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Smilla 10-20-2005 10:23 AM

Mette-Marit and Maternity Leave
 
Is Mette-Marit on maternity leave yet?

sm1939 10-20-2005 10:33 AM

no not yet , isnt she going to the uk next week??? with the King and queen?

qui mal y pense 03-01-2006 05:53 PM

Mette-Marit and Maternity Leave
 
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Originally Posted by rominet09
One of the pix were published in Point de Vue, stating Mette-Marit was on her way to the hospital to see Sverre à few weeks ago.
As for Rex pix, nobody so far has succeeded in enlarging them

Why was he in the hospital? was this right after he was born?
The Skiing pictures are great. If MM is in such great shape I guess that means she'll be back soon.

norwegianne 03-02-2006 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by qui mal y pense
Why was he in the hospital? was this right after he was born?
The Skiing pictures are great. If MM is in such great shape I guess that means she'll be back soon.

She had about six/seven months of maternity leave with Ingrid Alexandra, I don't see why this should be any different. Traditionally maternity leave in Norway is about that long, if not longer, so it is nothing unusual about it. She will make an appearance on the balcony on the national day, probably.

mirrjam 03-02-2006 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by norwegianne
She had about six/seven months of maternity leave with Ingrid Alexandra, I don't see why this should be any different. Traditionally maternity leave in Norway is about that long, if not longer, so it is nothing unusual about it. She will make an appearance on the balcony on the national day, probably.

So she will not like Mary, return earlyer from her Maternetyleave because she is the crownprincess??
I think six/seven months so very long, here in holland, maternenity leave is about 6 till 8 weeks!!:cool:

Piaa 03-02-2006 08:50 AM

So what if Mary went to work earlier?
Each person to their own....

Smilla 03-02-2006 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mirrjam
So she will not like Mary, return earlyer from her Maternetyleave because she is the crownprincess??
I think six/seven months so very long, here in holland, maternenity leave is about 6 till 8 weeks!!:cool:

Well, 6 to 8 weeks sound very short to my. Why have a kid if you've got to join the rat race again six weeks after giving birth?
I think that MM could take part in a couple of functions even if she is on maternity leave. It's not as if she has to go out to work every day, so she could fit the occasional public appearance in her schedule.

sm1939 03-02-2006 09:01 AM

I agree with you smilla , she could fit in a few functions,
I know she will want to spend time with her baby , but 3 hours here and there
wouldnt hurt her, but I suppose other people have that time off.

Larzen 03-02-2006 09:08 AM

She is going to Holmenkollen skijump competition(part of the big ski festival, an important national event broadcast on TV) together with her husband and the King and Queen on the 12th of March. Hopefully the children will go also, as they have the last two years.

I dont think we will not see her at all in 6 monhts she appeared for christmas service only 3 weeks after she gave birth and for Christans christening. Also last time she appeared whilst on materney leave, but I agree, some more events in and around Oslo now and then would not hurt at all. She has nannies and a husband afterall

Families in Norway have the right to 12 months payed maternety leave.

Smilla 03-02-2006 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Larzen
, but I agree, some more events in and around Oslo now and then would not hurt at all. She has nannies and a husband afterall

It would simply be reasonable to fit in a couple of functions now and then. Hakoon and MM get paid to be representative figures of the state, so she ought to be exactly that. Nobody will expect her to abandon her babies. But given the low popularity of the Norwegian monarchy and herself, she should at least try to do something about that.

qui mal y pense 03-02-2006 11:40 AM

You can't possibly be serious when you compare MM with other working mothers! To get all dressed up and go smile at a public function for a few hours is hardly strenuous. Most mothers would love the opportunity to get out. I also highly doubt that she is spending hers days changing diapers and her nights sleepless.

carlota 03-02-2006 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by qui mal y pense
You can't possibly be serious when you compare MM with other working mothers! To get all dressed up and go smile at a public function for a few hours is hardly strenuous. Most mothers would love the opportunity to get out. I also highly doubt that she is spending hers days changing diapers and her nights sleepless.

i agree. i think for all royals maternity leaves can't take that much (well, they can, but shouldn't). concerning acts in the city where they live, usually the capitals, i think they can attend without problems after the first month, it's only two hours at the most and babies take 3 hours to have the need to be breastfed. don't think the same applies for activities in other cities, though, since they need to take babies with them and that would be much hassle, but i see no problems in attending a short act once a week and in the female royal covering the capital's activities while the male travels for a day or two to visit another city. besides, as qui mal pense said, life of royals can't be compared with a normal citizen. the fact of having as much personal as they need is another really big reason for them to come back to their roles again. they don't have to if they don't want to, but i think it would say a lot of the person if, after a month or two, they are back into work (and mostly applied to scandinavian countries, where maternity leaves are much longer).

