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Norway’s Crown Prince Couple go on a paddle trip

Earlier this week, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit went on a paddle trip with four young people in the Oslo Fjord. Over the past year, outdoor life has been an important escape for many young Norwegian people. At the bay of Rolfsbukta in Bærum, outside the clubhouse of Lysakerfjorden windsurfing club, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess were received by four young people from…
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Queen Sonja talks about her own art in new interview

In a new interview this week with the Norwegian state TV-channel NRK, Queen Sonja opens up about her thoughts on art and not least her own art. Queen Sonja is passionate about art, both as an art collector and as a performing artist. The Queen has been apprenticed to the…
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Norway's Royal Family to commemorate ten years since devastating terrorist attack where 77 people were killed

July will mark ten years since the terrorist attacks in the government quarter in Oslo and on the island of Utøya in which 77 people lost their lives. The Norwegian Royal Family wishes to follow up with some of those they met ten years ago, as well as others who in various ways were directly affected by the attack. In addition to participating in the official commemorations on July 22, The…
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How the Scandinavian royals are related

The Scandinavian royals are not only excellent friends, but they are also relatively closely related to each other. During the Viking Age, the royals in these three kingdoms were bitter enemies; however, during the Middle Ages all nations were united under one kingdom under…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja share children's drawings to mark Norway's national day

When Norway celebrated its National Day last year on 17 May, King Harald and Queen Sonja received more than 4.000 drawings from children in Oslo. As Norway marks its special day in 2021, at the request of the King and Queen, a selection of the drawings that the royals received in 2020 has now been exhibited. They will be on show in Castle Park outside the Royal Palace for the next few…
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Crown Prince Haakon to continue as an ambassador to the United Nations Development Programme

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has signed an agreement to serve an additional two years as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The Crown Prince was first appointed to be a goodwill ambassador for the programme in 2003. As UNDP ambassador, the Crown Prince works to promote the UN’s sustainability goals, with a special commitment to…
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