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Queen Sonja attends final of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition

On Friday of last week, Her Majesty Queen Sonja congratulated Russian baritone Sergey Kaydalov who emerged victorious from the final of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019. The competition’s final was held in the opera in Oslo, and it was Her Majesty the Queen who presented the prize to the winner. Six talented soloists were on stage during the finale. Kaydalov won with his…
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Queen Sonja meets Queen Maud in the new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Oslo

On Friday, Royal Central’s Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen was invited to preview this year’s exhibition at the Royal Palace in Oslo. This summer the exhibition is called “Queen’s Meetings” and it will be open to all visitors to the royal palace in the Norwegian capital. This year, the royal palace is marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maud at…
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State visit to Norway from South Korea – Day 2

On Tuesday June 11th 2019, the president of South Korea started his two-day long state visit to Norway. On June 13th, the visit in Oslo was concluded in the morning before the royals and the president-couple travelled on to Bergen to visit western Norway. The day was started…
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State visit to Norway from South Korea - Day 1

A two-day state visit from South Korea to the Kingdom of Norway got underway on Wednesday. President Moon Jae-in and Ms Kim Jung–sook were met by Crown Prince Haakon at Oslo’s Grand Hotel. Together they departed for the Royal Palace where, following the short drive…
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Queen Sonja falls sick – cancels participation during South Korea State Visit

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has fallen ill. This was stated in a short press release from the Norwegian royal court on Tuesday morning. The royal court reports that the queen has an infection in the foot. She will, therefore, not participate in tomorrow’s state visit from South Korea. The royal court’s communications manager, Guri Ofstad Varpe, has told the Norwegian press that…
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Norway’s Royal Family celebrates National Day

On Friday, Norway celebrated National Day – a day when Norway celebrates its constitution, which, just behind the constitution to the United States, is the oldest in the world still in use. The day was celebrated from early morning until late in the evening, and the…
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Queen Sonja is this year’s protector of NRK’s charity broadcast

Each year a member of the Norwegian Royal Family becomes the high protector of state television channel NRK’s charity broadcast. This year, it is Her Majesty Queen Sonja. This year’s charity broadcast will collect money to create a better life for women in some of the world’s most vulnerable areas. Women all over the world are denied fundamental rights and opportunities and are hit…
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