Official visit to India. 29.10-4.11 2006

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According to Aftenposten paperedition last weekthe business interest for the trip is huge, it will be the second largest royal headed business delegation ever from NOrway, only behind the State visit to Brazil, more than 130 business representatives will be following them on this trip, according to the ministry of forreign affairs India is one of the most interesting markets at the moment
The Norwegian Crown Prince couple, Crown Princess Mette-Marit (L) and Crown Prince Haakon, pose for photographers as they meet Indian journalists at the Royal Palace in Oslo Thursday 19 October 2006, as a prelude to their upcoming official visit to India on 31 October to 03 November 2006

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Mette-Marit looks nice, but always those thick black stockings!
She should wear the really thin ones...
I can't wait to see them in India!
Maybe she wear them becouse she feel cold ?:ohmy:
I think that start call MM "thick black stockings princess":lol: or smth like that.

I hope to see many great photos from India.
Those photos are really beautiful!
Mette Marit looks stunning in red-black!
Finally we see the Crownprincely Couple together again. :flowers:
Red and Purple, great color mix. lovely photos, thanks for posting them. Looking forward to the visit, i think we will see great pictures
She looks nice and is a natural beauty, but I must say when you see pictures of CP Vic, the CPs and their wives and other royalty, she looks plain. I mean even her husband looks more chic than her and no one can say he's not a mans-man. Like a Viking king truly. And that little lady they have is just the bomb. I'll bet she will have chic fashion sense like her father...

Here is the program for the business delegation, cant find any program for the crown prince couple yet, but this program tells of some of the events they might attending, from the program will look like Haakon will attend more business events than Mette-Marit, maybe she will have some more humanitarian/cultrual events. The trip has high business interests (and also much focus on fish) and both the Minister of Trade and the Minister of oil and energy is going to be there for (parts?) of the trip

From se og hør it is know they will also be in attendance at the opening of the Norwegian filmfestival.
I wonder when we will see the first pictures, the press release says they arrive in Mumbai today, the 29th, but the calendar at Kongehuset and also at the Ministry of forreign affairs says the visit dont start until the 31st. The two Ministers (Minister of Oil and Energy and Minister of Trade) who is with them arrives today as well, and has events to attend both today and tomorrow, the business delegation also has program today and tomorrow:neutral:
can't wait to see them there! india must be such an exiciting country to visit....
Haakon & Mette-Marit will be guests of honour at a seminar on exploring opportunities for cooperation between Indian & Norwegian companies in oil & gas, and the maritime sector.
The seminar will be held on Monday, October 30, at the Hilton Towers in Mumbai.

source : norwegian embassy in india's website
There are several articles regarding this trip from the Indian press. The quotes are probably taken during their interview on 19 October 2006.

Salmon high on the Agenda - Norwegian Royalty To Head Business Delegation

For this prince, Amartya Sen is a hero

Norwegian royals have serious business in India next week
Have they taken Sverre or Ingrid with them?
They have spent a few days in Dubai getting used to the time difference and having some private vacation days, the last day they will go for an elephant ride

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crm2317 said:
Have they taken Sverre or Ingrid with them?

i dont know but i think will staying with nanny while parent was away on state trips
Photos from Scanpix via Aftenposten
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MM has always said that when they have to go abroad, the children were looked after by her mother, who moved to the Skaugum
Picture special from nettavisen, arrival

Agenda today
The couple
Meeting with Governor of Maharashtra
Attendance to seminar "Exploring Opportunities for Cooperation between Indian and Norwegian companies in Oil and Gas and the Maritime Sector."

Opening of seminar "Norway as a Tourist Destination for India”
Attendance to Film Festival

Workshop on Norwegian film in India
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It looks like she has an little belly in the pictures... Another baby? That would be soon.. after allready three kids!
Thanks for the link purple platinum!
I love this outfit too. Dress is lovely, jacket too and she has very lovely shoes! :flowers:
MM has always said that when they have to go abroad, the children were looked after by her mother, who moved to the Skaugum

Does Mette-Marit's mother have any other grandchildren ?
This morning on a private outing with Gry Mølleskog, head of the crown Prince Couples household
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