Norway

King Harald becomes patron of Norwegian TV charity broadcast

Each year a member of the Norwegian Royal Family becomes the patron of state television channel NRK’s charity broadcast. Last year, it was Queen Sonja. It’s just been announced that in 2020, King Harald will take on the role. The NRK TV charity campaign of 2020 will support the WWF (the Worldwide Fund for Nature) and its efforts to combat plastic in the sea. One third of the plastic in…
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Who is King Harald?

King Harald is the first King of Norway born on Norwegian soil in 567 years. He was born at Skaugum estate 21 February 1937 and is the son of King Olav of Norway and his wife Martha, who was Crown Princess of Norway and Princess of Sweden. King Harald grew up at the Skaugum estate just outside the capital Oslo with his two older sisters, Princess Astrid and Princess Ragnhild. When King Harald…
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King Harald on his health: ''better and better''

On Tuesday, His Majesty presented the National Association for Public Health Research Prizes for 2020. Ulrik Wisløff received the National Association for Public Health’s Heart Research Award today. This year’s winners of the Dementia Research Award was Anders…
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King Harald resumes his monarchical duties after two-week sick leave

After being sick for two weeks, there was great excitement about what was going to happen to King Harald. The media wondered if the King wanted an extended sick leave or whether he was healthy enough to resume his duties as the monarch after Crown Prince Haakon has been regent for the past 14 days. One day after an update on King Harald’s health was expected, it has now become known that…
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Ari Behn's funeral held in Oslo

On Friday, the funeral took place for Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, at Oslo Cathedral. Ari Behn died last week after taking his own life on Christmas Day aged 47. Many royals and members of the Behn family attended the funeral which was broadcast live on Norway’s two largest television channels. Present from the Norwegian Royal Family were King…
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