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Royal Families => Norwegian Royal Family => Topic started by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 01:02:41 pm



Title: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 01:02:41 pm
This woman gets on my nerves I have to confess but all the drama about her fear of flying and let's see who was this week on the Met gala? Yes she was.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ioI6nPBpHyk/T6wDQ4tnxRI/AAAAAAAAD00/cvL9ovMEVc0/s1600/nor8.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ioI6nPBpHyk/T6wDQ4tnxRI/AAAAAAAAD00/cvL9ovMEVc0/s1600/nor8.jpg

With an awful dress to boot.  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: anobserver on May 12, 2012, 02:25:34 pm
That is a hideous dress! I don't really know much about Mette Maritt, but I've definitely seen her in prettier gowns.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: rogue on May 12, 2012, 03:17:39 pm
I think she genuinly loves haakon and is a good mom but she enjoys the highlife too much .


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 05:02:48 pm
I don't know about her relationship with Haakon, imo they are doing separate lives. The trip last year was really strange.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 12, 2012, 05:58:55 pm
Why is she at an American event and not in Norway, you know, the country she is the future QUeen of? Couldn't she create her own events?

she enjoys the highlife too much .

Amazing how quickly she has acquired such expensive tastes despite being so 'down to earth' and is now leading a separate life from the man who married her against tremendous opposition. Now she is leading a separate life from the man who worked so hard to marry her and to who she owes so much? if not for his perseverence, she would be waitressing or picking strawberries, not wearing designer duds and then having kids who will inherit a throne? How much time does that woman spend with her kids?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Dita on May 12, 2012, 07:24:51 pm
I think she's going to make an awful Queen.  She doesn't seem to be supporting Haakon at all.  He seems to do all the work and then once in a while she'll show up.  Also, for someone who spends all her time hanging around designers and socialites and attending fashion shows, she can't dress for sh*t. (pardon the expression)


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on May 12, 2012, 08:07:19 pm
Was there a reason for her to go to the met gala? Has she any connection to the met?

The Valentino dress is not really flattering. But she has other outfits that look nice. Even though I have to admit that I don't approve of her bleaching her hair. She has chosen a colour that looks .....

I have never heard that she and Haakon lived separate lives. They always look lovey dovey to the point of nausea.  :ick:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 08:20:45 pm
It's my personal opinion based simply on a gut feeling so don't take it seriously but they seem kind of fake to me.

She doesn't have a connection to the Met that I know of, but Mette is friends with Rosario who is an insider in this world being friends with Paltrow and a muse of Valentino. I think it's the reason why she wears so much Valentino too.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 12, 2012, 09:24:36 pm
She seems really popular in the Norwegian lite press(gossip press) Her image has done a turn around in the years I've been visiting Norway off and on. Most reports say she and Haakon are extremely happy, no problems between them and he adores her.

Many HATED her as his choice initially, but feel she has proven herself.

I don't like the Valentino dress she wore to the MET at all.  :bored:




Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 10:02:03 pm
Don't you think the norwegian is a 'bit' soft?

They didn't even criticised much their trip last year.

She doesn't seem to do much except going on meetings with the young global leaders and traveling around the world.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 12, 2012, 10:20:27 pm
When I first started coming to Norway, people at dinner parties I attended, discussed how terrible she was to represent their Country of Norway as their future possible Queen. Most people I met did not like her at all, they felt she made Norway look bad and this negative opinion was still strong just after the wedding when I visited Norway again, but I have noticed a marked difference now. Her press is very positive, she is applauded as a good mother, growing as a Royal and turning her life around. I find it really shocking because 10 years ago her press was extremely negative and no one I met in Norway liked her or felt she was proper choice , now that opinion seems to have disappeared(she must have really good press people behind her or she has really improved, I'm not sure which is true?)

My husbands nephew worked at a Royal event in Norway where he had to make sure Mette Marit was in the proper place and position in the venue at certain times during the evenning . He said Metter Marit was a complete and total SNOB, not nice or good natured at all, she seemed "very hard "he said. He believes that she knew exactly what she was doing when she got lucky enough to make contact with the Prince years ago. My husband's nephew thinks she knew how to play damsel in distress and the Prince fell for it.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 12, 2012, 10:25:42 pm
^^  :worship: :worship:

I appreciate your post (well all of them!) you always seem to have inside info! Thank you for sharing  :thankyou: I can totally believe MM is a snob, her new friends seem to be always higher ups.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on May 12, 2012, 10:38:05 pm
I don't know about her relationship with Haakon, imo they are doing separate lives. The trip last year was really strange.
it looks like it...I have noticed Haakon doing important things on his own a lot lately while MM is jetsetting all over the place....not surprised if they get divorce ..


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2012, 12:24:28 am
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When I first started coming to Norway, people at dinner parties I attended, discussed how terrible she was to represent their Country of Norway as their future possible Queen. Most people I met did not like her at all, they felt she made Norway look bad and this negative opinion was still strong just after the wedding when I visited Norway again, but I have noticed a marked difference now. Her press is very positive, she is applauded as a good mother, growing as a Royal and turning her life around. I find it really shocking because 10 years ago her press was extremely negative and no one I met in Norway liked her or felt she was proper choice , now that opinion seems to have disappeared(she must have really good press people behind her or she has really improved, I'm not sure which is true?)

Well, being married to the prince burnished her; same thing happened with Kate, one minute she was a joke and right after, lauded.

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My husbands nephew worked at a Royal event in Norway where he had to make sure Mette Marit was in the proper place and position in the venue at certain times during the evenning . He said Metter Marit was a complete and total SNOB, not nice or good natured at all, she seemed "very hard "he said. He believes that she knew exactly what she was doing when she got lucky enough to make contact with the Prince years ago. My husband's nephew thinks she knew how to play damsel in distress and the Prince fell for it.

Go figure, eh? A lot of these women wiht her past, they are not delicate damsels, they are hardline cutthroat opportunists and they are not at all helpless or clueless. They also rarely get rid of the survival mechanism and usually carrry such baggage with them in regards to a new marriage or lifestyle; I know this because I had to grow up under such a woman (stepmother) and I was in therapy for years becuse of chronic anxiety/stress.

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Mette is friends with Rosario who is an insider in this world being friends with Paltrow and a muse of Valentino. I think it's the reason why she wears so much Valentino too.


More interested in celebrity than Norway and her husband, why am I not surprised?

What is UP with her that she is mroe interested in being around celebs, jet setting, and there is something unbecoming that a Crown Princess is in fact practically begging celebrities to get her into events. Even Diana never sank that low.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Sunny on May 14, 2012, 12:12:46 am
I've always felt that something was a little off about Mette. Everyone would always go on about how wonderful and down to earth she was. But looking at the clothes she wears (Valentino, Prada, etc.) and the crowd she hangs around with (Gwenyth, Rosario, Marie-Chantal) I thought she wasn't as down to earth as she seemed. And it's always been a mystery to me how she hates flying and has had issues with attending events where she has to fly but yet she can fly to India and New York for "vacation." Her work ethic is appalling for a future Queen.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 14, 2012, 01:50:01 am
To me, the whole thing is about the fact that taxpayers do pay for them (security/travel/hospitality) for a lifetime and if she's been spending money like water, she needs to be restrained. In the US, the President is paid a salary and has to forgo any other jobs and business interests while in office, along with his wife. It's for eight years and the reason that so much is covered, is because the President literally runs the country and has to deal with the rest of the world as well. After they are out of office they are guarded because while in office they learn all our nation's  secrets and are HUGE targets for maniacs.

As for the royals like MM, they are not privy to the secrets of the nation, they are not at all carrying the weight of the major descision making process that wears down so many politicians and yet, MM and the other princesses are drowning in couture, drowning in jewels, enjoying the best the world has to offer, but the most they do is run charities and make speeches and sit and look pretty. Second, the royals are supported for the rest of ther LIVES and that is no small term like eight years, often it can be up to eighty or above. Since she is going to be married for life, she needs to cut back on the grubbing for luxury.

