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Larzen 09-02-2006 10:19 AM

Visit to Sogn & Fjordane 2006
Haakon and Mette-Marit will have 3 busy days in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, it is many small places and local municipalities and also alot of travelling by boat because it is on small islands or by the coast, so not really a glam visit, but really brathtaking nature, especially if the weather is nice. More than 60 people from the press is also going to be transported around to theese smal places

here is parts from the english press program


Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will visit the county Sogn og Fjordane from 5.-7. September 2006. In the course of their three day visit, the Royal couple will visit the municipalities of Askvoll, Flora, Gloppen, Stryn, Hornindal and Eid.

Askvoll, Tuesday 5. September
11.00 Royal Party arrives at Bulandet
11.30 Programme outside the Buland Chapel
Greeting from the Crown Princess
11.50 Royal party greet locals from Bulandet and Værlandet.
Brief presentation of the local fishing activities and Landøy stone masonry.
12.30 Depart from Bulandet

Flora, Tuesday 5. September
13.30 To Svanøy, reception at Kvalstad Quay
13.50 Norwegian Deer Centre
Manager J.T. Solheim shows Royal Couple deer and explains how they are fed. Thereafter, the Royal Couple are served samples of venison and salmon.
14.35 Departure: Kvalstad Quay
15.10 To Florø. Boat docks at the old county boat quay
15.25 Cultural programme at market place
16.05 To Solbakken Refugee Centre
16.45 Press conference
17.00 Break
19.15 Social evening at Flora Town Hall
Theme: ”Where people meet” – Peace corps and Flora as international town
Prize ceremony with Crown Prince, prize to Flora as international municipality
20.40-21.25 Dinner,

Gloppen, Tuesday 6. September
11.30 Royal couple at Sandane
11.45 Gathering at Heradsplassen
12.45 Green care at Kvia, Breim
Kvia is a rural activity centre and part of the Green Care Programme. No one lives permanently at the farm, but the farm has been restored and is a home for young people who receive daily and weekend based care services
13.00 Lunch at Kvia
14.15 Deaprture

Stryn, Wednesday 6. September
15.00 Royal Party visits Innvik
15.20 Tour of factory Innvik Sellgren
Manager Arve Haugen greets Royal Party. Presentation of weaving and specially woven royal monogram
15.30 Joint presentation of designers from Stryn
16.00 Pressconference
17.00 To Stryn town centre
17.05 Entertainment at Per Bolstads Square
20.00 Dinner for invited guest at Alexandra Hotel.
Sogn og Fjordane County Administration are the hosts.

Hornindal, Thursday 7. September
10.00 To Hornidal Kindergarten
11.00 Gathering at Grodås
Speech from Crown Princess
11.35 Presentation inside municipal hall
11.50 Lunch
12.50 Departure

Eid, Thursday 7. September
13.45 Royal Couple visit Nordfjordeid, Stroll along Eidsgata
14.10 To Nordfjord Psychiatric Clinic.
Royal couple are briefed about the clinic’s activities and meet two patients.
15.10 Gathering at Eksersisplassen
Speech from the Crown Prince
15.55 Lunch
16.35 Press meeting

Larzen 09-03-2006 01:30 PM

Information secretary Svein Gj. Gjerulsen says to BT that the King and Queen and the Crown Prince Couple usually visits one county each every year and this time it is "Sogn og Fjordane"

Local papers to look for pictures

This is the fifth county trip they make
Their first trip they took right after their hooneymoon,
they went by train trough three countys in October 2001,
Oppland, Sør Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal (Aftenposten and VG)
in November 2001 they visited Østfold (Pics from Aftenposten and Scanpx)
In 2002 they were in Hordaland. the press was on the pregnancy
bandwagon and kept asking her about it (Pics from Kongehuset and Aftenposten)
In 2004 they visited Finnmark with the royal yacht,
the most nothern part of Norway (Pics from Aftenposten and NRK)
In 2005 they were in Buskerud, Mette-Marit was pregnant looked like she
was ready to faint trough the whole trip, and cancelled part of the program. (Pics from UKPRESS)

There are 19 counties in Norway so 12 to go, and they have still not visited Svalbard, but the King and Queen was just there so I guess it is not imminent. On theese trips they usually does not visit the bigger cities and town as they often get royal visits for conferences, openings, festivals and such things. Its mostly the local communities and small towns that dont usually have royal visits.

