CP Haakon & CP Mette-Marit Current Events 3: December 2015 - December 2023

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CP Couple arrives from today in Addis Ababa for the vidit in Ethiopia 7-9 November
Today Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit come out of Sheraton hotel in Addis Ababa.


And a video from the welcome

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Article from NTB trancelated by Norway Today:
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The official visit will last until Thursday.

The Crown Prince is part-taking in a varied program over the coming days.

On Tuesday morning, they will be greeted by Ethiopian President Malatu Teshome and his spouse Meaza Abraham, before the official welcome ceremony in the Presidential Palace.

At lunchtime, the Crown Prince couple met with selected representatives from various UN organizations operating in Ethiopia. In the evening there will be a banquet in honor of the Royals.
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were welcomed by President Mulatu Teshome today, November 7:

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Haakon's statement addressed to the President:

** kongehuset.no: Official visit to Ethiopia: Statement **

** Kronprinsparet møtte Etiopias president ** translation **

In presence of the President Haakon and Mette-Marit also attended a business seminar today:

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** kongehuset.no: Kronprinsparet i Addis Abeba ** translation **

The day ended with a gala dinner at the Presidental Palace:

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The trip to Ethiopia is listed from the 7 to the 9
"DD.KK.HH. Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen besøker Etiopia 7.-9. november 2017."

But so far on the agenda, no events are listed on the 8. And already on the 9th at 10am, Haakon is listed as attending a council in Norway
Offisielt program - kongehuset.no
I would imagine that the calendar for the 8th is empty for security reasons. No idea what’s up with 9th. Perhaps a mistake with the announcement.
thank you.
I see the agenda for the 8th is now included. The 9th still has him listed as attended the audience in Norway and having an event in Ethiopia
09.11.2017 Fast audiens H.M. Kongen mottar utenriksråden i audiens. H.M. Dronningen og H.K.H. Kronprinsen vil også være til stede (10.00).

09.11.2017 Besøk til flyktningeleiren Hitsats Offisielt besøk til Etiopia: DD.KK.HH. Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen besøker flyktningeleiren Hitsats i det nordlige Etiopia.

the Dinner tonight
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Here's a video of the arrival of TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit from the start of the visit to Ethiopia.

I've not had time to cover this visit, but thanks to those who have posted articles, videos and pictures!

4 articles from Royal Central:

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit begin visit to Ethiopia – Royal Central
Today the Norwegian Crown Prince and Crown Princess begin their three-day long official visit to Ethiopia. The Norwegian Royal Court confirmed that the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Ethiopia yesterday and are ready to start their tour today. The visit is hosted by Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s visit to Ethiopia – Day 1 – Royal Central
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived in Ethiopia on Monday. Yesterday, they started their three-day official visit to the African nation. It became a busy first day which began with a formal welcome ceremony by His Excellency President Mulatu Teshome and his wife, Mrs Meaza Abraha, outside the Presidential Palace. Together, the President and Crown Prince inspected the Honorary Guard from the National Guard, and both countries’ national anthems were played during the ceremony.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's visit to Ethiopia - Day 2 – Royal Central
Yesterday, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway continued their visit to Ethiopia. This was the second of the visit’s total three days. They arrived in Ethiopia on Monday to prepare for their visit. On the first day of the trip, they attended a number of official events in the nation’s capital and assisted the Norwegian economic delegation who are following the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess on their visit.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's visit to Ethiopia - Day 3 – Royal Central
On Thursday, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit finished a three-day long visit to Ethiopia. They arrived in Ethiopia on Monday to prepare for their trip. On the first day, they attended a number of official events in the nation’s capital and assisted the Norwegian economic delegation who were following the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess on their visit. On the visit’s second day, they met with local farmers and had the opportunity to try real Ethiopian quality coffee.
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Medarbeiderne (The Co-Workers) in Oslo today, December 8, and gave a helping hand during a waste disposal tour. Medarbeiderne employs people who had alcohol or drug problems:

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In this article is a video about their visit in Ethiopia. But I don't understand the article. Can anybody help? Thanks!

Some quotes from the VG article translated by me:
In a story on the Al Jazeera channel AJ +, crown princess Mette Marit is made as a so-called "white savior", that is, a white person who exploits disadvantaged people to promote themselves.

It was in conjunction with the Norwegian organization Student and academics international assistance fund (SAIH) campaign "How to share the world on social media" that the online media AJ +, owned by the media company Al Jazeera, made a story about so-called "white rescuers".

The chairman of the SAIH work committee, Beathe Øgård, explains the purpose of the campaign, which is, among other things, to teach people not to post pictures where they themselves are put in focus, rather than the needy people who are in the picture.

"What we often see is white, western people traveling to distant lands and taking selfies with ten to twenty African children, placing themselves as the center of the image and playing the main character in the story one is explaining,'' says Øgård in the video.

As an example of this type of pictures, AJ + has used a picture of Crown Princess Mette-Marit who greets an African child.

Øgård emphasizes to VG that it was not SAIH who decided that the image would be used in the video.