The way she is living, she is going to bankrupt her nation if they haev to pay not just for her travel or security, but for her couture as well. These designers don't charge cheap and they do not at all going to give her discounts. One thing to have nice dresses, but qutie another to pay and pay and pay through the nose for MM's expensive tastes and jet setting travel. Does she pay any attention to her kids at all?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: D.I.R. on May 14, 2012, 06:03:11 am
yeah... she's doing what the other commoner wives (Leti, Mary, Kate) are doing following the Diana "blueprint". Eating disorder, feeling trapped agents their will in the family, they see Diana a celebrity & seeing her socializing with celebs, doing heart tugging charities that they themselves dont give a freak but it gives them good pr.. and on and on.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 14, 2012, 06:20:04 am
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Eating disorder, feeling trapped agents their will in the family, they see Diana a celebrity & seeing her socializing with celebs, doing heart tugging charities


Except of course, Diana was shoehorned into her marriage at nineteen and had a diddly career and a diddly life's experience. These were fully grown women and they are for commoner 'down to earth wives' are unusually expensive in their wardrobe and jewel choices. Supremely ironic, eh? These women instead went hell for leather and pushed their way into the lives of these princes and certainly didn't not know what they were getting into. MM is being beyond rational when she is spending the way she is and being as disdainful as she is. I mean, can not one of them be happy, other than Mathilde who actually seems to LVOE her husband and children?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Yooper on May 14, 2012, 09:22:36 am
For me to comment is somewhat ridiculous because I know next to nothing about this woman but, speaking of all of these royal brides and their lack of work ethic, duty, and good representation, haven't they read a newspaper?  Don't they know there's a world-wide recession and it's just severely unwise to be perceived as a spendthrift?  I don't get it.  I really don't.

For all of the things we complain about in the US, I have to say that the sitting President doesn't go about flashing big expensive anything right now.  It would be political suicide.  MO got into trouble, I believe, when they went to Europe and she was seen shopping and the media jumped on her with tar and feathers in a nanosecond.  That's when she started her Victory Garden project, I believe, to counter that.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 14, 2012, 01:51:36 pm
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If there's a bright side to this, it's that the royal court confirmed that this dress was only on loan from Valentino for the night and was not purchased (an unusual confirmation, seemlingly made in light of the fact that the frock costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $17,000), so we'll only see it once. But I think this is a warning sign, and we need to just go ahead and say it: it's time to let the butter churning chic go.

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com.es/

I wonder why the court talked about this, also 17000 for this thing?  :o


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on May 14, 2012, 07:56:26 pm
Here is an article though not a norwegien but a danish article about Mette Marit

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It is especially Crown Princess Mette-Marit's lack of academic background, that are giving the well-read Norwegians problems now that the royal couple after the wedding has brought a far more royal lifestyle - or as a source wishing to remain anonymous, says: "Now they have become 30 both, and they are becoming adults. "

The choice of café waitress Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby as life companion was not the young crown prince's first break with the royal family proud traditions. Already several years before he met Mette-Marit, he'd wreck Balliol, who is reputed to be the most intellectual of Oxford University's colleges. ...Shortly after his return from America he met Mette-Marit, and again contrary to the tradition and the unwritten rules, they moved together in an apartment with her then three year old son Marius. The decision fell many royal Norwegians in the chest. When Mette-Marit's former partner was threatening to publish incriminating photos from her past, flared crisis really up, but she repelled by even talking about his very festive lifestyle and add that she was sorry. The royal family reversing her up throughout.

King Harald is the most popular of the royal family living members. Norwegians consider him to have a high credibility, and his acceptance of Mette-Marit as daughter in law was greatly helps to get them to swallow the camel.

"It is the crown prince's choice," he said repeatedly.

http://translate.google.dk/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.b.dk%2Fverden%2Fnorges-kongehus-i-fremgang&act=url


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on May 14, 2012, 08:06:12 pm
Here is another fashion event for Mette Marit. She certainly is not suffering from anorexia  :tehe:

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Tuesday evening was the Crown Princess Mette-Marit (38) honorary guest when the Norwegian designer Nina Skarra (40) was launched in New York. Present was also 15 years old Isabelle Fuhrman, which does generate success in the role of Clove in the epic 'The Hunger Games. "

You look like a princess! exclaimed Mette-Marit when she saw the 15-tear old Isabella.

http://translate.google.dk/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seher.no%2F895338%2Fmette-marit-paa-fest-i-new-york&act=url


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 14, 2012, 08:15:13 pm
She looks pregnant.

Could you find articles about their lives after the wedding? I read somewhere that she & Haakon stayed in one apartment in London and the child in other with a nanny.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Annabel on May 14, 2012, 09:56:34 pm
When I first started coming to Norway, people at dinner parties I attended, discussed how terrible she was to represent their Country of Norway as their future possible Queen. Most people I met did not like her at all, they felt she made Norway look bad and this negative opinion was still strong just after the wedding when I visited Norway again, but I have noticed a marked difference now. Her press is very positive, she is applauded as a good mother, growing as a Royal and turning her life around. I find it really shocking because 10 years ago her press was extremely negative and no one I met in Norway liked her or felt she was proper choice , now that opinion seems to have disappeared(she must have really good press people behind her or she has really improved, I'm not sure which is true?)

My husbands nephew worked at a Royal event in Norway where he had to make sure Mette Marit was in the proper place and position in the venue at certain times during the evenning . He said Metter Marit was a complete and total SNOB, not nice or good natured at all, she seemed "very hard "he said. He believes that she knew exactly what she was doing when she got lucky enough to make contact with the Prince years ago. My husband's nephew thinks she knew how to play damsel in distress and the Prince fell for it.

That's an interesting story, thanks for sharing! I heard similar things (that she's not nice) before.

I must say that I'm quite disappointed in Mette Marit and the Norwegian Royal family is actually one of my favorites...


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on May 15, 2012, 08:40:57 pm
Here is a picture of Mette Marit where she looks great.

Her hair is not bleached and her jar is not oversize.

The article is about her father divorcing a stripper.
http://www.bt.dk/royale/mette-marits-far-skal-skilles


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on May 16, 2012, 07:36:38 am
This one takes the cake 

Mette-Marit's spiritual luxury shamballa bracelet for 53 350 kroner
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=http://www.kjendis.no/2012/01/06/kjendis/mote/kronprinsesse_mette-marit/jay-z/justin_bieber/19657733/&ei=aUmzT4j5GaaA2wWcnp3qCA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CHMQ7gEwCQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmette%2Bmarit%2Bshamballa%2Bbracelet%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D620%26prmd%3Dimvns


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: YooperModerator on May 16, 2012, 11:37:25 am
Wait you mean she spend approx 8,800$/7,000€/£5,500 on that flimsy little silver ball with a red chord?! :o
Gosh rich ppl are weird!
That's about the price I paid for my first car! :-


A small flashy-green Chevy Matiz (http://s1.aecdn.com/images/gallery/CHEVROLETMatiz-Spark-M300--3913_2.jpg) (it was a one year old showroom model so I got a good price)
Ah I loved that little yank with gear, great car for learning how to drive (I gave a few extra bumps and scratches along the way  :legs)
I now drive the follow up type: a red Spark :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: rogue on May 16, 2012, 12:59:14 pm
I love when rich people buy expensive ''spiritual'' trinklets  , i bet the real ones come in a much cheaper price.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 16, 2012, 06:29:06 pm
This one takes the cake 

Mette-Marit's spiritual luxury shamballa bracelet for 53 350 kroner
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=http://www.kjendis.no/2012/01/06/kjendis/mote/kronprinsesse_mette-marit/jay-z/justin_bieber/19657733/&ei=aUmzT4j5GaaA2wWcnp3qCA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CHMQ7gEwCQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmette%2Bmarit%2Bshamballa%2Bbracelet%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D620%26prmd%3Dimvns

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Wait you mean she spend approx 8,800$/7,000€/£5,500 on that flimsy little silver ball with a red chord?!
Gosh rich ppl are weird!
That's about the price I paid for my first car!

Just think, she ddoesn't even come from a monied background, but can't wait to spent it on insanely silly things and second, these are the expensive tastes that the taxpayers (and Haakon) are going to have to support for the rest of her natural life.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on May 16, 2012, 07:29:29 pm
It's sad that she's just as confused in her spiritual life.  One minute she's into church psalms, the next is the useless Shimballa bracelet.  Make up your mind who you're going to follow already.  I also think, even with all the material possessions she has gain, she's searching for something deeper that hasn't been met yet.  It's quite sad.  She's all over the place.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 16, 2012, 09:43:23 pm
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She's all over the place.

