The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that’s designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger.

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13 June 2015 | Foreign Royals are seen in the Royal Chapel during the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist.
'I Was Utterly Alone' – Norway's Queen Sonja Speaks Out About Her Devastating Miscarriage 46 Years Ago
"I remember all the strange faces that bent over me when I was going into the hospital," Queen Sonja said

Almost 50 years after her tragic miscarriage aboard the royal yacht, Norway’s Queen Sonja is speaking out about her emotional experience.

“I remember all the strange faces that bent over me when I was going into the hospital,” Norway’s Queen Sonja said in an upcoming TV documentary. “It was horrid.”

The baby she lost would have been her first born, ahead of her eldest daughter, Princess Märtha Louise, 44, and her son, Crown Prince Haakon, 42.

The miscarriage marked a dark passage in the life of the then 32-year-old Crown Princess Sonja.


Jan. 26, 1941: For eight nights, the “Queen of the Hollywood Ice Revue,” Sonja Henie, put on a “lavish spectacle” at Madison Square Garden, an ice-skating extravaganza imported from the West Coast. The show set ice show attendance records at the Garden before moving on to Indianapolis and Omaha. Not a month later, Ms. Henie married Daniel Topping of Greenwich, Conn., a soon-to-be part-owner and president of the Yankees. Ms. Henie, a Norwegian Olympic medalist, then applied for United States citizenship, which became official that fall. Photo: William C. Eckenberg/The New York Times


Look of the Week - What was your favourite look for the week

This week was another fashionable week with engagements, state visits, national days, etc… Vote for your favorite look of last week. Who rocked her outfit the best? Choose from the pictures above and vote here. You’ve got one week to vote and we’ll let you know who won!


Royal wedding gown traditions- wearing a train from the neck

Wearing a bridal train from the neck is traditionally a privilege reserved for the highest woman in the state. When Fabiola, Silvia, and Charlene all married their husbands, they became the highest ladies in the land which called for the grandeur of a stately wedding gown which included the high train. While Margrethe was only their heiress apparent at the time of her marriage, she still was allowed to wear her train in this way to signal her future role. When Sonja married Crown Prince Harald in 1968, she filled the role of Norways Queen almost immediately as her husbands mother died before she was ever consort, making Sonja the highest woman in the state, while the same applied to Princess Sofia of Spain (later Queen). 


King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a Diplomatic Corps Dinner on March 3, 2016 at the Royal Palace in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Astrid were also present at the gala.

Tiaras present included:

  • Queen Sonja in the large setting of Queen Maud’s Pearl and Diamond Tiara
  • Crown Princess Mette-Marit in the Diamond Daisy Bandeau
  • Princess Astrid in Queen Maud’s Turquoise Tiara