Pictures from the ceremony today
AUSCHWITZ, Poland: Norway's Crown Prince Haakon lights a candle at the memorials slabs of the Monument of Victims of Fascism at the former Birkenau nazi death camp, 27 January 2005, during the ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the biggest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, where more than one million people died. World leaders from 44 countries will stand alongside survivors of the camp and soldiers of the Soviet Red Army in a solemn tribute to the victims of Auschwitz. AFP PHOTO DIMITAR DILKOFF
Thanks Larzen. I found two more photos. They're the same, but just different angles.
I just read in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper (3/30/05 edition) that Haakon and Mette Marit will be visiting Minneapolis in October 2005. It also said that King Harald will be visiting Washington DC sometime in the fall. He will attend an unvailing of a statue from the United States to the people at Norway at the Norwegian embassy.
Haakon was present for the opening of international week in drammen, Mette-Marit was feeling sick and did not attend, the spokeswoman said it was nothing serious or long lasting (However Im sure some mags will read more into her missing an engagement in the morning:p )
I have attached the smal vertions of the pictures, here are the link to the big ones
Haakon attending the opening of the new university at Ås
Today Crown Prince Haakon opened the new university of environment and bioscience in Ås. The former Agricultural school in Norway is 150 years old and was granted university status 01.01.2005 . It is as far as I know Norways 6th university
The magazine went with Haakon and his friends on a ski trip to North of Norway, and then met him for an interview at the Palace. To the reporter he talks about why he likes windsurfing, river rafting, paragliding and surfing. He says, roughly translated, that it is a good experience for him to see that after some practice he could master things that seemd scary to begin with and that this was experiences he could bring into his own life and work.
He also says that his attitude to his own safty has been more influenced by the fact that he now has a family than by the fact that he is a heir to the throne. He also says that he has never liked ball sports and that he likes cross country skiing when he is with his family.
And on another note his best friend Morten Andreassen and his wife Anita Sjong is expecting a baby at the same time as Haakon and Mette-Marit is. (I just read the headline in Se og Hør in the store so I dont know if they have confirmed it...)
Crown Prince Haakon yesterday awarded the Abel Prize to a Hungarian born New York University professsor for his contributions to the theory and use of theories nonlinear equations that have proved useful in predicting complex behaviors in aerodynamics and meteorology. The picture is from Fotomarktplatz, but the caption was hopeless so I hope I have put it together correctly.
Haakon has been in Switzerland for the Young Global Leaders meating (not mentioned on the official agenda of Kongehuset.no) Here he is seen with some of the other particiapnts on a walk on Breithorn, next to Matterhorn if my Geography does not fail me.
Haakon in Moss: First he attended a peace meeting in the Theatre before he drove in open car up the main street for a meeting with the Press and had lunch in "Konventionsgården" Many people turned out to see him according to the local people.
The Norwegian papers has had a competition to name the person that helps Mette-Marit and there has been many suggestions, first VG said the fashion editor in norwegian Tique Petra Middelthon helps her to put together her wardrobe, then another paper wrote that she was just her childhood friend from Mette-Marits home town, who since she knows alot of designers trough her work has given her some tips but that she was not employed, and has never been photographed with her on official trips, only privatly.
At the moment it seems to be the conclusion that the woman that usually does her hair and makeup for special occations like galas, partys and trips abroad also helps her with her wardrobe and that she travels with her on official visits and to the weddings in Denmark and Spain, there are pictures of her at several occations. Vg (paper edition) writes today that Märtha in the same way gets some tips and pointers from the man that usually does her makeup and hair for special occation, (during Leahs batism he did the hair for several of the royal women including Laurentien according to VG), also that they often do their hair and make up them self before going out for day to day engagements so they dont have full time stylists
Haakon today at the event that was originally schedueled for Mette-Marit, he was present for a conferenc for police and people that is employed in the child protection sector in Drammen
Kongehuset has schedueled an event for Mette-Marit on monday, even if she could not go today or go to Sweden, she will visit a red cross resource center in capacity of her new role as "door opener" for the red cross. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...63&postcount=2
Crown Prince Haakon will today and tomorrow take part in the Barents Rescue execise in Finnmark, in the last picture he is talking to Minister of Justice Odd Einar Dørum
Barents Rescue 2005 is an international exercise in search-and-rescue and crisis management operations. The exercise takes place September 1-9 in Finnmark, Norway. This is the most comprehensive exercise ever arranged in this area
source (they also have much more information in english)