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King and Queen for 25 years

Production year: 2016 | 7 episodes 40- 70 minutes | Genres: Factual - News, Royal
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Royal Couple’s Regency.
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: Konge og dronning i 25 år
Original language: Norwegian
Formats: HD

NRK tells their story, both retrospectively via its vast archive and through new interviews and private photographs and footage graciously provided by the Royal House of Norway.

In addition to new interviews with Queen Sonja, King Harald and other members of the Royal Family, the series also includes interviews with both monarchists and republicans. The series is thematically arranged, and may be licensed as a whole or by individual episode.

(1:7) 59 min The Crown Prince and Ms Haraldsen
It was love at first sight when they met each other in 1959. But it was a nine year long struggle against the King and Government before they could have each other. The story of love between the Crown Prince and the merchant’s daughter from Oslo’s west side is a drama rich in personal and political dilemmas. The program includes private and previously unreleased film footage of Sonia Haraldsen as a child and young woman.

(2:7) 57 min The King is Dead – Long Live the King!
On 17 January 1991, King Olav V passed away at the Royal Lodge. King Harald and Princess Astrid talk about his final hours. His family, politicians and common people share their reactions following his death, and speak of the challenge of moving on without the people’s king. We also get a snapshot of what Norway was like the day His Majesty King Olav V died. The world was on edge, with violence in the Middle East, on the eve of the first war in the Gulf, when he died peacefully. Norway mourned.

(3:7) 40 min We Give Our All for Norway
King Harald says he was terrified he would fail to live up to the expectations when he succeeded Olav, the people’s king. 25 years later he is even more of a people’s king than his father. But the monarch has also been criticised for wielding his royal power.

(4:7) 40 min The Art of Being Queen
Neither the Royal House nor Norwegian politics were prepared for the country’s first female majesty in 53 years. Queen Sonja did not get the best possible start when she assumed her royal position in 1991. Now the Royal Couple is loved and celebrated, and the words “people’s queen” are used about Queen Sonja. The fourth part of the series “King and Queen for 25 years” reveals how long the road to get there has been.

(5:7) 40 min Modern Times
It was brave of them, says Crown Princess Mette-Marit about how the Royal Couple welcomed her and her son Marius. The Prince and Princess’s choices of life companions triggered the greatest drop in popularity the Royal House has seen in modern times. But for the King and Queen, there was no alternative. The past 25 years the Royal Couple have modernised their palace and residences, their court and not least their perspective on humanity.

(6:7) 40 min King of the Castle
The King has travelled to the farthest corners of the world, seeking out pristine nature and people who live in harmony with it. The Queen has had the liberty to develop her artistic talent. Now in their evening years, the King and Queen devote more time to their own interests. But even the King has goals he may never reach.

(7:7) 40 min The Legacy of Succession
Princess Ingrid Alexandra can lean on her grandfather as she embarks on her most important duties yet. 12 years old, she is studying to be a regent. Republicans say it’s problematic to turn a child into a national mascot. Though support for the monarchy remains high in Norway, republican voices have made themselves heard in recent years. 

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