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Old 06-20-2012, 07:19 AM
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According to Kashmir Observer, Mette-Marit is in a holiday in Kashmir.
Princess Mette-Marit arrived in Leh town in the frontier Ladakh region on Monday for a 13-day stay.
Though the princess is accompanied by her own security entourage, the state government has also deployed two English-speaking personal security officers with her, sources told the Kashmir Observer.
Besides visiting ancient monasteries, the Princess will also be going for trekking in the cold desert.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:47 AM
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The same news as in September. But it seems she is now really there... It is interesting, that she has so big interest on this region. Total opposite lifestyle as her life in Norway.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:54 PM
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is it a working hoilday ? or is it private ? ....... so does that mean she wont be going on the children's hoilday in the summer ??
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:17 AM
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MM was Wednesday spotted in a bazar in Ladakh. Pitty no pictures about her, but a little bit more information about her "programmes" there.
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has this (MM private 13 day trip) been confirmed by the court?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:25 PM
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has this (MM private 13 day trip) been confirmed by the court?
If it was private why would it be confirmed by the court?
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:56 PM
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is it a working hoilday ? or is it private ? ....... so does that mean she wont be going on the children's hoilday in the summer ??
It's a private 13 day holiday.

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If it was private why would it be confirmed by the court?
According to this article the palace did confirm she was in India.

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I can confirm that Crown Princess Mette-Marit for several years has planned a hiking trip in this region, and that she is happy to finally be able to complete the walk. But it is not correct that she visited India last year, says an otherwise taciturn Hagen. The castle has no further comments on the Crown Princess's current stay in Kashmir.
From the above article

The palace confirmed because VG net called to confirm the trip.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:39 AM
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Is it not dangerous to write worldwide, that she is there with only 4 securitypeople? This region is not so safe, she is not so far from Afganistan, how can be she saved? Does anybody know how work a security system of a royal? Did they travel early to the region to see how safe there is, check the hotel, the people, the places... And if anything happen, how can they escape her? With a norwegian military helicopter? I saw a bracelet on Haakon (and maybe on William) and I read somewhere that it is a security bracelet with a chip or GPS or how is called it, so the security team can see always where he is. But I never seen such thing on MM. But something "emergency caller" must she have, I think. Because her bodyguards couldn't be with her always and everywhere... (Except if one of them is a woman bodyguard...)

It seems she is followed by the newspaper Kashmir Observer, so we know what she makes there.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:57 PM
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Out of curiosity, what's the reaction to this trip been in the Norwegian press?

Is there any speculation that it had anything to do with the trial of the Utoya murderer? (horrible, horrible stuff out of that trial, by the way)

I could be completely wrong, but it seems like MM was deeply affected by what happened and perhaps needed to get away.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Out of curiosity, what's the reaction to this trip been in the Norwegian press?

Is there any speculation that it had anything to do with the trial of the Utoya murderer? (horrible, horrible stuff out of that trial, by the way)

I could be completely wrong, but it seems like MM was deeply affected by what happened and perhaps needed to get away.

It was said that this trip was planned for years, and she was there in her youth already, so I don't think it is connection with the Utoya attack. But sure it is good for her a little bit switch off, relax and forget her problems (if she has some). I think there are many clever buddhist monk, who can answer her question, who can help her to see what the direction in her life is... I have sometimes the feeling, that she want to be only a normal woman again, without this attention and responsibility. I think this travel was very important for her, otherwise which mother leave her kids at home for two weeks???
I read a few oppinion in the newspapers and many people ask who pay this trip, and her security. Of course they are also angry, if this trip is paid from taxmoney, because this is not a cheap travel. But I don't know who pay this.

So she is in the Kidar Guest House in Leh and the region was informed about her arrive.

Photos of Kidar Guest House, Leh - Guesthouse Images - TripAdvisor

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:50 PM
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Always something new... This artical writes, that she has a cook and 14(!) securitymen in Ladakh... (but I don't belive it)

Prinzessin Mette-Marit erzrnt Norweger mit heimlicher Indienreise - Royal: News aus den Knigshusern - glanz & gloria - Schweizer Fernsehen

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:54 PM
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I strongly doubt that as well.
I mean, if the entire Royal Royal Family was there, 14 might have been about right.
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Mette Marit away to find herself - seriously!?
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I think she is just lazy & taking advantage of money & status but tries to sell herself as an "inspirational person" ... funny to see that when its about such things, it doesnt count that MM has fear of flying (she has cancelled events in the past for that reason) but at the same time jets around the world for private convenience ... same with her children, apparently they are so important that she cancels events to be with them but doesnt hesitate to leave them behind for a couple of weeks. For me, she is one great pretender without substance.
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I think she is probably going through something. She can afford to go away and if the royal family especially her husband don't mind good for her. As for the children they are with their family and quite happy I'm sure. With skype she can see and talk to them everyday.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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Mette Marit away to find herself - seriously!?
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I think she is just lazy & taking advantage of money & status but tries to sell herself as an "inspirational person" ... funny to see that when its about such things, it doesnt count that MM has fear of flying (she has cancelled events in the past for that reason) but at the same time jets around the world for private convenience ... same with her children, apparently they are so important that she cancels events to be with them but doesnt hesitate to leave them behind for a couple of weeks. For me, she is one great pretender without substance.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:08 AM
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I do think its strange her going off like that , but she must feel like she needs to do it ,does that mean then when the other royal family go on there summer hoildays she is going to stay behind and work due to her having an early hoilday ??
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:42 PM
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another article about her hiking tour
Indisk hotellsjef: Mette-Marit p fjelltur med kokk og telt - VG Nett om Kongehuset
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from this article: Marianne Hagen, communication manager at the palace, said: I can confirm that Crown Princess Mette-Marit for several years has planned a hiking trip in this region, and that she is happy to finally be able to complete the walk. But it is not correct that she visited India last year.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:22 PM
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another article about her hiking tour
Indisk hotellsjef: Mette-Marit p fjelltur med kokk og telt - VG Nett om Kongehuset
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from this article: Marianne Hagen, communication manager at the palace, said: I can confirm that Crown Princess Mette-Marit for several years has planned a hiking trip in this region, and that she is happy to finally be able to complete the walk. But it is not correct that she visited India last year.
So if I understand correct, she is now in the mountains til end of her India-travel, from Saturday than til next Sunday or Monday... Alone. With a cook and a securitypeople...
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:44 PM
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I don't think she is all by herself with a cook and a security man. I rather think it's a guided hiking tour in a group with some people.

This weekend's "Se og Hr"-cover shows a picture of her:http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5652953_n.jpg (from: http://www.facebook.com/seoghor)
The caption says: This week you can read all about Mette-Marit's secret trip to India. See the exclusive photos!
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...and another article, claiming that Sharon "Myoshin" Kelly (a spiritual advisor from the US) is her "secret guru" - because a photo in the "Se og Hr"-magazine shows CP Mette-Marit and "Myoshin" trekking together in the Kashmir Mountains.
Myoshin (57) utpekes som Mette-Marits hemmelige guru - VG Nett om Kronprinsparet
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