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King Harald and Queen Sonja meet Chile's President Sebastián Piñera

King Harald and Queen Sonja have continued their state visit to Chile on Wednesday having arrived in the country on Tuesday when they were met by the Honorary Secretary and Foreign Minister of Chile, Roberto Ampuero. At the start of their visit, the royal couple laid a wreath at the Bernardo O’Higgins Monument. The Bernardo O’Higgins Monument is an great sculpture of the Chilean…
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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…
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Queen Sonja celebrates International Women's Day with Empowerment Breakfast

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway celebrated International Women’s Day in Oslo together with women from minority groups. The Queen attended a late breakfast in Oslo with the women. The so-called “Empowerment-breakfast” focussed on challenges faced by the women. During the breakfast, the women entertained the Queen. A song by Tseng Wei Ting was performed and Fakhra Salimi, head of the…
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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…
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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…
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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 Argentina – now neighbour Chile will welcome the King and Queen in just a few weeks. The visit marks 100 years of…
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King Harald visits Kongsberg weapon factory

King Harald of Norway has visited the Kongsberg weapon factory. The King was warmly welcomed by hundreds of cheering children with flags as he arrived for his visit on Tuesday. Chairman of the Board, Eivind Reiten and CEO Geir Håøy welcomed the King to the Kongsberg Group. As well as the usual flowers for the king, there was also got a very special present. This was a sweater that the king…
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