Just like she was when she was single and a mother; she wasn't going in any direction and she didn't in any way have it together. She was a waitress (perfectly respectable and honorable job) and picking strawberries in the summer to make a living. At her age, she was still drifting and not really at a point in her life where she was on par with a man like Haakon. Now she has funds, but she is still drifting like an aimless socialite; the only difference about her now is thet fact that she has funds to support her.

Seeing things the way I do, she si really no different than Kate, who has a title, but is still aimless and drifting. The only difference between Kate and MM, is that Mette had a kid out of wedlock and she had a druggie past. Kate didn't have a kid, but she was still drifting. Now both women have titles and yet, they haven't morphed into the Consorts that their subjects need to represent them well on the world stage.

Another thing they have in common is how the rest of the RFs that don't have disreputable consorts haven't received them. Kate has not been to Japan and she has not at all been to the Middle East nations and she has not at all (like Mette) really done anything beyond celebrity galas.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Annabel on May 17, 2012, 12:21:56 pm
^ Hasn't Mette been to Africa to support UNAIDS (I at least remember an interview in which she told she had been to Africa - it really is a mystery how her fear of flying is coming and going  ???).

You know, I don't mind her drifting as young woman. It surely isn't the best quality for a future princess, but I can't blame her as I have been drifting in my early twenties for a long time as well. I had serious problems and her drug past may be an indicator that she had some serious problems too. Or maybe not, maybe she was just a careless fool...

What I do believe is that she was, like a few other commoners who married into rich families, overwhelmed by all the glitz, luxury and money. She had a lot of luck, but instead of giving something back, working hard and doing useful things with her position, she feels so secure now that she's becoming lazy and self-absorbed IMO.  :thumbsdown:

TBH, that's why I prefer royals marrying royals/aristos - it may not always be the case (black sheep are everywhere), but most of them are used to the lifestyle and know what will be expected.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on May 17, 2012, 03:56:50 pm
I have been trying to find out more about Mette Marit. But there really isn't that much. She never got any academic degree. The patronages are not controversial but very safe.

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During 2002 and 2003, the Princess undertook development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, apparently without graduating. She was also accepted as an intern at NORAD, the Norwegian government's development organization. Mette-Marit is attending lectures at the faculties of arts and social sciences at the University of Oslo.[citation needed]

The Crown Princess is a UNAIDS Special Representative and visited Geneva to learn more about the organization and Malawi because of this post. In 2007 the Crown Princess extended her commitment as a UNAIDS Special Representative for another two years.[11] The Crown Princess and her husband attended the International AIDS Conference in Toronto in August 2006 as part of this role, serving as Jury member to the UNAIDS family-led Red Ribbon Award.[12]

Along with UNAIDS, the Crown Princess is president of various other organisations. They are The Norwegian Scouting Association, the Amandus Film Festival, Kristiansand's International Children's Film Festival, Risor Festival of Chamber Music, FOKUS Forum for Women and Development Questions, Norwegian Design Council, Red Cross Norway, The Norwegian Council for Mental Health, the Full Rigged Ship Sorlandet, and the Oslo International Church Music Festival.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mette-Marit,_Crown_Princess_of_Norway


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 06:16:17 pm
I saw Crown Prince Haakon,Crown Princess Mette Marit ,the children and the King on the balcony today at the Royal Palace in Oslo Norway.
It's been quite a wonderful May 17 in Norway with all the citizens celebrating their National Day (Constitutional Day) with  colorful parades, people in tradition Norwegian constume and seeing the Royal Family come out on the balcony of the Palace.

http://news.daylife.com/photo/0eTa5xN38z0zR?__site=daylife&q=Norway


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: YooperModerator on May 17, 2012, 06:37:54 pm
Wait you're in Norway? I thought you were in Sweden? ???


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 17, 2012, 06:57:10 pm
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You know, I don't mind her drifting as young woman. It surely isn't the best quality for a future princess, but I can't blame her as I have been drifting in my early twenties for a long time as well. I had serious problems and her drug past may be an indicator that she had some serious problems too. Or maybe not, maybe she was just a careless fool...

Nothing wrong with drifting and going about your business if in fact, you have a few things in your life sorted out. The difference is that even though you had problems in your life (don't we all and frankly put, I've had more than what I think is my fiar share), you haven't done hard core drugs and hung out with a set of people who are apparently into that as well. When someone turns to drug, it usually means that there is something they are REFUSING to face.

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She had a lot of luck, but instead of giving something back, working hard and doing useful things with her position, she feels so secure now that she's becoming lazy and self-absorbed IMO.

She's behaving like all of this is in her own right, she acts as if she does not owe anyone anything.

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TBH, that's why I prefer royals marrying royals/aristos - it may not always be the case (black sheep are everywhere), but most of them are used to the lifestyle and know what will be expected.

Same here; they are also usually past the time in life when living the glitsy style enthralls them. They have it all out of their system and still, even when partying, do something constructive with their time and connections. Few really get as involved in the celebrity scene and act like this. I find it ironice that royalists support monarchy at all costs, but the princes are marrying women that politicians and heads of state wouldn't dare marry.





Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 06:59:00 pm
I've been in Norway for a few months? I saw Charles and Camilla when they arrived in Oslo, whenever that was, it seems like such a long time ago now, for me. Today it was great seeing the Norwegian Royals on the Balcony.

I have visited a few countries around Norway,since I've been here, which has been very nice too.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: YooperModerator on May 17, 2012, 07:06:40 pm
Oh right it seems I got my Scandinavians mixed up then :tehe:
What exactly is it you doin the north countries?
I vaguely remember you having a job in...PR I think??  :dontknow:

Regarding your visit to the low lands: what did you like best?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 07:12:16 pm
My husband is Norwegian and has business here so we come each year, but this year we had to stay for a few months, usually it's just two weeks.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 17, 2012, 08:02:21 pm
SG you can't leave us here without details!  :flirt: Did you see them well? What did you think about them?  :flower:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: YooperModerator on May 17, 2012, 08:53:36 pm
Aha so you fell for a blond Viking huh  :sigh:
I amid they are handsome fella's  ;)

Now back to the RF: did you make pictures? if yes, upload please!


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 09:23:22 pm
I took some photos,but I can't do much on the computer I've been using here, it's not mine and I can't get things to go where I want them. I'll try once I'm back in US.

I wonder how tall Mette is , even though she was on the balcony kinda far away to view, but I could see she looks tall, or does she wear big heels?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 17, 2012, 09:24:59 pm
But please tell us about them! I loved the summary of your meeting with Charles and Camilla and would love to hear about this event by you.  :flirt:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 09:50:48 pm
I was just one of the crowd of thousands out today at the Palace, but I was impressed that the Royal Family stayed on the Balcony for hours greeting each school and organization marching  today. I think Mette Marit looks a bit like Queen Sonya, I wonder if that's part of the reason why Haakon fell for her? The children were behaving like normal children, Haakon or Mette had to make them stand back in place a few times, because they were having fun playing on the balcony.

The people I spent the day with said that almost no one like Mette Marit in the beginning, but now most seem to like her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 17, 2012, 09:54:23 pm
 :thankyou: Maybe you think they look similar because they go to the same beauty center?  :tehe:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on May 17, 2012, 09:56:51 pm
Oh that's interesting.
I think Mette Marit is pretty in person, from what I could see but I was far away, I could only see her through my camera lens which was still a far image.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on September 24, 2012, 02:42:17 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/09/princess-mette-marit-in-new-york.html

I don't see the need to take her son to that kind of event, shouldn't he be in school?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2012, 03:41:28 pm
Yes, he should; I hope Mette isn't going to push him into living like a Casiraghi or male socialite, it's not a stable lifestyle.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on September 24, 2012, 04:33:45 pm
Mette Marit please be on guard for William Clinton's charms, the guy could charm the rattle off a snake.  :tehe:  :spy:

I thought it was fashion week before I opened link,  but I think it's ok to attend this, it's a former President's event , if it wasn't a fashion show or something or was it? It seems like something global for a good cause, but it is high profile, I wonder if Mette is hoping have her son schmooze with the wealthy daughters of industry and the socialites children.

