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marmi 04-12-2008 05:42 PM

Well, I think the style awards go to Margrethe and Victoria, although I am thrilled so see Mette Marit in such a lovely colour - she couldn't have gotten further awar from her normal dark colours!

The opera house looks fantastic, very modern but still appropriate.

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 05:54 PM

VG Gallery
VG Nett - ┼pninsseremoni i den nye Operaen

NRK Gallery
Bilder fra opera├ąpningen - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter

Helen88 04-12-2008 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atene (Post 752814)
That is awful:eek: What was she thinking:eek:

Hey, don't be mean to our chancellor :cool:She is always struggling hard with style! :rolleyes:
What was she doing there anyway?

galatea_12 04-12-2008 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752793)
Mette's dress without the jacket:

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ANP

She looks thin in this pic ;) Maybe its because of the posture...

I hope we'll see a better view of her dress without the jacket. It seems nice.

JessRulz 04-12-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752816)
Mette-Marit looks like a heavily pregnant woman who could give birth every second in this pic :D
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041237.jpg

Wind is sometimes not a lady's friend! :biggrin: Without the jacket, Mette looks really nice! But the real star of the show is Victoria! My, my, my, fantastic! Nothing out of place :smile:

Ccile 04-13-2008 04:47 AM

Victoria was absolutely wonderful last night!!!!! her dresse was just perfect!!

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atene (Post 752814)
That is awful:eek: What was she thinking:eek:

Actually the press seem to disagree with you. They were prasing the chancellor's look.
And, honestly, I was positively surprised as well.
We usually just see her with pant suits. The gala look was somehow really elegant.
I liked the green jacket she wore. IMO the dress looked really elegant in videos.


Video:
Dronningen om operaňpningen: - Jeg har ikke ord! - Rampelys - VGTV

The Queen obviously loved the Gala opening :D and the Chancellor welcomed the Press in German. ;)


Another Gallery by Side 2 (scroll down :) )
- Dette hadde jeg aldri trodd - Side2

Close-up of Sonja's dress:
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157983/1.jpg

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 06:03 AM

Many pictures by Knudsens Fotosenter:
Knudsens Fotosenter AS - D. Image archive and Historical

MM, Haakon &Victoria
Preview of '2A4W00198592.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7

Firework
Preview of '2A4W02198593.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7
Preview of '2A4W02198564.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7

Watching the Opening
Preview of '2A4W00198582.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7
Preview of '2A4W00198584.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7
Preview of '2A4W00198583.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7

Stoltenberg and Merkel
Preview of '2A4W99198557.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7
Preview of '2A4W99198555.jpg' - FotoWeb« 2.7


EDIT:
More Videos:
Arrival
https://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/?id=9536
Fireworks
https://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/?id=9538&cat=22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helen88
What was she doing there anyway?

She had an Audiance in the Palace in the morning and visited the Much Museum in the afternoon.
So she was invited to attend the opening of the Gala as well.

ursulajohanna 04-13-2008 07:19 AM

Thanks to all for the information and links!

But, no pics of arrival the guests on airport Oslo?

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ursulajohanna (Post 753007)
Thanks to all for the information and links!

But, no pics of arrival the guests on airport Oslo?

No, they didn't take any.
I guess the agencies were just not interested in sending photograpers to the airport as they knew there'd be better pics in the evening. ;)

grevinnan 04-13-2008 12:01 PM

Unfortunately many of the pictures of the Chancellor were taken from above allowing a look at her decolletage that is not the most appealing. At some point in most womens lives the breast muscles do not allow for a perky view and at that time a slightly higher neck line looks better. Other than the revealing peek she looked very elegant.
Victoria - stunning. She has found her style and she will eventually follow her mother's elegance.
Congratulations to Norway on your beautiful Opera House.

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 02:23 PM

Gallery by HOLA!:
GalerÝas de imßgenes


AND even more pictures can be found here:
OSLO 20080412 - Sesam

Duke of Marmalade 04-13-2008 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 752795)

That's not very flattering. On the other hand, now german people realize for the first time that they have a female chancellor. Usually it's hard to find a picture of her even in a skirt.

Duke of Marmalade 04-13-2008 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr (Post 752788)
Mette-Marit has so ugly hair-roots :ermm:
she has to do something with it!!! :bang:

I agree but apart from that all ladies look lovely. I particulary love MMs, Sonjas & Victorias style & outfits - very elegant and appropriate to the occasion.

HRH Kerry 04-13-2008 06:41 PM

CP Victoria looks so elegant. She has such poise.

royalist 04-14-2008 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amelia (Post 752808)
I really like Margrethe's dress, she looks very regal. Mette-Marit dress looks beautiful when the jacket is removed, she seems to have worked on her posture and is looking very elegant and beautiful tonight. Victoria is her usual wonderful self looking beautiful as always and I'm not quite sure what to think of Queen Sonja's dress yet, maybe when there are more photos of it :flowers:

Indeed! Mette Marit looks very beautiful and elegant!!! :flowers:

Gita 04-14-2008 09:28 AM

Music and fireworks as royals attend Oslo opera house launch

antonieta 04-14-2008 10:06 AM

Mette Maril looks very beatiful!

LadyFinn 04-14-2008 11:49 AM

Photo gallery:
Photoshot

lyndaW 04-14-2008 11:49 AM

I noticed Queen Margrethe was alone, Prince Henrik???? Did invitations go out to Prince Joachim & Marie ?? It would have been nice to see them attend


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