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Old 04-17-2004, 10:38 AM
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I saw the pics of Hola!. Marius and Ingrid Alexandra are so cutes!
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by liv@Apr 17th, 2004 - 9:35 am
No, it´s not just you. It´s not only inappropriate for a royal christening. Your shoulders should be covered and I don´t think it was that warm in Norway...
I agree, Pia Haraldson's outfit was inappropriate for a royal christening. The weather is actually quite good in Oslo today. I have not seen much of the sun, but it is has been a warm and beatiful spring day :flower:
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Old 04-17-2004, 12:47 PM
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According to german TV Haakon was asked of a reporter, if he would be disappointed about the absence of Frederik and Felipe. And then he should have answered (according to them a little bit sulky) "I don´t know...THEY wanted to become godfathers"...has anybody else heard that?!
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:45 PM
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Thanks everybody for the great pictures of today's special day. :flower:

A bit on the fence about Mette-Marit's choice of hats for this occasion, however. The look is different and it certainly allows for more of Mette-Marit's face to show, but not quite if I love or even like the look.

I thought Victoria of Sweden looked excellent. The colour is not one that she usually wears, but it looks great on her at any rate. Very young and very fresh and so spring like. (The pattern of her jacket and matching purse reminds me of a beatuiful Japanese floral print that one might find on a waiting chair in a lady's room meant for reading or writing letters.) The matching flowers in her hair in lieu of a hat were an added nice touch. (Several pictures of her from this event would make a lovely avatar ...)

Nice to see the King be able to quiet his granddaughter when he held her; and even nicer, that he was able to attend this special occasion and in much better health.

Marius looked cute in his little suit. But isn't it just like a little boy to have his hands deep in his pants pockets while his sister is getting baptised?!

Did not see much of Martha Louise. (More pictures of Victoria's arrival than Martha Louise, Ari and Maud Angelica?) But I did see pictures of Maud Angelica in the church sitting on her dad's lap and she looked absolutely adorable.

And of course, the star of today's occasion, little Ingrid Alexandra looked absolutely adorable, fussiness and all!
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by holly*anja@Apr 17th, 2004 - 10:21 am
Ok, is it just me or is Pia Haraldson's outfit ENTIRELY inappropriate for a royal christening?!!?!? ouch!
I totally agree, too. It looked a bit skimpy and revealing for a baptism. I know that Pia is young and maybe she felt that covering herself up a bit more might make her look frumpy or like a matron. But I certainly don't think that is the case. I think her dress was fine, but with a co-ordinating jacket over her dress would've been much more appropriate.
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:51 PM
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I'd be fussy too if someone was droppng water on me, especially after I went and got dressed up :)

The two little girls (Maud Angelica and Ingrid Alexsandra) are going to be the heartbreakers of the next generation of royals/almost royals.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:07 PM
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I absolutely agree with you all on Pia’s dress – and I think it was totally inappropriate for this kind of special occasion (royal christening, AND in a church&#33. Her dress was the kind of dress that you can see at premieres or parties in Hollywood, or maybe some jet set party in Europe – but not at a royal christening! But anyway, I think she will hear this enough from others, so I’ll move on from that topic.

I thought Crown Princess Victoria looked absolutely great in her outfit, very spring like and she looked good in that strong colour. Although I do not like that sweater (or whatever is it) that she was wearing yesterday when Crown Prince Haakon met her at the airport.

Marius was very nice in that suit, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s hat looked funny! :P I haven’t seen very many pictures of Princess Märtha-Louise or Ari Behn, which is a shame – they should cover all guests well.

If anyone is interested, I have posted two articles about the christening in the section for the Royal House of Sweden, under the Crown Princess Victoria section (news).
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:54 PM
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When Maud Angelica laughs she looks so adorable.
Marius and Ingrid Alexandra are so cutes!
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:53 PM
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could someone tell me about the music and the prayers
i would love to hear about this....
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Old 04-17-2004, 04:39 PM
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Gifts poured in for the little princess

Unrelated to this article, I was surprised to see Haakon's aunt, Princess Ragnhild present at the baptism after the comments she made earlier this year in an interview. (See this thread for the comments: Princess Ragnhild's comments.)

Is this a matter of putting up a good family front or are things smoothed over in the family now? Did Princess Ragnhild say anything about Ingrid Alexandra?
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The king had mentioned that he hoped his sister and he were still friends, so maybe this was a way to show that they were? And I dare anyone, grouchy princess or not, to say something bad about Ingrid Alexsandra :)
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:03 PM
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Has anyone the speech of King Harald´s speech?Did anybody speak except him?
Has somebody recorded the christening of Ingrid Alexandra?It was so nice to see all of them together as a happy family...
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:37 PM
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Mette-Marit's sister's called Kristin.
thanks, norwegianne!

