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King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

On Friday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the end of this year’s season for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. During the now ended summer season, the crew consisted of 53 people, 17 officers and 36 other crew members. During winter, the crew is reduced to a minimum of approximately 25 people. The duties are mainly guarding the ship and…
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King Harald hands out the Kavli Award for 2018

On Tuesday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway handed out the Kavli Award for 2018. This happened first in an award ceremony which was held in the Oslo Concert Hall. Next followed a reception and dinner with His Majesty, the winner, and other guests in the Oslo City Hall. His…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja attended golden jubilee concert at Oscar's Hall Palace

Their Majesties The King and Queen of Norway were present when the Armed Forces Music Corps performed at an outdoor concert at Oscar’s Hall on the occasion of the King and Queen’s golden wedding ceremony on Monday evening. The event was free and open to the public, so that they could join in the celebration of the royal anniversary. Significant parts of the concert programme were taken…
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Norway's Royal Family attend the funeral of 'Norwegian political giant' Thorvald Stoltenberg

His Majesty King Harald alongside Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid, King Harald’s older sister, attended the funeral of Thorvald Stoltenberg on Thursday. Thorvald Stoltenberg was the father of NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg and former Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Norway. The funeral was held in Oslo Cathedral – the main church for…
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King Harald caught 13 kilos of heavy salmon

According to tradition, King Harald ended this week with his annual salmon fishing holiday in northern Norway. For two days, King Harald was by the Altaelva River in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Together with a few good comrades, they fished for Norwegian…
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King Harald will attend the World Championship in sailing

The World Championship in sailing will begin next Saturday and will last until 12 August. Perhaps the most prominent athlete competing for the championship title is King Harald V of Norway. The Royal Court calendar confirms that the King will participate in the competitions from 1 July to 7 July. Next to King Harald in the ship “Sira,” there are also five other Norwegian vessels. After the…
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