Two more pics from the 25th anniversary of the ombudsman for children (Barneombudet og VG)

Josefine 09-04-2006 05:19 AM

how many times has they made a officla visit abroud togather they have done visits by them self. do you think they try to make a visit abroud each year?

Larzen 09-05-2006 06:55 AM

The first pictures from Bulandet, the most western part of Norway where people live around the year
1 BT
3 Firda
This flash picture series from BT will be updated trough the day from all the places they visit

johann 09-05-2006 07:16 AM

Thanks so much for keeping us updated Larzen:flowers: And a great review, time really flies!
BTW flowers for the gentleman - that’s what I call equal treatment;).

unlikeanygirl 09-05-2006 11:59 AM

Thank you Larzen for the new pictures.
From what I see, her style has changed over the year and in my opinion, much better and more sophisticated yet under stated. :flowers:

anneke 09-05-2006 12:02 PM

Hello, I hope we will see many pics of Mette Marit.
I think she will be a good future queen for Norway.

rominet09 09-05-2006 12:03 PM

Thanks for the pix and please keep us informed

Larzen 09-05-2006 12:35 PM

More from Bulandet almost all the 450 people living there had turned out to meet them, a selection from NRK, pictures by Torbjørn Fardal
More at this link

From Svanøy, an even smaller place than Bulandet and also here almost all the locals had come to meet them, they visited the deer center. Scanpix via Aftenposten

The royal court has also issued another one of their new inventions, a newsletter or what you want to call them, of what they are up to today and the rest of the days, not very much information and not very impressive, as usual, atleast they could get it all in one font

lis 09-05-2006 12:45 PM

I love MM smile... when was this?

oskana 09-05-2006 02:25 PM

Haakon and Mette Marit look wonderful. She seemed more relaxed and beautiful in her role now. I am happy that she seemed happier now.

monica 09-05-2006 02:51 PM

more photos acaba press

royalist 09-05-2006 03:02 PM

Thanks for the link Monica821!
MM looks great!

Smilla 09-05-2006 04:16 PM

MM is like the little girl in the nursery rhyme. When she looks good, she looks very very good, but when she looks bad she looks horrid. Okay, not quite horrid, but simply bad. I have the impression that she looks much better when she is out in little community or at a function that is not glitzy and glamour-y.

Sonnenblumenmäd 09-05-2006 04:49 PM

Yes, I think you are right, Smilla! Like she said in the Elle interview.... she is more kind of a "jeans girl".

Smilla 09-05-2006 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Sonnenblumenmäd
Yes, I think you are right, Smilla! Like she said in the Elle interview.... she is more kind of a "jeans girl".

Do we have an English translation of that interview? There are bits of informtion floating around, but is there a comlete translation? I appreciate any informaiton.!

Larzen 09-05-2006 06:04 PM

Evening recpetion, I really dont think white suits her, especially with the Paris Hilton color she has on her hair right now, I much prefer the dark colors on her everyone dislikes;)

Smilla 09-05-2006 06:26 PM

What's so weird is that her shirt always hangs below her jacket. IMHO, the darker colour look good on her - in moderation and not in combination with granny-type coarse fabrics.

sylla 09-05-2006 06:27 PM

With a short jacket like this she would have been better off with a bodyhugging, maybe even tucked in, shirt. Or keep the shirt she has on and omit the jacket. Her schedule lately has been quite an improvement. Do you think she will keep it up?

magnik 09-05-2006 06:29 PM

I must agree. These trousers are terrible on her, little small. Or maybe if they would be made by different material...

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