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Swedish royals to Norway constitution bicentennial after new information. The reigning monarchs will not be attending any daytime events on the 17th May but still be coming to anniversary celebrations in the evening. “Supplementary information about the event on May 17th means the King has decided that he, along with the Queen, will be present at the special arrangement in Eidsvoll on the occasion of the Norwegian Constitution’s 200th anniversary,” it is stated in the palace press release. Information about the Norwegian Constitution’s history and this year’s major celebrations is readily-available on parliament’s website in the English and Norwegian languages.

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Swedish royals to Norway constitution bicentennial after new information

Published on Thursday, 9th January, 2014 at 21:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 9th January 2014 at 21:40.

The reigning monarchs will not be attending any daytime events on the 17th May but still be coming to anniversary celebrations in the evening.

TRH Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf
This picture was taken at Sweden's National Day on 6th June 2012.TRH Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf
Photo: Bengt Nyman/Flickr


“Supplementary information about the event on May 17th means the King has decided that he, along with the Queen, will be present at the special arrangement in Eidsvoll on the occasion of the Norwegian Constitution’s 200th anniversary,” it is stated in the palace press release.

Information about the Norwegian Constitution’s history and this year’s major celebrations is readily-available on parliament’s website in the English and Norwegian languages.

TRH King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia had originally said they would not be attending any of the celebrations, having turned down the Norwegian parliament’s invitation. TRH Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark are coming following a similar invitation.

“The King does not visit other nations on their national day,” acting information manager at the Swedish palace Annika Sönnerberg said earlier this week.

Norwegian royal cognoscenti and historians were taken aback. Famous Swedish author of French descent Jan Guillou remarked to NRK that “Swedes don’t understand what this [the bicentennial] means to Norway.”

Experienced Swedish palace reporter Sten Hedman, now retired, alleged HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf is out-of-step as a Scandinavian royal.

“The Norwegian and Danish royal family are being reunited here, and the King of Sweden will not participate because he has as a principle of not attending other nations’ national days. I think it shows a lack of history,” he said.

President of the Parliament Olemic Thommessen postulates the Their Swedish Royal Highnesses may have changed their minds because of reactions in their own and neighbouring country Norway.

“They must have reconsidered the matter following the uproar that occurred. Judging from the press release they sent out, they probably see the possibility of a compromise between the King not normally being present at a country’s national day and this particular event linked to the 200th anniversary of Eidsvoll.”

The Constitution was signed there on 17th May 1814.



Published on Thursday, 9th January, 2014 at 21:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 9th January 2014 at 21:40.

This post has the following tags: 17thmay, norwayconstitution, norwegiannationalday.





  
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