Haakon and Mette-Marit's staff
Need work ?
How about applying for
- a full-time half-day maid (two positions),
- a host or hostess,
- a kitchen manager,
- a manager, or
- a part-time secretary ?
Just think, you could the the lucky one !!!!!!!
That could be fun!
yeah .... i think i would apply as manager or be assistant to the chamber maid ..... it would take a while to get a handle on the duties .... but then
compare that to host, chef or secretary .... a new challenge every day.
OT-ish. Yesterday Mette-Marits former lifeguard Anne Grete Eidsvig married in secracy in Rome one of Norways richest men, Kjell Inge Røkke. They are expecting their first child around christmas. She quit her job as soon as it was known that they were dating, they have tried to be low profile but the press has been more than interested, so it was not possible for her to continue in the royal life guard
Haakon and Mette-Marit has gotten a new member of their staff, her name is Vibeke Hollekim (34) and she will work as a protocoll adivisor, her work will be to plan their official agenda, give advice in press related matters and write speeches. She started on January 1.
She is educated journalist, she has worked in Aftenposten and KK, she met Mette-Marit when she was patron for the mental heath telethon in 2004 where she also worked and Haakon when he was protector for the 2005 auction which she was in charge of and the money went to battered women/women in development coutries. It was trough this work Haakon and Mette-Marit met her and they wanted her in their staff but she hesitated, but now she has agreed to the job.
Gry Møllerskog is head of the Crown Prince couple staff, which also consists of Anders Flågen who also works as a protocol advisor, he was formerly Haakons Aid de Camp
In an intervie last autum she said she was a monarchist, that she was pro EU and that she liked Joni Mitchell.
This article has a picture of her with CP Haakon at the palace in a reception
Added Article in english
New adviser for crown couple
From the yearly report we can see the staff of the couple.
Head of the Crown Prince Couples staff
Head of the household (all related to receptions, guests, dinners etc)
Responsible for the kitchen
Service workers (I guess this is fancy name for cleaning personal/servant)
Helle Moe Johnsen
Maria Sikkeland (on maternity leave)
Children’s pedagog (nannies)
In Charge of the farm (the farm is financially independent from the royal house)
Tone Beate Grøtan
(Links: Pic from getty, scanpix, article from Dagbladet)
In 2006 they also hired Vibeke Hollekim
According to the report: In areas where it is not necessary to hire fulltime staff there is intern buying of services from the other divisions of the palace (ME: I guess here they think of drivers, hairdresser, somone to take care of the official clothes etc)
Crown Prince Haakon also has Aide de Camps but they are payed by the military
The Crown Prince Couples Chief of staff is leaving
The Crown Prince Couples closest coworker Gry Mølleskog is leaving her posisition after 3 years. Mølleskog is head of the Crown Prince couples Household that counts 16 people. The 44 year old woman was hired in autumn 2003 to build the organization around the couple after their return from London.
- The position was planned for 3 years and when that is over I am leaving as planned. I have my last day December 31st. Mølleskog confirms to VG What she is going to do when she leaves the Palace she is not sure of
- I am in a process where I am considering different positions
Why are you leaving?
- The position was for 3 years, and that has been my guideline the whole way. My job was to build their organisation
she had her first day at the palace 1 December 2003, earlier that year she left on the day as head of the 5500 cabine crew in SAS after a falling out with SAS manager Søren Belin
According to the tax lists Mølleskog is the best payed at the palace with an income of 1,1 million kroner, some of her income comes from different business board positions she has. The 44 year old is head of the board for the Oslo tram company, she also has board positions in Hurtigruten, DNB, Nor Finans, The Norwegian Post and The Crown Prince Couple Humanitarian Foundation.
So now you are going to be a board member full time?
- No I'm going to find a full time job, says Mølleskog who next week will pack her bag and go to India on an official business trip with the Crown Prince Couple.
How has the years at the Palace been?
- I feel privileged to be allowed to work at the court. When she arrived at the court the Crown Prince Couple had 1 employee, today their court counts 16 people between the Palace and Skaugum
Translation from VG paper edition
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Pictures from nettavisen and Fvn
Randi Vesseltun (47) is hired as Chief of the Court of TRH the Crown Prince and Crown Princess. She will start in the position August 13th and the position runs for 4 years.
Randi Vesseltun is currently employed in the minstry of Trade and Industry as head of the Deaprtment for Industry and Internationalisation. She has worked in the Ministry since 1997 and had several leading positions, she also holds a broad international experience
Intresting choice, a woman and not from the military/diplomacy and not from their pet topic humanitarian aid
You say intresting choice, as myself too think its intresting, but is a women weird for the position & not from the military or diplomacy ?
BEfore the very top postions at the court has been men from the military or diplomat (esp pre-King Harald), the last chief of the crown prince couples staff Gry Mølleskog used to work in Scandinavain Airlines and now they choose one from the ministry.
Also the Norwegian court has several women at the "almost top" like the information secretary. But the Lord Chamberlain has always been a man, here you can see him with the heads of the different departments.
kongehuset.no - The Lord Chamberlain
also the marshall of the court has always been a man AFAIK, and is always a lawyer
kongehuset.no - The Marshal’s Staff
And of course (I dare say) the Chief of The King’s Military Staff is also a man
kongehuset.no - His Majesty The King’s Military Staff
the prosess of finding a new one has been quite long as Gry Mølleskog left when her position ended on January 1st 2007, and has given the press some semi juicy headlines like "noone wants to work for Haakon" and other things like that
does anyone know how many people work for the crown prince/princess now?
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