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Stellar State Visits – The Aughts

Empress Michiko charmed Baguettes and you voted the 1998 Japanese State Visit to Denmark as your favorite. An excellent, elegant choice, all! Are you ready for aughts? Early in the decade, there was a flurry of royal weddings between princes and glamorous commoners, and we begin to see some of the royals we talk about… Continue reading Stellar State Visits – The Aughts

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Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Ove Harder Finseth

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit marked their twentieth anniversary yesterday, and we have been celebrating around here. This is the last in the series on the fashion designers that helped craft the Crown Princess's image. Today we take a look at the designer who was one of the first she turned to in… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Ove Harder Finseth

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Random Royal Rotogravure(s) – The Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby

It's been twenty years since this wedding, which took place on August 25, 2001, in Oslo Cathedral. As most royal watchers know, the road to the ceremony was not without its bumps. Mette-Marit's youth and young adulthood were unconventional for a royal bride (although not so unconventional for a young person of her time). Haakon… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure(s) – The Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby