Engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, 2000

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The Engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and ‎Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby at the Royal Palace in Oslo on this day in 2000. The Press Conference and Balcony Appearance were followed by a Gala Dinner. The public were initially quite skeptical about the single mother with a colourful past marrying into the Royal Family, but the future Crown Princess said: “It was not an easy choice, but I look forward to marrying Haakon and I look forward to entering that role. I just hope people will accept me for the person I am,” and managed to win over the public in a series of interviews before the couple got married in August 2001.

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