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Crown Princess Mette-Marit speaks of fracturing her tailbone: “It is simply the worst thing I have experienced”

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway participated recently in a podcast for the Norwegian state TV-channel NRK. The podcast was the first solo event that the Crown Princess participated in for almost a year. In the recording, Her Royal Highness discusses many things, including the recent fracture in her coccyx (tailbone).

In the podcast, the host Else Kåss Furuseth jokingly asked the Crown Princess if one has to enjoy skiing in order to be part of the Norwegian Royal Family. Her Royal Highness said: “I really like skiing. Right now, I have just started skiing again, because I managed to break my tailbone just before Christmas. It was so embarrassing. In addition, it is not because I am a Crown Princess or anything, but first and foremost because I was alone on the ground with my children, and they think it was so embarrassing. I was in so much pain that I could not stop howling. I laughed and just screamed, because it is simply the worst thing I have experienced.”

It was in early January that it became known that Crown Princess Mette Marit had broken her coccyx. This happened during a ski accident just before the celebration of Christmas. The Crown Princess injured herself on a ski slope a few days before Christmas Eve. This resulted in a fracture of the tailbone and a night in hospital. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was accompanied by her daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra when the accident took place. The skis of the Crown Princess hooked into each other, and Mette-Marit then lost her balance and fell to the ground. Then followed a trip to the hospital.

The accident happened in connection with a private visit to the royal cabin in Uvdal, where the Crown Prince’s family spent time before they went home to Skaugum to celebrate Christmas. The Crown Prince’s family have celebrated Christmas in Uvdal for several years, but in 2020 the entire royal family was gathered for a celebration in the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ home at the Skaugum estate. Both the King, Queen, the Crown Prince Family and the family of Princess Märtha Louise were present to celebrate together.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.