The thing about Mette Marit is IMO,she is still a climber and like Kate  the climbers USUALLY just don't understand what it is to be a true Royal Princess. Kate imo thinks moviestars are at the top of the heap for her to mingle with, I wonder if Mette Marit sees socialites as who seh should mingle with?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2012, 05:30:02 pm
Climbers are more interested in a meal ticket so they can play; unlike climbers, princesses are already born at the top and are used to/satisfied with teh luxe life and want more and want to do more. That is the difference. If Mette porks Clinton, it would certainly be interesting to judge Haakon's reaction.

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It seems like something global


Can she never be bothered with Norawy at all?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on September 24, 2012, 05:34:17 pm
It's the start of the programme of the UN and leaders of every country come to NY.

I don't criticise that she is there but I don't understand why Marius is, at least if it was I-A but Marius? I wonder if someone has questioned if the state is paying for his expenses.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2012, 06:18:30 pm
I don't think the Crown Princess is supposed to be considered a world leader, especially since after all, she is supposed to be a Consort to a prince who ranks higher and the Prince himself is only supposed to be a ceremonial representative, not someone involved in the decision making proccess.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on September 24, 2012, 06:24:01 pm
I wonder how long before Mette Marit wants an apartment for herself in NYC?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2012, 06:30:37 pm
Do they all want one? Or Mette might try for a place in France, Paris where she can drop her pretense of being Crown Princess of Norway and try to be Princess of Paris.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on September 24, 2012, 06:34:23 pm
KF many royals visit the UN during this time, for ex Rania; another year it was Maxima and right now JC is also there.

But I've remembered another detail that makes this visit even stranger, P. Ragnhild's funereal is this friday, will she attend?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2012, 07:37:31 pm
Rania isn't running around half the planet and neither is Maxima; as far as I know, Mette barely bothers with Norway and has spent 3/4 of her time jet setting and going to fashion shows and smothering herself in Valentino and other couture that isn't Norweigan. No time for duties, but pelnty of time for fashion and the UN.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on September 24, 2012, 11:15:27 pm
KF many royals visit the UN during this time, for ex Rania; another year it was Maxima and right now JC is also there.

But I've remembered another detail that makes this visit even stranger, P. Ragnhild's funereal is this friday, will she attend?

She better be there, it will look so bad if she doesn't attend,even if P. Ragnhild was not happy about Mette Marit as a choice for Haakon,she should still attend the service.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2012, 12:02:10 am
If Mette skips, she'll look bad.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexander on September 25, 2012, 02:15:18 am
Isn't she a UN goodwill ambassador? So she has reason to be there. 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2012, 03:45:24 am
What happened to Norway? I mean, I'm being nationalistic, but she should be more interested in Norway then the UN; cripes, is the woman qualified? It's just ornamental and it's not like she's really there, doing her bit for Norway, looking after Norweigan interests.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on September 26, 2012, 08:03:23 pm
Campaigning royal Mette-Marit practises take your son to work day

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201209259424/mette-marit-marius-new-york/1/


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 04, 2012, 03:35:06 pm
http://mesprincesses.ek.la/mette-marit-en-californie-a57352013


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 04, 2012, 08:47:55 pm
^Thanks for posting.  When will these "princesses" learn that if you're going to wear a short skirt, and cross your legs, you have to smooth the skirt down or it'll show your flabby underthigh.

More importantly, does anyone know if she went to Princess Ragnhild's funeral or not?  If not, that is a disgrace.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2012, 09:05:29 pm
Campaigning royal Mette-Marit practises take your son to work day

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201209259424/mette-marit-marius-new-york/1/

I don't think she is that as involved as she is hyped to be. If she were not a princess, she would probably be working in the kitchen or waiting tables while the other delegates chat about everything around her.

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When will these "princesses" learn that if you're going to wear a short skirt, and cross your legs, you have to smooth the skirt down or it'll show your flabby underthigh.

When they actually have the self respect to act like the royalty they are supposed to be; goes to show that these princes should have been a little more interested in women who actually apparently know manners, something that shouldn't have to be taught. It's no wonder none of them are taken seriously.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 04, 2012, 09:12:50 pm
^I think the princes go for what's under the skirt instead of what's on the shoulders.

These women seem to wear short skirts and low cut tops because they think "sexy" is "smart" or "appropriate".  Ladies, it ain't.  Wear a respectable length skirt or pants and dress it up with accessories, design, colour, embellishments, whatever.  We do not need to see your bits.  Natural beauty and confidence comes through regardless of what you wear, look at Letizia, Mathilde, Queen Elizabeth, and Sophie.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2012, 09:39:07 pm
I find it telling that these princesses (so called) apparently aren't invited to Middle Eastern countries as official state guests and few Arabs really go to these countries and end up being showered in jewels. As for how they are as wives, it's telling that all of the husbands are now aging prematurely. I mean, Mette still jet sets around, Letizia is chronically depressed, Mary of Denmark is a materialistic joke, and I don't believe that any of these other commoner princesses like to look at just how good they got it.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexander on October 04, 2012, 10:15:03 pm
I wouldn't go that far both Mathilde, Maxima, and Alexandra are wonderful princesses.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2012, 10:50:15 pm
Mette has no business jet setting around the planet and going to these AIDS conventions since after all, she has no expertise and she could work on AIDS in her own country. How often does she spend time with her husband? How often does she spend time with her kids? She's always out and about on the latest trendy cause and definately uninterested in even promoting the Norway fashion industry, or at all creating one. But Mette needs to stay home and spend time with her husband and children, which is what Consorts are supposed to do when not out about about at engagements. It's not PC, but royalty isn't supposed to be politically correct. There are limitations to the role and she has to stop being so selfish and concentrate on her kids. There are plenty of things that she could be doing for and in her country and if there isn't much, she should run the household and plan parties. There's nothing 'limiting' about having a good time and being a good wife and mother. Jackie O. never tried to bother with policy, but go figure, she is a legend, a very great lady.

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far both Mathilde, Maxima, and Alexandra

Oh, I didn't mean for you to think I was including them; the fact that I almost never read about Maxima and Mathilde and Alexandra is nice enough.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on October 04, 2012, 11:09:25 pm
If all the royals had to pay for their own trips a lot of the unnecessary ones would never be made.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 04, 2012, 11:15:19 pm
I don't think it;s fair to criticise Letizia for being "chronically depressed".  If she is depressed, that's a personal matter and she needs treatment and understanding, not criticism.  I am just glad that she dresses appropriately and seems to do meaningful work and doesn't embarrass the RF.  Which is more than I can say for Kate, Mary, and Mette-Marit.

Mathilde is fantastic.  Maxima, Sophie, Marie, Victoria, and Madeleine are pretty good most of the time.  Martha-Louise talks to angels.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2012, 11:52:17 pm
Look, to me, there comes a point when this depression is plain garbage; I have had clinical depression before and I had to get through it through therapy and had to get through it largely on my own at times. She has it made in life and she has kids who need their mother ot be healthy. She went after Felipe and apparently he had ot fight hard for her, that alone should make her grateful. He could have dropped her and moved on, but he didn't, he even threatened to walk.

If all the royals had to pay for their own trips a lot of the unnecessary ones would never be made.

I agree and these princesses might be forced ot start living more frugally and stay in their countries.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 05, 2012, 12:04:57 am
Maybe this is off topic, but KF could you please provide a link to a thread or an article where I can find out more about perceptions that Letizia might be depressed.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2012, 02:42:49 am
Here you go: http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,1214.40.html

As for Mette, like Mary, she's made a joke of the title, "Crown Princess."


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 05, 2012, 04:01:28 am
I will write my response regarding Letitia in the above thread, so we stay on topic here.

I think it's easy to lump all the princesses together but IMO that leads to generalisations.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2012, 04:35:18 am
Excellent idea!

Mette is just so banal, more vapid than most aristocrats. I don't see why or how on earth she thinks she knows anything solid about disease.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 05, 2012, 04:11:43 pm
Yes she went to the funeral, I think she posted in twitter something like I'm all the time in the air or something like that, there are photos in the thread about Ragnhild in this board


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 06, 2012, 02:17:58 am
^Thanks Alexandrine.  I'm relieved she wasn't too busy saving the world to show respect to the King's sister.

