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Old 02-21-2007, 06:37 PM
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A Norwegian lullaby

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I was wondering what the song was that the young lady sang at the unveiling of the statue of King Harold's mother.
Would anyone know?
According to the commentator on TV it was a Norwegian lullaby which Crown Princess Märtha used to sing for her children.

My translation (not very litteral, Norwegian/German/Dutch have lot in common, but it gives the core essence)

the first song I ever heard
was what my mother sang near the cradle
her gentle words found their way to my heart

and were able to stop my tears

her words did comfort me
made me silent and willing to sleep
they showed a wonderful path
from our little house

I can still see that path
when I close my eyes
an angel stands there, gentle smile,
as only my mother could smile

and when I'm tired
I go to sleep and lay down my body
I softly hear from my mother's grave
that song, that makes all fine

Something like that. Anyway, the King was emotioned (and his sisters as well).
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:41 PM
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Seelmann films did as usual a portrayal on the Royal birthday child celebrating a round birthday. For me Rolf Seelmann Eggebert is the "godfather of Royal watchers". I´ve videotaped it...maybe someone wants to download it.
(About 3 min are missing...I was distracted by watching the neighbour Royal family )

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:58 PM
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Wonderful pictures thank you to everyone who has posted. IMO it had to be Mette-Marit's dress that wins in the fashion stakes she was stunning!
One question- when will the other royal families begin to arrive?
I agree M-M looked lovely. Hopefully she can keep it up through the weekend.

I thought it was kind of funny when I looked at the pics of the family standing together, all the women seem to have chosen colors of dresses in similar colors except for Martha-Louise. Her dress is beautiful but she looked a little out of place just as far as the color scheme was concerned.

As for the other royal families I've read that they'll be arriving on Friday.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:01 PM
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M-M looked beautiful ... finally living up to her potential. And, to think, all she needed was a beautiful hair style rather than her usual hair hanging down straight, parted on the side, and then tucked behind her ears.

I hope we see more of this hairstyle ... quite sophisticated and becoming a Crown Princess
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:04 PM
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M-M looks really nice tonight its one of her better gala outfits.I look foreward to her outfits this weekend!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:14 PM
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first of all Happy Birthday to HM King Harald. .
secondly.. . MM looks stunning!!! soooo.... lovely tonite! i loved her hair and her gown. perfect!!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:32 PM
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Mette-Marit lookes just great.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:32 PM
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Yes! Mette-Marit looks....WOW....STUNNING!
Elegant, poised and just plain smashing!!!
Martha-Louise also looks beautiful as does the Queen.
A big round of applause for all of the royal ladies!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:41 PM
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Princess Martha looked stunning in her gown. I think that this one was worn before? I thought that M-M's dress looked bland, but she is a beautiful young woman and can carry most outfits really well.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:43 PM
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Happy Birthday to HM King Harald!

The ladies look lovely! I love Sonja's dress...does she ever look anything but poised, elegant and every inch a lady? Martha's Louise dress is beautiful...not particulary feeling the color...but she looks lovely as well. And what can I say about Mette Marit! I have never thought she looked out of sorts wearing dark colours all the time (I tend to do it myself) but she looks FABULOUS! Simply Fabulous!

And thanks for providing a translation to that song Henri M...what a lovely way to remember the late Crown Princess.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:26 PM
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Lovely dress for Mette-Marit and Martha Louise, really great thanks
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:10 PM
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Great pictures. I really like Märtha Louise's dress. I'm so-so on Mette-Marit's dress. I like the neckline, but its kind of bland.
I hope HM had a wonderful birthday surrounded by his friends & loved ones.

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:39 PM
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Thanks a million - Henri

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Originally Posted by Henri M.
According to the commentator on TV it was a Norwegian lullaby which Crown Princess Märtha used to sing for her children.

My translation (not very litteral, Norwegian/German/Dutch have lot in common, but it gives the core essence)

the first song I ever heard
was what my mother sang near the cradle
her gentle words found their way to my heart

and were able to stop my tears

her words did comfort me
made me silent and willing to sleep
they showed a wonderful path
from our little house

I can still see that path
when I close my eyes
an angel stands there, gentle smile,
as only my mother could smile

and when I'm tired
I go to sleep and lay down my body
I softly hear from my mother's grave
that song, that makes all fine

Something like that. Anyway, the King was emotioned (and his sisters as well).
Thanks a million for responding and so quickly with a translation. I have printed it out to savor for awhile.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:01 AM
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I'm not a fan of Mette-Marit's dress. The cut is nice, but I don't like the color. It washes her out a little. I'd like the dress if it was a darker color.....maybe a dark purple.

Martha's dress though....WOW!! I love it! I would absolutely wear it if I owned it. The color combo of blue roses on the white dress....very nice. But what was up with Ari? He's looking a little ragged. He needs a hair cut and a shave.
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Bitter cold chills royal birthday bash
Bitter cold chills royal birthday bash - Aftenposten.no

Royal birthday celebration underway
Royal birthday celebration underway - Aftenposten.no

Congratulations to King Harald on his 70th birthday!
The Norway Post : Congratulations to King Harald on his 70th birthday!

King's wish-list caused confusion
King's wish-list caused confusion - Aftenposten.no

COMIENZAN EN NORUEGA LOS GRANDES FASTOS CON LOS QUE EL REY HARALD CELEBRA SU 70º CUMPLEAÑOS
COMIENZAN EN NORUEGA LOS GRANDES FASTOS CON LOS QUE EL REY HARALD CELEBRA SU 70º CUMPLEAÑOS
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:23 AM
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I can't wait to see more pictures. The ladies are dressed wonderfully, esp. MM!
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:06 AM
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Happy Birthday to King Harald! Everyone looks really great! I love Mette-Marit's outfit that she wore to the unveiling of the statue of Crown Princess Martha. Her blonde hair, and the white scarf look great with the gray coat and black hat. Hopefully this is the start of a great week of celebrations!
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:56 AM
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thank you all for the fab pictures !! I love Mette marits evening dress she looked lovely !!! there again all the ladies look good !!
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:05 AM
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Happy 70th Birthday Your Majesty, King Harald! May you see many more!

Thank you everyone for the pictures, they are all smashing!
Honestly, I loved every one of the three women's outfits (including Sonja's fur )! M-L's gala dress...OMG, tre magnific! And M-M's gown was nice, beautiful cut, nice colour. In some of the PPE pictures from the gala she reminded me of the late Belinda Emmett. Sonja's outfit looks familiar, like the one she wore to Astrid's birthday a few weeks ago. Is it the same?
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:22 AM
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Princess Martha looked stunning in her gown. I think that this one was worn before?
Yes, you are right. She wore it for the 60th Birthday Celebrations of the parents in 1997 and for a State Visit in 2000.

I simply love Mette-Marit's dress! I think it looks so lovely on her and makes her look really elegant!
Neverteless, the most beautiful dress was worn by Märtha-Louise! I truely love her dress!
It's Gorgeous!

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Sonja's outfit looks familiar, like the one she wore to Astrid's birthday a few weeks ago. Is it the same?
Yes, it is the same. Princess Astrid also wore the same dress as on her birthday.
Let's hope she'll pull out a new dress on the GrandBall on Saturday!
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