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Royal engagement in Sweden

Today Prince Carl Philip announced that he would marry his long time girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist in a press conference. The Marshall of the Realm sent out the communique that the King has given his consent to the marriage, and the approval of the cabinet of state has also been given. …

Royal Food: Documentary 3/3

The third part of the documentary of the Danish royal food with Prince Henrik aired last week and is available online now. It is available until July 10. It is taking place at Gråsten Palace. Even if you don’t understand Danish, the pictures from the royal palaces and the food …

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Prince Nikolai starting boarding school

As news came from Norway today that the children of Haakon and Mette-Marit are switching schools, so come the news from Denmark. Prince Nikolai – the oldest son of Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra – is finishing 9th grade this year at Krebs school. Krebs is the school his father …

Pictures from May 17 in Oslo

I’m so incredibly late with this – but here are some pictures from my May 17 celebration in Oslo: I didn’t discover until way too late that you had to have tickets (free tickets, but still you had to apply to get them) to stand in the area just in …

Celebration of the Norwegian constitution

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The Norwegian Royal Family joined together with the parliament today to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. It was originally announced that the King, the Queen, the Crown Princely Couple and Princess Astrid Mrs. Ferner would participate. But Hereditary Princess Ingrid Alexandra was also brought along. There will …

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. …