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80 years since Olav’s and Märtha’s Wedding

  March 22, 2009 at 11:02 am by

Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha, a Swedish Princess, were married 80 years ago, on March 21st 1929. Prince Olav and Princess Märtha met during the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. They took some time to explore the city together and get to know each other. By the time they returned to their respective homes, they were secretly engaged. The engagement was announced publicly in Stockholm a few … Continue reading

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Haakon’s and Mette-Marit’s 4th day in Mexico

  March 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm by

During the 4th day in Mexico, March 19th, the Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the house of culture in Veracruz. Later Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit posed for the media at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City with Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and his wife Margarita Zavala where they attended an official dinner. More events the Crown Princely couple attended were the Crown Prince’s visit to a Floating Production Storage … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit in Mexico – Day 3

  March 19, 2009 at 5:00 am by

On March 18th Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of a seminar on indigenous populations at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, had a guided tour to Sala Maya and Sala Mexica and attended the opening of the exhibition by ambassador Solem, over Sala Mexica. You can find a gallery here. Afterwards the couple travelled to Veracruz by car. They had lunch at the … Continue reading

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Märtha Louise: first public engagement after maternity leave

  March 18, 2009 at 6:55 am by

On March 17th 2009 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway attended the opening ceremony of a light fountain at St. Olav square in Oslo. This was the the Princess’ first public engagement after her maternity leave. Märtha Louise gave birth to her third daughter, Emma Tallulah Behn, in September 2008. The Princess and her family have last been seen in January 2009 during the christening of Emma Tallulah. Pictures of Princess … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit in Mexico – Day 2

  March 18, 2009 at 4:58 am by

On the 2nd day of the 4 day visit to Mexico Princess Mette-Marit visited the HIV/AIDS center clinica in Condesa. Later the crown princely couple held a speech to students in the auditorium Alfonso Caso. The couple visited Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, where the Crown Prince gave a lecture, and the Crown Princess opened an architecture exhibition by Kristin Jarmund. In the evening there has been an official reception … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit in Mexico – Day 1

  March 17, 2009 at 3:51 am by

Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived in Mexico City on 15th of march. The official programme of the royal couple started on 16 March. On their first day the crown princely couple lay a wreath at the National Monument Ninos Heroes, payed a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum and were welcomed by at Los Pinos by President Calderon. The Crown Prince and his wife are received by … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit to visit Mexico

  March 15, 2009 at 4:55 am by

Tomorrow Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit will start their 4-days visit to Mexico. A thread about this visit can be found here. The Crown Princely Couple will visit Mexico City and Veracruz. A Program (in Norwegian) can be found here. A program in English can be found here. The Norwegian ambassador in Mexico confirmed that the Police is worried about the high crime rates in parts … Continue reading

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Sonja and Mette-Marit Celebrate International Women’s Day

  March 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm by

To celebrate International Women’s Day, fifteen women of different backgrounds were invited to tea with Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The women originally from Afghanistan, China, Peru, Somalia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Colombia and Eritrea. They talked about their backgrounds, their lives in Norway, their activities, their special interests, their health issues and how they have built their own lives in an “alien” country with … Continue reading

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Prince Haakon at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

  February 26, 2009 at 1:28 am by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway who is attending the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czeck Republic was presented with a painting called Liberec by the mayor of Liberec, Jiri Kittner, yesterday.  Photo1 The prince was seen cheering for the Norwegian team during the events and later he chatted with the athletes and congratulated the winners. Photo2 Photo3 The championships run until 1 March 2009. The 2011 competition will … Continue reading

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A New Biography of Queen Sonja

  February 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm by

Ingar Sletten Kolloen has been selected as the man to write a new biography on Queen Sonja of Norway. The biography, due for release in Autumn 2011, will examine the Queen’s whole life – from her childhoold in Oslo, her study as a young woman, her relationship with Crown Prince Harald , her marriage, her role as Crown Princess, Queen, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. More information can be found here. … Continue reading

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Visit to Finnmark

  February 8, 2009 at 5:20 am by

The Crown Prince Couple of Norway paid a visit to Kautokeino and Karasjok on February 5-6. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit start their official tour of Finnmark in Kautokeino, northern Norway, 05 February 2008. The temperature hit below 25 degrees centigrade. The CP Couple was invited to have a little sledge tour. When the Crown Prince was to sit in the reindeer sledge in Ardni-siidaen, the reindeer was … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Fifth Birthday

  January 22, 2009 at 4:30 am by

On 21 January 2009 little Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned five years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released photos of the Princess and her Family. They released two official pictures of Ingrid, in addition to a series of photographs of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ family, taken during their stay at Svalbard, Spitzbergen, June 2008. You can find many pictures and the video released by … Continue reading

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Christening of Emma Tallulah Behn

  January 21, 2009 at 3:52 am by

The christening of Emma Tallulah Behn, the youngest daughter of Princess Martha Louise, took place on January 20th 2009. Emma’s godparents were her grandmother Marianne Solberg Behn, who carried her to the christening font, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Alexia, Christian Udnæss, Carl Christian Christensen, Anbjørg Sætre Håtun and Sigvart Dagsland. Emma Tallulah was wearing a traditional christening dress made by Princess Ingeborg. Reverendt Gunnar Næsheim baptised the 5th Grandchild … Continue reading

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