Posts Tagged ‘King Harald’

Royals send condolences for Barcelona & Cambrils attacks

On Thursday and Friday, there were a string of terror attacks in Spain, killing over a dozen people and injuring over 100. The Guardian has a good timeline of events here and here, if you’re interested. In what is sadly feeling more and more like routine as the world suffers more and more attacks this year, various royals sent out messages of condolence to King Felipe of Spain.

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Harald & Sonja 80th birthday celebrations Day 2

Following the big tiara-filled gala dinner on May 9, the royals came out for Day 2 of the 80th Birthday celebrations of King Harald and Queen Sonja, which was a government-hosted black tie dinner at the Opera House in Oslo. It was rainy and wet so the royals had to cover up with umbrellas and outerwear.

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Royals in tiaras for King Harald & Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday dinner

Last night, May 9, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway held a joint 80th birthday dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo – their birthdays are February 21 (for Harald) and July 4 (for Sonja). A truck load of Norwegian and foreign royals attended including crowd favorites Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Maxima, and The Countess of Wessex.

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2016 in Review: Royal Event Highlights

Barring anything major happening, for the rest of the week and into 2017 I’m going to do year end reviews for 2016 – taking a look back at the major highlights both events and fashion, British royal engagement numbers, Kate’s fashion, etc. I’m kicking this year end review off with a look back at some of the royal event highlights of this past year.

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Royal Round Up: Royals Christmas cards & photos

I doubt this will get much attention at all since it’s Christmas and since my last few articles haven’t gotten much attention, but for those who don’t celebrate Christmas of for those who want something to look at during any downtime during Christmas celebrations, here’s a quick wrap up of various royals’ Christmas cards and photos, and various royals at Christmas-related events recently.

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Royal Round Up: Triple the tiara appearances & double the York princesses

This royal round up features three separate tiara appearances (one that barely makes the count as royal, but whatevs) and two different York princesses. Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were out and about at State Banquets while Princess Beatrice was doing the charity thing and Princess Eugenie was attending a service at Westminster Abbey.

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Royal Round Up: Duchess Camilla, Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess Mary, Queen Sonja

This royal round up features Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at the 500th anniversary of the Royal Mail, Crown Princess Victoria at a seminar and supporting the Paralympics, Crown Princess Mary at the Flag Day parade, and Queen Sonja in a tiara for a State Visit.

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King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

I covered some of the portraits released as part of King Harald V of Norway‘s Silver Jubilee on Sunday, January 17. Today I’m covering the Jubilee celebrations that took place in Norway on Sunday. The entire royal family of Norway came out for the Jubilee, as well as the monarchs of Sweden and Denmark.

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Royal Round Up: Duchess Kate, ‘The Crown’ trailer, Norway royals, CP Victoria, Queen Letizia

While we continue to wait for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, to make her first appearance of the year, Katie Nicholl has provided a nice PR piece for us to roll our eyes at. There’s also The Crown trailer to watch, which is causing a bit of eye rolling itself (in royal historians). King Harald is celebrating his Silver Jubilee; pregnant Crown Princess Victoria had her first engagement of 2016; and Queen Letizia continued to chug along at her engagements.

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Royal Round Up: Merry Christmas from the royals

For your normal Thursday or your Christmas Eve (whichever), here is a round up of the Christmas photos/cards released by the royals this year.

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