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Old 10-02-2008, 01:35 PM
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Iain, it's because the King is speeking and it is regarded as an important and solemn occation. It's of the same reason why we stand when the Norwegian anthem is sung.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:15 PM
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Iain, it's because the King is speeking and it is regarded as an important and solemn occation. It's of the same reason why we stand when the Norwegian anthem is sung.
vestfoldlilja, I can understand people standing for the anthem, that happens throughout the world, but if you watch other countries where the monarch speaks everyone usually sits. I find it rather surprising that even the King stands instead of sitting on the throne.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:25 PM
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Was MM on the opening?

PS. I don't watch the whole video.
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Was MM on the opening?
This question is asked every year.

To answer your question:
No, Mette-Marit didn't attend.
The Crown Princesses never attended the Opening of the Parliament.
Only the Royal Couple and the Heir to the throne attend the Opening of Stortinget.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:49 PM
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Oh thanks HM.

Btw. is it any tradition or her choice?

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Btw. is it any tradition or her choice?
Sonja didn't attend either when she was Crown Princess. It's tradition that only the King, Queen and Heir attend.

So, Ingrid Alexandra is going to be the first Crown Princess who attends the opening of Stortinget, as she is going to be the heir to the throne.
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Looking at one of the videos I was surprised at how few people were lining the route. One side of the street had only a handful of people, so unlike the Hague where you can hardly find a space. Also, why the closed cars? you could hardly see who was in them. Surely they could use a landau so that people get a good view.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:40 AM
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A gallery of the opening of parliament from aftenposten.no on this link:- King Harald opens Parliament - Aftenposten.no
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:36 AM
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Opening of the Parliament (Stortinget) - 2009

09.10.2009
Formal opening of the Storting
His Majesty The King will undertake the formal opening of the 154th session of the Storting. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will also be in attendance (13:00)

Previous years' threads can be found here:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8-a-18455.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...7-a-14104.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...6-a-16014.html
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The King opened the Parliament today:

Kongen åpnet det 154. Storting - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter
Like every year the King was joined by the Queen and the Crown Prince.

Video of the Opening:
http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/558584

http://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/article2726397.ece
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I think Queen Sonja looked especially elegant today. A true Queen from tip to toe!
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King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon arrive for the opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in Oslo October 9, 2009.
http://img197.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_479lo.jpg
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http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php...0_122_55lo.jpg - The Queen indeed looked great
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Queen Sonja does look wonderful. I like it when all the openings of parliament are close together.
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The Queen does look very pretty. I loved how some of the members of parliament appeared to be wearing bunads in the video!
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Did MM attend the parliament opening? I haven't seen her in the pictures.
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Did MM attend the parliament opening? I haven't seen her in the pictures.
No, she didn't.
The Norwegian Crown Princesses never attend this event.
The event is only attended by the King, Queen and the Heir to the throne.
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Opening of the Norwegian Parliament 'Storting' 2010

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http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...e/2615583.html

Profimedia gallery:

http://www.profimedia.cz/image/detail/0081485979
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King Harald speech:
http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/smk...html?id=616349
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Is this a special chamber for ceremonial occasions like this or is the normal debating chamber? It would seem that if this is the regular debating chamber it would have to be rearranged for day to day activities.
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HI, IN THIS OFFICIAL PAGE YOU CAN SEE THIS CEREMONY
Stortingets nettsted, Videoarkiv

HERE
Storting lørdag den 02. oktober 2010, kl. 12:45
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I wonder why MM and all other crown princesses never attend this event?
Anybody?
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