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HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Tests Positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the Norwegian royal court announced that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has tested positive for COVID-19.

At this time, the crown prince has mild symptoms.

Photo courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the Opening of the Exhibition, Sailing the Sea of Science, at the Frammuseet in Oslo.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by their two children His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella of Monaco along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Sailing the Sea of Science: Scientist and Explorer. Prince Albert I and the Early Norwegian Exploration of Svalbard, at the Frammuseet (Fram Museum) in Oslo.

The exhibition tells the story of the late Prince Albert I of Monaco and his four scientific expeditions around Svalbard and the Arctic Archipelago aboard his yacht, Princess Alice. According to the periodical, Polar Record, Prince Albert I:

“…from an early age evinced a strong fascination for the polar regions. But it was only after 1898 that he was able to mount four scientific cruises to Svalbard. The first cruise was an oceanographical and zoological reconnaissance, aimed mainly at adding to the collections of the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, the construction of which had just started.

In 1899, the focus was on the hydrography and topography of Raudfjorden, of which a map was published. In 1906, meteorology was added to the range of observations and surveys were pursued. The Prince also provided support for two other expeditions, that of the Norwegian, Gunnar Isachsen, to northwestern Spitsbergen, and that of the Scotsman, William Bruce, to Prins Karls Forland.

The Prince’s expedition in 1907 was aimed at completing the results from the previous summer. Prince Albert also lent his support, either financially, or through gifts or loans of oceanographic instruments, to numerous Arctic and Antarctic explorers. Finally, he showed a keen interest in environmental protection, especially in Svalbard.” 

Sailing the Sea of Science: Scientist and Explorer. Prince Albert I and the Early Norwegian Exploration of Svalbard is organized in cooperation with the Frammuseet with the contribution of the Palais Princier de Monaco Archives, the  Musée Océanographique de Monaco and the Albert I Committee.

The exhibition will be open to the public from June 23 – August 31, 2022.

Prior to the opening, the princely family attended a private luncheon at Bygdø Kongsgård (royal estate) hosted by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. Other royal guests in attendance included Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Her Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway.

Tomorrow, the princely family will make a private visit to Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen as well as visit tour parts of the Svalbard archipelago. The purpose of the private visit is to retrace the steps of Prince Albert II’s great-great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert I, on the 100th anniversary of his death on June 26, 2022.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Opens the Exhibition, Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen.

On Monday, June 20, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened the exhibition entitled, Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

The late Fridtjof Nansen, was a “…Norwegian scientist, polar explorer, diplomat and the first High Commissioner for Refugees for the League of Nations.” In 1922, Fridtjof Nansen won the Nobel Peace Prize for establishing a “…relief program for millions of Russians affected by the 1921-1922 famine…”

After the opening, Crown Prince Haakon was given a tour of the exhibit by the exhibition director, Ms. Nina Frang Høyum, and Nobel Peace Center Director, Ms. Kjersti Fløgstad. 

The Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen exhibition contains original documents and photos, including Nansen’s own. The late Fridtjof Nansen was one of the first to use photographs to create sympathy and to raise money for individuals in need.

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends the Inauguration of the Utøya Memorial.

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the inauguration of the Utøya Massacre Memorial on the island of Utøya, Norway.

According to the newspaper, The Local Norway, on July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik:

“…set off a truck bomb near the government offices in Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to the island of Utøya. There, disguised as a police officer, he shot dead 69 others, mostly teens, attending a Labour Party youth-wing summer camp.

He said he killed his victims because they embraced multiculturalism.”

The Utøya Memorial has 77 narrow bronze columns, with the “…first curved arc aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky when the bomb exploded in Oslo. The second arc is aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky during the attack on Utøya.”

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Presides Over Hans Majestet Kongens Garde in Oslo.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway presided over the inspection of Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (His Majesty The King’s Guard) held at Huseby Leir in Oslo.

During today’s event, Crown Prince Haakon presented medals to two outstanding guards. The King’s Watch medal was awarded to Private Vegard Trætteberg from the 4th Guard Company.

The Guard of Honor medal, for Best Officer, went to Ensign Casper Calmeyer from the 5th Guard Company.

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court/S.Løvberg Sund

The Norwegian Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2022!

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, and His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway celebrated National Day in Oslo and Asker.

The day began in Asker where Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit along with their two children Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra and His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus welcomed the Children’s Parade outside their home, Skaugum. 

Thereafter, the Crown Princely family arrived at the Royal Palace in Oslo where they joined Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway on the balcony to watch another parade as well as to wave to the thousands of Norwegians who came to the palace to see their royal family and watch another parade.

Happy National Day, Norway!

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends the Opening of Together on Tour in Drammen.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, as Patron of Year of Volunteering, attended the opening of Together on Tour in Drammen, Norway.

According to the Norwegian royal court, Together on Tour is a national charity with the aim of:

“…getting more people active and reducing loneliness. The initiative is a collaboration between Norsk Friluftsliv, on behalf of the 18 major outdoor organizations, together with the National Association for Public Health, the Cancer Society, the Norwegian Women’s Medical Association, and the Norwegian Tourist Association.

The volunteer work was created when the associations, which all work to create good meeting places and low-threshold activities throughout the country, wanted to have a joint celebration of the Year of Volunteering in 2022.”

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court