New photos have been released by the Norwegian Court to celebrate Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s 43rd birthday, which she celebrates today.
A set of four new images have been shared on the Royal Family’s official Facebook page, Kongehuset. In the first of the compilation, the Crown Princess is dressed in white-tie, wearing a white gown. She also wears her Royal Order of King Harald (a personal gift for service to the King), and the badge and sash Star of The Order of Saint Olav, a courtesy award from the King to the chivalric order.
Mette-Marit wears her daisy tiara on an updo, which she also wore for her wedding; it was a gift from King Harald and Queen Sonja for her nuptials and is one of her most-worn pieces. It is thought to have been created in 1910 by Garrard. Chandelier earrings complete the look, making her every inch the Princess.
The next image shows a more casual Crown Princess in a coral blouse, her hair loose, waving in the wind. She stands looking to her left at the camera, her hands clasped in front of her.
Mette-Marit will be Norway’s next Queen, having married Crown Prince Haakon in 2001. They have two children together, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre, and the Crown Princess has a son, Marius, from a previous relationship. Haakon and Mette-Marit’s family live on the Skaugum estate, outside Oslo.
Another photo is the future Queen looking at the camera, smiling. Again she is more dressed down, in a simple white blouse.
The other image is very similar, and shows Mette-Marit looking directly at the camera, a sweet smile on her face.
Happy birthday, Mette-Marit!
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All photos Jørgen Gomnæs/the Royal Court.