In 2013, I posted about the Crown Princess’ history of ailments and unfortunate accidents. (Some of you have supplied updates in the comments on that post.) Today, she, her husband and her doctor revealed in an interview (as well as in a press release from the court) that she has been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary… Continue reading Mette-Marit’s continued history of ailments
Media: Kronprinsesse Mette-Marit, pt. 2
It is time for part II of the documentary about Mette-Marit. A NRK television crew followed her for a year. Part I is here – and was about her personal side. Part II is about her professional side. It starts with Mette-Marit writing in her office at Skaugum while the kids play outside. As always, as… Continue reading Media: Kronprinsesse Mette-Marit, pt. 2
Music review: Vi tenner våre lykter, CD from Haakon & Mette-Marit’s foundation
When I played in the brass band, we had a conductor from the North of Norway. He relished in us playing a northern Norwegian Christmas psalm, in the south of Norway. I can’t recall ever hearing it played – and, quite honestly, the fact that it was on this CD was one of the reasons… Continue reading Music review: Vi tenner våre lykter, CD from Haakon & Mette-Marit’s foundation
Media: Kronprinsesse Mette-Marit, pt 1.
This is a documentary by NRK, who have followed Crown Princess Mette-Marit for the past year. They’ve created a nifty opening with graphics, which I absolutely would love to see again. They will probably repeat it again next Sunday when the next part airs. The quotations in the text below… I have tried to cite… Continue reading Media: Kronprinsesse Mette-Marit, pt 1.
Royal Media: Med Kronprinsparet på hytta
The second royal programme of the evening is on TV2, and the concept is that two Norwegian television evening-show hosts visit the Crown Prince family at their summer house outside Kristiansand.
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.
Book review: Mette-Marit – Prinsesse av folket
As I said in my review the other day – there have been three books released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Haakon and Mette-Marit’s marriage. This is the second one I’m reviewing. It is called Mette-Marit: Prinsesse av folket. En illustrert feiring av Norges kronprinspar, (Translation: Mette-Marit, Princess of the people. An illustrated celebration… Continue reading Book review: Mette-Marit – Prinsesse av folket
Book review: 10 år med Kronprinsparet
This August, ten years have passed since Crown Prince Haakon married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Oslo Cathedral. A slew of books (okay, three, so far) are coming out, two television specials are coming later this month, and the couple are also being interviewed left and right about the past ten years, and their causes. The… Continue reading Book review: 10 år med Kronprinsparet