Poland State Visit To Norway - 1st Day

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid of Norway welcomed President Andrzej Duda and Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda during an official welcome ceremony at the Palace Square in Oslo, Norway. 23 May 2016. Poland President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata-Duda are in Norway for a three-day state visit.
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid. King Harald, Queen Sonja

27 comments:

  1. Mette-Marit looks kind of dowdy? The drab color. The weird hat? What the heck?

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    1. And what about the shoes? I wonder if she has helth problems because wearing ballerina shoes and rain boots, confortable and not stressfuk for the feet....i dont know

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    2. Right? She looks like a person dressed in 1940 Russian Grandmother look? What is that ? A babushka? Heeehhhee

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    3. Right? She looks like a person dressed in 1940 Russian Grandmother look? What is that ? A babushka? Heeehhhee

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    4. We got about 50 mm rain yesterday.. And MM has serius problems with her back, that is why she is wearing rainboots outside and ballerinas inside...

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  2. The President's wife is very elegant. Overshadows the Norwegians.

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  3. I think Mette-Marit looks gorgeous! I appreciate the boots in the rain outside, but I do wish that she'd changed to something with a heel inside; I think the flat shoes are what is making her look a bit dowdy.

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    1. She couldn't because of her back problem. That's probably why she wears boots outside too. Her ballerinas would have made her soaking wet.

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    2. Oh I had no idea! I'm impressed that she soldiered on.

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  4. And rubber boots! What is she thinking?

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    1. That she couldn't wear high heel boots because of her back and her ballerinas would have been soaking wet...

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    2. Louise she could have worn nice comfortable leather boots

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    3. Rubber boots is high fashion everybody uses them when it rains and maybe she don't have black leather boots without heel? Maybe this was best for her back....

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    4. Louise i understand she has back problema, i understand its painful, i know myself, and wearing stilettos sure wont help but....cant she get a few pair of tailor shoes made just for her? A Nice pair of leather boots as well? I bet she can affort them and besides it woul be better than see her wearing country rain boots at a state visit.

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    5. As I said these rainboots are high fashion. It looks like only you lady's complaine now one else.

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  5. After reading a norwegian blog I can tell you that MM had big problems with her back and had to be supported by her husband. This is something she have had problems with since a fall in Ukraina in 2008. As we know she have had surgery before. She had to cancel the galla dinner last night. Can't see anything wrong with the clothes. She is in classic colors white dress, a beautiful black coat and cool box hat.

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    1. Oh well that is terrible news. I had no idea. She felt? How awful.

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    2. Oh well that is terrible news. I had no idea. She felt? How awful.

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    3. I read a similar article. She suffered quite badly post surgery, suffering with mild depression ! Luckily for CP MM she was blessed with height, so even in no heels, she can carry an outfit off !

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    4. Annabel I'm Danish and read danish, norwegian and swedish news everyday and have never heard of a depression after surgery before. Are you sure it's not just slander or something the more fantasy press have made up? And yes Diane she fell very badly on a Unaids visit got a heavy concussion, neck and back pain especially. Journalists at the scene said it was a ugly fall and she had obviously a strong headache the last day when she forced herself making a speech.

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    5. Well that is really so sad. I did not know she took such a nasty fall. Those falls can have lasting effects for many years. It is perfectly understandable why she would not wear heels. Bone pain is a terrible pain. Chronic pain is a life changer.

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    7. I didnt know her back was in such bad conditions 😞

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  6. http://norwegianne.net/2013/11/16/crown-princess-mette-marits-history-of-ailments/

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  7. Mette was on work today even in heels, have cancelled a walk tomorrow, will be on work Thursday and go to Sweden on Friday.http://blogg.tv2.no/kongebloggen/files/2016/05/bilde-37.jpg

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    1. Thanks Louise for informing us about her neck and back issues. This really explains much for me. I have always thought her shoes were often 'off' for the occassion. Now I know why! Kudos to her for pushing on when she is obviously in pain much if the time.

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  8. I remember reading a very sad article about Mette Marit being very depressed aftet her stepbrother was killed by the crazed gunman as he shielded his ten-year-old son.Security man Trond Berntsen, the step-brother of Norway's Princess Mette-Marit,was one of the first victims of Right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik's murder spree...

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