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(VIDEO) European Royals Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

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On Friday, June 5, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway, and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.

Since 1948, The Duke of Edinburgh became a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and in 1953 he became Admiral of the RYS.

For more information about today’s celebrations as well as to watch a video and to view photos please click the links below.

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News Regarding HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

cphaaOn Thursday, May 28, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Narvik.

If you are interested in learning more about the Battles of Narvik (aka the Norwegian Campaign) please click here and/or here.

To view photos from today’s event please click here and here.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

(VIDEOS) HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Opens the Norwegian Festival of Literature.

norway1On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway opened the 2015 Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer.  Established in 1995, the NFL is largest literature festival in all of Scandinavia with over 24,000 visitors last year.

Those attending this fantastic event this year can look forward to seeing Canadian author, Ms. Margaret Atwood as well as the “… Jordanian comic writer Bakhit Suleiman, up and coming French author Edouard Louis, and renowned Chinese author, Bei Dao (who will give the opening address)…” according to a press release.

Prior to her arrival to the festival Crown Princess Mette-Marit was aboard the Train of Literature which began in Trondheim to Hamar.

Please click here to watch videos.

 Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Open an Exhibit in Oslo.

HM Queen Sonja of NorwayOn Saturday, May 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the exhibit, Van Gogh+Munch, at the Munchmuseet in Oslo.

The exhibition, in collaboration with the Munchmuseet and the Van Gogh Museum, explores the:

“…similarities and connections between these two artists; those that immediately jump out at you as well as those that exist on a deeper level. Rather than uncritically accepting established perceptions, the exhibition will take a closer look at their artistic point of departure, the influences they were exposed to, the development in style and technique and what artistic goals they set for themselves, and in this way create a deeper understanding of why these artists are so often compared to each other.

The exhibition will encompass approximately 75 paintings and 30 works on paper, including about ten comparative works by other artists. Both museums will contribute a discerning selection of major works for the exhibition, complemented by important loans from other museums and private collectors. The catalogue will contain articles related to the exhibition’s various themes, in addition to texts that treat other subjects, such as the artists’ writings and the history of the reception of their work. In addition to articles by the curators of the exhibition, well-known art historians such as Jill Lloyd, Uwe Schneede and Reinhold Heller will also contribute texts.”

Van Gogh + Munch will be open to the public until September 6, 2015.

Please click here to view photos.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Opens the Nordiske Paviljongen.

kongehusetOn Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway officially opened the  Nordiske Paviljongen at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy.

During today’s event the crown princess presented, Rapture, American-born and Norwegian-based artist, Ms. Camille Norment.  According to a press release, Rapture, is a:

“…site-specific multi-sensory space structured in three parts; a set of performances by musicians and vocalists unfolding during the opening days and at specific times during the Biennale, and a series of three publications, which explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body.

Included is a composition by a chorus of 12 voices, and a new performance by the artist’s ensemble activating the rare glass armonica. This 18th century instrument creates music from the seductive touch of fingers on glass and water that has mesmerized the listener, as well as been feared and even banned.

Rapture will explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body, in a multi-sensory experience. The excitation of the body in our times is a site of contestation, as much a space of misuse, military and other, as it is of affirmation, as in the performative utterance of free speech, and the power of the body to assert its very existence.”

Please click here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends a Luncheon in London.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended a luncheon at the Norwegian Embassy in London, England.

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/B. Pruchnie

News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

On January 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the Norwegian commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day held at the Akershuskaia in Oslo.

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/R.Singsaas

Året med Kongefamilien (VIDEO)

NorwayHere is the NRK program entitled, Året med Kongefamilien (Year with the Royal Family).  The program takes a look back of all the major activities carried out by members of the Norwegian royal family in 2014. The program also includes lengthy interviews with Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

Please click here to watch.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Visits WiMP. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, December 1, 2014, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the music streaming service, WiMP, in Oslo, Norway.  The company focuses on:
“…inspiring users to find new music and old favorites. Through local editorial teams in each country, WiMP provides daily recommendations, tips and playlists for any occasion. The ad-free service is available on computers, mobiles, tablets and network players.”

During today’s visit the future king of Norway met with staff, Norwegian reggae singer, Mr. Philip Boardman (aka Admiral P), and a bunch of other people.

And, that’s it.

Click here to watch a video from NRK.

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway Attend the Opening of the 159th Session of Storting. (VIDEO)

NorwayOn Thursday, October 2, 2014, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening of the 159th Session of Storting (Parliament) in Oslo.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. (VIDEO)

norway1On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited Dronningparkens “…where books were placed on display for free use for the park’s guests…” according to the Norwegian royal court.

Please click here and here to watch videos.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Members of the Danish and Norwegian Royal Family Attend a Gala Performance at the Operan in Copenhagen. (VIDEO)


On the evening of May 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived at the Operaen in Copenhagen to attend a gala performance entitled, To Lande: Én Historie, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Attend the Opening of the 2014 Festspillene i Bergen. (VIDEOS)

haakonmettemaritOn Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the opening of the 2014 Festspillene i Bergen (Bergen International Festival) in Bergen, Norway.

According to the website, Visit Bergen, the festival was:

“…founded in 1953 and has focused on presenting prominent international and Norwegian artists in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts. The Festival, which is the principal event of its kind in Norway, takes place every year over 15 days at the end of May and presents over 190 events.”

Please click here to watch videos as well as to view photos.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset