Norway

Crown Princess Mette Marit: “Brighter Days Will Come”

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway has given a rare interview to Norway’s state television channel NRK. In the interview the Crown Princess emphasizes that we are in a time when we all should care about each other’s mental health. “I am so glad to see people again!” was the first response of Crown Princess Mette-Marit when the journalist from NRK arrived at the…
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Ari Behn's funeral held in Oslo

On Friday, the funeral took place for Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, at Oslo Cathedral. Ari Behn died last week after taking his own life on Christmas Day aged 47. Many royals and members of the Behn family attended the funeral which…
Norway

That time Crown Prince Haakon was almost kidnapped

Being kidnapped is perhaps a royal’s biggest nightmare. Fortunately, this has not happened in recent times. Still, many have made plans to kidnap royals, but they have fortunately failed. A rather unknown story of a kidnapping attempt was aimed at the then 26-year-old Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon in 1999. The kidnapping attempt was kept secret for a long time, and we still don’t…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit opens Frankfurt Book Fair

Crown Princess Mette-Marit opened the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany on Wednesday alongside her husband, Crown Prince Haakon. The couple had been on a literature train with Norwegian authors travelling from Berlin to Cologne and on to Frankfurt where the world’s largest book fair was finally opened. The Royal Court said that 2,000 were in attendance and an expected 300,000 are…
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit talks about her difficult childhood in new book

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit revealed on Tuesday her brand new book together with the author, Geir Gulliksen. The new book from the Crown Princess is the anthology “Homeland and other stories” published by Aschehoug publishing house. The book reveals, among other things, that Mette-Marit shaved off all her hair in year three in high school, and that her family just…
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