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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 2

King Harald and Queen Sonja continued their journey in Nordland. They started their visit on Tuesday, and yesterday the tour continued to Værøy and Røst. The royals arrived at Røst on the royal yacht “Norge”. This municipality has 365 islands but only 500 inhabitants, and almost all of them were ready to receive the King and Queen. In the municipality’s village of Glea, there…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 1

On Tuesday morning, King Harald and Queen Sonja started their annual county journey. This time the Norwegian regents travelled to Nordland. The visit will last three days and end on Thursday. First up was Straumen in Sørfold municipality and Vollmoen in Steigen…
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Crown Prince Haakon marks the fifth anniversary of the SIKT-conference

Yesterday, more than 500 former participants were invited to the SIKT five-year celebrations at the Royal Palace in Oslo on the special invitation of his Royal Highness the Crown Prince. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit and Queen Sonja were present during the celebrations. Following an introduction by HRH Crown Prince Haakon, Berkeley Professor Morten Hansen held a lecture on…
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Crown Prince Haakon to continue as UNDP Ambassador

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway signed an agreement with the UN Development Programme, UNDP, where he is committed to continuing his efforts as a goodwill ambassador for their programme. The Crown Prince received UNDP’s leader, Achim…
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King Harald hands out the Abel Prize for 2018

His Majesty King Harald of Norway participated Monday in the award ceremony for the prestigious Abel Prize. The Abel Prize for 2018 was awarded to Professor Robert Langlands, the man behind the programme that connects representation theory and numerical theory mathematics at a very high level. His Majesty the King received the prize winner in an audience at the Royal Palace before handing out the…
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Norway's Royal Family celebrates National Day

On Thursday, Norway observed its 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…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Viking Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the Norwegian Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy just outside Oslo. The reason for this visit was because the King and Queen wanted to hear more about the plans to build the new museum. The new museum will be completed in…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja start the season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

Monday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the season opening for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. The unique thing was the Queen also participating this year. This is not common and has not happened for many years. The Royal Court’s official calendar had also not confirmed that the Queen was to participate. During the summer season…
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