"I'm always in the air" oh poor dear, I feel so sorry for her - not.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 06, 2012, 09:20:10 am
Yes she went to the funeral, I think she posted in twitter something like I'm all the time in the air or something like that, there are photos in the thread about Ragnhild in this board

What a dip; it's not like she is so in demand at the tables of the diplomatic world that she is stuck with a heavy schedule. It is so crass to post something like that while on your way to a funeral of an inlaw.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 16, 2012, 11:06:25 pm
GWYENTH PALTROW'S 40th BİRTHDAY PARTY

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/gwyenth-paltrows-40th-birthday-party.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2012, 03:54:26 am
YAY!

The Crown Princess of Norway is attending a celebrity birthday gala of a (now) second rate actress; she has no concept of the title she holds, does she? And she's dragging her husband along, but, they can barely bother with Norway. Does she have any self respect at all? Just one little drop of self respect?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Anastasia on October 17, 2012, 04:37:06 am
I know almost nothing about her, but Gwyneth and MM have some friends in common, Marie Chantal of Greece and Rosario Nadal, ex wife of Kyril of Bulgaria.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2012, 04:58:22 am
Yes, but she's a reigning future Queen Consort, not a member of a dethroned family free to make their own way in life and under no obligation to think of the taxpayers. She's supported by the Norweigan taxayer. Mette is and it's part of the aspect of royalty, the restraints on socializing. Does that woman think of no one but herself?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 17, 2012, 08:20:15 am
What restraints are there on socialising?  This is a party for a friend, in London, which is not really that fay away from Oslo by air.  Why shouldn't she be allowed to go to the occasional party?

I agree with you about the excessive time spent in the US, India and God knows where else, but just looking at this party on its own, I don't see the problem?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2012, 09:16:47 am
We blast Kate for being "HRH The Duchess of Cambridge" and we bash her jet setting, this is the same thing. Both Kate and Mette are supposed to be past this sort of thing and above it. Not at all pulling the stuff she is. Mette has kids she needs to spend time with and nurture, so really, this is inexcusable. If we can dislike Kate for her partying and lack of frequent official duties, then Mette should be held to the same standard. Mette is a mother of a handful of children and she is an HRH a wife of a future King of Norway and he will be a ceremonial head of state.

Gwenyth Paltrow is a two-bit actress with aristocratic pretensions and while the dethroned royals might hang out, Mette doesn't have that right. Tough if she doesn't like ti, but if not for teh "HRH" I am certain that Mette wouldn't register on Paltrow's mental social climbing radar. We all know that. These celebs are not good for royalties and they are not good for anyone who wants to be taken seriously. She's not some child bride recently released from her convent after her marriage and now suddenly eager to explore the wide world.

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excessive time spent in the US, India and God knows where else,

That's the point really; she's all over the place all the time and this is just another jet set event among so many others. Her life is one entire dessert; this isn't just one party, this is one among many many many and how many serious stuff has she done (and AIDS engagements don't count really)? She does one or two serious appearances and one state event, then to London where she attends the party of a declining actress and I don't think she's with her kids. She is the Crown Princess of Norway, she needs to act like it.

I mean, international delegates are supposed to by protocol curtsy to this woman and now, now this woman (wiht a bad enough past already) is apparently making herself worse by spending NORWAY'S TAX MONEY on gifts and travel and an outfit to attend a celebrity birthday party? I don't think Mette has substantial enough funds of her own to end up paying for all of this out of pocket. How much is too much for this woman? She's also cheapening her husband.

 She's been a CP for over a decade now and I am certain that Mette should be used to this and past being enchanted with entertainers.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 17, 2012, 12:43:45 pm
I agree.

Aids engagement don't count.

At the time where Princess Diana showed the world that one can hus an aids patient - that was controversiel and showed what a great rolemodel she was.

Now there is nothing controversiel about it. At least not in Norway. The gesture from Mette Marit in relation to this cause, is just boring.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 17, 2012, 01:57:40 pm
I think in some ways it's good that Mette Marit is taking to the world stage, she is getting good reports in the US when she gets covered by the press, but I hope she just doesn't start staying away from Norway for too long of periods, because the Norwegians won't like that.   :James:



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 17, 2012, 03:26:18 pm
I didn't post the photo to criticise that she socializes, it was more to discuss about the friends she keeps and all that. It's funny that they say that she is so grounded when she friended Rosario who is another wannabe socialite (she is still married to Kyril although separated), Gwynneth and Franca Sozzani.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 17, 2012, 03:38:00 pm
She definately seems to be gathering socialite and hollywood friends where she can.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2012, 10:09:45 pm
I didn't post the photo to criticise that she socializes, it was more to discuss about the friends she keeps and all that.

I see; well, she's not keeping good company, none of these people have her best interests at heart and none of them will help her with keeping in touch with her subjects.

I think in some ways it's good that Mette Marit is taking to the world stage, she is getting good reports in the US when she gets covered by the press,

Well, in all frankness, she's not breaking new ground at all. AIDS is so 'done' for so long and it's not like she's reporting any exclusive world knowledge; it's now become just another fashionable 'cause' and it's not like she's spending time in a lab or hosting dinners with scientists and medical specialists and it's not like she's reading anything other than a speech that has been written for her. She's hardly breaking new ground. As for the world stage, who really wants her other than celebs?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 17, 2012, 10:11:24 pm
^^ If you want to criticise her socializing you are free to do so of course  :flower: she still parties more than works.  :bored:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on October 17, 2012, 10:44:38 pm
Gwyneth could have been future Queen of Spain.  I don't mind Gwyneth really, but seeing others like Beyonce and Chelsea Handler at the party puts a bad taste in my mouth.  What on earth happened to MM's airplane phobia?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 17, 2012, 10:59:50 pm
Jet set life?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 17, 2012, 11:28:43 pm
 :laugh: Yes what happened to her phobia.  :o


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 18, 2012, 01:05:06 am
Gwyneth could have been future Queen of Spain.

No way; that was a plant and one meeting doesn't make a relationship; there was Grace, but really, that was Monaco, not Spain.

What on earth happened to MM's airplane phobia?

It went away when she could end up going off on her own.



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on October 18, 2012, 05:14:22 am
Sure it wasn't the five figure shamballa magic bracelets?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 18, 2012, 09:24:42 pm
I believe the black amex and promise of fresh couture cured her right up.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on October 19, 2012, 09:41:14 pm
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?zoektype=2&id=87018&start=0&search=19-10-2012%20Gala

Dear M-M, (1) this is not tiara hair, and (2) you should have had your roots coloured for this event.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 09:56:15 pm
That dress looks horrific! As for the hair and makeup, she looks cheap and if I were the Queen, I would take that tiara and whack her over the head with it. She looks disgusting; she makes me sick. The wedding if the HEIR to Luxembourg and she looks like a tart (which she is of course) who was brought in from an agency. Her smile is lunatic.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 21, 2012, 04:08:21 pm
MM needs a total restyling, her hair length is fine, but needs to be shaped better, that trendy one side longer look doesn't suit her, it just looks messy. Her makeup is AWFUL and her dresses don't suit her body type or she needs a better tailor.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 21, 2012, 05:21:21 pm
Isn't she a bit chubby compared to norwegiens in general?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2012, 06:55:48 pm
I thought that the most tarty was Maxima, she showed way too much skin. MM simply looked awful. Serene I don't think the problem is the tailor as the dress probably is a personalized Pucci. She wants to be high fashion but it doesn't work for her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 21, 2012, 08:39:18 pm
She's too big a lady for the styles, she chooses, I think she needs to look at her body and have a stylist see what really works for her, because those dresses she wears just don't work.

I liked Maxima's evening gown, but wasn't wild about her daytime look. The hat was bewildering to me.

Sophie I liked her evening look, but her daytime look confused me a bit I wasn't wild about it, although I loved her hat.

Princess Martha Louise I think her daytime look was nice, her evening gown was AWFUL, like she was going to be a performer at a disco.

Princess Mathilde was perfection with her evening gown, quite lovely.

Princess Mary's daytime look was nice, but I don't remember her night time look, right now?

Princess Caroline,was age appropriate dressed, she looked ok.

Letzia's look was passable,  but I don't remember a lot about it really.