talking about pia haraldsen's dress... i'm sure most of the people in the cathedral today felt it wasn't the appropiate one for the situation... didn't she know she was going to a christening? even more... there was a really non elegant photo of her posing... how ugly!!! people who are expected to behave like that souldn't be invited... she also had a very unregal attitude in maud's christening...
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First of all, I didn't like the attire of Pia Haraldsen during the christening. It's like she was planning to get all the attention by wearing that dress. The attire was fine in another occasion which would likely require such outfit. Maybe she was thinking that because I am not a royal it is just fine if I would wear this outfit. She may not be one but she should also think of the appropriateness of an outfit to a certain event. The rest looked all very formal.
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:54 PM
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:41 PM
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What was with MM's hat and the dark stockings! And the woman in pink did have a jacket, I think. MMs sis is beautiful.
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:15 PM
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It seems like Pia Haraldsen wants the spotlight pretty bad. Obviously she isn't of royal birth at all, but with dating Guillaume of Luxembourg and her appearences at the last two christenings it really makes it seem like she is trying to grab some fame.
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:54 AM
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I like MMs hat, is there anyone out there but me who does too? :flower: Sorry, Could anyone edit the first post, it´s not necessary to have two of the same!!&#33
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by liv@Apr 17th, 2004 - 5:03 pm
Has anyone the speech of King Harald´s speech?Did anybody speak except him?
King Harald's speech.
Kjære alle sammen,

Jeg vil gjerne ønske dere alle velkommen til lunsj i anledning prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras dåp. Det er godt å samle familie, nasjonens representanter og venner ved en slik anledning.

Jeg håper vi kan få en hyggelig stund sammen. For dronningen og meg er dette en høytidelig og symbolsk dag.

Som landets konge og dronning har vi vært vitner til at landets nye tronarving er døpt. Som besteforeldre har vi fått være med å se vårt andre barnebarn bli innlemmet i kirken.

Mange vil hevde at for en tronarving er livsløpet lagt allerede fra fødselen, og at skjebnen på den måten har bestemt retningen for Ingrid Alexandras liv. Det mener jeg er feil.

Hun er som alle andre barn et enestående og spesielt menneske med en uendelighet av muligheter til selv å velge retning og innhold i livet. Samtidig er hun født inn i et miljø, et samfunn og en familie som gir forutsetninger og rammer for det livet hun skal leve.

Og for Ingrid Alexandra må vi vel kunne si at hun har havnet i en spesiell familie. Det vil prege hennes liv på mange måter.

Fødsel og dåp er omfattet med stor interesse, og vi, både på Slottet og Skaugum, mottar store mengder brev og gaver som viser at det norske folk støtter og har forhåpninger til henne.

Jeg håper at Ingrid Alexandra, som vi andre i kongefamilien, vil finne krefter i den støtte hun får fra det norske folk, og jeg håper også hun vil kunne bruke folkets forhåpninger til henne som en ekstra kraftkilde gjennom sin oppvekst.

Ingrid Alexandras fødsel innleder en ny epoke i Norges historie ved at hun fødes som den første kvinnelige tronarving i vår over tusenårige historie som kongerike. Mange vil vel med meg si at det var på tide!

I Norge har vi gjennom flere hundre år vært vant med at kongen er regjerende monark, og slik har bildet av at statsoverhodet er en mann festet seg i vårt land. Det bildet må vi nå endre på, og Ingrid Alexandra vil være personifiseringen av det nye bildet som etter hvert skal tre frem. Her har hun et åpent rom med mange muligheter.

Men det er ikke bare ved at hun er kvinne at hun innvarsler en ny epoke i monarkiets historie i vårt land. Som femte generasjon i kongefamilien som kom til Norge i 1905 markerer hennes inntreden i familien at vi nå ikke kan kalle oss et ungt kongehus, vi er etter hvert blitt en kongefamilie med tradisjon i vårt land og må ta konsekvensen og ansvaret som følger av det.

Vi kan ikke lenger bare bygge, vi må også bevare.

Ingrid Alexandra representerer et nytt århundre, der både vår nasjon og det internasjonale samfunn står overfor muligheter og utfordringer. Det gjelder innenfor områder som teknologi, miljø, fredelig sameksistens, toleranse og fordelingspolitikk for å nevne noen. I dette skal hun finne sin plass og sine oppgaver.

Navnet Ingrid Alexandra har tradisjoner i både de norrøne
kongeslekter, fra kongehusene Glucksburg, Windsor og Bernadotte, og fra hennes mors familie. Jeg tror det vil være viktig for henne å bære med seg den tradisjon og den historie som ligger i både navnet og i familien. Det vil være en trygg plattform og et utgangspunkt.

Nå blir det hennes oppgave å bære det videre, og gi det et innhold som passer for henne, for det samfunnet og for
den tiden hun skal leve i.

Ingen kan stå alene, og jeg tror jeg kan love Ingrid Alexandra at det vil ikke hun. Hun har en mor og far som viser at de tar henne og foreldrerollen på alvor, de er glad i henne og vil bli hennes beste veivisere.

Hun har Marius og en stor familie både på mors og fars side som også er glad i henne, som vil støtte, råde og trøste henne. Det er mye kjærlighet som venter på Ingrid

Dronningen og jeg har rukket å bli kjent med Ingrid Alexandra, og gleder oss over den personlighet vi ser tre frem gjennom hennes alvor, humor, temperament som vi har hørt litt av i dag og glede.

Det fremste ønsket vi har for Ingrid Alexandra er at
hun må få vokse opp til et selvstendig, trygt og helt menneske.

Vi vil gjøre alt vi kan for å støtte henne mot et slikt mål. Vi ønsker henne lykke til på hennes livsvei!

The president of the Storting also spoke, but I haven't been able to find that speech anywhere yet...
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