Tagged: Queen Sonja

On the shores of Lake Superior

Yesterday Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the city of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior. The Minnesota National Guard transported the King and Queen and their party to and from...

Transportation on the rails after 45 years

Almost 45 years after the tram was closed down in Bergen the successor rail opened on Tuesday. In contrast to the tram, some walked around the streets of Bergen for nearly 70 years, now...

Queen Sonja plane hit by lightning

Queen Sonja’s flight from Copenhagen to Arlanda in the morning was struck by lightning. “I feel good and saw the situation as dramatic” said Queen Sonja There was a bang, but we got good...

White House Notebook: Short stay miffs Norwegians

OSLO — President Barack Obama’s decision to break with tradition and not follow the lead of past Nobel Peace Prize winners bewildered some Norwegians. Others thought he was being impolite. Obama had quite a...

Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended the 10 December ceremony at Oslo City Hall at which President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace...

Norway’s royal couple to visit South Africa

Norway’s royal couple to tour Green Point stadium as part of SA visit “I think it will be absolutely fabulous,” said King Harald V of Norway, with regard to the 2010 FIFA World Cup,...

The Norwegian Institute in Rome celebrates 50

On Sept. 25, Her Majesty The Queen attended the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Norwegian Institute in Rome, writes Kongehuset on its website The Institute is marking the occasion with a variety...

The Norwegian National Opera celebrates 50 years

On Sept. 16 the The Norwegian National Opera (NNO) celebrated its 50th anniversary, with a performance of Antonín Dvorák’s Rusalka. King Harald V and Queen Sonja were present during the celebration at the new Opera House. NNO was...

The beautiful Oscarshall in Oslo reopens

After almost three years of renovations the 157-year-old Oscarshall, situated on the peninsula of Bygdø, in Oslo will be open to the public. The beautiful palace is built on a rise, with a garden...

Royal visit to Mongstad

  Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja visited StatoilHydro’s facility at Mongstad north of Bergen today, June 17. The visit is part of the programme for the royal couple’s three-day round trip in the...