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Old 12-03-2013, 11:56 AM
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I sincerely doubt Harald and Sonja would have spent the weekend at Sandringham with Charles and Camilla and the Wessexes if the palace was about to announce a separation for Haakon on Monday after the weekend ... Harald and Sonja would certainly have remained with their son to talk about things if the story were true.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:23 PM
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The royals make a big fuss in Norway about "confirmation" into the Church. If there is an affair it is not just a private matter because the royal family is expected to set an example of good behavior. Obviously I am the last person to have any idea what the truth of the "rumor" is, but I would suggest the "bishop" or whoever did the various confirmations for this family (as notably the elder son of Mette-Marit) should give her a talking to. Minimal expected standards, I would say. These ceremonies they go through are idle mist unless they mean at least something.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:14 PM
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Totally wrong observation, HR! They never "sued" the tabloiud press for spreading rumours but made a complaint, as said above before, at the Norw Press Association when it came to protect their children´s privacy and savety. That´s something completely different!
The fact that this issue is being talked over and over again passionately on boards like this doesn´t mean it is an issue in "real life"
I remember they made a complaint about beach photos where MM was photographed in a bikini. It was about invasion of privacy, but I dont recall it was about the children. MM & Haakon are quite touchy about 'privacy' in public, I remember as well that MM complained about publishing photos of her smoking. Norway defo doesnt have a ruthless paparazzi culture like Britain or Spain.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:58 PM
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The royals make a big fuss in Norway about "confirmation" into the Church. If there is an affair it is not just a private matter because the royal family is expected to set an example of good behavior. Obviously I am the last person to have any idea what the truth of the "rumor" is, but I would suggest the "bishop" or whoever did the various confirmations for this family (as notably the elder son of Mette-Marit) should give her a talking to. Minimal expected standards, I would say. These ceremonies they go through are idle mist unless they mean at least something.
Aren't you putting the cart before the horse? You're assuming that it's true that MM had an affair...
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:58 PM
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I remember they made a complaint about beach photos where MM was photographed in a bikini. It was about invasion of privacy, but I dont recall it was about the children. MM & Haakon are quite touchy about 'privacy' in public, I remember as well that MM complained about publishing photos of her smoking. Norway defo doesnt have a ruthless paparazzi culture like Britain or Spain.

Again pure speculation! But certainly the complaint was about intrusion of privacy in general, which INCLUDED the privacy of the children, and NOT about the CPss wearing a bikini....
I repeat: A complaint about the injury of privacy by the press is something completely different other than a denial of (most likely invented) marriage problems!
3 examples: The british Queen and Prince Philip were constantly speculated to be seperating in the late 50s and in the 60s (as I heard Prince Charles himself saying in an interview from the 1980s). Denial? Of course not.
About 2005 the danish CP couple were reported to be close before their seperation - no denial!
Before the 1st child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde has been born there were speculations that the marriage was arranged because the then Prince was actually gay and that Ph. would have been seen in certain Brussels clubs and bars. No denial.
I could endlessly add to this list. What I´m trying to say is that the royals almost never deny mean and often false rumours and speculations not to undermine the dignity of the royal house.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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Again pure speculation! But certainly the complaint was about intrusion of privacy in general, which INCLUDED the privacy of the children, and NOT about the CPss wearing a bikini....
I repeat: A complaint about the injury of privacy by the press is something completely different other than a denial of (most likely invented) marriage problems!
3 examples: The british Queen and Prince Philip were constantly speculated to be seperating in the late 50s and in the 60s (as I heard Prince Charles himself saying in an interview from the 1980s). Denial? Of course not.
About 2005 the danish CP couple were reported to be close before their seperation - no denial!
Before the 1st child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde has been born there were speculations that the marriage was arranged because the then Prince was actually gay and that Ph. would have been seen in certain Brussels clubs and bars. No denial.
I could endlessly add to this list. What I´m trying to say is that the royals almost never deny mean and often false rumours and speculations not to undermine the dignity of the royal house.

Agree. But: there are other ways to communicate, not just with an "official" DENIAL: CP MM for example is a frequent Twitterer. Why doesn´t she simply tweets something like: "I am feeling better every day, I am looking forward to come back to work soon again"....
No problem with that at all. Would take a lot of fire out of the oven...
But this silence...

