13 SEPTEMBER 2004
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon
and his wife Mette-Marit
made for a striking couple when they attended a friend's wedding at the weekend. The princess turned heads in a floor-length white coat with beige trim, while her husband was looking equally impressive in his country's traditional dress.
The royal couple were among the guests at the nuptials of Haakon's old friend Hans Olav Kvalvaag and his bride Camelia Smith. And romance was clearly in the air, as the pair were spotted holding hands and embracing on more than one occasion.
After the ceremony, the guests were escorted to an old sailing ship which ferried them to a lavish reception in the town of Hvalstand Bad. Ever the gentleman, Haakon removed his jacket and wrapped it around his pretty wife's shoulders to protect her from the chilly weather.
Haakon and Mette-Marit were both dressed to impress. Here the royal couple is seen arriving for their friend's wedding. Photo: © Rex
After the ceremony they boarded an old sailing ship, where their affection for one another was plain to see. Photo: © Rex