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Old 05-25-2006, 03:17 AM
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Why should she use the nanny if she doesn't want to? if she doesn't have to work a 40 hour week as you say, she can spend time with them herself. Work is something she does when not spending time with her children, not the other way round. Putting her children first is something I really respect her for, and one of the things I admire her for,and I couldn't respect a Princess and future Queen I didnt respect as a person,and I feel she does plenty of hard work for someone with three children.:) the idea that she should do more duties simply because she has the money to use a nanny is preposterous.She is not taking 6 months to do nothing.3 kids is not doing nothing.Good on Mathilde for going back to duties so soon, but that doesn't mean everyone has to. :)
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:25 AM
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I have ask this question in another post but do you think she could have the baby blues and thats why she it taking so long to come back . ( I know she is allowed to have materity leave ) but she could do a walk about onces a week or every other week??
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I have ask this question in another post but do you think she could have the baby blues and thats why she it taking so long to come back . ( I know she is allowed to have materity leave ) but she could do a walking about onces a week or every other week??
That sounds possible. I think she has never been really comfortable with her public duties and maybe this is getting worse.
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:35 AM
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I still admire Haakon for sticking to his duty & go to Bergen.

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this is a really ironic picture!

I agree, Mette-Marit should get out there soon! Sure, she has 2 little children plus a grown Marius, but, really, Mathilde of Belgium, or even Cristina of Spain perform their duties more often. Mette-Marit get out more when she was pregnant, rather than now.
It's really lovely to see her in Geneva, but what about inside Norway? She could do so much...
I certainly she will appear on the Spanish State Visit & accompany the King & Queen, like she did for the Emperor & Empress of Japan back on 2005.
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:29 PM
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It's not as if she hasn't got nannies or is supposed to put in 40 hours of work a week. She'd really enhance her public image (and the Norwegian monarchy's) if she accompanied her husband once in a while. That definitely wouldn't mean she'd have to neglect her kids.
I like Mette-Marit a lot but am disappointed in her lack of work ethic following the birth of Sverre Magnus. Mary and Letizia had their babies only a month or so before Mette-Marit had hers and they've been out and about in the last few months. Surely within the last month or so Mette-Marit could've been out and about, too.

Mette-Marit hardly had a rigorous schedule of royal duties before the birth of Ingrid Alexandra or Sverre Magnus where she was performing two or three royal duties a day, so I think it wouldn't be asking a lot of her to perform one or two engagments a week while still spending time with her children.

I wouldn't even really count her appearance at the Swedish king's birthday a royal duty. It was more of a party than anything and with so many other royals present, Mette-Marit would hardly have been the focus of the media attention or had the spotlight shone on her to make the two days cumbersome on her.

It leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth that she can holiday in Spain for Easter and celebrate Laurentien's birthday in Brussels but not perform at least one engagement in Norway once a week. Even factoring in the planning that would go towards the one event that would still leave her lots of time to spend with her kids.
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Alexandria I agree with you. I like Mette-Marit too, but it seems as if she's disappeared from making royal appearances. Princess Mathilde of Belgian has three children also and seems to attend a great deal of engagements and she doesn't have a child as old as Marius. Perhaps she's still feeling the effects of a difficult pregnancy I don't know.
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Couldn't agree more with the statement by Wartenberg 7!!!

I think that MM could use a break. She has 3 children. Mary and Letizia have one. The body changes when you have multiple pregancies and as you age. TO compare MM with Mathilde is difficult to because they are in different climates, different pregnancies ect. MM didn't rebound as quickly from this one. Give her a break. She might be suffering with post partum de[pression. Sometimes this can show up 6 months to a year after giving birth as the hormones in a woman's body are readjusting to normal.!!!
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:46 AM
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As I've said Mette-Marit could have some lingering problems from her last pregnancy as well as a post partum depression. I know that can occur any time after pregnancy. I've worked in post partum and labor and delivery for 30 years.:)
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I agree with Alexandria too. I also like Mette-Marit and would like to see her preforming more royal duties but if she's suffering from any lingering effects from her last pregnancy she should be allowed to fully recover from them.
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Do we have pics of Mette-Marit lately?
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she seems to have totally disappeared!
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she seems to have totally disappeared!
MM is most likely spending time with her kids right now. Keeping Marius and IA out of trouble :p and making sure SM is comfortable :) . She just had her third child and three pregnanies + three births must be hard on a woman's body especially since MM is over 30. Let's just give her time to relax and de-stress and I'm sure we'll have her out and about with a lot of photos to our heart's content!
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MM is most likely spending time with her kids right now. Keeping Marius and IA out of trouble :p and making sure SM is comfortable :) . She just had her third child and three pregnanies + three births must be hard on a woman's body especially since MM is over 30. Let's just give her time to relax and de-stress and I'm sure we'll have her out and about with a lot of photos to our heart's content!
Completely agree with you, soCal girl. We'll just have to be a little patient and we'll see the Crown Princess, attending numerous events again.

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she seems to have totally disappeared!
Well, I think we will be seeing her quite a bit in June. She will take part in the Spanish State visit to Norway, she and Haakon will go to Thailand for the King's diamond jubilee, and she will take part in the 100th anniversary of the coronation celebrations which last about a week. As larzen posted, she will also be opening a fashion exhibit this week and according to the calendar of engagements, she opens two national parks in late June. So we just have to have a bit more patience and we will see Mette-Marit plenty!
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Happy to see that. I miss her terribly
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Don't worry, I'm sure we will see her when she's ready. I would much rather she was taking her well-deserved rest and being with her children at this stage in their lives:)
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:38 AM
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yes i know she's got three little kids. i do not mean in any way to critizise her. she is lucky to be able to enjoy her kids, but i guess she needs to find the right balance of staying with her kids and her duties. my wish to see her goes far beyond seeing her outfits, or commenting on her make up...so i do wish to see her soon. and maybe she can get along her kids on her engagements haha
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:39 AM
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Yes, I know:)
I personally don't see too much of a problem with how she handles her duties- she sort of married into a job which she obviously finds hard, and she had work hard to try and win over a wary Norwegian public and protect her son at the same time. After two more kids I feel she probably just wants to relax for a bit.:)
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