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Old 02-20-2007, 04:02 PM
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Kongehuset.no has changed appearance

http://www.kongehuset.no

Kongehuset.no has changed appearance, away from the royal blue, into something oddly similar to the Danish counterpart.

What's your opinion on the new design?
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:07 PM
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It seems like more info is translated to English which is nice, especially having the engagements in English. I also like how they gave Marius his own section just like Ingrid and Sverre.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:11 PM
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Did anyone read the english version? Sverre is listed HH. In the norwegian site he is plain prince. i also like the black and white portrait of Mette-Marit in which she wears the amethyst tiara. stunning!
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:11 PM
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They also changed the official Portraits of the Royal Family members:
Norwegian Royal Family Current Events 2
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:14 PM
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I really like the new site vs. the old one. And I especially love that black and white photo of Mette-Marit that berry was speaking of. Stunning!
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:38 PM
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Speaking of that photo of Mette-Marit, here it is: Mette



I could easily see this photo in Vogue or Vanity Fair. Tres chic. :)
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I think it's a bit strange Marius got his own profile, but Leah and Maud are only linked to their mother's biography.
Imo they have the same "status" (or even a higher one, since they are the daughters of a born Princess) as Marius and should have an own profile, too.

It's okay that Marius has his own profil at Kongehuset.no (It shows how much he has been accepted), but I think Leah, Maud and Ari should have their own Portraits and Profiles then, too...
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:10 PM
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I think it's a bit strange Marius got his own profile, but Leah and Maud are only linked to their mother's biography.
Imo they have the same "status" (or even a higher one, since they are the daughters of a born Princess) as Marius and should have an own profile, too.

It's okay that Marius has his own profil at Kongehuset.no (It shows how much he has been accepted), but I think Leah, Maud and Ari should have their own Portraits and Profiles then, too...

Well, this has something to do with the parental status: MM is the future Queen, wife of the future sovereign - so her son is (unofficially) a member of the crown princely family.
But Märtha Louise is no HRH anymore, and by that no official member of the Royal House ("only" a private member of the royal family). Her daughters, no matter if their mother was a born Princess, are considered as, more or less, private citizens. Marius, as the stepson of the next monarch, will always possess a special role within the family (a fact that his mother is unlikely to be very fond of)

The webside, by the way, looks just fantastic!
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:15 PM
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They also changed the official Portraits of the Royal Family members:
Norwegian Royal Family Current Events 2

HM The Queen, like the Crown Princess, looks absolutely stunning (though
she wears a dress, a very elegant one, from 1991!)
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:16 PM
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I think it's a bit strange Marius got his own profile, but Leah and Maud are only linked to their mother's biography.
Imo they have the same "status" (or even a higher one, since they are the daughters of a born Princess) as Marius and should have an own profile, too.

It's okay that Marius has his own profil at Kongehuset.no (It shows how much he has been accepted), but I think Leah, Maud and Ari should have their own Portraits and Profiles then, too...
Technically, none of them (Marius, Leah Isadora, and Maud Angelica) are members of the royal house. Marius probably has his own profile because his mother is the crown princess, and because he often appears in royal events. Leah Isadora and Maud Angelica are the daughters of the princess, but Martha Louise isn't a member of the royal house anymore. She is also not styled "Her Royal Highness." I think that is mostly it. Also, Marius's little brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, is technically not a member of the royal house, as well, and if SM had his own page, and Marius did not, his being the only one linked by his mother's page, I think that would be worse. Haakon and MM have tried so hard to make it seem like SM and Marius are on the same level, so to have their pages on different levels would be very against that.


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Did anyone read the english version? Sverre is listed HH. In the norwegian site he is plain prince
I'm not sure why it is "His Highness" Prince Sverre Magnus- when he was born, the royal announcement stated that he was to be known as Prince Sverre Magnus, with no HRH in front of it, much like the styling of Princess Martha Louise (who is also listed as "Her Highness"). Only the members of the royal house carry the styling His/Her Royal Highness, His/Her Magesty, so those with the stylings are His Majesty King Harold V, Her Majesty Queen Sonja, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

All I can say is- someone made an oops!
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Technically, none of them (Marius, Leah Isadora, and Maud Angelica) are members of the royal house.
Exactly. ... I don't have a problem at all with Marius having an own profile , but it would have been nice if ALL members of the family had their own profile. .. and when Marius (as a "common" member of the family ) has a profile, all the other common members of the Family should have one,too.. So also Märtha's children.
That's just my personal point of view.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:22 PM
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The black and white photo of Ingrid Alexandra made in 2004 is one I have never seen and does not look like her other photos.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:05 PM
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Best pics

IMO these are the best official portraits of any royal house to date. Only HM King Harald V appears tense in his portrait. Everyone else seems beautiful, relaxed, clothing, hair, makeup, tiara, etc. excellent! Haakon, as always, looks great. But this is the first time that all three women (Sonja, MM, ML) have been totally on their top game. Kudos to whomever edited this royal site.

Also, on another board, someone mentioned that MM seemed to appear a little more sexy, a la Madeleine in her photos. I've always thought she was sexy but I do think that this is the most relaxed and refreshed we've seen in a long time.

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:04 PM
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I like the layout of the new site.

I have to agree with Her Majesty though about the pictures for Leah Isadora, and Maud Angelica.

I think its confusing to click on a picture of Leah Isadora or Maud Angelica and go to the profile of Martha-Louise. If the website is going to carry their pictures, at least it should state explicitly that they're the daughters of Martha-Louise and Ari so the visitors don't have to guess it because Leah's picture goes to Martha's profile.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:25 PM
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It seems like more info is translated to English which is nice, especially having the engagements in English. I also like how they gave Marius his own section just like Ingrid and Sverre.
I agree. Its very well done. I haven't found it yet, but does the new site have a family tree like the old one had?
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:31 PM
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I really like this new and well improved website!

As far as Leah and Maud not having a profile and Marius having one, I can see why with Marius' mother being the future Queen. Now I don't follow the NRF religiously but does ML want her little girls to grow up in the royal spot lot or is she following in the same steps as the Princess Royal of the UK and keeping her children out of the media spot light so they can grow up relatively normal?

Also (and this is something I've always wondered) is why Princess Ragnhild never smiles? Her profile makes her look like a mean old woman!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:50 PM
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I am so happy that they re-designed the old one....well looked like something that I would have put up (and I have no technique)
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:21 PM
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Thank God they did this!
Now the Worst Royal Webpage Razzie goes without discussion to the Spanish Royal House
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:26 PM
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The all look chunky on that first page, and I know they're not. That pic has to be changed.
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OMG, the new site looks soo much better than the old one!!
Bravo to whoever suggested the change!!!
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