Mette-Marit working for NORAD (Autumn 2003)
From the Scandinavian Royals message board:
The Crown Princess revealed in an interview with NRK
Dagsrevyen (NRK TV 7 p.m. news) tonight that she has reached an agreement with the Norwegian FO and is to start as an auditor at NORAD (Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid - Norwegian Agency for Development cooperation) this fall, working twice a week, concentrating on projects related to HIV and AIDS in undeveloped countries. NORAD is a department under the Norwegian FO. Its website, http://www.norad.no/, seems to be down at the moment. There is some information (in Norwegian) about the agency at http://www.odin.dep.no/ud/norsk/dep/etater...ndex-b-n-a.html
. Her work is of course related to her development studies at the University of London the last school year.
http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/kongelig...rticleID=608440 (in Norwegian).
HRH The Crown Princess will also have engagements this fall, but will of course take leave in January in connection with her delivery. The Crown Prince expects to take restrict the number of engagements the first two months after the birth in order to spend time with the new baby and with Marius. The full interview will be broadcasted on NRK Friday night.
Dag T. Hoelseth
A New Job for Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
26 AUGUST 2003
With two landmark August occasions – her 30th birthday and her second wedding anniversary – now behind her, it seems Norway's royal mum-to-be, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, has her eyes toward the future.
The princess has announced that she's accepted a post at the Directorate For Norwegian Development Aid (NORAD) this autumn. The one-time student at the London School of Oriental and African Studies - Mette-Marit is specifically interested in issues and programmes surrounding HIV and AIDS - will be working at the foreign agency twice a week through December.
Meanwhile, on the home front, there's another important event marked on Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit's agenda. Remodelling on their official residence, Skaugum, is set to be finished before Christmas, just in time for the royal couple to welcome their first child in January.
Is it just me, or does Mette-Marit look genuinely HAPPY in that last picture?!?!? Such a rarity with her...it's great to see. She looks radiant!
I have to agree with you holly*anja. For the most part mette-marit look down right glum and complacent. Maybe that's just her natural expression... she should smile more.
Mette-Marit slapp å søke
Av HÅVAR BREMER og PÅL R HANSEN (foto)
Etter å ha sendt lille Marius på skolen, møtte en gravid og glad kronprinsesse Mette-Marit opp til sin første arbeidsdag.
Og kronprinsessen - som har termin 22. januar - har all grunn til å være fornøyd etter å ha kommet inn som hospitant i NORAD.
Hun skal være en del av et team blant annet bestående av seks traineer - en stilling hele 1072 søkere fikk avslag på i sommer.
- Jeg gleder meg veldig. Jeg tror det blir kjempeinteressant, sier kronprinsesse Mette-Marit.
Henvendelse fra Slottet
På spørsmål om det var vanskelig å få jobben, svarte hun «nei».
- Jeg skal spesielt arbeide med hiv-aids-spørsmål i det sørlige Afrika, og disse spørsmålene var jo blant dem jeg interesserte meg for under studieoppholdet i London.
I august mottok NORAD en henvendelse fra Slottet. Da var trainee-jobbene besatt, og det ble opprettet en hospitantstilling til kronprinsessen. Den innebærer at hun skal jobbe to dager i uken frem til jul.
- Vi opplevde en enorm interesse for trainee-stillingene, og det var en stor jobb å plukke ut de seks, sier info-sjef Astrid Versto i NORAD.
Etter en kort prat med pressen, hastet Mette-Marit videre inn i NORADs lokaler i Vika i Oslo - ikke langt fra Slottet.
Hun ble tatt i mot av direktør Tove Strand, og like etter klokken 10 i morges møtte hun for første gang sine nye kolleger. Kronprinsessen virket strålende opplagt.
Strand beskriver kronprinsessen som perfekt til jobben - nyutdannet, og med en sterk interesse for organisasjonens arbeid. Hun legger til at Mette-Marit vil være en av de mest spesielle arbeidstakerne i NORAD.
- Jeg er glad for at hun vil være her hos oss. Her får hun se teorien fra studiene i praksis, sier Strand.
