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Larzen 04-23-2006 01:44 PM

Family trip to Bergen for Akvariet and friend's wedding.
Haakon and Mette-Marit has been in Bergen this weekend celebrating a wedding of a friend, this afternoon they were in the aquarium. One of the Penguins is called Pingrid Alexandra, unfortunatly Princess Ingrid Alexandra was not with them in the aquarium, as she was taking a nap, Haakon, Mette-Marit , Marius and Sverre-Magnus was there though. Pingrid Alexandra was vaxinated against the bird flue yesterday and was not interested in the fish Haakon and Marius offered her, TV2 showed them on the news.

Alisa 04-23-2006 01:56 PM

LOL.." Pingrid Alexandra".:D

It would've been soo cute to see photos of both Pingrid and Ingrid Alexandra.:)

Larzen 04-23-2006 02:31 PM

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Here is a picture series of Pingrid Alexandra and the other Penguins getting their Birds flue shot
some grainy screen caps from TV2 , it did not seem like there were alot of photographers there, maybe Se og Hør will have the pics from the wedding on Tuesday

purple_platinum 04-23-2006 02:41 PM

oh my gosh.. pingrid alexandra.. how funny!! :D :D :D

thanks for the pictures & wonderful story, Larzen!
great to see the family out again... :) :)

monica 04-23-2006 02:42 PM

many thanks... I am happy to see some image ;)

very very funny pingrid alexandra :p :p :p

Larzen 04-23-2006 04:53 PM

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Mette-Marit will bring Prince Sverre Magnus when she on Monday* goes on her first working trip abroad since the birth. But the nanny will take care of the boy whilst she is at work, it is the head of UNAIDS Peter Piot who has invited Mette-Marit to Geneva, she will sign the UN contract as special representative on Tuesday
According to UNAIDS 1800 children under the age of 15 gets infected every day, every day 1400 children dies of AIDS related deseases and everyday 6000 people betwenn 15 and 24 gets infected, that is the reason UNAIDS and UNICEF has started the comapign Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS. Now CP Mette-Marit together with the Belgian Crown Princess Mathilde will raise awareness of what has been called the slow tsunami
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* the royal website says the official program start on Tuesday but both this article and the previous from aftenpostesn says she leaves tomorrow, Monday


Yes it is....

Haakon and Mette-Marit decided to enjoy the beautiful spring weather outside.The children also looked like they enjoyed themselves, both Marius and Ingrid ALexandra was with them at the walk.

The people of Bergen could hardly belive their eyes when they saw the royal family walking at Galleriet and Torgallmenningen. We are going to a wedding and we would prefer not to be photograohed since we are bringing the children said Mette-Marit to

But royalist people in Bergen could not reatin themselves, whilst Haakon was standing with Ingrid Alexandra on the arm several people approached to talk to them, and people took out their cell phone cameras to take pictures of them.

The family is also going to the aquarium, there Ingrid Alexandra will finally get a chance to meet the famous penguin Pingrid Alexandra that is named after her. Hopefully Pingrid is in better shape than yesterday when she threw up after getting the bird flue shot
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Obiously written before they knew Ingrid was not going to the aquarium. There is a video link of the vaccination of the penguins at the bottom, its grey and underlined.

Photo (mobile photo, just like Haakon has said he dont want of his children:cool: ) taken by Gordon Andersen for

monica 04-23-2006 06:31 PM

I thank you a lot of the translation and the photo ;)

Katrianna 04-23-2006 07:21 PM

Thank you Larzen for the pictures and the translations. Marius is getting to be quite a young man!;)

Larzen 04-24-2006 02:58 AM

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BT has a quite funny article, atleast it is funny in Norwegian, my translation

Pingrid did not get ot meet Ingrid

Visitors that entered the Aquarium yesterday was met by a wall of cameras. The reason for the press interest was that the Crown Prince Couple was in Bergen to attend a privat wedding on saturday

Media was on their toes that there finally was a possibility for a camera moment between Princess Ingrid ALexandra and Penguin Princess Pingrid Alexandra. But before they arrived the aquarium was invaded by men in rain jackets and velvet pants that needed to make sure all was OK. Headed by a blazer man who told where the press was allowed to stand, or atleast where the photographers might take pictures.

YOu may take pictures the 3 first minutes after arrival ordered the blazer man, maybe he did not know it but it sounded exactly like the "you may film the three first songs on a rock concert" prosedure.

