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King Harald approves surprising change in the Norwegian government

King Harald of Norway, together with his son Crown Prince Haakon, approved a surprising change in the Norwegian government on Friday morning. No changes were expected in the government and the change was to bring back a former minister who in 2018 was forced to resign. The Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, asked the king to approve former minister and current parliament member Sylvi Listhaug as new…
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King Harald visits Marker and Skiptvet

King Harald of Norway visited the two municipalities of Skiptvedt and Marker in Østfold County, in the southeast of the country on Tuesday. The King began his visit to Skiptvedt at the local kindergarten at the village of Lindormen. Here the king was welcomed by several…
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King Harald approves new Justice Minister following the arrest of former minister’s partner

In an ordinary council of state this morning at the Royal Palace in Oslo, King Harald of Norway approved a new temporary minister of justice. The appointment took place following the arrest of the partner of the incumbent justice minister. The Minister of Justice, Tor Mikkel Wara, has not formally resigned but has been granted a leave of absence for an indefinite time. The King has accepted the…
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Happy Birthday, King Harald!

His Majesty King Harald of Norway is 82-years-old today. To mark the King’s birthday, a 21-gun salute was fired today at noon from the cannons at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. Many people had turned up to watch the tribute in honour of the King. It is tradition in Norway to…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja to visit Chile

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, to visit the nation on an official state visit. The visit is planned to run from 26th to 31st March. Last year the royals made a state visit to…
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King Harald visits Kongsberg weapon factory

King Harald of Norway has visited the Kongsberg weapon factory. The King was warmly welcomed by hundreds of cheering children with flags as he arrived for his visit on Tuesday. Chairman of the Board, Eivind Reiten and CEO Geir Håøy welcomed the King to the Kongsberg Group. As well as the usual flowers for the king, there was also got a very special present. This was a sweater that the king…
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King Harald approves changes in Norway's government

King Harald of Norway has approved changes in his country’s government. It follows a recent announcement by the government that it is changing from a three-party to a majority four-party-administration. The politicians met at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Tuesday to…
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How many days did the Scandinavian and Spanish royal families work in 2018?

At the end of each year, we can study and comment on the work of the British Royal Family. The UFO No More team decided to look at the work of the Scandinavian royal families which is something that is not always done. Before going into the numbers, a little disclaimer. These numbers represent the days worked by each member of the royal families based on their official calendar. Of course, there…
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