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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Unusual State Council in Oslo today - here is what happened

Earlier this week it was announced that a State Council would be held at the Royal Norwegian Palace in Oslo. This is highly unusual as usually all the State Council meetings are held on Fridays. Whenever the King does not have the opportunity to attend the State Council on Fridays, his son, Crown Prince Haakon attends behalf of his father. When the Crown Prince also not have the opportunity to…
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Long queues forced the Norwegian castle to extend it opening hours yesterday

Yesterday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway turned 80-years-old. The King himself was on vacation abroad with the family, but many Norwegians nevertheless wanted to celebrate the King’s birthday. From 11 Norwegian fortresses, a birthday-salute to the King at noon was fired, but it was at the royal castle that something special happened. The Prime Minister and the President of the Norwegian…
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