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Norway's lost royal monument

Today, an impressive large statue of King Karl Johan is present at the Palace Square in Oslo. It has been there since 1875 and has become a symbol, a landmark and an icon of the entire city. What is less known is that this was not the first statue there. Before the Karl-Johan monument another, larger, statue stood on the same place. It was “The Freedom Monument”. The idea of ​​a Karl Johan…
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The farmer who could have been Norway’s king

The Knut Alvsson is, outside Norway, a name that few have ever heard. Still, the name represented one of the biggest riots in Norway’s history. Knut Alvsson was born in 1455 and was a wealthy farmer and landowner in Norway who then was a part of the Kalmar Union. From 1497…
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Taking a look at the Royal Order of Karl XIII

The Royal Order of Karl XIII is one of the many Swedish royals order that still exists and is in use. The Order was founded by King Karl XIII of Sweden and Norway in 1811. Since 1811 and until this day, the Master of the Order is the regent of Sweden, so the current Order Master is His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf. The insignia of the Royal Order of Karl XIII consists of a red St George cross in…
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Princess Estelle takes up new hobby

Princess Estelle of Sweden has begun an acting course at Calle Flygare theatre school in Vasatan, Stockholm. Accompanied by her father, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle was said to look expectant and happy as she undertook her first lesson this past week, according to Swedish…
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Second man arrested over the theft of the Swedish Crown Jewels

Swedish police have arrested a second man in relation to the theft Swedish Crown Jewels which were stolen in July and are still missing. Police prosecutor Reena Devgun said: “The person who is arrested is of interest in the investigation. Interrogation will be conducted shortly and I will then take a stand for the continued detention.” In September, that the first arrest was made.
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Man arrested in relation to the theft of the Swedish Crown Jewels

Swedish Police have confirmed that they have arrested a person in relation to the theft of the Swedish royal regalia which was stolen six weeks ago. The detention hearing will be held on Friday. Not much more information has been released, however, the police have confirmed that the stolen regalia is still missing. The man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of theft. Prosecutors say that the…
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