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Crown Prince Haakon approves changes in the government in extraordinary Council of State

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has, as Crown Prince Regent on behalf of his father, held an extraordinary Council of State today. The extraordinary Council of State was announced to the public only one hour before it was held at the Royal Palace in Oslo and was very unexpected. The extraordinary Council of State was held because Prime Minister Erna Solberg wanted to make some…
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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Christmas Eve

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family uniquely celebrates Christmas. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United…
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Queen Sonja visits women's prison in Oslo

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited on Thursday the high-security Bredtveit women’s prison and detention facility in Oslo. The prison is one of four prisons in Norway with only female prisoners. During Queen Sonja’s very first visit to Bredtveit, she got to meet the prison’s management, staff and some of the inmates. The visit began with a presentation of the prison and…
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Princess Astrid of Norway attends Christmas concert

On Saturday evening, Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended the annual Dissimilis’ Christmas Concert at Bærum Culture House just outside the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The Princess is the protector of Dissimilis and always attends their Christmas show. Bærum’s…
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Queen Sonja visits New York

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited the “Big Apple” this week. Although the Queen had only one official task in town, it is reasonable to believe that the Queen has spent more than one day in the city, probably to do some of the Christmas shopping for this year. The Queen was present during the opera performance “Queen of Spades” at the Metropolitan Opera. The reason why…
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Queen Sonja hands out the Queen Sonja School Award 2019

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway handed out “The Queen Sonja School Award” for 2019 on Monday. This year’s prize went to Stigeråsen school in the southern city of Skien. The Queen was welcomed by Principal Kim Aas, School Inspector Dorthe Naur and Student Council…
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Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once called her home, we can find many traces of the queen. Take a look at some of them here, so if you visit Oslo sometime in the…
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