Marius Borg Høiby To Attend Californian University
Marius Borg Høiby, the elder son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, celebrates his 20th birthday tomorrow and the Norwegian Royal Court today issued a statement on his future role in the royal family and his university education.
He will be studying business administration at a university in California, beginning January 17, the statement announced. He has also made the decision to no longer partake in royal events, unless there is a family reason for him to attend, as he desires to live a life outside the public eye.
The Crown Princess also made her own statement on the situation, saying she hoped the Norwegian press and public would respect Marius’s decision, because “he is not a public person” and “will not bear public duties like his siblings”. She spoke of pressure Marius has received from some sectors of the press in recent years as he completed his teenage years, writing that she was glad her own “youthful rebellion” was not reported on as it happened.
Mette-Marit concluded by saying she “could not have been prouder” as a mother to have Marius, “a rare beautiful young man, with an open mind”, as her son.Filed under Norway
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