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March 22, 2017 || Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the Government’s luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Ms Eliza Reid at Akershus Castle, as a part of Icelandic three-day State Visit to Norway.

Source: The Royal Court

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“In other words: Norway is you. Norway is us (…) My greatest hope for Norway is that we will be able to take care of one another. That we will continue to build this country – on a foundation of trust, solidarity and generosity of spirit. That we will feel that we are, despite all out differences, one people. That Norway is one.” – 79-year-old King Harald V of Norway celebrating the diversity of his people and stressing the importance of support for refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights in a speech on 1 September 2016

March 22, 2017 || Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja, His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Ms Eliza Reid view some special treasures from the National Library of Norway’s collection which were exhibited for the occasion of Icelandic three-day State Visit to Norway.

In the first display case was Norske Kongers Krønicke oc bedrifft: indtil unge Kong Haagens tid, som døde Anno Domini 1263, a book that chronicles the accomplishments of the Norwegian kings through Haakon IV, who died in 1263. The book is an abridged selection of Kings’ sagas. It was translated from Old Norse to Danish in 1540 and is probably the first printed book to contain a Norse saga.

The guests also had a chance to view the 1899 edition of the Sagas of the Viking Kings of Norway by Snorre Sturlason, which is renowned for its illustrations and recognised as one of the most important works within Norwegian book art.

Source: The Royal Court

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From the Danish Royal Family Instagram: 

The Crown Prince and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has just crossed the finish in cross country race Birkebeinerrennet. The route over the mountain from Rena to Lillehammer is 54 km and the race was the first time in 1205, where two fighters brought the Norwegian royal child to safety. In memory of this event run there with a backpack of at least 3.5 kg. 

April 30, 2016- The official portrait from King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday banquet 

May 31, 2001 || Mette Marit Tjessem Høiby, the fiancée of Crown Prince Haakon, curtsies respectfully low to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before attending a dinner during a state visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in Oslo, Norway.

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway reacting to little Princess Leonore of Sweden’s dismay with having to sit and wait in a warm church at her uncle Prince Carl Philip’s wedding to Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace.

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March 21, 2017 || Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja host an official luncheon in honour of His Excellency President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Ms Eliza Reid at the Royal Palace. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner were also in attendance.

Source: The Royal Court