Queen Sonja turns 81

Queen Sonja of NorwayQueen Sonja of Norway.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Queen Sonja celebrates her 81st birthday in private this year, whilst King Harald participates in the World Championships in sailing in Germany.

Unlike the extensive two-day, very public 80th birthdays of the royal couple last year, it will only be a private celebration when the Queen is turns 81 , the castle informs NTB.

King Harald will not be present during the celebration because he is busy with the World Sailing Championships in the German Langenargen.

The 80th anniversary of the royal couple last year was celebrated with a number of public and private engagements, as well as an anniversary trip to Hedmark and Oppland. Between 30 and 40 royal guests from Europe participated in the national joint celebration in May last year, and the highly artistic queen was honoured with her own art gallery in the castle’s old stable buildings.

The royal couple will celebrate their Gold Wedding anniversary in August, but this will also be marked queitly, since both the 80th anniversary of last year and the the royal couple’s 25th anniversary in 2016 were celebrated solidly.

“It will be very quiet I think. Enough is enough, said the Queen to NRK in the program “Kongefamilie 2017” , which was sent on Christmas Day last year.


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