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you know i have wonder if the late king olav was still alive would he give consent for haakon to marry sonja .
Haakon married Mette-Marit. Sonja is Haakon's mother.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:38 PM
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I am a huge fan of princess Mette-Marit because I think she has done very well in the last years. I like her BECAUSE she is a former single mother with a "past". Her faults make her unique. She is different from all the dream princesses that are around currently because she seems so much down to earth, so perfectly imperfect :-) I admire her and hope that she will have a beautiful life with Haakon and the children. Hopefully she will be a beautiful and perfect Queen one day. I do not think at all that she is a disgrace for the Norwegian royal family.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:06 AM
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I think Princess mette marit is and has been doing a brilliant job !
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:32 AM
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You are right and it made me angry to think that even the King was insulting her on her wedding day.
The grapes might have been a bit sour for King Harald who had received a taste of his own medicine.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:54 AM
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you know i have wonder if the late king olav was still alive would he give consent for haakon to marry sonja .im sorry brigit hansen if i offended you by my manner of spaeken clearly it was my opinion .i have nothing personal against mette marit .my great concern is the norwegian monarchy will it survive all these dread and controversial
I don't think that King Olav would give Haakon permission to marry his mother......

As for giving Haakon permission to marry Mette Marit, in the end even King Olav would have to give in if Haakon really went for her and deployed the kind of hydraulic despotism tactics as his father Harald used to obtain permission to marry Sonja - and Haakon did - to avoid a constitutional crisis.

Furthermore, it requires an extreme set of circumstances, of which the monarchy must receive the blame, to abolish a monarchy, like long-time economic hardship or a lost war. Norway, as a peaceful, democratic, prosperous, stable constitutional monarchy with an extensive welfare state as well as one of the strongest economies of the world, is light years away from such circumstances.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:09 AM
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I think people should not directly judge Crown Princess Mette-Marit with her royal life now based from her past
Of course!

Past is the past.

Now, is the present.

MM's doing a great job, now.

That is what's the important thing.

How has she risen above her past foibles and mistakes?
In my estimation, very well!
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:51 AM
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I don't think that King Olav would give Haakon permission to marry his mother......

As for giving Haakon permission to marry Mette Marit, in the end even King Olav would have to give in if Haakon really went for her and deployed the kind of hydraulic despotism tactics as his father Harald used to obtain permission to marry Sonja - and Haakon did - to avoid a constitutional crisis.

Furthermore, it requires an extreme set of circumstances, of which the monarchy must receive the blame, to abolish a monarchy, like long-time economic hardship or a lost war. Norway, as a peaceful, democratic, prosperous, stable constitutional monarchy with an extensive welfare state as well as one of the strongest economies of the world, is light years away from such circumstances.
again ,yeah of course i have no problem shes a commoner BUT again there are some stories that simply too much to bear and i believe the royal family should be model family to the norwegian people they should portray themselves as a grand upper class family not too folksky and the king should have preserved his son in the coming weeks before the wedding almost everyarticle in newspaper had a gossip about mette-marit and i also believe that both astrid and ragnhild were not so agreed with the unorganized mette marit but since shes the future queen and have not made mistake let us hope that one day all norwegian reconcile themselves with her .did haakon made clear to his dad he was willing to spend is life out unmarried if he wasnt allowed to marry her ?
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:19 AM
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Mette-Marit has changed her life and there is nothing wrong with her present.
The past is the past
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:36 AM
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again ,yeah of course i have no problem shes a commoner BUT again there are some stories that simply too much to bear and i believe the royal family should be model family to the norwegian people they should portray themselves as a grand upper class family not too folksky and the king should have preserved his son in the coming weeks before the wedding almost everyarticle in newspaper had a gossip about mette-marit and i also believe that both astrid and ragnhild were not so agreed with the unorganized mette marit but since shes the future queen and have not made mistake let us hope that one day all norwegian reconcile themselves with her .did haakon made clear to his dad he was willing to spend is life out unmarried if he wasnt allowed to marry her ?





We Scandinavians belive in social equality and the term "grand upper class" is not a part our vocabulary and we don't want our royal families to be as distant to us as are the british royal families - as a matter of fact they wouln't last very long here.
The royal families are human beeings like you and me and they show the same weaknesses as we do, they make mistakes like we do and that is the way it is and the way it has been all along.

You write that the newspapers were "filled with gossip" abbout Mette Marit in the days leading up to the wedding.You are right they had a lot of gossip and gossip are a way to sell newspapers and magazines and should be taking with a grain of salt.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:51 AM
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I've been thinking a lot about MM past and her new role and I must say that at first I was thinking too that she don't fit into this role and so on. But for now I've understand that she's just people, role of monarchy has been changing and MM will handle very well in her new life. Ofcourse she can't change things that she have done but it's important what she is doing now and how good she is as mother and CP and in the future the Queen too.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:13 AM
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Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit's embarrassing appearance on a TV dating show will never be aired.
The 35-year-old royal, who participated in the programme before she met and married Crown Prince Haakon in 2001, tried to find love on Norway's hit TV series 'Lysthuset' in 1996.
In the episode, contestants had to answer questions about their sex life and bark like a dog.
The show's production team had planned to broadcast clips from the show to celebrate the station's 20th anniversary - but TV Norge has now decided it would be inappropriate to air the recording.
Eivind Landsverk, programme director for TV Norge, said: "Prior to the engagement between Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit we had a lot of requests from international press wanting to buy the footage. As a result, the TV Norge editors at the time decided never again to use the recordings commercially.
"I made a decision as editor and resolved that we would not do a rerun of that particular programme."
The images of Mette-Marit trying to find a date were originally used in the promotion of the anniversary episode, but they have now been censored.


Princess Mette-Marit's TV no
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:22 AM
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:47 PM
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Let me just way this: I would not blame ANYONE for turning down the "opportunity" to appear on what looks to be such an embarrassing show! Also, I can't imagine MM having problems finding a date, either, but as this gets into the realm of speculating what her life might have been like before meeting her loving husband, I won't go there, here.
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Only recently developed an interest in this couple and this woman in particular and whatever else you say about her this lady has incredible courage and an incredible love for her husband. She walked up to the stake knowing she would be burned/roasted for her past yet she stepped up anyway and Im pretty sure she realised it would be dragged up and thrown at her again and again. Hope the love they have makes up for it. Frankly dont know that many people that would put themselves through the same.
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Princess Mette-Marit's TV no
It is true. It's one of those things where I think they got more good PR out of not showing the programme again, than they would have done if they'd shown it.
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anymore little surprise of mette marit past? i wonder what did harald and sonja think especially harald who's grandfather haakon vii was a man know of his fear for scandal and with reluctant agree to let his granddaughter ragnhild marry. as of right now i dont think anyone will be surprise when another controversial fact come up regarding mette marit pas
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I dont care for her past, everybody is free to do what they want IMO. Nobody is born perfect and nobody knows what their future is.
She lived her life and feel in love with the crown prince. She has come along way and proved herslef as a crown princess, so whatever her past is, I think its time to forget it because she is no longer that person.
I dont understand why bring the past up when it cant be/nor will be changed.
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So Mette-Marit has a past?
It doesn't matter one bit, Norway seems happy with their Crown Princess.
Haakon seems very happy with his wife, and Sonja and Harald have a beautiful daughter-in-law.
Everyone has a past, but this should not stop you falling in love, even if it was with a prince.
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Past is past. Unfortunately, nobody is perfect. I am not interested in her past and I don't care about it.
She changed a lot and she does her work very well now.
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She hasn't put a foot wrong since her marriage nearly ten years ago.
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