Royal media: The Wedding Speech that wasn’t

It is not only the three books that are coming out around Haakon and Mette-Marit’s anniversary. Two television programmes are airing today, on their wedding anniversary.

One of them was on NRK, has just finished, and had its concept in that the only main person who didn’t get to give a speech at the wedding ten years ago, was Mette-Marit.

The programme looked back to the wedding, the speeches and the day. There are clips of Mette-Marit’s mother, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and the Prime Minister now and then, Jens Stoltenberg’s memories of the day.

It also tied in to the pilgrim walk Haakon and Mette-Marit did last year. A part of the talk Mette-Marit did once they reached Trondheim was the part that was the “missing” wedding speech.

I liked the programme as a retrospect to the wedding ten years ago – I felt quite nostalgic to those days of August 2011. (When everything was simpler and the world appeared easier)

There were some interesting footage of Haakon and Mette-Marit stopping by a coffee shop in Oslo between a State visit and picking up the kids at school.

But all in all, there wasn’t much new things – and the majority of the programme would probably have felt more up to date if they’d aired it just after the pilgrim walk last year instead.

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