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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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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.”

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends the 2014 Abelprisen.

cphaaOn Tuesday, May 20, 2014, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the 2014 Abelprisen held at the University Ceremonial Hall at the University of Oslo.

The winner of 2014 Abelprisen went to Mr. Yakov G. Sinai from Princeton University and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences for “…his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics.”

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Participate in the 2014 Strandryddedagen.

hmmOn May 6, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway along with dozens of volunteers participated in the 2014 Strandryddedagen (Coastal Cleanup Day) at Østre Bolærne in Nøtterøy, Vestfold.

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Photo Gallery, Photo Gallery 2Photos

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Participates in the Train of Literature. (VIDEOS)



On April 1, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway participated in the Train of Literature from Bodø to Stjørdal.

During today’s event the crown princess “…shared her favorite literature with audiences at various stops which included the towns of Fauske, Rognan, and Mo i Rana…” according to the newspaper, Local Norway.

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

VIDEO w/Photos, Photos, Article w/Photo, VIDEO 2

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