December 1942 – Broadcast to Norway. Original caption: The three children of Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha or Norway are shown at the microphone in a Christmas Eve broadcast form their home in Maryland. Left to right are Princess Astrid, Prince Harald and Princess Ragnhild. Their Yule greeting was short-waved to Norway, where underground resistance to the occupying Nazis was as fierce as ever.
Christmas 1999 -
Picture #1 - The Royal Family in front of the Chrismas tree.
Picture #2 - Haakon and Märtha Louise attended church service at Holmenkollen kapell.
Picture #3 - Märtha Louise co-hosted a children's TV program and got to wear a big gold crown.
NORWEGIAN ROYALS GET COOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
20 DECEMBER 2004
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit have been getting into the festive spirit by making some seasonal goodies. The royal couple got a helping hand from her son Marius and little Princess Ingrid Alexandra when they decided to bake Christmas cakes at their home.
These newly-released photographs, which were taken at Skaugum Palace, show the family getting down to work in their kitchen there. But they will be heading for the Royal Palace in Oslo on Christmas Eve, where they are to meet up with King Harald, Queen Sonia and the rest of the royal family for a traditional feast.
In keeping with Norwegian tradition, the Christmas tree will also arrive on the 24th, so that the whole family can join in decorating it. The many presents are then laid out on a series of low tables, ready to be opened by Marius, Ingrid and the other royal youngsters the following morning.
1. Haakon and Mette-Marit are joined by her son Marius and little Princess Ingrid in the kitchen of Skaugum Palace
2. Mette-Marit waits expectantly as Princess Ingrid puts her recipe to the test
__________________ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... That's why it's called present...