Princess Mette Marit
Big concern! Hof surprisingly cancels her appointments
There was great joy when the name of Princess Mette-Marit was finally read again in the royal family’s official calendar. The Royal should take part in two festive events – albeit only in the second week of February. The disillusionment followed only a few days later. As quietly as the name had been entered, it disappeared again. The answer to an inquiry at the court only partially clarified the situation.
The calendar for the Norwegian royal family is well filled again: King Harald, 85, attends most of the appointments, namely the regular audiences, often in the presence of his son, Prince Haakon, 49. He had already completed a number of solo appointments throughout January, and Queen Sonja, 85, also has a lot to do. Only Princess Mette-Marit, 49, is currently causing concern among her compatriots again. Your far-reaching appointment cancellations raise questions.
Princess Mette-Marit: Her name has been removed from the royal calendar
On February 9, 2023, things will be solemn, because the king invites you to the “Diplomatmidday”, a gala dinner for diplomats. Both the royal couple have announced themselves, the 90-year-old royal sister Princess Astrid, 89 – and a lone heir to the throne. Two days earlier, he denied a lunch for the Supreme Court on his own. The curious thing: Princess Mette-Marit was also announced for these two dates by January 25, 2023, then her name was removed from the calendar.
So far, the royal had only been seen once in the new year: together with Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise, 51, she had attended the funeral ceremonies for Greece’s ex-king Constantine, † 82, in Athens on January 16. The expectations for the beautiful events in February, which Mette-Marit obviously no longer plans to take part in, were high.
Hof comments on cancellations
The answer to a request from the court was vague: “From time to time there are changes in the Royal calendar – so this time,” said deputy head of communications Sven Gjeruldsen when asked by “Dana Press”. It often happens that the princess, who suffers from a chronic lung disease, cancels appointments at short notice or even has to end a visit prematurely.
Will Mette-Marit travel to London?
What is striking this time is that the change of plan happened almost two weeks in advance. So one can only hope that Mette-Marit can accompany her Haakon on the upcoming visit to Great Britain. On March 1 and 2, 2023, the couple are set to “celebrate the long history of strong ties and excellent relations between Norway and the United Kingdom” in London, according to a statement from the Royal Court on January 23, 2023. The trip was after Death of Queen Elizabeth, † 96, in September 2022 postponed indefinitely.
Source used: Dana Press