Stortingsmiddag 2021

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted the annual Gala Dinner for Members of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortingsmiddag) at the Royal Palace of Oslo on October 28th. They were joined by Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid, as they the processed through the Speilsalen, Small Dining Room, Small Ballroom, and the Great Ballroom into the Banqueting Hall. Officials and the King gave speeches before dinner at the first Gala event in Norway since Stortingsmiddag in 2019.

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon wore White Tie with the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav and the Collar of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Queen Sonja wore a grey satin gown with Queen Josefina’s Diamond Tiara, two diamond rivieres, Diamond Earrings, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with King Harald’s Family Order. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a white gown, the Amethyst Necklace Tiara and Parure, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with King Harald’s Family Order. Princess Astrid wore a white gown with Vasa Tiara, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with Family Orders of King Haakon, King Olav, and King Harald.

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4 thoughts on “Stortingsmiddag 2021

  1. I Think Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway Is on the same level as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Diana, Princess of Wales, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Princess Grace of Monaco, Carla Bruni, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho, Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Princess Paola of Belgium, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Noor al-Hussain of Jordan, Princess Sofia of Sweden, Queen Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo, Queen Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor, Queen Sirikit of Thailand, Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Princess Mako of Akishino,

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  2. I love it when Queen Sonja wears Queen Josefina’s tiara! I know I may be going against the grain, but I like it a lot more than the Swedish Emerald tiara that she uses for her most important occasions. Queen Josefina’s tiara has such a lovely design and it favors everyone who wears it! Queen Sonja’s gown was also lovely. It had an excellent color that harmonized with the diamonds in her tiara and necklaces. It was also lovely to see Princess Astrid wearing one of my favorites as well, the Vasa tiara. CP Mette Marit was wearing what is the “big” tiara for her, the Amethyst Necklace. It seems like everyone was putting on a good appearance, no doubt happy to be having galas again! Sometimes I worry that Princess Astrid will slip on that shiny floor, but I noticed that CP Haakon was keeping an eye on his aunt. He seems to be such a gentleman!

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