Norway

King Harald addresses Brexit in his "Speech of the Throne"

King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by Crown Prince Haakon on Wednesday as they performed the State Opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in the country’s capital, Oslo. This was King Harald’s 28th State Opening since he became King of Norway and it was the 164th time that the Norwegian parliament has officially opened. The main event during such a ceremony is the…
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Denmark

Danish Royal Family attends opening of parliament

Yesterday, the Danish Royal Family attended the official opening of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and Princess Benedikte were received by official members of the Parliament at noon when the first session of the parliamentary year began. The opening of the Parliament takes place each year on the first…
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Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Gullbring cultural centre

His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja visited on Monday the municipality of Bø in Telemark in central Norway. The visit was made to celebrate Gullbring cultural centre’s 25th anniversary. Gullbring cultural centre also began work on new housing for new students at the University of Southeast Norway. Gullbring cultural centre is huge in traditional bunad production.
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Luxembourg

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa launches Speak, Stand, Rise Up! association

Earlier this week, it was announced that Grand Duchess Maria Teresa had launched the Speak, Stand, Rise Up! association following the successful Speak, Stand, Rise Up! international forum she organised in Luxembourg last March. The association aims to fight against rape as a weapon of war and put an end to sexual violence in sensitive areas. In a video released to officially launch the…
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