Yesterday there was an interview with Crown Prince Haakon in Magasinet. The interview was done while he was in East Timor with UNDP. Some translated outtakes, as it is a lengthy interview. There is a lot of discussion on the Millennium Development Goals, the UNDP and the trip in general.
On January 24, Princess Astrid’s husband, Johan Martin Ferner, passed away. He was buried earlier this week. He was, in short, the model of the perfect royal in-law – never in the papers for his own gain, never speaking about his royal relatives, had a thriving business and life of his own, and always two… Continue reading Interview with Princess Astrid in Magasinet
Princess Marie was interviewed in the Danish magazine Costume for the November issue. I bought the issue when I was in Denmark last week, and below are some translated out-takes of what she said. In general, it is a nice enough interview, but as it is in a fashion magazine, it does not get too deep,… Continue reading Interview with Princess Marie in Costume
The weekend supplement to the Norwegian newspaper VG received an interview with Mette-Marit during the recent literary train ride. Snippets from the interview translated below. I find it interesting that her reading habits (not what she reads, but how she reads) mimics my own. Because I read a lot. And I read everywhere. Even before… Continue reading Mette-Marit cured of her fear of flying (and interview about reading habits.)
The programme is meant to follow Haakon to places that have been important to him so far in his life. The interviewer was Hans Olav Brenner, one of the names on a list that the palace gave to NRK when they agreed to the interview. (Which also turned out to get them into a media… Continue reading TV summary : Crown Prince Haakon – the road to a kingdom
Just a notice that on Saturday, there will be a documentary and interview with Crown Prince Haakon on NRK. It may be available for international viewers, on their webpages. The programme is called Kronprins Haakon – veien til et kongerike and airs on NRK July 20, at 20:10 Norwegian time. I will try to summarize… Continue reading Interview with Crown Prince Haakon on NRK
After returning from their honeymoon, Chris O’Neill and Princess Madeleine gave an interview to Svenska Dagbladet. Google Translated version. Can I just say how nice I found it that they didn’t go with some of the self-declared Swedish royal expert journalists for this, and a paper that appears to be not as “sensationalistic” as some… Continue reading Interview with Chris O’Neill and Princess Madeleine
Crown Princess Mette-Marit was interviewed in the Norwegian publication Natt & Dag. Here is a link to the original interview, including pictures. I have translated bits of the interview.
Just a reminder: the programme where Rania, Haakon and Mette-Marit were interviewed by Christiane Amanpour, will air today, Friday. CNNi: 20:00 London | 21:00 Berlin Amanpour’s interviews can also (one hopes this also will be true of this one) be found on iTunes, for free.