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Random Royaling – The Norwegian Royals in London

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway are in the midst of a three-day official visit to London. Like the Danish visit to India, one of the main focuses of the trip is on green industrial transition, innovation and energy. They are also promoting Norwegian literature and music.

Day One

The first day found them at the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence, where a literature event was in swing. We know Mette Marit, in particular, is a strong advocate for local authors and reading in general. She wore a new ensemble from Lisou, a designer who is new to us, too. There are those who say that is Queen Maud in the background photo. Someone else will have to confirm, my eyes are still wobbly after staring at leek badges all day yesterday!

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They changed into more outdoorsy gear to visit a skate park and mingle with the skaters. The Crown Princess’ coat is a rewear, by Joseph.

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The couple capped off a busy day by attending a Norwegian Night Networking reception, and we get to see the Crown Princess’ sparkly The Vampire’s Wife dress again.

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Day Two

It’s a meeting of the heirs at Windsor Castle today. The group meet to discuss green solutions to common business issues with members of Norwegian businesses. It’s a shared concern among that group. In the shallow end of the pool, I do love Mette Marit’s red number, although the dress pings a bit holiday to me. Catherine is in full business attire, total Burberry from suit to neck bow (you know I can’t say the dreaded pbow phrase!).

Again, shallow, but I do wish the Wales would finally do away with the old fashioned table cloths for business meetings. I want to see all the wood on that old furniture! At least for these photo op sessions. How much could they nick it up?

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More events to come, including a reported meeting with the Prince and Princess of Wales. Stay tuned here and leave your comments below in the meantime.