Norway

Crown Prince Haakon comments on his father's health

It was announced on 8 May that King Harald of Norway was hospitalised with an infection. The Royal Court issued an update the following day saying that the King was still in hospital but recovering; however, he would be on sick leave for the rest of the week. As such, Crown Prince Regent Haakon will take over the King’s planned programme for this week, which includes the planned…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to step in for King Harald during important State Visit

The heir to the throne of Norway will take a leading part in the State Visit to his country by the President of Italy. Crown Prince Haakon has had to step in after his father, King Harald, was admitted to hospital with an infection which will see him remain an inpatient for several more days. The Crown Prince has already assumed the regency of Norway and will now host the State Visit…
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Spain

Princess Leonor to begin military training in August

The Princess of Asturias is set to begin her military education in mid-August. Princess Leonor will enter the General Military Academy of Zaragoza on 17 August to start her training in the Spanish Armed Forces. Leonor will join the academy after graduating from the…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon steps in for ill father on Liberation Day

Crown Prince Haakon has stepped in for his ill father on Liberation Day. King Harald was unfortunately ill during this year’s Liberation Day, but Crown Prince Haakon was ready to take over the task of participating in the ceremonies. The Norwegian monarch was admitted to hospital on 8 May. The King has been diagnosed with an infection that needs to be treated in hospital and will remain…
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DenmarkNorway

Scandinavian cousins to meet on official visit

Royal cousins will reunite next month when King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway pay an official visit to Queen Margrethe in Denmark. The Danish Royal Court announced the news on Monday, revealing that the two-day visit will occur from 16 to 17 June. The visit is…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander bans foie gras at royal residence

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has banned foie gras at the royal residence. Shortly after ascending to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III banned foie gras from being served at any royal residences in the United Kingdom. Now, the King of the Netherlands has seemingly followed suit, with a royal spokesperson telling animal rights group PETA: “We…
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