On this day: Norway’s new royals

Norway’s new royal family arrives in the capital, Christiania (now called Oslo) on the 25th of November, 1905.

The new king, Haakon VII, was a Danish prince who became ruler of Norway when the union with Sweden was dissolved that year.

Haakon ruled until his death in 1957, and is famous for his resistance against the long Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

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