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Old 04-11-2005, 12:25 AM
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Haakon's trip to World Expo in Japan

Norway National Day Held At Aichi Expo from gettyimages.com
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:00 AM
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Is he talking/listening to a cell phone in the second picture, or am I imagining things and he's just holding his hand at an odd angle and looking at what can be assumed to be the show?
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:47 AM
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Is he talking/listening to a cell phone in the second picture, or am I imagining things and he's just holding his hand at an odd angle and looking at what can be assumed to be the show?
He might be holding an earphone in place for translation purposes.
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Ah, thanks Mandy.
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Is Crown Princess Mette-Marit not attending World Expo?
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:08 AM
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Here is the itinerary for Norwegian national day at the Expo

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Norwegian National Day at Aichi EXPO 2005

Monday 11 April
On the occasion of the Norwegian National Day at Aichi EXPO, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of Trade and Industry Børge Brende will visit Japan and take part in the official National Day Programme.

Official Ceremony in EXPO Dome (11:00-)

National Anthems and hoisting of the Flag

Salutations by HRH Crown Prince and Japanese dignitaries

Cultural Programme in EXPO Dome (11:20-12:00, 12:30-20:00)
Presentation of Norwegian music

The world-renowned trumpet player Ole Edvard Antonsen will open the official cultural event in EXPO DOME, followed by a concert with Silje Nergaard (vocal). The music performance continues throughout the afternoon featuring 4 different artists/groups in addition to Antonsen and Silje Negaard; Tord Gustavsen Trio, Thomas Stronen with Makigami Koichi, Farmers Market and Atomic. They represent a wide variety of the contemporary Norwegian music scene. Information on each artist can be found here attached.

Cultural Programme for children in EXPO Dome (15:30-16:00)
Drawing Competition

The Norwegian Seafood Drawing Competition has been organized by the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC) and Sobue Town Hall, involving all schools in the town of Sobue which is Norway’s partnership town for the Aichi Expo.

228 6th grade pupils are taking part in the contest, and they have submitted drawings on the theme of “Norway” and “Norwegian Seafood”. The drawings are judged by NSEC and Sobue Town Hall, and the winners will be announced on the Norwegian National Day. One winner from each school will receive a Norwegian Seafood Ambassadorship from HRH Crown Prince. All drawings will be on display at Aichi Expo.

Press Conference at Nordic Pavilion (16:30-17:00)

HRH Crown Prince and the Minister of Trade and Industry will meet with the press in the conference room at Nordic Pavilion.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:36 AM
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Is Crown Princess Mette-Marit not attending World Expo?
She doesn't seem to be. We would definitely have heard about it if she was there. Maybe a mix of her fear of flying and wanting to spend time with Ingrid Alexandra and Marius? I don't know. Or maybe only Haakon was invited?
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A few more nice pics from Getty, in some of these Crown Prince Haakon is visiting the Tanzanian Pavillion! :)
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I find that Haakon is more and more handsome, day after day ...:)
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She doesn't seem to be. We would definitely have heard about it if she was there. Maybe a mix of her fear of flying and wanting to spend time with Ingrid Alexandra and Marius? I don't know. Or maybe only Haakon was invited?
Thanks:) norwegianne.
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I find that Haakon is more and more handsome, day after day ...:)
.. if only he would shave that beard thing of his.
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.. if only he would shave that beard thing of his.
Oh, I think it suits him. Most people don't look all that great with beards, but he and Ari are exceptions.
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Oh, I think it suits him. Most people don't look all that great with beards, but he and Ari are exceptions.

I agree with you , the beard suits him well !
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Does Haakon have brown or green eyes? In some pics the look green to me and others they look brown. Anyone know?
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Beardie boy AKA Crown Prince Haakon today, Tuesday 12 April, as he visited the exhibition "Extreme North" in Tokyo, Japan. Pictures from Getty:
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Prince Haakon met Prince Naruhito at the Togu Palace on April 12, 2005.
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Prince Haakon visited the Akasaka Elementary School. He saw them use Norwegian Salmon and Trout in their cooking class.
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Thanks lots for photos.
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Thank you all for the photos. As to Haakon's eyes, maybe they are both. Some people have greeny-brown eyes that change according to light.

I love that lime green lounge. :) How cute that the children used Norwegian salmon and trout. Maybe that's what he will do next; write his own cookbook.
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As to Haakon's eyes, maybe they are both. Some people have greeny-brown eyes that change according to light.

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