Norway

King Harald's New Year speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 71 years His Majesty The King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. See the entire speech in the bottom of the article (the speech is in Norwegian). Both King Harald and Queen Sonja will celebrate their 80th birthday in 2017. “This…
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Norway

60 royal guests to Norway in 2017

The Norwegian Royal Family goes from one jubilee-year to another year of anniversaries. Both King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrates their eightieth birthday in 2017. King Harald celebrates his birthday on 21 February, while Queen Sonja 4th of July. In the recent days, it has…
Norway

King Harald owns stocks with a value of £18

His Majesty King Harald of Norway owns stocks with a value of £18. It is the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (English: The Daily Magazine) that can report this today. Dagbladet is one the few magazines that has a negative attitude towards the royal house in Norway. They have…
Norway

New book about King Haakon reveals unknown coup plans

For the Norwegian people, it is widely known that one can be grateful to King Haakon VII of Norway that the resistance against the German occupation was as extensive as it was during the Second World War. King Haakon refused to appoint the German friendly Vidkun Quisling as prime minister and he refused to sign the German peace-proposal. After Norway was lost to the Germans, he and Crown Prince…
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