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2012, 08:45:40 pm
only pic I've seen of Mary http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/in-this-handout-image-provided-by-the-grand-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/154438225 I really wanted to see the full dress



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on October 21, 2012, 09:40:27 pm
I don't like Mary's bride of Dracula hairstyle, but the dress looks pretty.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2012, 06:51:59 pm
supposedly is this one http://d3qt7uwxzf0gr5.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/imagestrip-contextual-large/public/images/runway/17JESPER_HOVRING.jpg

from SRMB


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 25, 2012, 05:24:38 pm
Patrick van Katwijk ‏@Patrickvkatwijk
Norwegian royals scared during cloudy flight from Luxembourg; Mette-Marit (fear of flying) was in the cockpit and scared after hard landing


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 25, 2012, 06:30:24 pm
supposedly is this one http://d3qt7uwxzf0gr5.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/imagestrip-contextual-large/public/images/runway/17JESPER_HOVRING.jpg

from SRMB

Jesper Høvring is a danish designer known for his evening gowns. I like her ruby tiara together with the red dress. I'm not crazy about the dress, but good it is a danish designer.

(I loved the Malene Birger dress she wore at the CrownPrince couples annual social award recently.)


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 27, 2012, 08:08:55 am
Patrick van Katwijk ‏@Patrickvkatwijk
Norwegian royals scared during cloudy flight from Luxembourg; Mette-Marit (fear of flying) was in the cockpit and scared after hard landing

Odd, she doesn't seem scared if it's jet setting to India or New York or to buy high fashion.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 29, 2012, 03:44:29 pm
Something I forgot to mention is that she didn't appear for the opening of parliament gala. Anyone knows the reason?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 29, 2012, 05:35:40 pm
she looks very beautiful with that red dress


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 30, 2012, 10:12:50 am
Something I forgot to mention is that she didn't appear for the opening of parliament gala. Anyone knows the reason?

I read on another forum that Mette is in Haiti. Don't ask me why.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 30, 2012, 08:08:08 pm
Haakon is supposed to go now, why would she visit before? Without press or anything?

if anyone is interested norway's agenda

http://www.kongehuset.no/c28554/kalenderpost/liste.html?strukt_tid=28554



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 07, 2012, 05:18:28 am
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why would she visit before?

Because she is too impatient.

Apparently the state event wasn't of interest, so she jetted off to wherever and really, what on earth does Haiti have ot do with Norway, or even Europe? 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on November 27, 2012, 12:44:39 am
A Royal Appointment For The GCC
http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/livia-firth/2012/10/a-royal-appointment-for-the-gcc
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HRH Crown Princess of Norway Mette Marit and I have something in common: we are both passionate believers in a sustainable fashion industry. I've been lucky enough to meet her a few times recently. She has a very good knowledge of the fashion industry and supply chain and we share a mutual love of ethical designer, Leila Hafzi. With this in mind, I'm delighted to announce that she has joined the Green Carpet Challenge.

Last weekend for the wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg, she wore Pucci by the brilliant Peter Dundas for the GCC.

A classic red gown which managed to be both demure and eye catching, Dundas followed GCC criteria focusing on eco fabric and embroidery by using organic silk georgette, crepone and organic silk organza and was intricately decorated with 100 per cent recycled glass beads.

Over at GCC towers, our first royal challenge has made us very happy indeed! HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit is also very pleased and tells me she is now considering all her outfits from an eco perspective. I'm looking forward to many more GCC outings together.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on November 27, 2012, 03:05:06 pm
The article made me laugh but thanks for posting Berlin!


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 06, 2012, 05:09:47 pm
strange story
http://www.vanitatis.com/casas-reales/2012/12/05/critican-a-la-princesa-mettemarit-por-ayudar-a-que-unos-amigos-gais-adopten-21930/

she leaves her work as a princess to help two gay friends who are adopting a child in India, not in the traditional sense but paying a woman to get pregnant and then give them the child, because they couldn't enter the country.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on December 06, 2012, 05:17:48 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanitatis.com%2Fcasas-reales%2F2012%2F12%2F05%2Fcritican-a-la-princesa-mettemarit-por-ayudar-a-que-unos-amigos-gais-adopten-21930%2F

I hope you don't mind but I translated your story so I could read it.

It is a strange story and I am not sure what to think of her sometimes.   ???


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 06, 2012, 05:23:30 pm
no prob, you know that I never post the translated version lol (not my fault but chrome eh akasha?)


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on December 06, 2012, 06:10:30 pm
So Mette Marit went to help gay friends.

Her friends had not a proper visa although they must have had aproximately 9 months.  :think:

Her friends bend the rules about surrogatemothers.

And Mette Marit helped with the bending of rules.

I really don't know what to think.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 06, 2012, 06:14:03 pm
I see that I'm not the only one who is not sure about what to think about this.

The article doesn't say but I would like to know if she helped the friends to get the visa through her contacts or not


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 09, 2012, 10:30:31 pm
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/on-our-radar-princess-mette-marit-and-the-right-to-be-a-parent/news/2012/12/09/55639

I still cannot understand that they had a contract with a surrogate but didn't have the papers by the time the kids were born. The article I'm posting is very in favour of Mette and the new parents but this story still smells fishy to me.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 21, 2012, 09:36:44 pm
She couldn't attend the christmas concert because... she is ill AGAIN


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on December 23, 2012, 01:28:17 pm
Yes these parents must have had at least 9 months to get a visa. A real odd story.

Isn't Mette Marit always sick?



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on December 23, 2012, 07:49:28 pm
yeah she's always sick and considering the few events she has, she has to cancel a lot


Title: Re: Pictures of Swedish RF
Post by: HC on December 30, 2012, 07:02:36 pm
Royals ought to be rolemodels and not wear fur.

Here some of Mette Marit new jewels

The first is at a cost of 125.000 kr. when with pearls, but Mette Marit has got special earrings with diamonds. They look hideous.
http://www.seher.no/908320/mette-marits-smykker


Title: Re: Pictures of Swedish RF
Post by: YooperModerator on December 30, 2012, 07:28:28 pm
not my favourite pair of royal earrings either! looks like cheap gunmetal with a fake stone in it.:thumbsdown:
the turquoise necklace, well it's Nordic made so I guess that's good but I wouldn't wear it even if the light stone fits her.
the prada rose with tear-drop dangle earring is just cringe worthy cheapo looking :thumbsdown:
the big necklace looks ok but I think as a brooch or ribbon holder it would look better the little string is just silly for a piece that big!
I do like the gold bangle/cuff type bracelet and it's a Swedish designer so :thumbsup:
the smoke quartz ring hmm it's to big for her hand and the dark stone doesn't look good on her skin
the star earrings are ok :thumbsup:
and those gold studd's look too simple for her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 31, 2012, 11:26:34 pm
Apparently surrogacy is illegal in Norway, a human rights violation. So now the CP of Norway is associating herself with a birht using a surrogate.

Would Harald please yank her passport?

yeah she's always sick and considering the few events she has, she has to cancel a lot

But she's healthy enough to go to couture shows. Or galas.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on February 19, 2013, 08:59:10 pm
interesting development http://members3.boardhost.com/scandinavia/msg/1360994288.html one of the fathers is working for Mette now


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 20, 2013, 03:45:29 am
why does she need new staff? Doesn't she have enough already?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on March 06, 2013, 10:55:56 pm
instead of going with her husband to the netherlands she went to NY http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/kronprinsparet/artikkel.php?artid=10101008 to do what? Shop?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on March 07, 2013, 12:21:22 am
so MM is not scared of flying anymore especially if its shopping. If she and Haakon ever divorce, pretty sure MM will want to live NY....wonder which one is Haakon, loving husband or one who doesnt care much anymore...


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Spice on March 08, 2013, 03:45:34 am
I think Haakon has been duped.  Not sure if he knows it.  The kids are cute though, so at least that's something.  Not that they ever get to see much of their "mother".


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on March 08, 2013, 04:11:54 am
Haakon wouldn't be the only one to be duped-William, Felipe, Fred.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 08, 2013, 05:03:08 pm
All these princes were duped, but much of this was willful stupidity; a handful of idiots who had it all going for them:

Looks
Bank Account
Lineage/titles
Heirs to reigning thrones
Endless opportunities

All thrown away on women who don't appreciate an ounce of it and only married out of spite, not because of the women they were, but because of the women they weren't! They chose the women with the most possible baggage at hand and ended up with their dynasties collapsing.

