Wedding of Prince Joachim and Marie Cavallier

Happy Anniversary to Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, who got married on this day in 2008. The second marriage of the Prince, to the French-born Marie, was held at the Møgeltønder Church near Schackenborg Castle (home of Prince Joachim and his family). Not a State Occasion like other royal wedding, it was attended by foreign royals, and had a White Tie dress code. Continue reading

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King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Gala

The Norwegian Government hosted a Gala at the Opera in Oslo for King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday on the evening of May 10th. Members of Foreign Royal Families were present. On May 9th, the King and Queen hosted a Banquet at the Royal Palace. Earlier on May 10th, there was a lunch and mini-cruise on the Royal Yacht Norge. Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to take a look at the guest list.  Continue reading

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Lunch

Celebrations for King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway’s 80th Birthday continued on May 10th, with a lunch and mini-cruise on the Royal Yacht Norge around Oslofjord. Members of Foreign Royal Families were present.  Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to take a look at the guest list. The King and Queen hosted a Banquet the previous evening at the Royal palace, click HERE to see that. Continue reading

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Banquet

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a Banquet for foreign royals and guests at the Royal Palace of Oslo on the evening of May 9th, to celebrate their 80th Birthday. In case you missed them, Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to take a look at the guest list, HERE for the lunch and mini-cruise on the Royal Yacht Norge, and HERE for the Gala Dinner at the Opera. Continue reading

Tiara Poll- King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Banquet

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway are hosting banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on May 9th, for royal guests in Norway for their combined 80th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to take a look at the guest list. Vote below on what Tiaras you think the royal ladies will wear to the banquet-  Continue reading

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Celebrations

Itineraries and Guest Confirmations have been released for King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway’s 80th Birthday Celebrations on May 9th and 10th. Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Continue reading

Royal Tiaras- March 2017

Spring heralds the start of State Visit Season, and as all Royal Watchers know, that means glittering state banquets, with heirloom tiaras and stunning jewels sparkling on Royal ladies at the State Banquet. March 2017 did not disappoint in the tiara department, bringing us four banquets with Royal Tiaras from five countries. Enjoy reliving the splendor of the last few weeks, and be sure to vote for your favorite.

As always, click on the highlighted/underlined links to get to the comprehensive post on the tiara/event. Continue reading

Icelandic State Visit to Norway

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Jean Reid of Iceland are on their first State Visit to Norway from March 21st to 23rd, where they are guests of the Norwegian Royal Family. On Day 1, King Harald and Queen Sonja officially welcomed the Presidential Couple, attended a wreath-laying ceremony, hosted an official luncheon, and accompanied them on engagements throughout the day. In the evening, King Harald gave a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in honour of his guests. Continue reading

Norwegian Royal Tiaras

The Norwegian Royal Family will be hosting President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland next week. The programme includes a glittering State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on the evening of the 21st. In honour of the occasion, and upcoming Norwegian Gala events, we are featuring all the glittering Royal Tiaras worn by the Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette Marit, and Princess Astrid. Ranging from Tiaras that are 200 years old to one not yet 20 years old, the Norwegian Royal Tiaras provide a wonderful snapshot of Norway’s history and its close links with its neighbors. Continue reading