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Oslo - Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo was begun by King Karl III Johan (reigned 1818-1844), better known as King Karl XIV Johan of Sweden. He had been Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte of France before being named Crown Prince of Sweden in 1810. The palace was begun in 1825, but not completed until 1849. An equestrian statue of the King is in front of the palace.

 

Norway had been subordinate to Denmark until 1814. It was united with Sweden from 1814 to 1905, with Sweden as the senior partner.

 

King Haakon VII (Håkon VII, reigned 1905-1957), was the first King of independent Norway after the separation from Sweden. He was the first monarch to make this palace his main residence. I remember his name from World War II, when he was in exile in London.

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Taken on July 27, 1993