Jelling stones defaced

In Jelling, a small town in Jutland, Denmark, two massive rune stones stand on top of a huge hill. The stones are grave stones, or memorial stones. One of the stones was put up by Gorm the Old, as a memorial for his wife, Thyra. ┬áThe other one was put up their son, Harald Bluetooth,… Continue reading Jelling stones defaced

Baptism of the twins

The royal Danish twins will be christened in Holmens kirke on April 14. This is the church where Crown Prince Frederik was christened, where Queen Margrethe was christened and where Margrethe and Prince Henrik were married. Due to the fact that the family had ties to the church, it was also believed that Christian would… Continue reading Baptism of the twins

Have you seen…

King Haakon VII’s ski jacket? It has been stolen from the ski museum in Oslo, straight in open daylight. It also turns out that the security cameras were switched off, both in the museum and outside in Holmenkollen ski arena. The ski jacket was picked out of the glass box, and off the model, without… Continue reading Have you seen…

Did you know…

that Queen Elizabeth II owns the copyright to the Authorized King James Bible? I didn’t, and neither did the people at Shakespeare’s Globe, who were planning on performing pieces of it over Easter. Apparently the copyright claims in the United Kingdom belong to the crown in perpetuity, and the King James Bible is 400 years… Continue reading Did you know…

Ingrid Alexandra 7 years old

Inhrid Alexandra turns 7 today, and the Norwegian court has, true to tradition, released some pictures. See: http://www.kongehuset.no/c27217/nyhet/vis.html?tid=89213 Some of the pictures are from the shoot they did with NRK before Christmas, while others are the product of her parents’ fondness for photography. (If you recall, some of the first pictures of Ingrid Alexandra released… Continue reading Ingrid Alexandra 7 years old