Smilla 03-02-2006 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by carlota
i think it would say a lot of the person if, after a month or two, they are back into work (and mostly applied to scandinavian countries, where maternity leaves are much longer).

Coming back earlier would say: "I care for my country, I want to represent it even if I am officially on leave, I appreciate that I am being paid good tax payers' money and I want to give something in return."
This might help MM's public image a lot. It's a pity that she apparently doesn't see this.

norwegianne 03-02-2006 05:40 PM

I would just like to point out that Mette-Marit did take a break in her maternity leave to attend Christian's christening. That was an official event, representing Norway, even if she was also godmother. She's also got other various, smaller engagements coming up, like Larzen pointed out. In addition, Sverre's not been too well, with a couple of visits to the hospital.

As bolla said, Mette-Marit is fairly popular in Norway, despite the latest polling data, and she's not growing less popular just because she's had a baby and is on maternity leave. 12 months is the custom for Norwegian families regarding leave from work with babies. A royal family cannot do it like that, so the major engagements stand, while the smaller ones are cut for a while to make room for the baby.

This all being said: Time for a new thread. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...13-a-9006.html

Amina 03-25-2006 10:06 AM

I would just like to know when will Mette Marit be resuming her royal duties? Its just that i don't visit this thread very often.

Can i say that i think they make a great couple and PHaakon is gorgeous!!!

Laviollette 05-24-2006 08:41 AM

Where is Mette Marit?
 
Once again Haakon is alone doing public appearances. Where is Mette? Still on maternity leave? I admit her recent trip to Switzerland was good but she is just not impressive overall. She sure hasn't turned out to be a great catch for Haakon and the crown in Norway.

Aussie Princess 05-25-2006 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Laviollette
Once again Haakon is alone doing public appearances. Where is Mette? Still on maternity leave? I admit her recent trip to Switzerland was good but she is just not impressive overall. She sure hasn't turned out to be a great catch for Haakon and the crown in Norway.

Her son is not yet even 6 months old, and she has 2 other children to take care of- they come first.

Amira 05-25-2006 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Aussie Princess
Her son is not yet even 6 months old, and she has 2 other children to take care of- they come first.

Totally agree with you :)

Smilla 05-25-2006 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Aussie Princess
Her son is not yet even 6 months old, and she has 2 other children to take care of- they come first.

It's not as if she hasn't got nannies or is supposed to put in 40 hours of work a week. She'd really enhance her public image (and the Norwegian monarchy's) if she accompanied her husband once in a while. That definitely wouldn't mean she'd have to neglect her kids.

Larzen 05-25-2006 03:16 AM

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Agreed, and Mathilde is a hands on mother with 3 children as well and did not need 6 months to do nothing, and what is it going to be, one cream duty a month? Holmenkollen in March, Birthday in Sweden and Geneva in April, National day in May, how is she then going to manage June when there is a state visit from Spain where she better try and cut a good image considering her dreadful press in Spain, the Thai King birthday and a week of work for the coronation journey AND she is going to open a national park as well. Marius is in School, Ingrid is in day care and Sverre Magnus has then two nannies to take care of him whilst she get out and do some work for some hours in and around Oslo. LAst month she was in Bergen in a wedding, then surly she could be there for this special day as well

Earlier this week the Queen had 4 duties in one day, the doctor specifically told that both the King and Queen needed to reduce their agenda, then it would have been nice if she had helped her mother in law out and opened the museum or gone to the dinner in the evening. The Queen is always very involved in planning state visit and trips so she has alot to do right now and could use some help from her Daughter and Daughter in law.

another video of Haakon in Bergen you can hear him talk
http://www.bt.no/btv/index.jsp?file=...h.asx?pid=2248

another video from the opening, mostly about the strike but you can see haakon as well
http://www.bt.no/btv/index.jsp?file=...h.asx?pid=2249

A photoseries from BA
http://www.ba.no/bilder/bildeserier/article2115967.ece

From the opening, Haakon infront of the empty chairs where the musicians should have been sitting, BT


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