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Old 10-02-2013, 01:06 PM
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Quite a few lovely pictures from today's visit. Disappointing no hats, any reason for that?
I thought all ladies looked lovely. Queen Sonja's dress was really pretty.
No hats in Spain a few weeks ago either,custom of the country visited or just to loosen up among friends...



Welcome by TM King Harald and Queen Sonja



Meeting with PM Jens Stoltenberg

Pics courtesy the Dutch Royal House website.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:31 PM
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Quite a few lovely pictures from today's visit. Disappointing no hats, any reason for that?
I thought all ladies looked lovely. Queen Sonja's dress was really pretty.
From what I read in a thread about an earlier visit, these visits are very informal so I would not look for much "dress up". If I remember right there were no hats meeting QEII.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:46 PM
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another video NRK TV - Dagsrevyen - 02.10.2013

It's sweet that Queen Sonja gave Queen Maxima the flowers herself, and how later Queen Sonja "grabbed" Princess Astrid to come closer.

Handkiss http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2840/kw9h.jpg

and some HQ pictures http://blogg.tv2.no/kongebloggen/201...alt-minibesok/
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:36 PM
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Nice visit, Queen Maxima look fabulous, as always. I wasn't crazy about M-M choice of hair style, looked kind of thrown together, last minute to me.
Was it just me or did the visit to Spain seem to have more warmth? I really like that the Crown Royal couple met their plane and the closeness between Maxima and Letizia. I thought I might see that between The Crown Prince Couple and King W-A and Queen Maxima, but really didn't see it.
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That's the first thing I noticed was the lack of warmth, I wonder why?.they must be all good friends because WA and Maxima were at Haakons 40th....but anyway these visits are good I really like the informality of them all and as usual Maxima looked great as did Mette Marit and Queen Sonja but don't know what was going on with Haakons horrible blue coat!....
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Here are two more galleries from yesterday:



** zimbio: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in Oslo **


** pp: Maxima et Willem-Alexander des Pays-Bas : Visite éclair aux royaux de Norvège **
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Full State Visits at present to the countries scheduled in the series of introductory visits are not opportune as the relations are more then cordial,they are excellent but mostly because the last State Vists haven't been that long ago...So,it would be a waste of time and money to put it bluntly...These short visits from the shortest Reignig to longer Reigning collegues are a good and modern way to introduce in new roles.

I don´t think full state visits are only being done between countries whose relations are less cordial. And state visits to Britain and Spain were about 30 years ago. Only the last one to Norway was in 2010.
So I think what we see here is another scaling down of ceremonial and protocol which I personally pity. The pics are nice though!
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Was it just me or did the visit to Spain seem to have more warmth? I really like that the Crown Royal couple met their plane and the closeness between Maxima and Letizia. I thought I might see that between The Crown Prince Couple and King W-A and Queen Maxima, but really didn't see it.[/QUOTE]



Lack of warmth? Where did you see that?! Haakon and MM have also met the King and Queen at the airport. After that they escorted them to the royal palace where King Harald and Queen Sonja awaited them.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:15 AM
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Indeed Wartenberg,the Norwegian CP Couple are very very close friends of Willem-Alexander and Máxima and regularly found here sailing with the whole lot of 'm!

TM know eachother ever since WA was in dipers and his parents and the King & Queen of Norway are the closest of friends.No no,not a lack of warmth at all,contrary.Just a different country different costums,but lack of warmth no way!!
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I also don't see any lack of warmth, only the contrary. Have you seen how the two Kings hugged each other? Still I hope we will get some pictures from the airport where they were greeted by the CP Couple...

The navy cape Queen Sonja wore has been seen on CP Mette-Marit before (but it's not known if she borrowed it or if both have their own one).
kronprinsesse mette-marit: Byttelåner klær med svigermor - Se og hør
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Indeed Wartenberg,the Norwegian CP Couple are very very close friends of Willem-Alexander and Máxima and regularly found here sailing with the whole lot of 'm!

TM know eachother ever since WA was in dipers and his parents and the King & Queen of Norway are the closest of friends.No no,not a lack of warmth at all,contrary.Just a different country different costums,but lack of warmth no way!!


I think the contact between NL and Norway is even more close than NL and Spain as the 2 younger couples spent holidays together, as you have mentioned, Máxima is Magnus´ godmother and they visit each other for their birthdays (not regularily, but often) - how can one more be close when living in different countries?!
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yes, i also disagree about the CP couple and the dutch king and queen not being close: maxima and MM are known to be good friends and both couples went on holidays together when they were CP couples both of them.

it's great the dutch king and queen are getting to visit so many of their counter parts on these short visits. well done to them.
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