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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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King Harald and Queen Sonja visit the Mogao caves

Saturday His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway dedicated theta third day in China to the conservation of cultural heritage. Their Majesties started their official state visit on Thursday, and on Friday, they visited, among many places, a kindergarten…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway visit Dunhuang

After a few days of duty, King Harald and Queen Sonja launched their extended state visit to China on Thursday. The royals were then officially received by local representatives and children at the west-Chinese city of Dunhuang. The official welcome ceremony was the only thing that happened on Thursday. On Friday, it was time to learn more about China and strengthen the bond between Norway and…
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Crown Prince Haakon completes his trip to New York

Thursday evening, Crown Prince Haakon ended his four-day-long visit to New York. The Crown Prince was in New York from Monday until Thursday to participate in the General Assembly of the United Nations. Many European royals have travelled to participate in the markings under…
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Queen Sonja celebrated 100 years of French-Norwegian educational cooperation

It was on Sunday that Queen Sonja started her two-day long visit to France. Then she participated in the opening of a new French-Norwegian art exhibition. On Monday, there was a time for celebrations. Then the Queen was the honorary guest in the celebration of the 100 year-jubilee for Norway and France cooperation related to education and research. The Queen was received by France`s First Lady…
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Crown Prince Haakon begins his visit to New York

On Monday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway started his four-day-long visit to the USA. The Crown Prince will stay in New York until Thursday to participate in the General Assembly of the United Nations. The visit started with a meeting on the issue of…
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Queen Sonja opens art exhibition in France

On Sunday, Her Majesty Queen Sonja began her two-day visit to France. Her Majesty Queen Sonja was present during the opening of the exhibition “Forces de la Nature” at the National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres. The display is a tribute to Norwegian creativity in modern…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude season for The Norwegian Royal Yacht

On Friday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway announced the end of this year’s season for the Norwegian Royal Yacht “DS Norge”. During the now ended summer season, the crew consisted of 53 people, 17 officers and 36 other crew members. During winter, the crew is reduced to a minimum of approximately 25 people. The duties are mainly guarding the ship and…
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