Magne Hagen

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Magne Hagen (born 25 January 1938) is a retired Norwegian royal servant.

Hagen started with a military career, and held the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was first hired in the Royal Court in 1974, as an aide-de-camp of King Olav V. He became private secretary in 1979.[1] When Olav V died in 1991 and was replaced with Harald V, Hagen continued as private secretary.[2] In the beginning of that year, it was noted that the entire Court of the Norwegian Royal Family comprised as little as nine people: Hagen, Ingvald M. Smith-Kielland, Kaare Langlete, Ingegjerd Løvenskiold, Gunerius Flakstad and Barbara Iliff.[3]

Hagen remained in his position until his retirement on 1 February 2000. Two days later he was summoned to a private audience with the king and queen, where he was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, a rare decoration for non-royals.[1]

He is also a former leader of Norges Orienteringsforbund. He resides in Strømmen.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kallevik, Svein Arthur (3 February 2000). "Magne Hagen tildelt Storkors av St. Olavs Orden" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency.
  2. ^ Holm, Per Annar (12 March 1991). "Generasjonsskifte ved Kongens hoff". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 3.
  3. ^ Lie, Wibecke (21 January 1991). "Det norske hoffet – ett av Europas minste" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency.
  4. ^ "70 år 25. januar: Tidl. kabinettssekretær Magne Hagen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 11 January 2008.

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