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« Reply #255 on: December 06, 2015, 05:57:44 PM »

Sonja at a memorial service for Paris terrorist victims on Thursday.
http://www.newmyroyals.co...ttends-commemoration.html

Harald visited the Jewish Museum in Oslo on Friday.
http://norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=129548
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« Reply #256 on: January 21, 2016, 12:36:55 AM »

http://www.people.com/peo...20395222_20981173,00.html

Almost 50 years after her tragic miscarriage aboard the royal yacht, Norway's Queen Sonja is speaking out about her emotional experience.

"I remember all the strange faces that bent over me when I was going into the hospital," Norway's Queen Sonja said in an upcoming TV documentary. "It was horrid."

The baby she lost would have been her first born, ahead of her eldest daughter, Princess M?rtha Louise, 44, and her son, Crown Prince Haakon, 42.

The miscarriage marked a dark passage in the life of the then 32-year-old Crown Princess Sonja.

Two months before her devastating miscarriage, Sonja?s older sister, Gry Henriksen, committed suicide at 46 years old, following treatment at Modum Bads Sanatorium for trauma she had suffered during World War II.

On July 2, 1970 ? following birthday celebrations on board the royal yacht for her father-in-law, King Olaf V ? all seemed well as the boat bobbed on the waters of the Hank? Strait, more than 70 miles south of Oslo.

Sonja and her husband, Crown Prince (now King) Harald, who had been married two years at the time, had just shared the good news that they were expecting their first baby to a joyful Norwegian public the month before.

But that summer night, close to halfway through her much-anticipated pregnancy, the young mother-to-be felt something was wrong.

Cramps and bleeding awoke her. She cried out for help.

"Of course it was a desperate situation, I think it was absolutely horrific," said Queen Sonja, 78, almost half a century later.

"I was lowered on a stretcher down the ship's side," she said.

The young princess was rushed to the Fredrikstad Central Hospital on the mainland.

Even though her husband was a royal prince, contemporary protocol dictated he couldn't advance beyond the front door.

"So I was utterly alone," she said.

King Olav was among the first to visit his daughter-in-law.

Sonja also received a visit from her mother, Dagny Haraldsen, a bedside meeting that gave the future queen great solace and new strength.

"When my mother can be so calm, I must try to be too," Queen Sonja has said.

After losing her baby boy that tragic night, the young princess was then forced to face the ordeal of speculation about whether she and her husband would ? or could ? deliver another baby, an heir to their country's throne.

"Fortunately, I was able to have more healthy children," said Queen Sonja, who gave birth to Princess M?rtha Louise in September 1971, just a year after the miscarriage, and subsequently, in 1973, to Crown Prince Haakon. She now has six grandchildren.

The seven-part documentary King and Queen For 25 Years airs on the Norwegian station NRK until the end of February.
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« Reply #257 on: January 21, 2016, 12:41:58 AM »

I wonder how far along she was. Must have been 16 weeks or so , to know it was a baby boy back then.
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« Reply #258 on: January 21, 2016, 03:10:10 PM »

Thank you for posting that, Crawler. Poor Sonja.
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« Reply #259 on: April 07, 2016, 02:00:19 PM »

ouch!super awkward!
http://www.dagospia.com/r...higi-re-harald-122184.htm
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« Reply #260 on: June 14, 2016, 01:13:16 PM »

King Harald was "shocked and saddened" by the carnage that Sunday has been done in Orlando. The Norwegian king Monday brought over his condolences  to the US President Barack Obama.

"On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people, I express my condolences," Harald wrote to Obama. "I ask you to express my condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, the injured and the people of the United States."
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« Reply #261 on: August 03, 2016, 06:37:37 PM »

The 'Queen of the Salmon Rivers' recently received special visit. Both King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and King Harald of Norway, both avid anglers, came to the Norwegian L?rdal to fish for salmon in the L?rdalselvi.



The fishing expeditions were undertaken independently of one another. Carl Gustaf arrived Sunday and left Tuesday afternoon again. King Harald came a day later. He goes regularly since 1953 to L?rdal and calls the river "my second queen.

This year is a good year to fish for salmon. According to experts, the best stocks in thirty years after the salmon was plagued for years by a parasite.
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« Reply #262 on: August 04, 2016, 06:31:10 PM »

I can rather imagine Sonja fishing, too.  Wonder who cleans the fish?
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« Reply #263 on: August 26, 2016, 04:42:43 PM »

The King is enjoying some sailing in Toronto: http://news.nationalpost....ed-on-torontos-waterfront
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« Reply #264 on: September 07, 2016, 05:50:34 AM »

Harald and Sonja are on a state visit to Finland



















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« Reply #265 on: September 07, 2016, 06:16:37 AM »

Thanks for the beautiful photos.  I have always thought Sonja was a classy lady.
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« Reply #266 on: September 07, 2016, 09:30:51 AM »

Sonja recycling outfits? Something in her outfits seems to feel familiar to me.

Found it!

Sonja and Harald - State visit Romania, 1999:


Sonja - Visit to Lithuania, 1998:


Sonja and Harald - Wedding infanta Christina of Spain, 1997


Sonja - Visit to Italy, 2001


Sonja - Bergen, Norway, May 2016 - Edit: this seems to be another striped outfit, as the stripes differ





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« Reply #267 on: September 07, 2016, 09:39:08 AM »

And:

Sonja with DoE - arriving at the state banquet in Oslo, 2001


Sonja with family and then Queen Beatrix - ?


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« Reply #268 on: September 07, 2016, 10:38:40 AM »

This is NOT a flattering shot of Sonja
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« Reply #269 on: September 07, 2016, 09:16:40 PM »

Harald and Sonja are visit to Finland








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