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Old 08-05-2011, 09:48 AM
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I thought the celebrations were just a mass and a private dinner. I don't understand why peole make such a big fuss over this. A mass is very appropriate, IMHO, and come on don't they deserve a private dinner amongst family and friends?
Mette-Marit lost a relative, too, I think she might have an idea as to what is appropriate and what is not.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:52 AM
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Happy 10th year for Prince Hakon & Prince Mette-Merit

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What a shame, as this is a good occasion to celebrate, as many people thought they wouldn't make it here...

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Many people thought that? I, and believe me, a staunch and keen royal watcher, didn´t hear or read anything about that 10 years ago! The worries back then had more to do with the bride´s background but not that they wouldn´t manage their marriage.
Many people thought she wouldn't make it in the royal world, they may not have said divorce directly, but many people had their doubts she would last.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:33 PM
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Open spaces in the Cathedral

A limited number of tickets is available for those who wish to be present at the celebration of the Crown Prince couple's 10 year anniversary in the Oslo Cathedral.
The service will be held on Thursday 25 August at 15.00.

In addition to invited guests from the official Norway, friends and family and people from communities that Crown Prince couple has worked with over the years, the Crown Prince couple wants to give 200 places available for those who wish to participate.
Entry cards are free and can be picked up at Oslo Cathedral parish office Kirkeristen, Karl Johans gate 11, Tuesday 16 August from 16:00 until 18:00, max 2 per person.
kongehuset.no - Åpne plasser i Domkirken
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:16 AM
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As Fred was best man at the wedding, I wonder if he and Mary will attend the private dinner. Congratulations to the couple. It can not be easy for an ordinary girl to make the adjustment to living in a fish bowl existence, but love seems to have conquered here.
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I think Mette-Marit has done extremely well, as far as I can see.
Comparing her with other Princesses, she must have found things much harder, especially at the beginning, when the people of Norway had to get used to a stepchild ....

I think she is an asset, and an adornment.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:15 AM
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Beautiful picture gallery about the couple through the years!
And a bit down there is again Haakon's wedding speech to Mette-Marit - always wonderful to watch
– Jeg er så takknemlig for at hun har villet være sammen med meg - Norge - NRK Nyheter
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The Crown Prince family met Thomas Numme and Harald Rønneberg. They talked about how they met and about life together. Thomas and Harald were with the couple and their children in everyday and summer activities such as baking and windsurfing. It will be aired on TV on August 25.
http://www.kongehuset.no/c27217/nyhe...html?tid=93263
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for the link! Great pictures of them during interview.
Looking forward to see it on TV August 25.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:41 PM
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As Fred was best man at the wedding, I wonder if he and Mary will attend the private dinner.
If the private dinner is on 25 August I don't think they will attend. They have an official event in DK that evening.

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Comparing her with other Princesses, she must have found things much harder, especially at the beginning, when the people of Norway had to get used to a stepchild ....
IMO things were hard for her BEFORE the wedding and her acceptance as royal bride. But I think the circumstances AFTER the wedding were not harder for her than for other princesses who had to prove themselves (Mary and Maxima who had to learn a new language, adapt to a new country, Letizia who had to deal with the strict Spanish protocol and - I dare say - sexism).
And AFAIR cute Marius was actually a plus point for Mette-Marit. That way she was not only perceived as a woman with a controversial past but also as a caring mother who would be a good mother for the future royal children as well (the bishop actually stressed her motherhood out in his speech).
Perhaps Mette-Marit found it harder than other princesses to adapt herself to her new situation but I don't think it was because the circumstances were harder. Could you imagine Maxima, Mary or Letizia taking one year off to study in London or 2 months to travel? The Norwegians seem to be very tolerant people.

Now, even if it doesn't sound like it , they are actually one of my favourite royal couples and I congratulate them on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:34 PM
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NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

I hope this video will work for those outside Norway as well. It’s an interview with the journalist who has been following the Crown Princess, and family for a year and a half now, and we see some clips from the two programs that will air this autumn in connexion with the ten year anniversary.



We are shown a clip of Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus sitting outside at their cabin at Dvergsøya drinking out of plastic cups and having put straws upon straws inside each other to make one long one, so they can drink with their glasses on the steps below them. The Princess says she is able to drink with the glass down there and m up here, my mouth up here. The Prince shows the cameraman his straw and asks him what he sees and then if he can watch.



Later we are shown at clip of The Crown prince couple and Princess Ingrid Alexandra practicing a performance they are going to make for the King and Queen with guests at the Royal ship in the hours before the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. This reminds me of an interview or maybe a book where I think the Queen says they used to have Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise perform at different family gatherings to get used to being in the spotlight and appearing publicly.



