Those are more pictures of Prince Haakon, Mette-Marit and her son Marius on holidays at the beach in Palma de Mallorca , Spain. I put the group of pictures on a web page, so... I hope it does load as an attachment.
Crown Prince Haakon's consistent refusal to wear a life jacket when boating is driving Norway's Life Saving Society to distraction. He has been spotted jacketless in a boat again, this time along with Crown Princess Mette-Marit's son Marius, who was also unprotected.
The Society is not just concerned about the message that the crown prince is sending with his cavalier safety attitude - Prince Haakon is also the High Protector of the Society.
The latest incident came during the regatta at Copa del Rey off Mallorca on Tuesday. Both Haakon and Magnus are without safety wear and the prince, who has been educated at the Naval Academy, isn't sitting in the boat but on the bow.
Life Saver Society vice-president Torill Hindmarch told newspaper VG that she would be in touch with the crown prince, and was especially worried about young Marius.
"This was extremely thoughtless of the crown prince and absolutely unfortunate," Hindmarch told the newspaper.
The Mallorca sighting is just the latest in a long series of similar poses struck by Norway's royal family, and Haakon is the most consistent offender.
Palace information chief Wenche Rasch said that Crown Prince Haakon had life jackets in the boat, as required by law.
"It was fully possible to get these on if anything had happened," Rasch said.
Aftenposten English Web Desk
This photograph of Crown Prince Haakon and Marius has caused a new stir over safety at sea. PHOTO: MANUEL H. DE LEON/AP
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Scans from last weeks Se og HÝr. Obiously it is papparazzi pictures, allthough the mag is very nobel and presents them as "happy family pictures" it does not look like they know they are photographed to me however since they were on a public beach they must know that they could be. Mette-Marits mother joined on the trip and the pictures are taken while Haakon attended the Young Global Leader conferance after the greek christening, they were staying at the island Kefalonia in Greece
Thanks for the pics! Are the pics from Tjome pr when they was in Greece or....??
I'm not sure LaMinka ... Colourpress has some great pictures, but unfortunately, unless you are registered, they don't say when or where the photos were taken. I would assume that they were taken within the last couple of days though. Sorry I can't tell you more ...
Does anyone else know anything about these pictures?
Newscom has the same photos, here is the caption and can I just say that Kyril deffenetly is in great shape I also read sometime ago a spanish article saying Haakon would be in Mallorca the first week of August
Prince Haakon of Norway(l) and Mette Marit's son Marius enjoy sunny moments with Prince Kyryl of Bulgaria (r) and his daughters Mafalda and Olimpia on the beach of Palma de Mallorca in Spain August 08th 2005. Picture shows Prince Kyryl of Bulgaria