Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norway

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a four-day Official Visit to Sweden and Norway, from January 30th to February 2nd, at the request of the Foreign Office. They are hosted by members of the Royal Families of the two countries. Click HERE for Day 1 and HERE for Day 2 in Sweden.

Before departing Sweden, the Duke and Duchess received a short briefing on the Swedish Armed Forces’ operational capabilities, a planned viewing of some of the Gripen aircraft was canceled due to the snow.

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Upon landing at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and traveled to the Royal Palace of Oslo, where they were officially welcomed by King Harald and Queen Sonja at a luncheon, which was also attended by other members of the Royal Family.

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Afterwards, the Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Queen Sonja, and the Crown Prince Couple, visited the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park in the Palace Gardens, which opened last year to mark the 25th anniversary of the King’s reign. The Royal group also went on a walkabout. In the afternoon, the Duke, Duchess, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an event held at MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies to grow their businesses and thrive in a creative environment. They met a number of Norwegian and UK companies based at MESH showcasing their work, and saw how some start-ups are tackling issues such as the environment, and mental health and wellbeing, in new and engaging ways.

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In the evening, King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted an Official Dinner at the Royal Palace in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which was attended by members of the Royal Family, members of government, leaders in business, the Norwegian creative industries and serving members and veterans from the Norwegian Armed Forces, Both King Harald and the Duke  gave speeches.

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The Duke of Cambridge wore a dark suit with a red tie. The Duchess wore a Seraphine dress with a Catherine Walker Coat. King Harald wore a navy suit with a pink tie. Queen Sonja wore an Emilio Pucci skirt suit. Crown Prince Haakon wore a dark suit with a dark tie. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a navy coat.

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In the evening, the Duke wore Black Tie. The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alexander McQueen evening gown with the Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings and the Queen’s Wedding Gift Bracelet. King Harald wore Black Tie. Queen Sonja repeated a purple gown with the Draper’s Company Brooch. Crown Prince Haakon wore Black Tie. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore an embellished gown with her pearl earrings.

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2 thoughts on “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norway

  1. This was the rare occasion when everyone looked good! Princess Martha, who normally is a bit on the unusual side looked wonderful! (Though I marvel at her complete disregard for the frigid temperatures in Norway. Her dress would look quite at home in a luau in Hawaii!) CP Mette-Marit gave up her granny prints for a lovely lace gown. The Queen’s repeated gown is very becoming to her, and Queen Maud’s very excellent stomacher/brooch she wore made it extra special. But the Duchess!!! She looked absolutely magnificent! That rose gown with the flowing cape made her look like a goddess! Quite an improvement from the dresses she wore in Sweden. But then, those events were not quite as formal as this one, so we must make allowances. 🙂

    1. It really was an improvement from Sweden, and this gown is maybe my favourite of all of the Duchess’ evening gowns! CP Mette-Marit’s gown is the best she’s worn in years, and I can’t wait for it’s eventual gala appearance with tiaras and orders! BTW, if you are interested, I have created a image which shows the royals with tiaras! Do let me know what you think?

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