Maria is a very common Norwegian name (13 800 women has the name) Maria Bergseth Friestad Sikkeland is the daughter of Elfrid Bergseth that was the nanny of Haakon and Märtha Louise between 1975-78 (Elfrid and her husband was also invited to their weddings). Haakon and Mette-Marit attended Marias wedding two years ago. She is educated in childrens pedagogy. She is 27 or 28. I think the reason she was hired was because they knew they could trust her not to talk to the press considering her mother worked there for many years also.
She has worked for Haakon and Mette-Marit since the got engaged, she also takes on some secretary duties besides taking care of their children.
I dont think Mette-Marit cut her hair its just hidden in her bini, they visited the astro festival at the universtiy in Oslo
, they arrived after it was dark and all the light was turned of and was only discovered when a little girl screamed out:
-Its Mette-Marit, look at her big belly.