Royal Family of Norway held a garden party in Maihaugen

On June 13, 2017, King Harald of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a garden party at Maihaugen Open-air Museum in Lillehammer. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the garden party held at Maihaugen Museum.
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and King Harald attend garden party at Open-air Museum in Lillehammer

20 comments:

  1. Love those national dresses!

    And before anybody starts talking about pretending, in Norway people use their national dresses often. They have habit to get one as confirmation presents and wear the same dress times coming. That is also fact with Mette Marit´s dress.

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    1. In Finland we use them too, unfortunately not as much as in Norway, as you know Blondiini :)

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    2. Beautiful!!! traditional costumes. Perfect for Mette Marit. Come on, Haakon, what about you? Ditch those ugly trousers and jacket (always a size to small and to short) and show us your sense for traditon too!!-
      Last Picture: does the older Lady comes straight from a fairytale or the forests??

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  2. Mette-Marit looks good in these traditional clothes! But I especially love the picture of King Harald and that charming old lady. So lovely!

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    1. I agree. Many lovely pictures, but the picture of King Harald and the old lady is especially charming.

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  3. Comme en Suède, pourquoi les hommes ne revêtent-ils pas ces costumes traditionnels? Il me semble que ça fait décalé et enlève au charme de cet événement!

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    1. I agree, Hope Baker! The men should wear the costume whenever its appropriate for the women to wear it.

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    2. Il y a une manifestation où toute la famille porte le costume traditionnel ,c'est ce que je préfère

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  4. Oh, Queen Sonia and Princess Meta Marit look absolutely perfect. I think MM was born to look like this, it all fits and is beautiful on her. Yes, the 'bunad' is considered to be high fashion and is worn for many occasions over a woman's life. If it is made like the Austrian 'dirndl' the side seams are extra-wide so that it can be adjusted throughout one's life according to how a woman's body changes. The silver adornments really are silver - not cheap stuff. Each region has its own style. My region is Rogaland.

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    1. Thank you for sharing all of that info., K Hass. I am sure you bunad from Rogaland is beautiful. MM shines in her national dress. It suits her better than any designer creation.

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    2. That's interesting, K Hass, I wish in my country this kind of habit would be more often to see. Bunad dresses are wonderful and yes - M.M. is born to wear them, they suit her personality perfectly. But what about man? You speak only about woman dresses, do man never wear national clothes?

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    3. Masha, if you look at the pictures news from the 17.mai celebrations in Norway, you can see Crown Prince Haakon in one of his traditional national costumes.

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    4. Thanks, Cathrine, he is handsome in his national costume, pitty that he doesn't wear it more frequently.

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  5. Mette-Marit looks best in these traditional clothes, it seems to match her personality, she looks like a Viking Queen from an ancient celtic tribe. And somehow - please don't get me wrong-, a man with the height and figure like King Harald would somehow look better next to her than Haakon in his always too young and too tight suits. Just an impression.
    P.S. But to really give the celtic queen, she still has to work on her posture, shoulders back, breast out, it would make such a difference.

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  6. I just have to say ~ MM looks her best in traditional clothes. Maybe she should stick to that?

    Does Haakon have 365 blue suits? Same color and style every flipping day.
    Couldn't stand it anymore.
    Bye

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    1. At least he's not wearing brown shoes - a bit of an improvement.

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    2. Hello Diane! Wellcome back!

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  7. I love these beautiful national costumes from Norway. MM looks fabulous in her traditional costume from Hardanger. Like Beth I think that she looks like a Viking Queen. Wish that Crown Prince Haakon had taken on his traditional Fana costume from Bergen to match her.

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  8. Yeah, or a Bavarian "Lederhos'n", ha ha :)

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  9. Love the tradition dress, everyone looks lovely.

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