Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude state visit in Punta Arenas

After a well earned rest day, the King and Queen of Norway have started the conclusion of their long state visit to Chile. King Harald and Queen Sonja used their day off to move further south in the country. Now, the royals have arrived in the southernmost part of Chile in the city of Punta Arenas. Punta Arenas is the capital city of Chile’s region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. Since…
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Crown Prince Haakon to visit Tonga, Fiji and Samoa

On Wednesday afternoon, the Norwegian Royal Court announced that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway would visit the nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa. The visit will be carried out from 5 April to 11 April of this year. On his tour to the Pacific nations, His Royal Highness will be accompanied by Norway’s Minister for Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. The purpose of the visit is to…
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Crown Prince Haakon's surgery was successful

Yesterday it was announced by the royal court that  Crown Prince Haakon of Norway had to undergo surgery. Now, the Royal Court has confirmed to Norwegian media that the operation was successful. “The surgical procedure has gone fine”, said communication manager at the royal court Sven Gjeruldsen in a quote to the Norwegian magazine Se and Hør on Monday evening. The announcement of the…
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Happy Birthday, King Harald!

His Majesty King Harald of Norway is 82-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…
Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja to visit Chile

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, to visit the nation on an official state visit. The visit is planned to run from 26th to 31st March. Last year the royals made a state visit to…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon highlights the importance of preserving the rainforest

Last week Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited Colombia in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Dvelopment Programme. In his last day in the country, the Crown Prince wanted to learn more about environmental issues in the country and a short film was later published by the Norwegian Royal Court. In it, Crown Prince Haakon says: “Now we are in the rainforest of Colombia and…
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