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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 3

On Thursday, King Harald and Queen Sonja completed their three-day visit to Nordland. After spending two days traveling in northern Norway, the royal visit ended in the Moskenes. The tour began on Tuesday when the King and Queen visited Sørfoll and Steigen. Wednesday the two royals were in Værøy and Røst. When the royal yacht “Norge” arrived at Moskenes, the King and Queen received…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 2

King Harald and Queen Sonja continued their journey in Nordland. They started their visit on Tuesday, and yesterday the tour continued to Værøy and Røst. The royals arrived at Røst on the royal yacht “Norge”. This municipality has 365 islands but only 500…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 1

On Tuesday morning, King Harald and Queen Sonja started their annual county journey. This time the Norwegian regents travelled to Nordland. The visit will last three days and end on Thursday. First up was Straumen in Sørfold municipality and Vollmoen in Steigen…
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King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon inspect the Norwegian Royal Guard

On Friday morning, His Majesty King Harald and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the Huseby Leir military camp in Oslo to perform their annual inspection of His Majesty The King’s Guard. The Huseby Leir camp is located west in the capital of Oslo and is the headquarters of the Royal Life Guard. Traditionally, the inspection takes place in early June each year. Hundreds of…
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King Harald hands out the Abel Prize for 2018

His Majesty King Harald of Norway participated Monday in the award ceremony for the prestigious Abel Prize. The Abel Prize for 2018 was awarded to Professor Robert Langlands, the man behind the programme that connects representation theory and numerical theory mathematics at…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Viking Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Norwegian Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy just outside Oslo. The reason for this visit was because the King and Queen wanted to hear more about the plans to build the new museum. The new museum will be completed in…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja start the season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

Monday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the season opening for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. The unique thing was the Queen also participating this year. This is not common and has not happened for many years. The Royal Court’s official calendar had also not confirmed that the Queen was to participate. During the summer season…
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King Harald marked the day of liberation

On Tuesday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway participated in the events in memory of the Liberation Day and the National Veterans Day at Akershus fortress in Oslo. Every year, 8 May is a day where Norway honours all veterans, from World War II and up to today’s…
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King Harald back at work following medical leave

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway is today back at work as monarch of Norway again after he had to take a few days of medical leave last week as a result of pain in the foot. Even though His Majesty is back to work today, he has no official duties before Thursday. Nevertheless, it is right to assume that although the King has no official duties before Thursday, some paperwork is expected for the…
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