The story unfolds in a small city in Norway, where a teenager lives at home with parents and three brothers. It's a tree bedroom apartment where the teenager is sharing bedroom with a younger brother. Moving out from the parents place is a huge dream and a wish, because with no money and difficulties expressing feelings, it's not easy to tell the truth at home. Unhappy due to being beaten up at home since childhood, the teenager has now made up its mind and hunting for a new larger place to live.
How often does it happen that someone is trying to do something they might think is impossible? This is the case with the true story that unfolds in this film "A Room at the Palace". The story is about something that nobody have the chance to experience ever again. The unemployed teenager, that lives in the city of Moss, in the southern part of Norway, travels to the capital to visit the Royal Palace in Oslo. Almost like a modern Ash Lad fairytale story, that knows lucky in life plays a greater role than what one initially would imagine. After meeting with Court Marshal Smith-Kielland and asking to stay at the Palace, it soon turn out that he in fact approves it. The teenager is allowed to move into, and live at the Royal Palace in Oslo. What's happening from there on, forms the basis for this film based on this unique true story.
It's Court Marshal Smith-Kielland that are in charge of the Royal Palace in Oslo, and he provides now the teenager with a key to a cosy, spacious room at the main floor in one of the two wings at the Royal Palace. With views over the Palace Square and Queen's Park, this must be the bast place to live in the entire Oslo. With an access ID, in pure silver in the pocket, Drammens Road No. 1 becomes both King Olav V of Norway and the 17-year old teenager's permanent residence. To get to stay and meet the King at the Royal Palace with 173 rooms, smack in the middle of Oslo's busiest centre, is a huge leap forward in life and forms the foundation of the many royal stories told about Sandringham estate in England and well-known locations in both London, Paris and Oslo.