful birthday, and on the occasion, we look back on the Princess’s life to find out a little more about the Norwegian King’s older sister. Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of Norway born in 1932 as Crown Prince Olav (later King Olav V) and Crown Princess Märtha’s second daughter and King Harald…
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