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Old 02-05-2013, 08:16 AM
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Crown Princely Couple Visit to the U.S.; May 5 - 9, 2013

CP Haakon and CP Mette-Marit are planning a trip to the U.S. in the period from May 5-9, 2013.
From May 5-7, they will be in Houston on the occasion of the world's largest and most important oil trade, OTC2013, Offshore Technology Conference.
From May 7-9, the Crown Prince and Princess visit the San Francisco area. Representatives of the government and Norwegian businesses will participate in the program on both visitor locations.

Press release: kongehuset.no - Kronprinsparet planlegger besøk til USA
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article Kronprinsparet til USA på oljemesse - Sørlandet - NRK Nyheter
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- Previously, also King Harald has visited this oil mess, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The program in San Francisco is not determined yet, but will be developed in cooperation between the Ministry and the Embassy of the United States. Norwegian industry is in the spotlight during the whole journey, and in San Francisco there are many Norwegian technology companies.
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another press release about the program (not detailed yet)
kongehuset.no - Kronprinsparet besøker USA
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(as the link in the first post expired, here it is again
kongehuset.no - Kronprinsparet planlegger besøk til USA
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They added the program to the link above: kongehuset.no - Kronprinsparet besøker USA
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Sunday May 5: Houston
  • CP Couple attend OTCs main dinner for OTC guests.

Monday May 6: Houston
  • CP Couple visit the OTC exhibition with a tour and the opening of the Norwegian pavilion.
  • Attending the dinner with 400 Norwegian and international guests which Norway is the host.

Tuesday 7th May: Dallas
  • Visit to Lockheed Martin. Work with the details of the program. The press access will be limited.

Wednesday May 8: San Francisco
  • Attending the breakfast meeting on tourism organized by Visit Norway, Innovation Norway.
  • Attending the opening of the seminar on "Advanced Technology and Innovation", Stanford University.
  • Attending the reception organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with the construction of new buildings designed by Snøhetta.
  • Dinner with Norwegian and American guests at The Fairmont Hotel.

Thursday 9th: San Francisco
  • Visiting including the University of Berkeley.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:19 AM
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An interesting article connected with their visit to the USA:


Kronprinsen og dødens industri - Nye meninger
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:17 AM
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An interesting article connected with their visit to the USA:


Kronprinsen og dødens industri - Nye meninger
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a very interesting article with some good points, thanks

I wonder if there is more criticism or is this author respected?
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The article can be applied to all European reigning houses and has got valid points.
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They added the program to the link above: kongehuset.no - Kronprinsparet besøker USA
The couple will also attend a concert

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07.05.2013 - Official visit to the USA: Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend a concert with Kvelertak at Slim’s Music Club, San Francisco (20:30).
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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The visit has started, the CP Couple has arrived at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston.
Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3

Video http://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview.a...hId=1878279891

Today, May 5, 2013, they will attend the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) main dinner at Reliant Stadium in Houston (19:00 local time).
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First pictures from the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) main dinner at Reliant Stadium in Houston, May 5, 2013.
Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3 - Picture 4

video http://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview.a...hId=1608384733

getty images gallery from the first day (arrival and dinner) http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...+USA+-+Day+One
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:42 AM
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An article with video:
Mette-Marit:
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picture gallery from the arrival Haakon ja Mette-Marit Yhdysvalloissa | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi

article Kronprinsesse mette-marit - - Han så ut til å være strålende fornøyd - Seoghør.no Kongelige
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At the arrival children from the Seamen's church sang for the couple.
The article says, that CP Mette-Marit will also cisit the Seamen's Church in San Francisco.

more pictures from the dinner
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon at the 2013 Annual OTC Dinner in Houston, Texas
http://static.vg.no/uploaded/image/2...24384--999.jpg
http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/270...ctive/978x.jpg


ADD: another video http://tv.nrk.no/serie/morgennytt/nn...#del=1&t=6m57s

and a video about the "2013 Annual OTC Dinner" from OCT-TV http://www.otcnet.org/2013/ (CP Couple at 2:53 min.)

APA Picture gallery from the arrival http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...8-0f793cef5cd2
APA Picture gallery from the dinner http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...9-823bb1d96735
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I wish I'd be able to see then while they're in Dallas.
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Day 2 (May 6):
first picture from the OTC 2013-the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas https://twitter.com/akersolutions/st.../photo/1/large
Did she wear the same coat in blue at the Luxembourg wedding last year?

for a really detailed program of the whole visit have a look at the press program: http://www.kongehuset.no/binfil/down...php?tid=114691
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Day 2 (May 6):
first picture from the OTC 2013-the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas https://twitter.com/akersolutions/st.../photo/1/large
Did she wear the same coat in blue at the Luxembourg wedding last year?

for a really detailed program of the whole visit have a look at the press program: http://www.kongehuset.no/binfil/down...php?tid=114691
Yes, it looks like the same or a very similar lace coat. I like the navy best but she looks nice today.
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Day 2 (May 6):
first picture from the OTC 2013-the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas https://twitter.com/akersolutions/st.../photo/1/large
Did she wear the same coat in blue at the Luxembourg wedding last year?

for a really detailed program of the whole visit have a look at the press program: http://www.kongehuset.no/binfil/down...php?tid=114691
thank you
I must say, Haakon, those shoes
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^^^ At least they match his tie!!
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^^^ At least they match his tie!!
I thought the same

some more (blurry) pictures from the OTC 2013
https://twitter.com/FaithVanGilder/s...49990083907585
https://twitter.com/jbleiler/status/.../photo/1/large
https://twitter.com/FMC_Tech/status/.../photo/1/large
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https://twitter.com/ElinsTV2no/statu...62826470297601 CP Mette-Marit opened the Norwegian pavilion
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...levant_count=1
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...levant_count=1

nice picture Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3 - Picture 4 - Picture 5 - Picture 6 - Picture 7 - Picture 8 - Picture 9 - Picture 10 - Picture 11 - Picture 12

article from the NRF-website with photos http://www.royalcourt.no/nyhet.html?...5412&sek=27262

article with pictures http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/05/06/n...ology/#11970-1

nice pictures from yesterday http://asa.svenskdam.se/svettigt-for...rit-i-houston/

Video from today http://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview.a...hId=1444428453 (opening of the Pavilion in English at 1:45 min.)
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APA Picture gallery from the Offshore Technology Conference APA-PictureDesk

another big picture from the OTC and a picture of CP Haakon (in the background CP Harald when he was at the OTC)

video: http://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview.a...ch.tabId=video

Yesterday afternoon, they visited Exxon Mobil's Research Center in Houston in Texas. No pictures.
"ExxonMobil is one of the world's leading oil and gas companies and a major operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were given an introduction to the company's activities in general as well as a presentation on the company's oil spill preparedness and activities in the Arctic." (http://www.noodls.com/view/A16D0DDD4...8746AE9ABAB035)

In the evening, the couple attended a buffet dinner at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston
Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3 - Picture 4

getty images gallery from May 6 http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...+USA+-+Day+Two
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All these pix are really lovely. Thanks so much.
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More pictures from Day 1&2:
from the CP Couple's Facebook page Picture 1 - Picture 2 - Picture 3 - Picture 4

Mette-Marit och Haakon i oljestaden Houston | Åsas kungliga Europa

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The Royal Watcher - Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit...

Mette-Marit i «gjennomsiktig» Valentino-kåpe til over 20.000 kroner minmote.no

En el 'salón' de Haakon y Mette-Marit de Noruega

http://www.sjomannskirken.no/houston...esok-i-houston
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