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Old 07-20-2013, 01:56 PM
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Translation of the documentary veien til et kongerike (the road to a kingdom) part 4

In the car/ship:

The ship is the one he served on during his military training, and it was docked where he spent his first military year.)

CP: My first military time was my first real life experience outside the school bubble I had been living in.

I: Did you have a choice?

CP: Yes, everybody has a choice. But it was expected that I had some military education.

I: Who had those expectations?

CP: Perhaps it was only in my head.

CP: There are three things the role consists of: head of state, head of military and head of the Norwegian church. One can wonder why itís not a tradition to study theology instead of a military education, as is the tradition. I did get some religious training during my confirmation.

I: How did it feel when the King came to the military base?

CP: A little strange as it was both family and the Admiral that was coming, but it was very easy to communicate with the Admiral, you just had to do as you were supposed to.

I: On a scale from proud to embarrassed how did you feel?

CP: Not embarrassed.

I. So proud?

CP: Perhaps, I havenít really thought of this. Iím not sure what to answer.

I: You may answer I donít know. (they laugh because the CP said earlier he thought he was afraid of giving that answer in the interview we saw clips from earlier, when he was 18)

CP: I do think there was a feeling of being proud, but at that moment I think I was focused on doing what I was supposed to.

We see the Crown Prince have no idea which way is the right way on the drive, and he says he is very bad a finding the correct direction and that he drives wrong for a long time because he doesnít like asking for directions.

We see the CP show the interviewer around the ship and tell some tales of the time he spent there, how he felt larger than life when he learned to navigate, how he washed floors and toilets, how it was okay for him sharing a small space with three others and that he listened to a lot of music, especially grunge back then.


At Berkley/the beach:

He did consider studying at Oxford, as his father and grandfather, and his parents really liked Standford after visiting the school, but he chose Berkley.

We see him showing the interviewer around and telling of the time he spent there. He gets lost again trying to find where he lived.

He felt it was easier being there than home since he was not noticed as he was in Norway and he felt he could participate a little more freely, he was never the subject.

He says he got average grades and wanted to learn what he wanted to learn more than he wanted good grades. He liked learning about EU from an out-side perspective and it was during this time he first learned about development questions which he continued to study for his master degree and works with these days.

He loved being at the beach and to surf. He feels the point of an education is too experience that not everybody knows more than you. He feels he knows enough now, about the things he should. He wanted to continue living as he did at Berkley back home, go to grocery store, live in apartment in town, and such.

I: What is it you have inherited? What does the inherence consist of?

CP: It represents continuity and itís bound to a nation, and to people as it is people, Mette, me, my parents and Ingrid that drives it. It feels very familiar and close. Itís tangible. Everything changes rapidly in our time, but we are one from one generation to the next, a forever-perspective. We donít find much of that at all anymore in our society. I think thatís a strength as I think we have a need to have the longer lines and stability in our society.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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Translation of the documentary veien til et kongerike (the road to a kingdom) part 5 (last one)

At the palace:

I: What is a normal day?

CP: Some days are like the Haiti-trip, others are office days where I try to be home in time for dinner with the kids.

CP: The plan is that itís I that will one be king, and as such it is I who decides the road forward.

I: How much room for change do you have?

KH: What you make really. As CP you have a larger room, you are more bound by rules as king.

KH: Itís good to see that there are people who can take over.
I: Itís good people?

KH: Yes, itís good people. Both generations even if one are yawning. Sheís had a long day at school.

We see King Harald and the CP show Princess Ingrid Alexandra different rooms at the palace leading to the room where the council of state is held. They explain what different paintings show and itís a funny moment when the PIA asks why the painter didnít bother to paint Prince Olav properly in the painting of him and his parents when they arrive in Oslo. She says he is only painted as a small dot and is not impressed.

They show her the room where the council of state is held; explain where the different people sit, where the King and CP enter the room and where they sit. She asks what the big red books are (Norwegian laws) and they look at one of them and the CP explains that if anything in the book is to change it has to be discussed where they are.

In Haiti:

(on why he does this) I have always been interested in the big questions, and have wanted to find answers and to understand. As humans we all have the same equal value. What happens far away impacts people other places. I believe change is possible and that we can move things in the right direction.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for the translation, you are a jewel for us, who don't speak and understand norwegian. (And it goes for everyone who help/ed for us by such translations) :)

An article about the festival:
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:36 PM
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No one from Spain or Luxembourg? :( I think Haakon's party would have been a event to attend.
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:45 PM
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Translation of the documentary veien til et kongerike (the road to a kingdom) part 5 (last one)

At the palace:

I: What is a normal day?

CP: Some days are like the Haiti-trip, others are office days where I try to be home in time for dinner with the kids.

CP: The plan is that itís I that will one be king, and as such it is I who decides the road forward.

I: How much room for change do you have?

KH: What you make really. As CP you have a larger room, you are more bound by rules as king.

KH: Itís good to see that there are people who can take over.
I: Itís good people?

KH: Yes, itís good people. Both generations even if one are yawning. Sheís had a long day at school.

We see King Harald and the CP show Princess Ingrid Alexandra different rooms at the palace leading to the room where the council of state is held. They explain what different paintings show and itís a funny moment when the PIA asks why the painter didnít bother to paint Prince Olav properly in the painting of him and his parents when they arrive in Oslo. She says he is only painted as a small dot and is not impressed.

They show her the room where the council of state is held; explain where the different people sit, where the King and CP enter the room and where they sit. She asks what the big red books are (Norwegian laws) and they look at one of them and the CP explains that if anything in the book is to change it has to be discussed where they are.

In Haiti:

(on why he does this) I have always been interested in the big questions, and have wanted to find answers and to understand. As humans we all have the same equal value. What happens far away impacts people other places. I believe change is possible and that we can move things in the right direction.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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thank you Vestfoldlilja for the translations to the interviews. Very thoughtful.

Here are some gifs of Frederik watching the events
http://25.media.tumblr.com/81c659ac3...df3to1_400.gif

http://24.media.tumblr.com/88d7ac6f0...df3to3_400.gif

and of prince Constanjin with Emma (Martha Louise daughter)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/c82a91f10...df3to5_400.gif

http://24.media.tumblr.com/4743148ba...df3to8_400.gif
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:14 PM
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Is there a link to the live stream or will it be up later in whole?

I've missed a huge chunk of it so I am hoping we can view it later in it's entirety.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:14 PM
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thank you Vestfoldlilja for the translations to the interviews. Very thoughtful.

Here are some gifs of Frederik watching the events
http://25.media.tumblr.com/81c659ac3...df3to1_400.gif

http://24.media.tumblr.com/88d7ac6f0...df3to3_400.gif

and of prince Constanjin with Emma (Martha Louise daughter)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/c82a91f10...df3to5_400.gif

http://24.media.tumblr.com/4743148ba...df3to8_400.gif
Oh wow thanks polyesco, I must have missed Frederik when I watched it! nice to see him having a good time! (especially with a beards grr)

That was Constantijn? didn't realize that they were so close. that last gif if them was adorable!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:31 PM
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The gif of Constantijn and Emma is so cute!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:28 PM
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it looks like a fun party and prince haakon looks happy!! they have been so lucky with the weather :-) i like there are so many kids!

mary takes good care her frederik, wrapping a blanket around him
http://25.media.tumblr.com/46f8ffd10...9o2_r1_500.gif
http://24.media.tumblr.com/34c4b8738...9o3_r1_500.gif
http://24.media.tumblr.com/ecfbfc4ee...9o4_r1_500.gif
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:36 PM
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It looks like such a nice celebration, they all look very happy.

Photo gallery from bt.dk
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:46 PM
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Translation of the documentary veien til et kongerike (the road to a kingdom) part 2

CPMM out in the snow:

I: Does he (the CP) get frustrated because he can only go so far with his radical/activist self, up to a certain point before he has to back down again because of his role?

CPMM: I think so, of course. He does have an activist spirit, but it does come to a point where he has to stop, but he carries that with him naturally. He was a little more edgy when at Berkley. I met him just after his time at Berkley and he carried that way of life with him here. He had an international perspective in a way and he was very interested in multiculturalism and seeing Norway as part of larger whole. In the period before we got together he spent a lot of time with the boys, having fun, but when he met me everything got very serious as we had to take many serious decisions rapidly. My life was turned upside down with a newspaper front page; my life was suddenly completely different. It was very strange.

CPMM: (about the pre-wedding interview where she talks of her past) I was very focused on doing a good job and didn’t register everything. I had in mind that I had to act like a perfect princess-subject, and I wasn’t.

I: What did you lack?

CPMM: I had my son and things I’d done in the past where things that stood against me, many people thought I was unsuitable. I had Marius, and stood there with a child and every decision was taken very rapidly. I think it was hard for Haakon because he felt that in a certain way he put the institution in danger.

CPMM: (about not over-stepping) To be, as you say, on the top and not express opinions at all; it’s complicated to live in 2013 and not have opinions. That can mean that people see us a weak.

CPMM: (about being relevant) I think the Crown Prince can be relevant in regards to standing for values he finds important. In our time values are not constant. I think having a conversation with youth about values today will be much different than when we were young. They have a completely different availably to everything, many diverse expressions. I think he can play a role there. But of course it’s a challenge to be relevant, and we have to be if we are to be an institution that means something to people.

CPMM: (about whether she would have applied for the job as heir/princess) I did apply I suppose when I became Haakon’s girlfriend.

CPMM( (about sense of direction) Haakon and Martha have poor sense of direction, and get lost all the time. Martha is better than Haakon. I think it’s because they were driven everywhere by the police as kids. They never learned.

With the family skiing:

When we see them in the snow skiing they are up in the mountains near their cabin in Uvdal, and the Crown Prince said the cabin they built there was their joint project; that they found a lot and built a home togetherquite; an important piece.

The Crown Princess says they are a fast phased family, always on the move and is then called on by the children to get a move on before she can finish was she was going to say. Prince Sverre Magnus told his father he should buy a scooter as he thought it looked fun to ski after it on a rope.
ROTFLOL!! Reading that "suggestion" by Prince Sverre Magnus just created *quite* the mental image in my mind.

Thank you so much for the hard work of doing the translation for us. Very much appreciated. :)
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:10 PM
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Is there any link to watch a recap of what happened?

I sadly missed the entire event.
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it looks like a fun party and prince haakon looks happy!! they have been so lucky with the weather :-) i like there are so many kids!

mary takes good care her frederik, wrapping a blanket around him
http://25.media.tumblr.com/46f8ffd10...9o2_r1_500.gif
http://24.media.tumblr.com/34c4b8738...9o3_r1_500.gif
http://24.media.tumblr.com/ecfbfc4ee...9o4_r1_500.gif
very cute and warm moment
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:23 AM
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I think it wasn't posted yet, an interview with Haakon and MM on the festival:
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:10 AM
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They are lovely. But I actually think she fondly tease him with the blanket - it was about 26 degrees, so you know, just in case her husband froze

Big congratulations to Haakon. It seems that everyone has fun and enjoys the festival. Cool idea. It continues today, right?
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Are there any pictures of Maxima?
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:09 AM
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Are there any pictures of Maxima?

I didn't see her, only about WA is a photo (he stand behind King Harald).

Here is an article about the festival (what IA and MM said about Haakon):
Google FordŪtů

Oh, how lovely speech of IA to her Papa:
http://translate.google.hu/translate...appa-1.7985657

Pictures:
http://www.siste.no/Innenriks/article6769229.ece
From here: http://translate.google.hu/translate...cle6769232.ece

This article has a video about the parachute of Haakon:
Musikkgave til kronprins Haakon pŚ Skaugum - Norge - NRK Nyheter
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On the yesterday-webside of the livestream you can see now more than 2 hours from the festival:
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And Haakon's song (with other men):
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:01 AM
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Maybe we will hear the reason to that this weekend. Maybe they just had other plans. And it has been also told earlier that Gustaf Magnuson and Vicky Andrťn are getting married this summer, and also Emma Pernald and Tomas Jonson. Maybe it is a wedding weekend for them.

They were all in Solliden on 20th:
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I don't know why they didn't attend. Maybe they didn't want to bring little Estelle to a such loud musicfestival. I hope their friendship is good, it is a very long friendship between Haakon and Victoria (and Frederick).
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