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Old 09-30-2004, 05:51 PM
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Haakon and Mette-Marits visit to Thailand November 2004

According the Scandinavian Royals MB, King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit have invited them for an official visit from November 23 to 26, 2004.

Here is the official press release from the Palace.
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:56 PM
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Haakon and Mette-Marits visit to Thailand November 2004

Haakon and Mette-Marit will visit Thailand from 23.11-26.11, They have been invited by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. The visit will mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic contakt between Norway and Thailand. The visit will focus on design, humanitarian work as well as economics and business

Here is the program from the homepage of the Norwegian Ministry of Forreign Affairs

23.11 They will land on Don Muang airport in the afternoon and they will be met by HRH Crownprince Maha Vajiralongkorn and HRH Crownprincess Maha Charkri Sirindhorn. They will have a tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha. In the evening the Norwegain ambassadour will host a reception

24.11 The CP-couple will visit Royal Chitralada Projects and SUPPORT Foundation together with Princess Maha Charkri Sirindhorn in Bangkok. The they will fly to Hua Hin to have an audience with the King and Queen. Then Maha Charkri Sirindhorn will host a dinner in Hua Hin before they return to Bangok

25.11 The CP-Couple vill attend a peace conference on Chulalongkorn university. They will open a Norwegian design exhibition take part in business meetings, seminares and lunch at the Conrad Hotel. Th PM of Thailand will host a reception\dinner in the evening

26.11 They will have an orientation of Yaras work in Thailand and the rest of the day will be spent outside of Bangkok.They will visit the Bang-Pa palace in Ayutthaya, visit historivcal places and take part in the yearly Loi Krathong festival. They will leave early in the morning on the 27.11

http://odin.dep.no/ud/norsk/aktuelt/...53/dok-bn.html

I guess we can look forward to alot pictures from Asia, because I think Philippe and Mathilde are going to China around the same time, I always like the pictures from Asia, so different from what I am used to...
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Old 11-23-2004, 06:28 PM
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The arrival...hmmm why dont they show up as pictures?
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:18 PM
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CP MM looks very radiant and lovey...
She may have had her rocky start to the world or royalty...but she's seem to be making up for lost time now!

She and CP Mary are the only 2 Pss that have very individual and unique sense of fashion and seem to always be able to carry off what most women can't!
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:37 PM
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November 23, 2004 Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit arrive at the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visit Thailand on 23-26 November as guests of Thai King and Queen. EPA/VINAI DITHAJOHN
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CP MM looks very radiant and lovey...
She may have had her rocky start to the world or royalty...but she's seem to be making up for lost time now!

She and CP Mary are the only 2 Pss that have very individual and unique sense of fashion and seem to always be able to carry off what most women can't!
I beg to differ. What about the lovely Märtha Louise?
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I beg to differ. What about the lovely Märtha Louise?
I would like to add Caroline of Monaco to the list...

Actually, these women have strong personalities that reflect onto their outer appearance. These women carry clothes, the clothes don't carry them!!!!
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More pics from the visit to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha....
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November 23, 2004: Reception in honor of Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit hosted by the Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, Mrs. Ragne Birte Lund.
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Thanks for all the pictures everybody!

It seems to me that each time Mette-Marit goes abroad she debuts a new wardrobe, or at least she sports new clothing more often on trips abroad then when on royal duties at home.

For example, the creamy coloured skirt and top on the trip to Iceland. This green top to Thailand.
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:39 AM
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I liked the pale pink Chanel outfit she arrived in. Personally I think the green top and whie skirt looked a little school girlish, but maybe it is very warm there now. I love the green color on her

What I dont like at all are those AWFUL dark roots showing, before you go on such an official trip you could atleast see the hairdresser before leaving,it ruins the overall impression IMO. Her shooes are very stylish but unfotunatly her posture has ben really awful so far in Thailand, I dont know why she had improved it, but maybe it is because she is very tall compared to many of the Thais, anyway it does not look good.

It seems she has gotten a new pair of earrings, looks like Amethysts to me, maybe a gift?

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2004/11/23/mm1.jpg
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I hope theese were not posted before.
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:03 PM
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The pink outfit looked very lovely an nice. I think she wears pink well. It is only a pity that she didn't do something different with her hair. The green top and pants were also nice, but her (bad) habit of slouching made the top look ill-fitting in some pictures.

They amethyst earrings will go quite well with the amethyst tiara.
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DAY 2
November 24, 2004: Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit visit the Grand Palace. The crown princely couple all visited Royal Chitralada Projects.

I was actually impressed by Mette Marit dress yesterday, but today, she changed all that. Today, she looks so-so, as if she hasn't spent any time on her appearance. White top with White skirt--no splash of color. And the top looks ill fitting...
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I agree that a little colour in the mix wouldn't hurt. Just white in the strong sun, with her light hair and complexion doesn't look very nice.

I also think the top would look better with a skirt that doesn't fall straight down, or the skirt would look better with another top. The two don't match.
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November 24, 2004: Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit in an audience with their Majesties the King and Queen at Klai Kangwol Palace.
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Haakon and Mette-Marit in Thailand.
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BANGKOK, THAILAND - NOVEMBER 25: Crown Princess Mette-Marit, opens a design exhibition at Conrad Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The visit takes place just a few weeks ahead of the year 2005, which marks the 100th anniversary of Norway's independence and the establishment of diplomatic relations with Thailand.
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