Sunday, 15 March 2020

King Harald of Norway's Coronavirus Speech - English Translation (March 15th 2020)

Dear all,

We find ourselves in a situation that is both unreal, strange and frightening for all of us. We do not recognize our everyday life or the world around us. And yet, we are only standing at the beginning of something we do not fully know the consequences of.

Uncertainty makes us vulnerable.
The seriousness makes us anxious.
The new everyday life can give us a feeling of powerlessness.

Norway is affected along with the rest of the world.

Now, our most important task is to try to slow down the dramatic development - by following the orders given by the authorities.

We can be grateful that we have political leaders and agencies with the courage and knowledge to meet the situation with honesty and realism.

Norway is known as a trusting society. Now there is a special need to show each other trust. Both that everyone takes responsibility for preventing the spread of infection. And for the country's authorities to make good and wise decisions.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all now.

With you who are sick and those who are dependents.

With health care professionals across the country who are working day and night. With you who are experiencing financial losses and fears for the future. With all of you who attend to important social functions so our country can act.

With all the children - who may be particularly anxious now - and whom we must take extra care of.

And with those who feel the loneliness because our small and large communities are temporarily taken away from us.

Finally, I would like to remind you that everyone needs a little extra kindness during this time. Together we stand in this. And together we will be able to get through what lies ahead.


-English Translation by Gert's Royals

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

List of Official Engagements Canceled Due to Corona Virus

List of official engagements canceled due to the Corona Virus. Not a complete list, as not every canceled engagement is going to be announced to the public. Many of these engagements will be rescheduled for a later date.


I am not going to update this anymore as pretty much everything is canceled through April.

3rd Week of March
All Official Engagements:
  • Denmark
  • Norway 
    • (Everything that is not a Government Meeting)
Sunday 15th 
  • Denmark
    • Attends Celebration on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the reunion in Marienkirche
      • Princess Benedikte 
Monday 16th 
  • Luxembourg
    • Audience with Prime Minister of Andorra, Xavier Espot Zamora
      • Grand Duke Henri
Tuesday 17th 
  • Denmark 
    • Attends a meeting of the Girl Scouts' Joint Council
      • Princess Benedikte 
  • Netherlands
    • Attend a reception in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Anglo-Netherlands Society at Kensington Palace
      • Princess Beatrix
  • UK 
    • Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Prince Charles
    • Attend Gold Award Presentation
      • Prince Edward
    • Attend a reception in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Anglo-Netherlands Society at Kensington Palace
      • Duke and Duchess of Gloucester 
Wednesday 18th 
  • Denmark 
    •  Attend the Queen's Clock Parade at the Royal Life Guard 
      • Queen Margrethe
  • Netherlands
    • Receives municipalities for signing pact for a debt-free Netherlands
      • Queen Maxima
  • UK
    • Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Prince Charles
    • Visit to Cyprus
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Thursday 19th 
  • Denmark 
    • Visit Hospice Farm Filadelfia on the occasion of their 10th anniversary
      • Princess Benedikte 
    • Attend opening of Carlsberg's new headquarters
      • Crown Princess Mary
    • Attend Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Denmark and India
      • Crown Princess Mary
  • UK 
    •  Visit Bentley Motors Limited
      • Queen Elizabeth
    • Visit Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
      • Queen Elizabeth 
    • Attend a lunch at Square Kilometre Array Global Headquarters
      • Queen Elizabeth
    • Visit to Cyprus
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Friday 20th 
  • Netherlands
    • Open exhibition 'Royal Blue' at the Art Museum The Hague
      • Princess Beatrix
  • UK
    • Visit to Cyprus
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Saturday 21st 
  • Monaco
    • Rose Ball
      • Monaco Royal Family
  • UK
    • Visit to Cyprus
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
    • Visit to Jordan 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
4th Week of March
All Official Engagements:
  • Denmark
  • Norway
    • (Everything that is not a Government Meeting)
Sunday 22nd
  • UK
    • Visit to Jordan 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Monday 23rd 
  • Belgium 
    • State Visit to Italy
      • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde
  • Denmark 
    • Official Audiences
      • Queen Margrethe
  • Netherlands
    • Open tenth edition of Money Week
      • Queen Maxima
  • UK
    • Visit to Jordan 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Tuesday 24th 
  • Belgium 
    • State Visit to Italy
      • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde
  • UK
    • Visit to Jordan 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Wednesday 25th 
  • Belgium 
    • State Visit to Italy
      • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde
  • UK
    • Visit to Jordan 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
Thursday 26th 
  • Netherlands
    • Attend event for National Teacher Education Day
      • Queen Maxima
  • UK 
    • Visit the London Borough of Camden
      • Queen Elizabeth
    • Attend London Marathon
      • Prince Harry

