February 16, 2017 || New photos of the Norwegian Royal Family have been released on the occasion of King Harald’s 80th birthday on 21 February.

“Trust is when you let your gay friend sleep in the same bed as you”
(No he didn’t mean to be a homophobic, and Tarjei isn’t gay irl. “Schoolbread aka Emil” just referring to Tarjeis character.)
Anyways, how cute isn’t that little creature?😍

Royal Tiara Challenge Day 19: Favorite Norwegian Tiara

Royal Tiara Challenge 2017 19/30: Favorite Norwegian Tiara

Empress Josephine’s Emerald Tiara

This is one of my more favorite big gun tiaras.  It’s gorgeous and has such an intricate design.  I think Queen Sonja wears it so well.  Even when she’s wearing an *interesting* dress (see her coral gown at Victoria’s wedding), I love the tiara.

Prince Sverre Magnus (11 years old) of Norway , Queen Sonja of Norway , Leah Isadora Behn (11 years old) , Princess Ingrid-Alexandra (13 years old) of Norway , King Harald V of Norway , Emma Tallulah Behn (8 years old) and Maud Angelica Behn (13 years old) pose for an official portrait to mark the King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway’s 80th birthday at the Royal Palace in Oslo , Norway 🎂👑 -February 16th 2017.
Grandchildren with their grandparents 💟💞😍.

“Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has been honoured by a Norwegian women’s magazine as “Woman of the Year” for being a role model for women. She was one of the first women to serve in the military (she has the rank of a colonel) and she has helped behind-the-scenes to see to that women are being valued more. And she debuted as a painter just a few years ago. I admire her and am proud that she is my Queen.” - Submitted by Anonymous

17 May 2011 | Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Princess Mette-Marit, Queen Sonja and King Harald V of Norway watch the Children’s Parade from the balcony of the Royal Palace during Norwegian National Day in Oslo, Norway. © Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images


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). 


Royal wedding challenge 2016

Day twenty-five: Favorite candid wedding photos

I love candid royal wedding photos. Here’s a selection of my favourites, with a honourable mention for the Swedisch weddings (once again), they provided a lot of candid fun!

13 June 2015 | Foreign Royals are seen in the Royal Chapel during the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist.