Norway

Queen Sonja opens art exhibition in France

On Sunday, Her Majesty Queen Sonja began her two-day visit to France. Her Majesty Queen Sonja was present during the opening of the exhibition “Forces de la Nature” at the National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres. The display is a tribute to Norwegian creativity in modern ceramics and wallpaper design. Exceptional in scale, “Forces of Nature” presents no less than 65 works dating from the 2000s…
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Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

On Friday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the end of this year’s season for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. During the now ended summer season, the crew consisted of 53 people, 17 officers and 36 other crew members. During winter, the crew is reduced to a minimum of approximately 25 people. The duties are mainly guarding the ship and…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon visited the Civil Defence

Yesterday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the Civil Defence in Drammen. His visit was to thank them for the extraordinary efforts of the Civil Defence and emergency services during the summer’s drought and forest fires that ravaged in the…
European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Queen Máxima: "There are no words" after four children are killed in a train accident

Queen Máxima had just arrived in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands today for a happy occasion when news reached the Queen that a terrible accident had taken place in Oss, in the south of the Netherlands. Four children were killed, and one child and one adult were seriously injured when the electric carrier cycle they were travelling on was hit by a train on a crossing. The ANP news…
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Denmark

Princess Marie visits Danish Food Bank

On Tuesday, Princess Marie visited FoedevareBanken – the Danish Food Bank – in Copenhagen, as part of her involvement in the fight against food waste in Denmark. The NGO’s motto is “From Food Waste to Meals” (‘Fra Madspild til Maltid’). FoedevareBanken…
BelgiumEuropean Royals

King and Queen of the Belgians go for a bike ride with their children for “day without a car”

Belgium’s Heritage Days coincided with Mobility Week and Car Free Sunday 2018 so Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde strapped on helmets, hopped on their bikes and led their children on a ride to one of Brussel’s local heritage sites. Taking place in Brussels and other cities across Europe from 16 to 22 September 2018, Mobility Week is an annual event which aims to enlighten…
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