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View Poll Results: Who do you think will be among the new baby's godparents?
Prince Nikolaos of Greece 11 8.21%
Crown Prince/ss Pavlos of Greece 34 25.37%
Edward or Sophie of Wessex 38 28.36%
Kyril or Rosario of Bulgaria 23 17.16%
Willem-Alexander or Maxima of the Netherlands 54 40.30%
Constantijn or Laurentien of the Netherlands 17 12.69%
Morten Andreassen 2 1.49%
Per or Espen Høiby 14 10.45%
Kristin Høiby Bjørnøy 19 14.18%
Others, please specify. 17 12.69%
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:49 AM
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wow... i thought somebody from the Danish RF will certainly be one of Sverre's godparents... princess mary? but i'm wrong..
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:44 AM
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I'm glad Maxima was chosen.

I'm also suprised no danish rf too.. But I guess after Frederick's no-show at IA's christening...
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:05 AM
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I don't think there were any real surprises in that mix. Mette-Marit's brother, a friend of Haakon, a friend of Mette-Marit, Queen Sonja, some royal friends...
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:21 AM
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I too am a bit surprised that no one from the Danish royal family was chosen. But lots of good choices! Is this Maxima's first royal godchild?
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:30 AM
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Im suprise too that no one was chosen from the Danish royal family,
I wonder why???
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:33 AM
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considering 3 senior members of the Danish RF attending, i thought that one of them is going to be Sverre's godparent. Mary's gonna have wait a while for her first royal godchild.
and yes, it is Maxima's first royal godchild.

i like this tradition of choosing the spouses of royal heir as godfather/godmother amongst the royal. Mette-Marit is godmother to Odysseus Kimon of Greece & Christian of Denmark, Mathilde is godmother to Alexia of Netherlands. and now Maxima is godmother to Sverre Magnus of Norway. Good choice!! now, we'll just have to wait for Letizia & Mary for their own royal godchild.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:39 AM
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THats what I fine strange , as you said there are 3 Danish member of the royal family , so why couldnt they have asked Mary ???
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Possibly because Frederik is the godfather of Ingrid Alexandra? I don't know.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:10 PM
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I am also surprised that neither Queen Margrethe nor Crown Princess Mary is a godparent to Prince Sverre. Strange...
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:33 AM
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Why is it strange, Frederik is already Ingrids Godfather and Margrethe is Haakons godmother. I would say its "stranger" that Prince Constantijn was not chosen since Haakon is godfather of Eloise, but one clearly does not choose godparents just so one can be chosen in return. Victoria is also comming, noone thinks its "strange" that she or one of her siblings is not godmother this time.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:09 AM
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i'm pleased they kept it to close friends and family, as it should be. This is a religious occation and picking someone for how it "looks" or "paying back" would certainly not be in keeping with the vows and trust a Godparent should be chosen. I mean no disrespect jmo
So many royals attending perhaps shows their love and respect for the family and people of Norway
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:02 PM
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Why is it strange, Frederik is already Ingrids Godfather and Margrethe is Haakons godmother. I would say its "stranger" that Prince Constantijn was not chosen since Haakon is godfather of Eloise, but one clearly does not choose godparents just so one can be chosen in return. Victoria is also comming, noone thinks its "strange" that she or one of her siblings is not godmother this time.
I didn't expect Frederik (and subsequently Victoria) to "double duty" and be godparents to Sverre. However with Mary and Queen Margrethe also coming, I thought either women would be chosen.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:01 PM
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Perhaps Frederick is coming because he didn't make Ingrid's ceremony and due to his friendship with Haakon. Also, isn't Margethe currently in Norway on vacation...it would look a little weird for her to be there and not stop by so to speak.

All in all...excellent choices. Although I am surprised by the Maxima choice. Wasn't too surprised when she picked Mathilde..they seem to have made a connection. I don't think I have ever seen a pic of Mette Marit and Maximia. Not to say that they don't have a relationship of course :)
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:12 PM
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Perhaps Frederick is coming because he didn't make Ingrid's ceremony and due to his friendship with Haakon. Also, isn't Margethe currently in Norway on vacation...it would look a little weird for her to be there and not stop by so to speak.

All in all...excellent choices. Although I am surprised by the Maxima choice. Wasn't too surprised when she picked Mathilde..they seem to have made a connection. I don't think I have ever seen a pic of Mette Marit and Maximia. Not to say that they don't have a relationship of course :)
There were pictures last year of Haakon and Mette-Marit, along with Ingrid, sailing with Willem-Alexander, Maxima, and Catharina-Amelia. I think Maxima was still pregnant with Alexia.
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All in all...excellent choices. Although I am surprised by the Maxima choice. Wasn't too surprised when she picked Mathilde..they seem to have made a connection. I don't think I have ever seen a pic of Mette Marit and Maximia. Not to say that they don't have a relationship of course :)
In one of the threads Larzen ( I think) has posted pictures of Willem-Alexander, Maxima, his brother Constantijn and Laurentien holidaying in Norway with Haakon and Mette-Marit in 2004. Also posted were pictures of Haakon and Mette-Marit in The Netherlands holidaying with WA and Maxima in 2005. Since these couples choose to spend their free time socialising ( not just official functions) I think it would be safe to say they're friends and reasonably close.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:36 AM
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Then that makes sense. There are so many favorites to keep tabs on, threads to read, not enough time. Thanks everyone :)
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Wow, I can't believe Princess Mary is not definetly-for-sure-no-doubt godmother! This must mean that New Idea magazine lied to me! *faints*
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