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Crown Princess Mette Marit’s son pursues new career as a motorcycle mechanic

Marius Borg Hoiby, Princess Martha, Leah Behn
Oskar Aanmoen/ Royal Central

In the past few years, it has been known that Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s eldest son, Marius Borg Høiby, has tried his hand at several different jobs. He was once editor of Tempus Magazine, a position he lost as a result of the magazine closing down.

In December 2018, it was announced that he had been appointed to a new job in a property company, a role he was to hold for only a couple of months. In March of the following year, he worked for the dating app Moodie, and now the 23-year-old has once again taken on a new role.

Norwegian magazine Se og Hør reports that the elder son of Norway’s next Queen Consort is working as a motorcycle mechanic. According to the magazine, Mr. Høiby is working in a medium size motorcycle shop in the small town of Lier, not very far from the Skaugum Estate in Asker, where his mother and family lives.

The Royal Courts communications manager, Guri Varpe, told the press that they do not want to comment on the matter. Neither Marius Borg Høiby, nor the workshop he is working, for has made any comment.

It is well known Mr. Høiby has held a keen interest in motorcycles for several years. His interest in motorcycles became public knowledge last year, when he put his bike up for sale. According to the advertisement, it was a Harley Davidson of the type “Sportster Custom” from 2001. The price tag was set at 75,000 Norwegian crowns. At that moment the reason why Mr. Høiby chose to sell the motorcycle was that he did not have a valid certificate to ride it. He then stated: “I bought it last autumn, with the intention of getting it registered as a medium bike, but it turned out not to be possible. Since I only have valid licence to ride medium-heavy bikes, I cannot use it”.

It is not very often that Marius Borg Høiby participates in events with the royal family. He was present in Asker church last Saturday when his half-brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, was confirmed. The Crown Princess’ eldest son currently lives with his girlfriend, the model Juliane Snekkestad, in the city of Tønsberg.



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.