Norway

Happy Birthday King Harald!

His Majesty King Harald of Norway is 81-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 have a gun salute from 11 fortresses in Norway for the birthdays of King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and…
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Norway's Prime Minister revealed King Harald's secret holiday

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg revealed where King Harald celebrated his 80th birthday. This was first reported yesterday by Norwegian state television NRK. When King Harald on 21 February this year turned 80-years-old, the King was on a private holiday with his family in South Africa. It was, at this point, a well-kept secret where the King was, as the King wanted to celebrate his…
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King Harald of Norway discharged from hospital

King Harald of Norway was discharged from hospital on Monday morning. This was confirmed by the royal court at around half past one on Monday afternoon. The announcement was confirmed by the Norwegian Royal Court, stating: “His Majesty the King is in great shape and is…
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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War movie about the Norwegian Royal Family nominated for 12 awards

The Norwegian film The Kings Choice, which is about the Norwegian Royal Family during the first three days of the German invasion in 1940, has had great success. The film has been well received not only in Norway but throughout the world. The dramatic war movie has now been nominated for 12 prizes at the prestigious Norwegian Amanda Prize on Wednesday. The film is nominated in, among others, the…
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