Last Week of March/1st Week of April
All Official Engagements:
  • Denmark
  • Norway
    • (Everything that is not a Government Meeting)
Thursday 2nd
  • Denmark 
    • Opening of the exhibition “The Faces of The Queen” at Frederiksborg Palace
      • Queen Margrethe
Friday 3rd
  • Denmark 
    • Press briefing at Fredensborg Palace
      • Queen Margrethe
2nd Week of April
All Official Engagements:
  • Denmark
  • Norway
    • (Everything that is not a Government Meeting)
3rd Week of April
All Official Engagements:
  • Denmark
Sunday 12th - Easter
  • ?
Tuesday 14th 
  • Denmark 
    • Reception of deputations
      • Denmark Royal Family
    • Gala performance at the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage and coach ride
      • Denmark Royal Family & Foreign Royal Guest
Wednesday 15th 
  • Denmark 
    • “Children from Denmark’s municipalities celebrate HM The Queen” at Christiansborg Palace
      • Denmark Royal Family & Foreign Royal Guest
    • Gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace
      • Denmark Royal Family & Foreign Royal Guest
Thursday 16th 
  • Denmark 
    • Morning wake-up celebration at Fredensborg Palace
      • Denmark Royal Family
    • Balcony Apperance during the changing of the guard at Amalienborg
      • Denmark Royal Family
    • Reception at Copenhagen City Hall and coach ride
      • Denmark Royal Family
    • Private dinner and ball at Fredensborg Palace
      • Denmark Royal Family


**Past Weeks**

1st Week of March
Wednesday 4th 
  • Sweden 
    • Official Dinner (Representationsmiddag) 
      • Swedish Royal Family
Thursday 5th 
  • Denmark 
    • OECD 2020 Global Forum on Environment 
      • Crown Princess Mary
  • Luxembourg 
    •  Meeting with students of the Private School Sainte-Anne 
      • Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
    • Luxembourg City Film Festival 2020
      • Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Friday 6th 
  • Denmark
    • OECD 2020 Global Forum on Environment 
      • Crown Princess Mary
  • Luxembourg 
    • Meeting with young people of Zonta Club Luxembourg 
      • Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Saturday 7th 
  • Norway 
    • Holmenkollen Ski Festival 
      • Norway Royal Family
2nd Week of March
Sunday 8th 
  • Norway 
    • Holmenkollen Ski Festival 
      • Norway Royal Family
Wednesday 11th 
  • Luxembourg
    • 50th Anniversary of "Clearstream Banking Luxembourg"
      • Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Thursday 12th 
    • Denmark 
      • Receives Fredensborg's torchlight train.
        • Queen Margrethe
    • Luxembourg 
      • Visit the National Library of Luxembourg
        • Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
    • Sweden
      • Crown Princess Victoria's Name Day Celebrations
        • Crown Princess Victoria & Family
    Friday 13th 
      • Denmark 
        • Visits the Duborg School
          • Princess Benedikte
      • Luxembourg
        • Audience with Madame Maria Teresa Fern├índez de la Vega, President of the Spanish Council of State at the Palace
          • Grand Duke Henri
      • Netherlands
        • Opens Library Neude in Utrecht
          • Princess Laurentien
      Saturday 14th 
      • Denmark
        • Attends Paradressur's event at Blue Hors
          • Princess Benedikte