Crown Prince wins Pakistani prize

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon has been given the 14. August Committee’s Bridge Building Prize 2011 for his work in building links between the Norwegian and Pakistani societies. The prize will be handed to the heir to the throne on 14 August, Pakistan’s independence day. The committee, founded in 2003, aims to celebrate the Pakistani independence […]

Crown couple arrive in Monaco

Crown Prince Håkon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit arrived in Monaco Friday to attend the royal wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock of South Africa. The crown couple traveled by car to the principality, after arriving at the airport in Nice. Though it is typical to travel this stretch by helicopter, the Crown […]

Officers oppose troop withdrawal

A panel of seven Norwegian officers with years of active duty in Afghanistan have issued a clear warning to politicians: “If we leave now, everything will go to hell faster than you can turn around. Conditions (in Afghanistan) will become more grotesque than they were before the war against the Taliban started.” Their warning comes […]

Crown couple interviewed on CNN, but many questions went unanswered

CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour is well known for conducting tough interviews and questioning authority both out in the field and in the studio. She had Norway’s young royals on her show Friday night, but many of her questions went unanswered. The show got off to a promising start, with an introductory piece questioning the role […]