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1 The Royal family of Norway

2 The history of Monarchy It’s more than 1000 years ago we first saw the signs of monarchy in Norway. It’s more than 1000 years ago we first saw the signs of monarchy in Norway. There’s been over 60 different kings, and we do know the name of them all. There’s been over 60 different kings, and we do know the name of them all. The first king, Harald Hårfagre ( ), was only 10 years old when he got to the throne. The first king, Harald Hårfagre ( ), was only 10 years old when he got to the throne. Todays Royal family has reign since Todays Royal family has reign since 1905.

3 King Olav V ( ) Born in England, son of Prince Carl of Denmark (later Haakon VII of Norway) and Princess Maud (later Queen Maud) Born in England, son of Prince Carl of Denmark (later Haakon VII of Norway) and Princess Maud (later Queen Maud) He was baptised as Alexander Edward Christian Frederik, but when his father became the king in Norway in 1905, he changed to Crown Prince Olav He was baptised as Alexander Edward Christian Frederik, but when his father became the king in Norway in 1905, he changed to Crown Prince Olav Married his cousin, Princess Märtha of Sweden, in Married his cousin, Princess Märtha of Sweden, in 1929.

4 Three children: Princess Ragnhild (1930), Princess Astrid (1932) and Prince Harald (1937). Three children: Princess Ragnhild (1930), Princess Astrid (1932) and Prince Harald (1937). Escaped with King and Government in 1940 when the Germans invaded Norway. Escaped with King and Government in 1940 when the Germans invaded Norway. Became King Olav on death of father 21st Sept Became King Olav on death of father 21st Sept An active sportsman, and loved of the people. An active sportsman, and loved of the people. Died at Kongsseteren 17th Jan Died at Kongsseteren 17th Jan

5 HM The King King Harald was born 21st Feb in Skaugum. He was the first Prince born in Norway for 567 years. Has two elder sisters, but only males could then succeed to throne. Peacefull childhood, until World War II. Escaped with mother to USA. Became Crown Prince 21st Sept Married Sonja Haraldsen, a commoner, 29th Aug

6 Two children; Princess Märtha Louise (1971) and Crown Prince Haakon Magnus (1973) Two children; Princess Märtha Louise (1971) and Crown Prince Haakon Magnus (1973) Succeeded to the throne 17th Jan Blessed in Nidaros cathedral, Trondheim. Succeeded to the throne 17th Jan Blessed in Nidaros cathedral, Trondheim. As Head of State he has a lot of official duties. As Head of State he has a lot of official duties. Likes outdoor life. Likes outdoor life. Just been operated, and are now in recovery. The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus is now function as substitute for The King. Just been operated, and are now in recovery. The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus is now function as substitute for The King.

7 The Queen Born 4th July 1937 in Oslo. Born 4th July 1937 in Oslo. Highly educated. Highly educated. Many tasks to assume. Concerned with projects to improve situation of disadvantage people of all ages in Norway. Many tasks to assume. Concerned with projects to improve situation of disadvantage people of all ages in Norway. Became Norways first queen for 53 years. Became Norways first queen for 53 years. Has always enjoyed outdoor life, especially walking or skiing in the mountains. Has always enjoyed outdoor life, especially walking or skiing in the mountains.

8 Crown Prince Haakon Magnus Born 20th July in Oslo. Born 20th July in Oslo. Heir to the throne, though he is two years younger than his sister. Heir to the throne, though he is two years younger than his sister. Happy childhood at parents home, Skaugum. Happy childhood at parents home, Skaugum. Education from the navy and also studied Political Science. Education from the navy and also studied Political Science. Married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby at the Oslo Cathedral, 25th August Married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby at the Oslo Cathedral, 25th August 2001.

9 Crown Princess Mette-Marit grew up in the southern part of Norway. She also has one son, Marius. 21th January Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born.

10 Princess Märtha Louise Born 22th Sept in Oslo. Born 22th Sept in Oslo. Happy childhood at parents home, Skaugum. Happy childhood at parents home, Skaugum. Educated as an physical therapist. Educated as an physical therapist. Loves outdoor life and riding. Loves outdoor life and riding. Married to the writer Ari Behn in Nidaros Cathedral 24th May Married to the writer Ari Behn in Nidaros Cathedral 24th May They have two daughters, Maud Angelica Behn (29th April 2003) and Leah Isadora Behn (8th April 2005). They have two daughters, Maud Angelica Behn (29th April 2003) and Leah Isadora Behn (8th April 2005).

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