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Recap: Haga documentary

The documentary aired on SVT on April 21, 2014. The below is my live blogging of some of the comments made along the way. Unfortunately it is not yet available for streaming outside Sweden. Update: It is available here: http://www.svtplay.se/video/1935997/haga-slott-ett-kungligt-hem It is a nice documentary that brings together the history …

Birthday of Queen Margrethe

  Today is Margrethe II’s birthday. Since it is Easter Week, she will be celebrating it at Marselisborg Palace just outside Århus. Usually the birthday is celebrated at Amalienborg, like in the picture below from 2009.

2048

Have you heard of the game 2048? It is addictive. And then come the rip-offs – some are funny, like the BBC Sherlock edition. Or even more difficult, like the Tetris version. You can also make your own version of the game – I made an Alphabet one.  And then I …

Mette-Marit and the Literary Train

Last autumn, the Norwegian Library Association celebrated its 100th anniversary. Around the same time Crown Princess Mette-Marit got the idea to put together a literature train, literally. I want to inspire people to read more! And I want to put the focus on how important libraries are in our society. …

The Royal Resource

A few weeks ago I joined in a Twitter conversation. Most of the times, those kind of conversations lead very few places…  However, this one continued on. After some time planning, back and forth, along with the group of enthusiastic royal watchers, a discussion forum was created. We came together …

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Stockholm – the Royal Palace

So I visited Stockholm two weeks ago. Naturally, I stopped by the Royal Palace. Unfortunately, they have restricted the use of cameras inside – but it is well worth the visit. If you go, I would try to get a guided tour of the treasury. The other rooms can be …

Crown Prince Haakon for Lillehammer 2016

Behind the scenes: Crown Prince Haakon from our film shoot today. Nice jacket! @Kronprinsparet #lillehammer2016 pic.twitter.com/YnQwEfB9nh — Lillehammer2016 (@lillehammer2016) February 7, 2014 Crown Prince Haakon is on the committee for the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympics. Yesterday he was filming a promotional film for the games.

Mette-Marit’s Jelsa bunad

Jelsa is a small town in South West Norway. It’s a minimum 3 hour drive (depending on ferries) from Norway’s 4th largest city. View Larger Map Jelsa is interesting in this context only because Crown Princess Mette-Marit has a national costume from there. Last week, I talked about how the …

The Ski Museum

On Saturday, when the majority of people on the Frognerseteren metro-line were heading up to ski, I was heading up for the Ski Museum. If I had been a bit smarter about this – I would have realized that the Ski Museum is really a better place to visit if …

The Telemark bunad

In theory, to wear a  Norwegian national costume, (a bunad), you should have some relationship with the place the bunad comes from. Either with an ancestor from the area or living in the area yourself.  Or sometimes, gifting to a royal, it is good  PR when the royal is photographed …

Princess Madeleine to give birth in the US

The Swedish court announced that Princess Madeleine would (after discussion with her husband and the King and Queen) give birth in the US.  - Information regarding Princess Madeleine – Sveriges Kungahus. It raises some questions on citizenship, and right to the Swedish throne. Since Chris O’Neill did not take Swedish citizenship …