The Crown Princess says she always walks barefoot so it’s no problem for her to do in the woods when they walk towards the water. She talks about how see is a very social person, but one that also needs time alone, and enjoys quiet moments. These moments are found by the sea and up in the mountains where she gets a chance to charge her batteries.



There will be two programs made, one airing next week, that is about the love and open affection between the Crown Prince couple. Then later on this autumn the program where we see the Crown Princess as both an official person and in her everyday life will air.
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I hope there will be pix and videos of this event !
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Could you imagine Maxima, Mary or Letizia taking one year off to study in London or 2 months to travel? The Norwegians seem to be very tolerant people.
Now, even if it doesn't sound like it , they are actually one of my favourite royal couples and I congratulate them on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.


I do actually, concerning Máxima or Mary (and of course Willem Alex. and Frederik! At least MM didn´t go alone on that trip and I guess it was a joint decision to do so!). I´m not so sure about Félipe and Letizia, so I agree with you on them.
I completely agree with you on your closing remarks: They are definitely my favourite royals and I wish them all the best in this world for the future!!!
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I forgot the men! Sorry.
Neither Maxima&WA nor Mary&Frederik did take time off like Mette-Marit&Haakon, that's a fact. And I think it had to do with the women being New-Dutch/Dane and having to show their affection for their new countries etc.
But this was just one example.
I just don't think that things were harder for Mette-Marit than for other princesses (as the poster I replied to claimed).
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:32 AM
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Memories: tv2.no has 4 parts with pictures and videos about the very first years of the couple, also before their wedding.
part 1: Slik forandret Mette-Marit kongehuset*|* God Kveld Norge - TV 2 Underholdning
part 2: Mette-Marit ber om unnskyldning*|* God Kveld Norge - TV 2 Underholdning
part 3: Norges nye kronprinsesse ble omfavnet av folket*|* God Kveld Norge - TV 2 Underholdning
the second video has a cute scene at 00:50 min., also the third video is quite interesting seeing Mette-Marit complaining about the methods of the Norwegian press especially towards her then 4 year old son Marius
part 4: Mette-Marits uheldige år*|* God Kveld Norge - TV 2 Underholdning
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Haakon was the youngest Crown Prince of this generation to marry, he had only just turned 28. When Frederik was 30 he was living in Paris working at the danish embassy for a year. When Haakon was 29/30 he was living in London studying, with his family.
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Well I really can't believe ten years has flown by - I remember the day very well! I think it was the first wedding abroad attended by the Earl and Countess of Wessex (along with the Prince of Wales). This couple should be congratulated on their marriage and the strength of their love!
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Neither Maxima&WA nor Mary&Frederik did take time off like Mette-Marit&Haakon, that's a fact. And I think it had to do with the women being New-Dutch/Dane and having to show their affection for their new countries etc.
But this was just one example.
I just don't think that things were harder for Mette-Marit than for other princesses (as the poster I replied to claimed).
I know they didn´t. But the question here was if it was imaginable if they did so and my reply was that I think that WA/ Max. and Fred./Mary would certainly get away with a private trip like the norwegians have done.
Again, I agree with you that I also do not think that it was THAT much harder for MM comparing to the other princesses, once after she got married.

Hello, to you scandinavians! I´m desperately looking for somebody able to receive norwegian television and who would be so kind to record some of the special programmes/docus concerning the CP 10th wedding anniversary on DVD or VHS tape! This is really important for me and of course I´d pay for any material costs or postage. I hope someone has a heart and would be willing to help me. Thank in advance!
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The money that would be spent would be better spent going to the families of the victims.
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What has money to do with the loss of life of a loved one? Do you think money would comfort parents or siblings?!
The victim´s didn´t come out of pauper´s houses - so I really do not see any connection with this horrid attack and the money might being spent at the CP´s wedding anniversary...?! I would only agree if people lost their homes and properties due to nature catostrophy, fire, etc. But in this case...
it has nothing to do with money. it's just inappropriate to "celebrate", whichever official cause, in the light of what happened.

i'd love to see the documentary that will be screened on the 25th august. will this be available online for non norwegians? (and possibly with english subtitles? )
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Despite the terrible tragedy, life must go on. I am quite certain, that the victims and their relatives don´t find the 10th wedding anniversary celebration inappropriate when looking at how they are celebrating, and how Haakon and Mette Marit have acted during the mourning period of the nation. They have shown a great amount of compassion and sympathy to the victims. And tomorrow is the national mourning day with the church service.

IMO Haakon and Mette Marit celebrate with a very good taste, first the church service at the Oslo Cathedral, then attending at the event of the crown prince and crown princess´ Fund at Universitesplassen, and in the evening a private dinner.
Haakon and Mette-Marit are a heart-warming couple, and they are doing a great job. They deserve this celebration.
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