VG has also been in contact with the palace about the matter, they have chosen not to comment on it.
Article from Dagbladet - some quotes translated by me:
The image of the Crown Princess was taken by a press photographer from Getty Images when she was visiting Malawi in 2005. At that time, Mette-Marit was in Malawi to study the major problems surrounding the HIV and AIDS epidemic and to visit hospitals and several Norwegian aid projects.

Over the picture, AJ + has written that "images like this can deprive people of action, dignity and privacy.

However, SAIH, which is behind the original video, does not think that Mette-Marit is any bad role model.

''On the contrary. Mette-Marit has shown a great and genuine commitment in her work as a UNAIDS Special Envoy, and has a lot of expertise. She also contributes to raising people's knowledge of global development issues, something we are very keen on,'' says Beate Øgård, leader of SAIH, to Dagbladet.

She tells that they were surprised that this picture was used.

Q: Is the image representative of what you want to warn against?

''No, this setting is more nuanced as she was visiting to learn more about the HIV/AIDS problem, and it is related to her commitment to developmental problems. It is a picture used to inform about a visit, and now it was taken out of context,'' says Øgård.

"But more generally, we believe that celebrities and other profiles have a responsibility for how they make up the context in which the image is taken and what their role is," she adds.
To make a long story short: The picture was taken by Getty Images and not MM or the court, so it was ridiculous and stupid of Al Jazeera to use it.
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Today, the Crown Prince couple visited both = Oslo and one of the city's new coffee bars, = Coffee. The Crown Prince couple ate breakfast with the sellers in Skippergata. They took the coffee at the coffee shop in Akersgata.

Kronprinsparet hos =Oslo - kongehuset.no
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:previous: Royal Central article with a video from Lørenskog nursing home yesterday:
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit participate in traditional St. Lucia celebration – Royal Central
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway participated today in the traditional celebration of St. Lucia in Norway. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess chose to celebrate the day together with the elderly residents at the nursing home in Lørenskog, located just outside the capital Oslo.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived at the nursing home at 11 o’clock and were welcomed by the County Governor of Akershus Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Mayor of Lørenskog Ragnhild Bergheim and Deputy-Police-chief Arne Jørgen Olafsen. After arrival, the royals received a tour of the nursing home where they greeted many of the people living there. Among other things, they could see the common areas and look at the choir that the elderly here have created.

The CP couple visited Kompass & Co for a cooking class with focus on using "everything" today. - Not any articles or many pictures yet, but here are two photos from NTB Scanpix:

:previous: Yes, it does. They always seems to have fun together.

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Her får Mette-Marit smakssjokk: – Den skulle nok ikke spises med en gang
Mette-Marit gets a taste shock: - It shouldn't be eaten right away:

Crown Princess Mette-Marit got a big surprise when she was going to taste a fresh Curry paste made by youngsters at Frydenberg School in Oslo.

The CP couple visited the school on Thursday and attended a workshop with youngsters:

Nettavisen article with quotes translated by me:
An eager crown princess took a taste of the fresh green Curry paste and quickly found out that it might be a bit stronger than she had expected.

''Oh, it was very strong!'' Said the crown princess after taking a bite, and then she had to spit it out.

"It tasted very good, but it was very strong. I probably did not quite know what I ate'', she said after the taste buds had gotten calm again.

"It was supposed to be in the casserole and not eaten right away," she said.

The CP couple is strongly engaged in social entrepreneurship. Kompass & Co, which earlier this year started its own catering company based on surplus food while giving young people a job opportunity, is a project that hits the Crown Prince couple right in the heart (sounds a bit odd, but that's the only way a dyslexic like me can translate it).
MM also said she was happy to see projects that provide a real offer for youngsters who struggle to find themselves.

And here's a stupid DF article:
Norwegian royals get a masterclass in sustainable cooking | Daily Mail Online
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Here's another video of TRH The Crown Prince and Princess from the visit to the Kompass & Co for a cooking class last week.

:previous: Thanks eya! :flowers:

More information from the Royal House article you posted - with a summary from me:

Among the many who received prices were:

Terje Våg: Årets ildsjel/the year's enthusiast-soul (handed the price from the CP couple. He helps everyone (as it's described in the review of the candidates). Whether it is like a coach, organizer, caretaker, driver or team leader does not matter. He has a burning commitment for many sports, but athletics is closest to his heart. For 40 years, he has worked as a coach and leader. Årets ildsjel is chosen through woting and jury rating.

The track and field athlete Karsten Warholm: This year's male performer, The name of the year (voted by Norwegians), The athlete's prize (voted by athletes). Yes, 3 prices for this lucky guy.

Handball player Bjarte Myrhol: This year's role model.

Cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen: This year's female performer.

Norwegian football manager Egil «Drillo» Olsen: This year's Honorary award.
He is best known as the manager of the Norway's male national football team from 1990 to 1998 and again from 2009 to 2013.

The ceremony was sent live on NRK1 from 19:55 to 21:05 and again from 21:30 to 22:35.

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CP Haakon and CP Mette Marit on Monday 16 April attended a meeting with their foundation in Skaugum.


And Yesterday attended the announcement of the appointments of the Crown Prince's Fund


The Crown Prince couple is in Telemark today to mark the fact that Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage has come to the top of the World Heritage List of Unesco.


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