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Old 06-08-2012, 12:52 PM
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This article was written in April, around the start of Breivik's trial:
King hails diversity during terror trial

April 24, 2012

As the trial of Norway’s home-grown, anti-immigration terrorist grinds on in an Oslo courtroom, the country’s monarch opted to make the latest of no less than four recent visits to one of the city’s most multi-cultural areas. There’s little doubt King Harald V is sending a strong signal of support for the multiculturalism that terror defendant Anders Behring Breivik attacked, and some believe the king is defining the “new” nation that Norway has become.

King hails diversity during terror trial : Views and News from Norway
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:05 AM
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Next week Sunday it's 1 year ago
The Royal Family will attend several memorial engagements during that day:


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22.07.2012
Wreath-laying ceremony
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend a wreath-laying ceremony in the Government Quarter, in memory of the terrorist attack 22 July 2011. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will also be in attendance (09:30).



22.07.2012
Memorial Service
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the Memorial Service in Hole Church in memory of the terrorist attacks against the Government Quarter and Utøya island 22 July 2011 (11:00).



22.07.2012
Memorial Service
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend the Memorial Service in Oslo Cathedral in memory of the terrorist attacks against the Government Quarter and Utøya island 22 July 2011. Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise will also be in attendance (11:00).



22.07.2012
Memorial Luncheon
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend a luncheon for the bereaved after the tragedy at Utøya.



22.07.2012
Memorial Concert
His Royal Highness attends a 22 July memorial concert in the Town Hall Square, Oslo (20:00).
kongehuset.no - Official engagements
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:21 AM
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Hard to believe a year has passed since the horrible events.
It must be a very difficult time for the Royal Family - and all Norwegians.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:41 AM
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A few days ago, Lionel Batiste died here in Neq Orleans. He was a legendary jazz musician here and happened to be on Norway at the time of the attacks. He led a traditional jazz funeral through the streets of Molde the day after the attacks.

For those who don't know, a jazz funeral is a New Orleans tradition where music (usually old spirituals and hymns) are sung as a procession of the dead's family and friends mourn and celebrate together.

Anyway, an interesting connection. You can find a video of the Molde march on YouTube.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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22.07.2012
Wreath-laying ceremony
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend a wreath-laying ceremony in the Government Quarter, in memory of the terrorist attack 22 July 2011. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will also be in attendance (09:30).



22.07.2012
Memorial Service
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend the Memorial Service in Oslo Cathedral in memory of the terrorist attacks against the Government Quarter and Utøya island 22 July 2011. Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise and Mr Ari Behn will also be in attendance (11:00).



22.07.2012
Memorial Service
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the Memorial Service in Hole Church in memory of the terrorist attacks against the Government Quarter and Utøya island 22 July 2011 (11:00).



22.07.2012
Memorial Luncheon
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend a luncheon for the bereaved after the tragedy at Utøya.



22.07.2012
Memorial Concert
His Royal Highness attends a 22 July memorial concert in the Town Hall Square, Oslo. Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise and Mr Ari Behn will also be in attendance (20:00).
kongehuset.no - Official engagements
For the press: kongehuset.no - National commemoration 22 July: Accreditation
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:39 PM
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My goodness is it almost a year ago already
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:28 AM
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Members of the Norwegian Royal Family attended a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony to honour the victims of the Utøya attacks.

- An emotional Queen Sonja
- Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
- The Royal Family and officials during the wreath-laying ceremony
- Princess Martha Louise, Queen Sonja and King Harald during the memorial service
- Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon, Ingrid Schulerud, Queen Sonja, King Harald and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg during the ceremony

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Mette-Marit and Haakon seem still very much affected.... understandable of course
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:40 AM
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All of them seemed very affected. Queen Sonja was fighting back tears, as did King Harald, Mette-Marit and Haakon.

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I can't help but thinking that M-M's "absence" over much of the last year has a lot to do with the Utoya attacks. She lost her stepbrother in a horrific act that affected the entire nation.
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Is there any info why MM will not accompany Haakon to tonights concert?
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Is there any info why MM will not accompany Haakon to tonights concert?
Maybe she just wanted to be with her children, she flies to Washington to the AIDS-conference and from there to the Olympics.
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Tearful Mette-Marit marks anniversary of Utoya massacre
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:34 AM
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Mette-Marit looks so good in black and white...she is so beautiful
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IMO these tears are not real. It seems she pretends that she want to cry, but I don't see a real grief on her face. It is only a simulation, she plays a perfect crownprincess, the people require this behavior. One year ago she cried really, it was not a show, but now I am not sure...
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Really? You don't see a real grief on her face? We must be looking at different people then.
Mette-Marit understands the families of victims better than anyone else, having lost a family member in the attacks as well.

And I never got the impression Mette-Marit tries to be a "perfect" Princess; in fact, one of the things I like about her is that she hasn't changed at all. Her style has evolved, she wears better makeup and her hair look nicer - but the woman herself is the same as on the day of her engagement, at least, in my opinion.
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Big photos
Haakon and Mette Marit
http://pilt.delfi.ee/show.php?mode=0...lt=onk2Ei.jpeg
Haakon and Märtha Louise
http://pilt.delfi.ee/show.php?mode=0...lt=B343GA.jpeg
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IMO these tears are not real. It seems she pretends that she want to cry, but I don't see a real grief on her face. It is only a simulation, she plays a perfect crownprincess, the people require this behavior. One year ago she cried really, it was not a show, but now I am not sure...
I strongly disagree...
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Spletnik.ru --- The Norwegian royals attended the service in commemoration of the Oslo and Utoya attacks.
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