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Old 12-03-2019, 04:22 PM
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The predictable reactions from various Norwegian opinion makers are coming in: https://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/dett...a-med/71887000

IIRC Royal Norway taught us that Dagbladet is very critical towards Haakon and Mette-Marit - and that is also the case in this editorial.
It is of course a "huge scandal!"
But - the editorial also ask some unpleasant questions as to whether there was a specific purpose to the meetings with Epstein. And whether Epstein donated money to funds and projects under Mette-Marit in particular and the CP-couple in general.

The government declines to comment on whether the NRF should have done a background check on Epstein and refer that question to court.
https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/ern...dalen/71888399
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:25 PM
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Some very good questions, especially the possibility of funding of any Kronprinsparret projects
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:27 PM
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The news about Crown Princess Mette-Marit connection to Epstein is making it way around the world media.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...ret-statement/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...onviction.html

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalt...ffrey-epstein/
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:25 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me if other royals and high profile people are "outed" as being friends or acquaintances with Epstein. It seems he had a knack for luring the rich and famous into his circles.

At least MM has apologised which means she knows it was wrong to associate with him; but I do agree that what is surprising is that she met him after he was convicted. Surely the palace would've done a background check on him - I thought that would be standard practice for any non-royal who socialises regularly with royals?
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:24 PM
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I don't want to downplay this thing, but in many parts of Europe, the sexual age of consent is around 15 or 16 and can go as low as 14 in some countries. So the whole 'he solicited an underage prostitute' would not shock me beyond measure and would not be interpreted in the same way as it is in the US.

So if it is the only thing that MM heard, well It would not be such a deal breaker...
After all a convicted sex offender in the us because of a statutory rape could walk free in Europe... It really depends with which depth she knew about Epstein's affairs
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:25 AM
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Crown Prince Haakon today commented on the Crown Princess's meetings with Epstein.

«The Crown Princess has chosen to be open that she met him a few times, she should had checked his background more closely, and she regrets that she did not, and is sorry»

https://twitter.com/OAanmoen/status/...565760/photo/1
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:41 AM
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video and article on Haakon responding to questions
https://www.nrk.no/norge/kronprinsen...ket-1.14809789

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/i/GGJ9nx/k...sen-er-lei-seg
https://www.document.no/2019/12/05/k...og-er-lei-seg/
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:59 PM
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Thanks Eya & Polyesco.

I read the articles, there is nothing new than what Haakon said. - And that was nothing.

I wonder what and when Mette-Marit ditched Epstein.
There are two scenarios I can think of on the top of my head.

A) They met at several social events. Mette-Marit kept him in the back of her mind as a possible donor of funds to her charities. Alternatively she discussed her charities with Epstein and got a positive response.
At some point she has mentioned this possible donor to her associates, who warned her off on the spot! - End of story. Until now.

B) She met Epstein casually a few times, including getting an invite to his place in Norway. And here she was warned by someone: Eeh, do you know who this dude is? He's poison! (Native Norwegians probably being more concerned about her position than foreigners.)
And then she ditched him.

In both case the explaining phrase about Epstein trying to exploit her name and position are plausible.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:26 AM
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Haakon's response is very open and honest. I like that he mentioned that Mette-Marit should have checked him out.

I'm wondering though does no one vet the people royals associate with? Mette-Marit met Jeffrey *a few times* (ie on more than one occasion). Someone should have done their homework.

This also makes me wonder. Who else or what other shady characters have they come in contact with?
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:39 AM
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It’s safe to say at one time or another JE has had contact with most if not all of the European elite and not a small amount of Royalty. Maybe not BFFs like Andrew but at least on a dinner party or swanky event basis. If they participated or knew about his activities is another matter.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:53 PM
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Haakon and MM's responses to the Epstein scandal are how the Duke of York should've responded. I too wonder though, why he wasn't vetted before he met MM.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:20 AM
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Winter holidays for the family!


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Old 02-18-2020, 11:24 AM
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How nice! We hadn't seen Mette-Marit in awhile.
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It looks very snowy where the CP family are! Nice to see MM looking happy.
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Crown Prince Haakon visits Gothenburg - but under what circumstances is uncertain at present. The Norwegian Royal Court can confirm that a visit is planned.
- A visit is planned in the spring, says the Norwegian Royal Court's press service.
It is also unclear if Crown Princess Mette-Marit will follow her husband.
Göteborg_ Norsk kronprins Haakon kommer till Göteborg i vår
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:12 PM
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CP Mette Marit posted on her Instagram:

"Good Friday❤️. Here are some pictures from here in this special time. With us, there is home office, telephone meetings, homework, walking, swimming and routines that keep morale up. Haakon, the children and I send many good thoughts to everyone who keeps their wheels running during the day. An extra greeting to those of you who feel more lonely now. And to all who have fallen ill: May the days become easier soon. My way of finding peace you see if you scroll further❤️ Send @askerhusflidslag and Heidi a big thank you for the loan of home tissue!
If anyone needs book tips then I recommend picking up John Irving again. Especially "Last night in twisted river" Irving writes such vivid stories that you can treat yourself to being in the middle of another universe for a while, and that's probably something we all need now .... A little break. Comes with more book tips eventually. Sending a pinch here from the loom ..."


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Old 03-30-2020, 12:56 PM
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From the Crown Prince Family:

«Here at Skaugum there is full pressure with home school. Magnus has made Chili con Carne for dinner. A warm greeting to all students, teachers and parents who make homeschooling work.»


https://www.instagram.com/p/B-XWcHiJYVO/


Pictures by Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra

The Crown Prince Couple:

"The corona crisis has led to major changes in the way the Church City Mission works to reach vulnerable groups. "The work you do in the Church City Mission is always important, but especially important in this demanding time," the Crown Prince couple said in a video meeting with the Church City Mission at Skaugum today. ⁣⁣

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The organization briefed the Crown Prince couple on how to adapt the important work at a time when many physical meeting places have closed. Among other things, they serve soup from a bicycle on the street in Oslo, offer home delivery to the elderly and seek out people digitally or one by one."

https://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html...2896&sek=26939


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Haakon, Mette-Marit and Ingrid-Alexandra out skiing.
Pictures from MM.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pr-ThhzoF/
Her outside activities have not slow down so that's good to see
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:56 PM
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Haakon, Mette-Marit and Ingrid-Alexandra out skiing.
Pictures from MM.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pr-ThhzoF/
Her outside activities have not slow down so that's good to see
Clearly, nobody else is there, but does going that far outside fall under Norway's quarantine?
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