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Before they were royal: The life of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has not always been Crown Princess of Norway. For many years of her life, she was just an ordinary Norwegian girl. The woman who was to become Norway’s Crown Princess, and in the future, Norway’s Queen was born as Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The regular girl came to this world on 19 August 1973 in Kristiansand, as the daughter of…
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Extraordinary Council of State held in Oslo

An extraordinary Council of State was held today in Norway following the political crisis that has occurred. The meeting was announced just a few hours before it was held in the Council of State Hall at the Royal Palace in Oslo. His Majesty King Harald was present, along…
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Norwegian royals visit Svalbard

The summer holiday for the Norwegian Royal Family is now almost over. Last week King Harald, Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid attended the funeral of former minister for foreign affairs Thorvald Stoltenberg. Following the funeral, large parts of the Norwegian Royal Family went on a week-long holiday on the Norwegian royal yacht “KS Norge”. At the end of their royal cruise, Their Majesties The…
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Queen Sonja visits royal viking ruins

On Thursday this week, Queen Sonja went on a historical tour to the south of Norway. Her Majesty went with the royal yacht “KS Norge” to the island community of Karmøy where she was received by Mayor Jarle Nilsen. Upon arrival, the Queen received flowers from eight-year-old, Daniel and seven-year-old, Alida at the dock where the royal yacht had anchored. The Norwegian royal yacht…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit Nordland - Day 3

On Thursday, King Harald and Queen Sonja completed their three-day visit to Nordland. After spending two days traveling in northern Norway, the royal visit ended in the Moskenes. The tour began on Tuesday when the King and Queen visited Sørfoll and Steigen. Wednesday the…
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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…
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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 municipality. On their journey, the King and Queen are using the royal yacht “Norge.” There the royals will live on their…
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