Saturday, 20 July 2013

On this day: Crown Prince Haakon is forty

Today is the fortieth birthday of the Crown Prince, who was born at the National Hospital in Oslo at 2.12 p.m. on 20 July 1973. Music is one of his great interest, and in his younger days the Crown Prince was a frequent guest at music festivals - one such festival was also where he met Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby for the first time in the summer of 1996. His birthday celebrations thus take the form of a music festival held in the grounds of his home, Skaugum, in Asker outside Oslo, with the guests sleeping in tents.
Except for his nieces, aunt and uncles the entire royal family will attend. The foreign royals present are the King and Queen of the Netherlands, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the ex-Crown Prince of Greece and his wife, Prince Kyril of Bulgaria with his daughters Mafalda and Olympia and ex-wife Rosario, and Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma.
From 8.10 to 9.25 tonight NRK will broadcast an interview with the Crown Prince.


  1. I received an insider report that King Harald V is currently and has now been for a couple of days, onboard his yacht NORGE in the harbor of Helsinki, Finland.
    There is a series sailing competitions ongoing, for a couple of weeks. (Presumably, King Harald is a watcher...)

    I believe that source and that piece of information is impeccable.

    greetings, K

  2. Trond, are you able to check whether King Harald flew to Helsinki (to join his yacht) after the birthday party of Haakon Magnus, or if Harald was not at all present in the birthday on Saturday; or what happened?


    1. I do not have access to the King's travel arrangements, but the King was indeed present at the birthday celebrations of his son (who has by the way never used the name Magnus). He usually stays onboard the Royal Yacht when taking part in regattas, but rarely travels on it to his destination (which would take a lof of time), so he has most likely travelled there by plane.


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