SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM: Please consider donating to keep our website running and free for all - thank you!

European RoyalsNorway

Happy ending as Crown Prince Couple of Norway’s dog is found safe


It was a tense day for Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and her family as one of their beloved dogs, the Labradoodle, Muffin Kråkebolle (translated to English: Muffin Sea Urchin), disappeared for several hours while the family was skiing at Furuholmen in Vestmarkanot.

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js
Crown Princess Mette-Marit posted a photo of Muffin Kråkebolle on her Instagram profile with a plea for information on her whereabouts. She posted the phone number of the Royal Palace for people to call in with information.

“She is very fond of people…she is a pretty big Labradoodle, 3-years-old.”

While the family was skiing, Muffin Kråkebolle apparently decided to have a side adventure and disappeared. The Crown Princely Family noticed that Muffin was missing late afternoon and began searching for her.

In 2009, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ family got a dog, the puppy Milly Kakao. (L-R): Marius Borg Høiby, Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Photo: Veronica Melå, The Royal Court

Several hours later, Crown Princess Mette-Marit posted a photo of her 13-year-old daughter, Princess Ingrid-Alexandra, teary-eyed and hugging Muffin Kråkebolle, and captioned it, “My beautiful and wise man [Crown Prince Haakon] had fortunately left the car door open in the parking lot” and when the family was getting ready to search again, “we found her.”

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js
According to Marianne Hagen, Communications Manager for the Royal Palace, Muffin Kråkebolle jumped into the open car and laid down.

With some of the puppies in 2013, including Muffin Kråkebolle. Photo: Veronica Melå / Utenfor Allfarvei AS / the Royal Court, Norway.

Muffin Kråkebolle joined the Crown Princely Family in June 2013 and is one of the nine puppies that Milly Kakao, another of the family’s pets, gave birth to. Milly Kakao joined the family in 2009. She has joined Crown Princess Mette-Marit on several official functions, and the family regularly poses with her. The Crown Prince Couple’s pets even have their own album on the Norwegian Monarchy’s official website.

About author

Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.