I dag deltar kronprinsessen på deler av et introduksjonskurs sammen med de seks traineene. Hun begynner ikke på «ordentlig» før onsdag 17. september. Fra da av og frem til jul skal hun to dager uken arbeide spesielt med AIDS/HIV-problematikken sammen med NORADs Zambia-team.
Det er ikke første gang Mette-Marit har en «vanlig» jobb, men det er en stund siden sist.
Sommeren 2000 var kronprinsessen sommervikar i venninnens klesbutikk i Kristiansand mens hun var kjæreste med kronprinsen. Tidligere har hun livnært seg som servitør på restaurant.
I 1999 hadde hun en inntekt på 93 400 kroner.
www.vg.no - Another picture of Mette-Marit's first day at her new job for NORAD.
Polfoto 01-09-2003 Oslo 01.09.03: Mette-Marit starts her teaching practice at NORAD. Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be working with hiv-aids-questions in Africa south of Sahara. She started her teaching practice at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) today. Photo: METTE MÖLLER/Dagbladet/All Over Press Norway (Code: 513973c)
Polfoto 01-09-2003 Oslo 01.09.03: Mette-Marit starts her teaching practice at NORAD. Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be working with hiv-aids-questions in Africa south of Sahara. She started her teaching practice at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) today. Here she is with Head of NORAD Tove Strand Gerhardsen Photo: METTE MÖLLER/Dagbladet/All Over Press Norway (Code: 513973d)
Polfoto 01-09-2003 Oslo 01.09.03: Mette-Marit starts her teaching practice at NORAD. Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be working with hiv-aids-questions in Africa south of Sahara. She started her teaching practice at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) today. Here she is with Head of NORAD Tove Strand Gerhardsen Photo: METTE MÖLLER/Dagbladet/All Over Press Norway (Code: 513973e)
Mette-Marit Goes to Work As Brother Sentenced
2 SEPTEMBER 2003
Crown Princess Mette-Marit showed up for her new job at 10am sharp on Monday, ready to begin her two-day-a-week post at the Directorate For Norwegian Development Aid (NORAD).
The 31-year-old princess, a one-time student at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, says she'll "concentrate on the HIV/AIDS question in Southern Africa" during her stint with the organisation.
But Monday also brought some not-so-happy news for Princess Mette-Marit and her family. Following a court case which began last month, the princess' oldest brother, Espen Hoiby, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for assaulting his former girlfriend. The pilot, recently promoted to chief at a major airline, was also ordered to pay the 40-year-old victim $5,300.
Mr Hoiby's defence attorney had argued that a number of factors – including the stress of his new job, his sister's fame and family tensions – had contributed to his client's mental state, but denied he'd deliberately hurt his girlfriend. The 44-year-old, whose mother testified on his behalf during the trial, has filed an appeal.
Crown Princess reports for work
Her schedule won't be all that taxing, but it made the news anyway when Crown Princess Mette-Marit showed up at Norway's foreign aid agency at 10am Monday to report for work. She'll help register what the agency does to aid HIV/AIDS patients in Malawi and Zambia.
NORAD boss Tove Strand (left) greeted Crown Princess Mette-Marit on her first day of a part-time job on Monday.
Norway's newest royal has no formal education but studied foreign aid issues in London while her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, was studying at the prestigious London School of Economics.
"I'll concentrate on the HIV/AIDS question in southern Africa," she told reporters Monday morning, adding that HIV/AIDS issues were among those that interested her in London.
She was greeted at the offices of NORAD (officially, Norway's Directorate for Development Cooperation) by NORAD boss Tove Strand, who said the crown princess will work as part of a team with three others.
Strand said the team will study what NORAD does on its own to help battle HIV/AIDS and what it does in cooperation with others working in foreign aid.
Six so-called trainees also started work at NORAD on Monday. Their positions were hard-won, however, with fully 1,078 candidates vying for the jobs.
The crown princess will work at NORAD for two days a week until Christmas, when she'll go out on maternity leave. She's pregnant with Norway's next heir to the throne, and the baby is due in January.
I mistakenly identified Gwyneth as CP Mette-Marit when I saw this pictures in another website.
They have slightly the same hair color and so with their beauties. No need of dark make-ups.
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