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Old 11-08-2016, 06:36 PM
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A close friend of mine met Mette-Marit tonight. He was invited to this evening's event in recognition of his community activism.

He shook her hand, and was blown away by meeting her- said she was warm and friendly and more elegant than he even imagined.

I love stories like that


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i also love stories like that! thanks for sharing. it is nice to see what people who meet the royals thought of them. did he know who they were when he was invited to the event?
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i also love stories like that! thanks for sharing. it is nice to see what people who meet the royals thought of them. did he know who they were when he was invited to the event?

Yes he did! He follows humanitarian work pretty closely and knew of some of Mette-Marit's. He was thrilled to receive the invite.


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Old 11-09-2016, 01:14 AM
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Pictures from day 2 day and evening events

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Old 11-09-2016, 05:28 AM
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that is so cool HRH Hermione .........I adore stories like that , thank you for sharing this story with us :)
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A gallery from yesterday, November 9:


** rex: Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visit The Mars Innovation Centre, Toronto, Canada - 09 Nov 2016 **
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yesterday's was a nice dress but it unfortunately makes MM look huge.
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** rex: Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visit St John's, Canada - 10 Nov 2016 **


** cbc: Rocking royals: Norwegian royalty visit Geo Centre during St. John's tour **
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In photos: Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway's visit to Canada - HELLO! CA
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I saw on the Princess Charlene Thread, that Princess Charlene and Prince Harry (and many other people on that occassion) have also this little red flower on their jackets, as the CP-couple in Canada. Can anybody say, why? What is the meaning of these flowers?
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:52 AM
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I saw on the Princess Charlene Thread, that Princess Charlene and Prince Harry (and many other people on that occassion) have also this little red flower on their jackets, as the CP-couple in Canada. Can anybody say, why? What is the meaning of these flowers?
it's a poppy flower. it is used in the commonwealth realms over the month of november to mourn those who fought in war. british royals wear it throughout the month. visiting royals do so too: charlene, the norwegian couple, and so did WA and maxima during their trip to australia and NZ this year. last year, WA and maxima visited london for Remembrance Sunday service on invitation of the queen and also wore it.

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Fortimo, it's a poppy. It's the traditional symbol of remembrance in the U.K., Canada and other places especially in the commonwealth countries. Its Remembrance Sunday today to remember those who lost their lives in service of their country.
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Thank you for the information! :)
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The poppy goes back to the First World War. Poppies grow wild in the fields of Belgium and France where many battles were fought. A Canadian military doctor who later died and was buried in France, John McRae wrote a poem called in Flanders fields. It speaks about the poppies marking the battle. The poem became a part of rememberance ceremonies and inspired the wearing of poppies. In Canada they are sold every year and the money is donated to the Canadian legion for veterans.

In Flanders fields the poppies grow, cross by cross, row on row.
They mark our place
And in the sky,
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved
And now we lie in Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch be yours to hold it high
For if ye break faith with us who die
We shall not rest
Though poppies may grow in Flanders fields
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