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Queen Sonja cancels major appearance because of continuing illness

Queen Sonja of Norway has had to cancel a new appearance because of ill health. On Thursday night, Her Majesty should have been back at work for the first time after she had to cancel her duties on Tuesday last week because she had an infection in the upper respiratory tract. However, she was forced to miss the event as she is still unwell. Together with His Majesty the King, Crown Prince…
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Norway’s Royal Family celebrates National Day

On Friday, Norway celebrated National Day – a day when Norway celebrates its constitution, which, just behind the constitution to the United States, is the oldest in the world still in use. The day was celebrated from early morning until late in the evening, and the Royal Family has a central role in celebrating Norway and all that is Norwegian. This is a day where the celebrations begin…
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Norway’s Parliament votes on whether to keep monarchy

On Tuesday, 36 of the 169 representatives in Norway’s parliament voted in favour of replacing the country’s monarchy with a republic. It was part of the annual process considering proposals to change the Norwegian constitution. But this vote on whether to retain King Harald and his family isn’t a new thing – every year since 1972 the Socialist Left Party, SV, puts forward a…
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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Christmas Eve

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family uniquely celebrates Christmas. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In…
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Norway's Prime Minister releases statement regarding Crown Princess Mette-Marit's illness

On Wednesday evening, it was announced by the Norwegian Royal Court that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis. Now Prime Minister Erna Solberg has published an official statement regarding the Crown Princess. Prime Minister Solberg said to the Norwegian media: “Today, I send warm thoughts to Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Now it is important that…
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