NorwayState & Ceremonial

King Harald, Queen Sonja & Crown Prince Haakon attend the State Opening of Parliament

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon on Monday as they performed the State Opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in the country’s capital, Oslo. This was King Harald’s 26th State Opening he has presided over as King of Norway and was the 162nd time that the Norwegian parliament has officially opened. Military…
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Mysterious State Council to be held in Oslo tomorrow

It has been announced that a State Council will be held at the Royal Norwegian Palace in Oslo on Wednesday. This is highly unusual as usually, all the State Council meetings are held on Fridays. Whenever the King does not have the opportunity to attend the State Council on…
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit served insect cake

The Crown Prince Couple of Norway visited the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) at Ås, just outside the capital of Oslo, on Thursday of last week. During the display of the exhibition, ‘no insects – no food‘, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon were offered food made from crickets, flour beetles and grasshoppers. While…
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit serve breakfast to the poor

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway participated Monday morning in a voluntary distribution of breakfast to the poor in Oslo. Long before the Crown Prince and Crown Princess came to hand out food, more than 100 had got in line to get a free meal. This is an offer, which is established by the Norwegian Church. The offer is called…
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Crown Prince Haakon attends award ceremony

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the presentation of the award for “Role Model of the Year”. This occurs just a few days after the Crown Prince has returned from a four-day long official visit to Canada together with Crown Princess…