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News items and key elements of the official programme of the Norwegian Royal Family.

Queen Sonja gave this year’s festival speech
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Queen Sonja gave this year’s festival speech

Today the 65th Bergen International Festival was officially opened. The theme this year is “Identity”, and Their Majesties The King and Queen were both in attendance at the opening ceremony in Torgallmenningen City Square.

24.05.2017
Presented the Abel Prize to French mathematician
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Presented the Abel Prize to French mathematician

His Majesty The King presented the Abel Prize to the French mathematician Yves Meyer (77) Tuesday. Professor Meyer was awarded the prize “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”

23.05.2017
Condolences
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Condolences

Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after the terror attack in Manchester.

23.05.2017
Opened one of the world’s steepest cable cars
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Opened one of the world’s steepest cable cars

Her Majesty The Queen undertook the official opening of Loen Skylift in Nordfjord today. The cable car will convey tourists from the fjord to the top of Mt Hoven (1 011 m) in just five minutes.

20.05.2017
Happy Constitution Day!
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Happy Constitution Day!

The Royal Family took its customary place on the Palace Balcony at 10:30 am to greet the Oslo children’s parade. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family had started the day at Skaugum Estate at 8:15 am, where they greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade.

17.05.2017
Gala banquet at the Oslo Opera House
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Gala banquet at the Oslo Opera House

The gala banquet held this evening at the Oslo Opera House in honour of the birthdays of Their Majesties The King and Queen concluded with spectacular fireworks.

10.05.2017
Celebration at the Royal Palace
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Celebration at the Royal Palace

This evening members of the European Royal Houses, family, friends and representatives of official institutions in Norway are at the Royal Palace to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja.

09.05.2017
Join the celebration!
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Join the celebration!

Would you like to sing the birthday song to Their Majesties The King and Queen? Both the King and Queen turn 80 this year, and everyone is invited to the Palace Square on 9 May 2017 to celebrate.

02.05.2017
Ambassador for Norwegian literature
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Ambassador for Norwegian literature

Over the next few years Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will have the special task of promoting Norwegian literature internationally.

26.04.2017
Annual report of the Royal Court for 2016
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Annual report of the Royal Court for 2016

The Royal Court has submitted its new annual report today. The report has been redesigned to provide better information about and increase understanding of the activities of the Royal Family and the Royal Court.

24.04.2017

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