1 - Picture released by the Norwegian Royal court showing the Norwegian Royal Couple, Crownprincefamily and guests posing for pictures in the Royal Palace, 04 March 2006 prior to the baptising ceremony of Prince Sverre Magnus. Foreground (L to R) Princess Maxima, Crownprincess Mette-Marit with Princess Ingrid Alexandra on her lap, Crownprincess Mette-Marits son Marius Borg Hoiby and Queen Sonja with Prince Sverre Magnus on her lap. The second row shows (L to R) Mr Bjorn Steinsland, Mr. Espen Hoiby, Crownprince Pavlos, King Harald, Crownprince Haakon, Princess Rosario and Ms. Marianne Gjellestad.
2 - The Norwegian Royal Couple and the family of the Crown Prince are posing for photographers at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Saturday, 04 March 2006 prior to the baptising ceremony for Prince Sverre Magnus. Picture shows in front from left Crownprincess Mette-Marit with Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Crownprincess Mette-Marits son Marius Borg Hoiby, and Queen Sonja with Prince Sverre Magnus on her lap. In the back King Harald and Crownprince Haakon.
3 - This handout picture shows the Norwegian Royal family and guests posing at the Royal Palace 04 March 2006 prior to the baptising ceremony of Prince Sverre Magnus. Present are: front from left Countess Ruth, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Crownprincess Mette-Marit with her children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Marius Borg Hoiby, Queen Sonja and Princess Ragnhild. In the second row from left are Mr. Johan Martin Ferner, Princess Astrid, Crownprincess Mary of Denmark, Crownprince Frederik of Denmark, King Harald, Crownprince Haakon with Prince Sverre Magnus, Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden, Ms. Leah Isadora Behn, Princess Martha Louise, Ms. Angelica Behn and Mr. Ari Behn. The third row from left Mr. Bjorn Steinsland, Mr. Espen Hoiby, Princess Maxima, Crownprince Pavlos, Princess Rosario, Prince Kyril and Ms. Marianne Gjellestad
AFP PHOTO Bjorn Sigurdson / The Royal Court / Scanpix/POOL via ANP
Norwegian Prince Sverre Magnus, in his grandmother, Queen Sonja's (C) arms is baptised 04 March 2006 next to Oslo's Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme (1L) in the Chapel at the Royal Palace in Oslo Saturday. Also present are: (LtoR) Ms. Marianne Gjellestad, Mr. Bjorn Steinsland, Mr. Espen Hoiby, unidentified church assistant, Crownprincess Mette-Marits son Marius Borg Hoiby, King Harald, Crownprince Haakon, Crownprincess Mette-Marit, Princess Maxima, Crownprince Pavlos and Princess Rosario. And at the very front centre Princess Ingrid Alexandra crawls up the steps.
AFP PHOTO/ Tor Richardsen / SCANPIX / POOL
I must say that Queen Sonja didn't come out nice on these official pics, that is her hat brim is shadowing her eyes, on both pics
And for Ingrid Alexandra, what a cute girl. I especially like the fact that she seems to be an independent young lady. Knowing what she want. When CP Mette-Marit read from the bible, Ingrid Alexandra kept saying Mamma repeatedly (like kids do untill the person wanted reacts to the call :) ).
And also during the christening act itself, she refused to stand with the others (by a loud and clear NO!) and sat in the stairs. Precious, I think
from ANP :
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus hold his child Sverre Magnus 04 March 2006 while his mother, Crownprincess Mette-Marit speaks at the podium during the baptism ceremony celebrated by Oslo's bishop Ole Christian Kvarme at Oslo's cathedral. Other people in the picture are from L: Ms. Marianne Gjellestad, Mr. Bjorn Steinsland, Mr. Espen Hoiby (hidden), Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Crownprincess Mette-Marit's son Marius Borg Hoiby, Princess Maxima, Crownprince Pavlos and Princess Rosario.
AFP PHOTO/ Tor Richardsen / SCANPIX / POOL
she wears a dark outfit with a rather big hat and a pearl necklace and her hair in a bun, she is sitting so its difficult to see her (NRK)
You can see on the pic where Mary is sitting that she has a very bad way to do it crossing her legs ( I observed yet for Christian's christening ) It's not elegant at all for a woman to cross her legs when she wear skirt; it's not very distinguished even more for an oficial act. Have a look none of the women of the first row did it . I remenber my mother told me that in the past ....Pay attention Mary, you are now a princess and you aren't in riding coat....
I like the outfit of Queen Sonja very much. That colous fit her very well, imo.
I don't like the outfits of Mette-Marit and Maxima, too dark for a christening, specially because they are the mother and the godmother, respectively.
Norway's Prince Sverre Magnus Baptized
..................Crown Princess Mette-Marit red the lesson from the Gospel of Matthew, and Kari Bremnes sang "Et lite barn som kommer" (A little Child a'coming), a song she had written for the Prince's baptism.
Sverre Magnus' baptismal dress was made by The Prince's great grandmother, Princess Ingeborg in 1920............... http://www.norwaypost.no/cgi-bin/nor...maker?id=22556
I don't see anything wrong with mary crossing her legs. She isn't wearing a mini skirt and she does look dignified. I cross my legs when i'm wearing a skirt to me theres no harm in it. We all sit how we feel comfortable.:)
What a lovely christening! They seem to have gotten the perfect mix of the christening being an official act as well as a family occasion, very nice! The flowers decorating the baptismal font were lovely.
Princess Rosario looked very elegant and stylish, my favourite outfit of the day I must say! Princess Mßxima also looked incredibly elegant, I love her outfit matched with the pearls. The same goes for Crown Princess Mary, she looked lovely too. Queen Sonja's outfit is really nice, bright and cheerful, although I agree that the brim of her hat is a bit too shadowing of her eyes and face on some pictures, but otherwise it was lovely.
What I don't understand though is what Crown Princess Victoria is wearing, it looks very dull and "ordinary", not festive enough for such an occasion, but rather something she would wear for an official engagement instead...