Every good things is possible 3 for the self proclaimed Rock Prince, when he came casually dressed with his wife, Marius and Sverre Magnus in the tram. Marius was obiously mostly interested in the aqualrium and chatted with the head of the aquarium and asked him questions,

-Stand with the back against the stone it came sharply from the blazer man, with the voice of a military offiser

But where was Ingrid ALexandra?? Was Pingrid going to be robbed of her new play mate???? We wanted pictures of Pingrid and Ingrid sighed TV2 which did not help much. Not this time smiled Haakon just as sweet as only media trained Royals knows how. It is nice to be in Bergen he smiled to the camera wall which was joined by cell phone cameras of the aquarium guests

then the blazer man shoutes Stop - in the name or love - or something like that and the family was shown away and the media was taken care of in appropriate manner
Now I wonder if there will be pictures of the wedding, this visit was obiously agreed upon with the press although I think tehy must have been disapointed Ingrid was sleeping, and Sverre Magnus in the tram where you cant see him

BT pic

purple_platinum 04-24-2006 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Larzen
BT has a quite funny article, atleast it is funny in Norwegian, my translation

Larzen, wonderful article! thanks for the translation...
well, Pingrid must be devastated not to meet her Ingrid.
i cant still get over the fact they named the penguin "pingrid alexandra".
how incredibly funny... :D :D :D

another article of 'Pingrid' from AP :

Penguins Get Norway's First Bird Flu Shots

OSLO, Norway - Eight penguins became the first birds in Norway vaccinated against bird flu Friday after an aquarium won an eight-month battle with health authorities, a newspaper reported.
According to the Norwegian news agency NTB, the first bird vaccinated was 9-month-old Pingrid Alexandra, whose name plays on that of Norway's future queen, Ingrid Alexandra.
Pingrid Alexandra promptly threw up, while the other birds did not appear to have an adverse reaction.

Apparently Stellapictures has several photos of the event, here they are via facetoface :

crisiñaki 04-24-2006 04:37 AM

Marius has such a debonair look now! I guess he's taking his behavior mostly from Haakon, good for the kid to be such a pro at his age!:)

sm1939 04-24-2006 05:26 AM

Thanks for posting all those fab pictures , its great to see Princess MM out and about!

monica 04-24-2006 07:56 AM

that they are marvelous, Marius this very greater and very good-looking one and Sverre as is so small goes in his cart, I remain with the desires to see it :p

Larzen 04-24-2006 08:47 AM

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Mette-Marit looks very bundeled up in the spring weather, a turlte neck, a woolen jacket and a thick over coat

1 A small one of Haakon and Ingrid in the town, on Friday I think, grainy so obiously another camera picture. Also from BT
2 They are on the cover of one of the two local papers in Bergen (BA)

monica 04-24-2006 09:55 AM

wow a marvelous one pinc of the small Ingrid she is all beautiful :D Thanksss larzen !!!!!

GrandDuchess 04-24-2006 02:47 PM

How cute to see the whole family out and about like that, even (P)ingrid Alexandra who's growing by each time we see her! Thanks for all the fab pictures, and the translations as well, Larzen!

norwegianne 04-24-2006 03:34 PM

It's nice that they do have some agreements with the press regarding this. Three minutes is not a lot to take pictures on, but the press gets better pictures if the subjects are willing, and if the press agree on the terms it is probably more likely that we will get to see more pictures from events such as this - instead of Haakon and Mette-Marit visiting while Akvariet is closed for others, for example.

It's fun to watch Ingrid Alexandra's growth in pictures.

Rebafan81 04-24-2006 03:58 PM

I would love to see a bigger picture of IA. Has anyone found it? Why is there only one of her? Marius looks so grown up, did they have any picture of SM?

purple_platinum 04-26-2006 02:21 PM

a picture of last week's Haakon & MM's friends' wedding in Bergen...

BERGEN 2006-04-22
The norwegian crown prince Haakon and crown princess Mette-Marit attended the wedding of their friends Anders Stenhagen and Asta Ellingsen. The picture is taken during the festivities in Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway. The women next to Haakon are not identified.
Photo: Silje Robinson/Bergensavisen (via brunopress)

Larzen 04-28-2006 06:02 PM

The wedding pics from Bergen, Haakons long time friend Anders Stenshagen married his girlfriend Asta Ellingsen in Fana church. The wedding Party was held at Grand Hotel Terminus in Bergen. In the 2 pic you can see Haakon and Mette-Marits best friend Morten Andreassen and his wife Anita Sjong
scanned by me from se og hør from TRF

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