Norwegian King and Queen have released new photos for the anniversary of coronation blessing

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

On June 23, 1991, King Harald and Queen Sonja were blessed in Northern Europe’s largest cathedral, the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheimon the occasion of the coronation of the King. The event was a continuation of the tradition that King Olav started in 1958. After the blessing, the King and Queen took a ten-day tour in southern Norway.

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

The King and Queen have released new photos on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the blessing. The anniversary was going to be celebrated throughout Norway, but the celebration events have been cancelled because of the pandemic restrictons.

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

Queen Sonja wore a purple lace satin gown, and pearl brooch and pearls earrings

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  1. Anonymous26/6/21 18:12

    She should have worn tiara.

    DP

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    1. Anonymous27/6/21 06:46

      According to Scandinavian dress code tiaras are worn only when gentlemen wear white tie (frac) or gala uniform. Black tie (smoking) = no tiaras.
      Margot

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  2. Beautiful pictures and a stunning gown! Usually I'm not fond of dresses with much layers, but with keeping the top simple and almost no accessories, it looks really good. The deep rich colour is amazing and I love the gorgeous bodice!

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  3. De bien jolies photos - J'adore particulièrement le haut de sa toilette avec cette broche dans le même style que ses boucles d'oreilles ; maquillée avec subtilité, elle est toujours très bien coiffée avec ses cheveux mi-courts ; la grande duchesse Maria Teresa devrait prendre exemple sur elle mais pour ce faire, elle doit laisser pousser un petit peu ses cheveux !

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  4. Stunning, then and now.

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  5. Anonymous26/6/21 20:59

    Two of my most favourite people, and they look stunning!
    Queen Sonja's dress could have looked too fussy, but the overall styling and minimal jewellery makes it shine more than I'd have expected. The colour too is glorious and oh so regal.
    Congratulations to you both, King Harald and Queen Sonja. May you reign for many more happy and healthy years.
    - Anon 9:13

    (PS: I'm just wondering....could that be the train of her dress wrapped and pinned to the side like some brides dresses do?)

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  6. Anonymous26/6/21 22:58

    Wow … absolutely stunning in that purple dress!
    Judy

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  7. Lovely couple. Beautiful colour of dress.

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  8. Such a wonderful couple! Queen Sonja looks so beautiful in her regal purple gown--and love the simple jewelry she chose. That pearl brooch is perfect.

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  9. Anonymous27/6/21 09:04

    Beautiful styling, I can't belive it is 30 years ago! The colours and jewels of the Queen is superb and the King looks dashing. Happy anniversery!

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  10. Happy anniversery to this lovely and handsome King and Queen! I love her purple gown. May they still have many happy and healthy years !

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