A Royal Correspondence

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August 23, 2013 by R.G. Morse

 

Norway/s King Harald & Queen Sonja

Norway/s King Harald & Queen Sonja

It isn’t every day one has a nice correspondence with royalty. Or at least with folks who rub elbows (or whatever it is private secretaries to kings and queens rub) with royalty. Here’s the response to a note I recently sent to the King and Queen of Norway; my original note follows. Ah, fame…

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MARION & KAARE ASKILDT

BOX 169

PREECEVILLE, SASKATCHEWAN

S0A 3B0

PHONE: (306) 547-3061

FAX: (306) 547-3064

EMAIL: k.askildt@xplornet.ca

WEBSITE: https://theheedlessnorseman.com/

DD.MM. Kong Harald og Dronning Sonja June 14, 2013

Det Kongelige Slott

N-0010

Oslo

Norway

Dear Kong Harald og Dronning Sonja;

RE: The Heedless Norseman

Please forgive an old Norwegian born Canadian for writing to you in English rather than Norwegian. There are a couple of good reasons for that. After about 50 years in Canada, my English is much better than my Norwegian, and I don’t have a Norwegian spell checker on my P.C.

I have written a light hearted book with stories describing the pranks that my identical twin brother and I did growing up in Norway, and my often humorous attempts at becoming a farmer. The book has only been on the market for a few months, but I have already received a number of positive feedbacks.

The book is a gift to you, and I hope that you will laugh a bit, and that it will put smiles on your faces. I believe that there is a great need for lighthearted prose in today’s society, and this is my initial contribution. There is another manuscript being processed by the publisher, and I hope to have my second book out early in 2014.

I have also enclosed some comments from my readers, including The Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Mona Brother.

I trust you will find my book to be entertaining, and worthy a place on your coffee table or bookshelf.

Sincerely,

Kaare Askildt

/encl.

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