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Government celebrates Norwegian Royals. Norway’s government is holding several exhibitions to mark the occasion of TRH King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 75th birthdays. “The royal collections show the Norwegian people highly value their monarchs. They contain gifts from the people, artefacts from whole communities. At the same time, they bear witness to important dates and developments in the country’s history,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Amongst the collection is the grand carriage ordered in 1905 for the occasion of King Haakon VII’s and Queen Maud’s Coronation on 22 June 1906.

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Government celebrates Norwegian Royals

Published on Friday, 6th January, 2012 at 09:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

Norway’s government is holding several exhibitions to mark the occasion of TRH King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 75th birthdays.

The Royal Coronation Carriage, 1906
The Royal Coronation Carriage, 1906
Photo: Jan Haug/Det kongelige hoff


“The royal collections show the Norwegian people highly value their monarchs. They contain gifts from the people, artefacts from whole communities. At the same time, they bear witness to important dates and developments in the country’s history,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Amongst the collection is the grand carriage ordered in 1905 for the occasion of King Haakon VII’s and Queen Maud’s Coronation on 22 June 1906.

There are also two paintings, ‘Hard Alee’ (‘Hardt le’) by Christian Krohg from 1882 and Danish Vilhelm Arnesen’s ‘The Norwegian Royal Family’s Departure from Copenhagen 23 November 1905’ (‘Den norske kongefamiliens avreise fra København 23. november 1905’) from 1906. This was a gift from the Danish people for the Coronation.

The showings will take place in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø. There will also be exhibitions that travel the country between 2012 and 2014. The first exhibition to be presented before the Royal Family is on the 15th February in Oslo.



Published on Friday, 6th January, 2012 at 09:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: hrhkingharalad, hrhqueensonja, queenmaud.





  
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