Why does Mette keep doing this, throwing away all these chances to go straight and make something of herself; even Mares is there and Mette can't go? She is instead flying off to NY to hang with celebrity trash and now Haakon is the only one there without his wife.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on March 08, 2013, 05:11:45 pm
I love that there are people who agree with me on Mette! I've always read the she's adapted so well, she is such a worker and all that but I've never understood why people thought that.

She has very few engagements, she cancels a lot, she does a lot of trips and she loves the jet set life.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 08, 2013, 05:31:49 pm
I feel the same about Mette and always have; she has a LOT of nerve acting the way she has and she comes from nothing, but demands everything. She has NERVE acting out the way she has and she has NERVE spending all the money she has on string bracelets and high fashion.

This is a little malicious, but this is how I think things went down between Mette and Haakon:

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You can easily begin to bond with her, to become enamored or, as we used to say, fall in love with her. She will not discourage this. After all, bonding is her business. Her less-agreeable side, which we all have, will not appear. You will eventually hear about her five-year-old boy that she had by a boyfriend who abandoned her, and how she was half-starving selling soup on the street
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And you may begin to see yourself as a Galahad rescuing this sloe-eyed princess from the vicissitudes of life. Of course part of your spirit of charity will flow from her having really nice tits. It is easy to confuse love with horniness.
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a fair number of inexperienced guys  end up marrying a sweetie out of a bar, who turns out to be screwed up in the head, which is true of most bar girls, and makes his life hellish. You find that she isn’t as bright as you thought, has a fourth-grade education, or just wants to lie around in bed all day and watch television. For good reasons they are often ambivalent about men, and their whole lives revolve around getting men to give them things.

http://fredoneverything.net/BarGirls.shtml

Describes Mette to a "T" and frankly this is how all these princes got suckered in by Kate/Letizia/Mette/Mary. If these princes had been a lot more experienced via a solid career, they would not have gotten dragged into these marriages that are ruining their lives.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on April 03, 2013, 05:54:43 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/princess-mette-matir-visits-church-city.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on April 06, 2013, 03:47:55 pm
Unbelievable! all the high education they have received from the very best schools the world can offer, and these princes turn out to be idiots!  :oooh:
 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on April 09, 2013, 11:14:40 am
Mette-Marit’s role stirs new debate

By embracing a jet-set lifestyle and fondness for the luxury it offers, Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit has shown how Norwegian society in general has become “nouveau riche” at the expense of long-held traditional values. So claims a sociologist and college instructor from Telemark, who was making waves this week for some rather sharp criticism of the former party girl and single mother who will be Norway’s next queen.

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/04/09/mette-marits-role-stirs-new-debate/


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on April 11, 2013, 04:18:45 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/crown-princess-mette-marit-visited.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: buflesse on April 11, 2013, 07:40:19 pm
Mette-Marit’s role stirs new debate

By embracing a jet-set lifestyle and fondness for the luxury it offers, Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit has shown how Norwegian society in general has become “nouveau riche” at the expense of long-held traditional values. So claims a sociologist and college instructor from Telemark, who was making waves this week for some rather sharp criticism of the former party girl and single mother who will be Norway’s next queen.

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/04/09/mette-marits-role-stirs-new-debate/

Great article!

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Asked what else a princess should do, Johannesen responded that “in our modern, democratic society, a woman who has married into her position and is preoccupied with children, glamorous clothes and travels around Africa with a Prada handbag on her arm to perform charitable work isn’t a very interesting role model.”
  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2013, 12:53:09 am
I don't think she spends all that much time with her children with all that traveling; so in my view that makes it worse. Her country is small and she could easily spend all her time in Norway and spend a lot of time in the nursery with her children and nurture them, but chooses not to.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on April 17, 2013, 10:26:33 pm
what is she wearing!?!?!? http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/crown-princess-mette-marit-attends-coop.html

same dress in Mary http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/tate-visit-from-finland-to-denmark-day.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on April 17, 2013, 10:31:23 pm
It looks a lot better on Mary or maybe it is the different accessories.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on April 17, 2013, 10:36:55 pm
the tights and jacket MM is wearing don't help


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: YooperModerator on April 17, 2013, 10:41:04 pm
look's like my kitchen window curtains turned into a dress  :laugh: :thumbsdown:

look's like something kate might wear..for a wedding.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 18, 2013, 03:54:04 am
Princes really know how to pick 'em don't they?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on April 18, 2013, 12:13:44 pm
what is she wearing!?!?!? http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/crown-princess-mette-marit-attends-coop.html

same dress in Mary http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/tate-visit-from-finland-to-denmark-day.html

As I said in a different thread I didn't especially like the white dress on CP Mary. Later I've discovered that the dress is a Hennes & Mauritz. As we all know that is a very low prize designergroup. And in that light the dress actually looks a lot better in my eyes.
Now looking at the dress again on CP Mette Marit the dress just looks fabulous on CP Mary.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on April 19, 2013, 03:40:08 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/crown-prince-haahkon-and-crown-princess.html

I just really do not care for her.   :snob:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 19, 2013, 03:50:08 am
The young people there are more educated than she is.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on May 28, 2013, 11:39:28 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mette-marit-in-malaysia2.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on May 29, 2013, 06:29:03 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/crown-princess-mette-marit-in-malaysia3.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on June 01, 2013, 11:04:06 pm
Pr. Haakon seems to be loved very much by the people of Norway from what I gather, but Mette Marit is growning on them, she is liked more now than in years past, but it's mostly out of politeness and being tolerated IMO.
There does seem to be a growing voice that she is becoming too into jetset life, that's the kiss of death for likability in Norway, which is a very wealthy Country but they don't like flash , they prefer vacations to their family country cottages on the fjords or mountains or if it's flashy don't show it.  This is a place where families vacation homes are 300 years old, seriously, I went to a party and most of the people had family vacation's homes for 100yrs or more. They are worth millions but not flashy and not jetsetting folk, Mette Marit should go back to being the waitress who made good, and do her non-flashy Countryside royal outings and drop the NY socialite flash trip she's been on lately, it's working AGAINST HER.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on June 01, 2013, 11:10:01 pm
I doubt she will change. She is loving the spiritual trips to India, the beauty trips to Austria and the fashion trips to NY. There must be more to other countries but that's the ones we know  :bored:

Have you heard something about that trip Haakon and her plus kids did one year ago or so? That one was very strange. Since then I think not everything is ok in that couple.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on June 02, 2013, 12:28:52 am
No I wasn't aware of the trip, but if I read or hear anything in the Norwegian press I'll say what I hear.

It's funny because the Norwegians are practically drooling over Maxima as new Queen, they can't say enough pleasantries about how she performed in her role as Princess and what a wonderful Queen she'll be.  With Mette Marit it's always a measure response or we are happy with her now, but .......yada yada yada, if they say something nice....


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on June 02, 2013, 02:22:11 am
^please do. They used to be so lovey covey but now, seems like they are trying.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on June 10, 2013, 11:59:45 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/06/new-stamps-for-crown-prince-haakon-and.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on June 12, 2013, 03:54:30 pm
Mette stayed on Malaysia after the summit there instead of coming for the gala dinner previous to the wedding in Sweden.  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on June 12, 2013, 04:33:47 pm
She really has odd priorities.

I wonder how Haakon explained that to Madeleine.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 12, 2013, 09:31:38 pm
Maybe Haakon knows that Madeleine knows all about Mette's habits and laziness already, so there was no need for her to end up being told 'why.' This is a woman who wouldn't even attend the 'Heir's' summit and be there with her husband, along with a variety of landmark events where she should have been.

Amazing, he fought so hard for her, only to be treated like this.

