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Old 10-02-2009, 01:56 PM
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Haakon resemblance to Philippe of Flanders

Apologies if this has been noted before, but I was looking something up in Wikipedia today, and I came across a picture of Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837-1905). Is it just me, or does this guy bear a startling resemblance to Crown Prince Haakon?

Wikipedia painting of Philippe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:De...Vlaanderen.jpg

Norwegian royal house website picture of Haakon: http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...=372%3Ex454%3E
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I SAW A PHOTO IN AFTENPOSTEN IN WHERE THE NEWSPAPER SAID THAT THE PRINCE looks like frederick VIII of DANMARK, his great-grandfather. INCLUDING snapped COMPARATORS, AND I BELIVE THAT THIS CAN TO BE TRUE
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Philippe Count of Flanders is King Albert Ist of the Belgian 's father. There is absolutely no relationship with Haakon.
But I may believe he looks like Frederic VIIIof Danemark. They were a lot of weddings between the royal Houses of Danemark, Sweden and Norway.
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He does look a lot like Phillipe i think, looking at the pictures. Not so much King Federik.
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Philippe Count of Flanders is King Albert Ist of the Belgian 's father. There is absolutely no relationship with Haakon.
But I may believe he looks like Frederic VIIIof Danemark. They were a lot of weddings between the royal Houses of Danemark, Sweden and Norway.
Philippe and Haakon are indeed related in several ways. The first way that comes to my mind is via the Saxe-Coburgs:

Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield>Leopold I>Philippe

Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield>Victoria, Duchess of Kent>Queen Victoria>Edward VII>Maud>Olav>Harald>Haakon

(That makes them first cousins 5X removed.)
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He does look a lot like Phillipe i think, looking at the pictures. Not so much King Federik.
I agree with you. When I saw the picture, I thought it WAS a painting of Haakon. Same nose, same hairline, same shaped eyes, same eyebrows. Haakon has a stronger chin, but with the beards/sideburns, you can barely tell the difference.
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Count Philippe has blue eyes like most of the belgian royals,. Haakon has brown eyes.
Count Philippe doesn't smile and Haakon smiles.
One is an official painting, maybe the painter was asked to idealised the Count of Flanders , the other a real picture .
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Prince Haakon's resemblance to Philippe, Count of Flanders is uncanny because they both have same eyes, mouth, nose and chin.
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^^ Yes! Even their haircuts are similar.
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http://a.imageshack.us/img146/6508/87713748.jpg

A photo of Philipp

For me Sverre looks like a mini version of Jacques Perrin in "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort"

http://a.imageshack.us/img228/8131/66demoiselles02.jpg
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