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Crown Princess Mette-Marit reveals her new hobby

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has revealed some new hobbies she’s taken up since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Norwegian Crown Princess did so in two posts on her Instagram.

On Sunday, the Crown Princess revealed her first new pastime. In the form of a post on Instagram, she showed off a custom made flower arrangement, crafted from ceramics. The post contains several pictures of the process itself and the final result. The Crown Princess then wrote: “I have been to my first ceramics course. Found a picture on Instagram with some flowers I wanted to make. To put it that way, I was very surprised that I got it to work.”

Perhaps the Crown Princess has been inspired by her mother-in-law, Queen Sonja. Queen Sonja has been an artist for many years and has made a number of impressive creations with ceramics. This is something the Queen has good experiences with and most likely she has shared some of her tricks with Norway’s next Queen. Most of the work in ceramics made by Queen Sonja are large vases with modern features.

The Crown Princess has recently revealed that this is not the only hobby she has that involves crafts and good artistic skills. In mid-May, the Crown Princess posted another post on her Instagram revealing that she had started weaving. The Crown Princess then posted a post from the weaving room to the Asker house craft club and wrote: “Here in the weaving room my hope is bright today.”

According to Norwegian press, the Crown Princess attended a weaving course organised by the Asker House Craft Club, and the royal also received a diploma for her efforts when the course was concluded.

It has now been six years since Crown Princess Mette-Marit took the then unusual move of acquiring an official account on the popular social media Instagram. Back then, her first post ever was a selfie. In the years that have followed, the Crown Princess has often shared pictures with her now 278,000 followers from both her everyday life and official assignments. Especially during the corona pandemic, she has updated with kind words and messages to people to remain positive.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.