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Oslo City Hall`s beautiful royal portraits

Oslo City Hall stands out in many ways from other city halls. It is best known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony every December 10 with the entire Norwegian Royal Family present. Construction was completed in 1950. But an unknown side of the building is that it also has a banquet-hall that houses four beautiful royal portraits. Let us take a look at them. When entering the banquet-hall…
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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of the most popular and celebrated monarchs of the 20th century. For it was at Appleton House, on the Sandringham Estate, that…
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Remembering King Olav V of Norway

Today it is exactly 26 years since His Majesty King Olav V of Norway died. King Olav was born as Prince of Denmark, and his parents were King Haakon VII and Queen Maud, who was the daughter of Edward VII of Britain. Olav was born on 2 July 1903 and baptised Alexander Edward Christian. He spent his first two years in England and Denmark before his father was elected King of Norway in a referendum…
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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…