Norway

Queen Sonja hands out namesake Print Award in London

On Thursday evening, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway handed out the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018 to Emma Nishimura in the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The artist Emma Nishimura was born in 1982 and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Her work includes both traditional etching, drawings and art installations. Works by Nishimura are found both in public and private collections and have been…
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Crown Prince Haakon attends the funeral of war hero, Joachim Rønneberg

On Tuesday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the funeral of one of Norway’s greatest war heroes from the Second World War, Joachim Rønneberg. The funeral was held in clear, sunny weather in Aalesund in the western part of Norway where Rønneberg came from. Joachim was 99-years-old and died of old age at his local retirement home on 21 October. He leaves behind a…
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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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King Harald and Queen Sonja's first day in Beijing

After several days in western China, the Norwegian King and Queen arrived in Beijing late Saturday evening. This is another stop on their nine-day state visit to China. Sunday marked the first day of engagements in the east-Asian country. Their Majesties were solemnly greeted by a Chinese guard of honour on their arrival. The honour guard, from China’s giant army, the People’s…
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