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Old 08-13-2006, 11:44 PM
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Larzen, thanks for the nice pictures of Mette-Marit. I agree, she really does looks beautiful at there. Perfect hair-do, and outfit. I'm pleased to see that on the 1st day of the conference, she already make a speech and participate actively. Is it know what was the subject of her speech, or what session of the conference she attended?

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Its funny the cameraman seems to think their advisor Vibeke Hollekim (pic from nettavisen in Geneva) and Haakons aide de Campe (in uniform) are the royals, they have showed close ups of them three times, and not once of H and MM They are sitting on the front row though. The organisors and crowd are really not happy with the Prime minsters absense it seems
I hope within the next days, the media would realised their mistakes, and well... capture haakon & mette-marit instead of their advisor & aide-de-camp!
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:50 PM
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Here's a press release that mentions Mette-Marit http://www.aids2006.org/admin/images/upload/1061.pdf
If you go to page 2 it mentions that the session she attended and spoke at was called Time to Deliver for Women and Girls.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:16 PM
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With some imagination you can see them during the opening session
from AIDS 2006

some other pics from yesterday
http://www.aids2006.org/subpage.aspx?PageId=472

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Bill Gates (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton share a laugh during a panel discussion at the Sixteenth International AIDS conference in Toronto, August 14, 2006. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski (CANADA)


Haakon and Mette-Marit was present during the Q&A session with President Bill Clinton and Bill Gates (Kallestad, G)
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:12 PM
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I`m really proud of Princess Mette Marit:)
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:20 PM
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I too agree. MM is really brave.

Any videos of her speech? Larzen and Kwanfan - help :)
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:36 PM
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Press on the link in the "lyd og video" box and there is a summary of yesterday and a small snippet of her speech
http://nrk.no/nyheter/innenriks/kongehuset/1.842008

Today Mette-Marit attended several lectures and debates on the fight of HIV and AIDS before she and Haakon together with several thousands of people was at the Gates-Clinton session. Mette-Marit also attended a lunch for HIV positive women arranged by UNAIDS.

Kallestad-scanpix via NRK
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:58 PM
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I admire people who can stand up and talk in public as I would be deathly afraid. But now let us hope her speaking is going to help those who are affected by this terrible disease.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:59 PM
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You can now see Mette-Marit's entire speech online. Here is the link http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_...detail&hc=1856
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:36 AM
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A good speech! Thanks for posting the video link.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:41 AM
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Beautiful pictures; thanks
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:19 AM
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thanks for posting the video. i've never seen a video of her speaking english before. she has next to no accent.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:30 AM
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You can now see Mette-Marit's entire speech online. Here is the link http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_...detail&hc=1856
Thank you for the link, Its part 2 and starts at min 23.
I think her english is good and the speech is quite good as well, but she can still be better at presentation IMO, it is a little monotonous (as are most of her speeches), but Im sure she must have been a little nervous infront of all those ministers and what not.

Event for her today, from the UNAIDS webiste:
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Tuesday will also see UNAIDS Special Representative, Her Royal Highness Crown Princes Mette-Marit of Norway launching the World YWCA book “If I kept it to myself”. The launch will take place at the Women’s Networking Zone in the Global Village at 11:00 EST.
http://www.unaids.org/en/Conferences...0815-focus.asp

the whole book can be downloaded here
http://www.worldywca.info/index.php/..._1/myself_book

Nettavisen has the above picture from the Clinton/Gates event even bigger
http://www.side2.no/kjendis/article710240.ece
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:14 AM
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Thank you very much the photos and the articles, good work larzen by..
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I think her english is good and the speech is quite good as well, but she can still be better at presentation IMO, it is a little monotonous (as are most of her speeches), but Im sure she must have been a little nervous infront of all those ministers and what not.
Like pollyemma, I was really surprised by the lack of accent, too. I also didn't realize that Mette-Marit's English was so good. It's practically flawless considering that English isn't her first langauge.

I also thought her speech was monotonous and lacking in intonation. The fact that she also read directly from her papers probably didn't help the montonity.

She isn't a very good public speaker for those reasons but also she hardly ever looked up from the podium or made eye contact with the audience.

But she did seem quite nervous and didn't seem to like all the eyes in the room being on her. When she sat down after her speech she picked up pens right away and finally looked nervously at the woman seated next to her and gave a nervous smile after the woman said something to her, probably something affirmative.

That being said however, I think the content of her speech was very good. It wasn't too preachy or didn't act like she knew everything about the subject. She called for action (like everyone else who has spoken at this convention) and outlined key issues and key mandates for a solution.

She also did one thing that most speech writers will tell you was very effective: She repeated key words and phrases like "It is unacceptable that ...."

On the whole I am impressed with Mette-Marit's appearance on the world stage.
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I agree with what others have said that Mette-Marit appeared nervous during her speech. But who could blame her, when speaking in her second language at a major conference away from her home country? Her English is very good. I think it's great that she seems to have been very busy so far, attending various sessions and debates.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:40 PM
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Mette-Marit during the launching the World YWCA book “If I kept it to myself" the man in the last picture is the Norwegian ambassador. She also visited the Uganda Pavillion on a tour of the Convention Centre



Later she attended the opening of the exhibition "Letters to the world"

Pictures from Nettavisen, AP and scanpix

Tomorrow there is a gala dinner where the redribbon award which is co sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Forreign Affairs will be handed out, I guess she atleast will be there.
http://www.redribbonaward.org/php/co...hp?page=events

Wonder what Haakon is up to, nothing picture worthy it seems
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I agree, she speaks English almost flawlessly and the content of her speech was of good substance. As for her nerves, I would have thought she had them under control a little better, afterall she has been on the World Stage for five years now.
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There are some photos of Mette-Marit on getty images. They show her touring the Uganda pavillion. In one picture, it looks like she got a bunch of stuff to take home from some of the women at the booth.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:11 PM
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I went to school for 13 years and I wasn't able to read my homework to the class without starting to cry the year I had to take my final exam . I think she is doing a very good job
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