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:12 AM
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Again pure speculation! But certainly the complaint was about intrusion of privacy in general, which INCLUDED the privacy of the children, and NOT about the CPss wearing a bikini....
I repeat: A complaint about the injury of privacy by the press is something completely different other than a denial of (most likely invented) marriage problems!
3 examples: The british Queen and Prince Philip were constantly speculated to be seperating in the late 50s and in the 60s (as I heard Prince Charles himself saying in an interview from the 1980s). Denial? Of course not.
About 2005 the danish CP couple were reported to be close before their seperation - no denial!
Before the 1st child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde has been born there were speculations that the marriage was arranged because the then Prince was actually gay and that Ph. would have been seen in certain Brussels clubs and bars. No denial.
I could endlessly add to this list. What I´m trying to say is that the royals almost never deny mean and often false rumours and speculations not to undermine the dignity of the royal house.
This post is great - it goes to show that all the Royal marriages have been said "to be in trouble" at one point simply for media speculation. The media love to spin something on a royal marriage - the press said that Edward and Sophie did not share a bed when they first married and they had to release a statement saying they did. Why on earth should ANYONE have to tell this to people? Media annoys me. This will all pass over eventually and the press will focus on something else!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:24 AM
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Agree. But: there are other ways to communicate, not just with an "official" DENIAL: CP MM for example is a frequent Twitterer. Why doesn´t she simply tweets something like: "I am feeling better every day, I am looking forward to come back to work soon again"....
No problem with that at all. Would take a lot of fire out of the oven...
But this silence...

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Because any statement at all won't make it stop! While the silence is frustrating, commenting just adds fuel to the fire.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:58 AM
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But here in Norway there has been nothing to read AT ALL in newspaper, gossip-magazines, etc... So maybe there would have been a need to deny something if the rumors were big News here, but they aren`t.. SO - where did the rumors start exactly? I think this is all bull**** and don`t believe it for a second. Their marriage is regarded to be very loving and stable. Just because MM is on sickleave and hasn`t been seen in Public for a long time? Somebody felt the need to spread some trash.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:19 PM
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Posts on the Crown Prince Couple attending today's event has been moved to the
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If you'd like to discuss the press reports and how happy they look in the recent pictures, please do it in this thread. If you would like to discuss the event, please do it in the correct thread.

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Old 12-04-2013, 01:41 PM
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I have just been looking at the picture of Mette-Marit and Haakon which was taken today when they attended the board meeting of their Humanitarian Fund (see Current Events).

IMO, they look their usual happy selves. The picture doesn't look staged at all.

Please note that I am not discussing the event but my impression of Mette-Marit & Haakon in light of these recent divorce rumours. The picture strengthens my belief that these rumours are just that. !!! Total rubbish.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:58 PM
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Because any statement at all won't make it stop! While the silence is frustrating, commenting just adds fuel to the fire.
well said
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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My conclusion for now:
- from all european royals of their age, they still look like the least likely to divorce (judging by the recent picture)
- people who say of themselves that they are 'the last to start a rumour' are actually the most likely to fuel the rumour (judging from this thread)
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:18 PM
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There are new pics of the couple attending a meeting. Hope this puts an end to all the gossip.

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Old 12-04-2013, 05:32 PM
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There are new pics of the couple attending a meeting. Hope this puts an end to all the gossip.

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I saw the 2nd picture earlier today and that was enough to convince me (not that I needed convincing as I firmly believe that this is one of the most loved-up royal couples out there !!) but, would you look at the first picture, come on, totally natural, totally relaxed, totally happy looking. !!
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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I saw the 2nd picture earlier today and that was enough to convince me (not that I needed convincing as I firmly believe that this is one of the most loved-up royal couples out there !!) but, would you look at the first picture, come on, totally natural, totally relaxed, totally happy looking. !!
I agree. She seems to have gotten over her illness. Hope she feels much better now. They are so lovely together. It would have broken my heart if these rumours proved to be true. But I didn't believe it at all.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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Delighted to see these pix which look quite natural
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:27 PM
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what we need to do is close down this thread!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:38 PM
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My conclusion for now:
- from all european royals of their age, they still look like the least likely to divorce (judging by the recent picture)
- people who say of themselves that they are 'the last to start a rumour' are actually the most likely to fuel the rumour (judging from this thread)
Yep yep yep!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:51 PM
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The Prince and Princess of Norway and Rumours.

For the past five years MM has been an asset to Noraway; she has done a remarkable job for her station also she seems to be a fantastic mother. I recall seeing pictures of the late princess Margaret of England and her husband Lord Snowdom attending an event (all well attired and smiling gaily arm in arm) and the following week it was announced by Buckingham Palace that they were going to have a legal separation. People are not perfect whether Royal or Non Royal "Tell me not in mournful numbers; life is but an empty dream".
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