Mette stayed on Malaysia after the summit there instead of coming for the gala dinner previous to the wedding in Sweden.  :wopedo:

Idiot; like she has any use there beyond showing up and acting as if she likes being around kids. She's never even around her own kids or her husband.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on June 13, 2013, 04:24:26 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/06/queen-sonja-and-crown-princess-mette.html

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Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend a performance celebrating the Norwegian author and feminist Camilla Collett in the Royal Palace Chapel, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony by the statue of Camilla Collett in the Palace Park.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on July 09, 2013, 03:00:59 pm
Mette recognises that she gets freebies

http://www.royalty-online.nl/?e=2228


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on July 09, 2013, 08:21:38 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalty-online.nl%2F%3Fe%3D2228

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Each receives royal gifts offered. Often small niceties, sometimes so large that they can not be adopted, but now it just shows that even royals have clothing sponsors. Crown Princess Mette-Marit is not always having to pay for her. Expensive accessories in any case For example, the Norwegian crown princess got a Valentino handbag gift worth about 1250 euros, the fashion house is advertising again. "For some things they pay the normal price, sometimes the gifts, sometimes she gets off and she buys a lot in the sale," says a spokesman for the Norwegian court.
Also the Dutch Queen Máxima and Princess Mathilde of Belgium is sometimes whispered that they get discounts at their designers, or sometimes not even have to deal. Their officers and their couturiers refuse to respond. Especially for the latter group it is indeed good advertisement.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on July 09, 2013, 09:52:34 pm
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I say it emphatically
 Per Olaf Lundteigen (Q) has been a defender of the monarchy, but today he is more taciturn than usual. - I think it is an advantage of the coming king and queen aims to represent all the people. Then it is important that they are depicted with conventional ski boots as well. There will be both work and party, now it's just too much party, says Lundteigen. - I will not say more than that, but I say it emphatically, he said. - You speak in riddles? - Yes, I speak a little in riddles now. If there is a change I will be clearer. Following the royal house carefully. For me it was a symbol in the wrong direction when the crown prince laid down operations at Skaugum, says Lundteigen.

http://www.dagbladet.no/2013/07/09/nyheter/samfunn/slottet/kongehus/kongelige/28109220/

 :June:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 09, 2013, 11:51:36 pm
to celebrate her fortieth she's going ot have a nice big party with all her celebirty friends.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on August 18, 2013, 08:46:15 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/08/crown-princess-mette-marit.html

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Crown Princess  Mette Marit attends the opening of Økofestivalen 2013 in Sande


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Snokitty on August 29, 2013, 09:47:32 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/08/crown-princess-mette-marit_28.html

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Crown Princess Mette- Marit  attended the opening of the Sculpture Park at Akershus fortress in Oslo.(


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on September 21, 2013, 02:32:48 pm
High heels in a sculpturepark?

That is odd.

Mette Marit still looks cheap with the platinblond hair. She should take advice from Madeleine.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 08, 2013, 03:59:49 pm
She is ill again - a painful neck this time - so not going to an official trip to Finland

http://members3.boardhost.com/scandinavia/msg/1381233232.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 08, 2013, 05:09:59 pm
Somehow she manages to make it to NYC and Paris when she wants to.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2013, 05:33:50 pm
Yeah, real down to earth hard-worker this commoner.

Diana was a complete chronic bulimic, but kept going and this pampered princess can't even make state appearances, but has energy for couture shows.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 08, 2013, 06:48:34 pm
She is ill again - a painful neck this time - so not going to an official trip to Finland

http://members3.boardhost.com/scandinavia/msg/1381233232.html

A painful neck...oh please. I have a hernia at the moment between my L2 and L3...hurts like you know what but I go to work every day since my physiotherapist tells me that I have to keep moving and keep the lower back flexible.

But Ms. Tjessem-Hoiby has a painful neck and stays at home. Because waving to people and receiving a bouquet of flowers is hard work.
What a joke.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2013, 07:11:13 pm
Tell her to put a neck brace on and get on with it.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 08, 2013, 08:54:34 pm
 :thumbsup: The life , the title, the money, the perks have truly gone to her head. They showed her on the news today, walking somewhere, she had her nose so high up in the air, she comes off as if she's way too good for common folk.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2013, 10:05:15 pm
I'm sick of this.

When on earth are the people of Norway going to put a stop to this?

Or the government officials?

Each time Mette skips out, she's making it clear the the delegates of the host country that they aren't worth her time. It's the same when she skips out on other gatherings and conventions and appearances, but then goes off to another fashion show or celebrity birthday looking not just healthy, but energetic.

If Mette keeps messing around the Norwegian government will have to step in and start setting some standards for the behavior of the RF; what next?

Amazing, Haakon actually fought to marry that ingrate.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 09, 2013, 12:46:15 am
He seems to let her do whatever she wants.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on October 09, 2013, 01:09:46 am
For the peace or because he agrees with her?  Something tells me Haakon got something else than what he thought he was getting.  Stupid boy.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 10, 2013, 05:20:53 am
These princes are complete clods; Haakon never saw that she wasn't helping herself and she is still caught up in the same vicious mental cycle she was in before marriage and I don't know why the Norway government doesn't censure the RF. The govt. shouldn't have to, but alas, such is the situation.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: D.I.R. on October 10, 2013, 07:52:03 am
Haakon is someone that want's to be the protector of the weak woman... And with Mette (the predator) she smelled it his ignorance of the real world and she used what she got right about what she learned about Haakon. Her being pregnant, the druggie dead beat dad, her struggling making ends meat and so on and so forth. Haakon wanted to protect the poor woman and her baby in her belly. 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 10, 2013, 02:00:57 pm
I have thought the same.
Mette-Marits biggest appeal was being a single mother, no education and with an alcoholic father.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 10, 2013, 04:37:53 pm
Haakon is someone that want's to be the protector of the weak woman... And with Mette (the predator) she smelled it his ignorance of the real world and she used what she got right about what she learned about Haakon. Her being pregnant, the druggie dead beat dad, her struggling making ends meat and so on and so forth. Haakon wanted to protect the poor woman and her baby in her belly. 

One problem with that...Marius was already 3 or 4 when they met, so there was no baby in the belly. On all other points I agree. And I think that the 'protector'-complex is something all the princes have. No real damsels in distress to safe anymore (all noble ladies being perfectly capable to fend for themselves) so they are drawn to the weak-hearted women who need a strong man to safe them from the mess they created by themselves.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 10, 2013, 05:02:54 pm
As I recall Mette Marit was pregnant when they met but they got intimate 3-4 years later.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 10, 2013, 05:07:06 pm
I didn't know that. I thought that MM has been together with the father of Marius for some time but that they broke up at some point after his birth.

The time-line seems strange, but everything seems strange with this woman. She has neck-pain and as a result she can't even be present at one of the most important moments of the year, the annual opening of the parliament.
But I am sure that we will see her at some fashion show in Milan, Paris or New York within weeks. She is such a lazy tart. She and Kate must be able to get along just fine.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 10, 2013, 05:21:38 pm
I could be wrong.

But Mette Marit really has a "poor health".

In 2012, was it a christmas concert and a meeting with Prince Charles, she missed out on.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 10, 2013, 05:30:00 pm
She has poor health when it suits her. When she can play the socialite at some UN event in Malaysia, or attend the gala at the Met in NYC, her health is as robust as can be.

I have no problem with Mary (I know some on this board have another opinion) or Letizia. But MM, ugh ...glad I am not Norwegian.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 11, 2013, 04:53:45 pm
^ I can understand the criticism towards Mary but as she works and seems to enjoy working.

MM gets usually applauses from many royal watches but I don't see the work anywhere.

Right now it's just not that she was an inappropriate choice as a heir's wife it's that she doesn't do anything for her role ten years later.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: D.I.R. on October 11, 2013, 09:21:43 pm
I didn't know that. I thought that MM has been together with the father of Marius for some time but that they broke up at some point after his birth.

The time-line seems strange, but everything seems strange with this woman. She has neck-pain and as a result she can't even be present at one of the most important moments of the year, the annual opening of the parliament.
But I am sure that we will see her at some fashion show in Milan, Paris or New York within weeks. She is such a lazy tart. She and Kate must be able to get along just fine.

Then she should stop putting her nose in the air it would help her neck a lot being stuck on one position like that.
Everyone in the nobility should stop being polite to her & put her in her place she is suppose to bow to all nobility since she is a peasant she should not be called Princess Mette which is incorrect she should be called Princess Haakon & Queen Consort not Queen & the press should call her that as well. I know it doesn't sound nice or regal being called her princess husband name & Queen Consort but it's the correct way.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on October 11, 2013, 10:35:23 pm
I could be wrong.

But Mette Marit really has a "poor health".

In 2012, was it a christmas concert and a meeting with Prince Charles, she missed out on.

I'm qouting myself as I have to add that what I meant was:

I could be wrong, perhaps Mette Marit met Haakon several years after her first pregnancy and not during the first pregnancy.

Mette Marit really has a "poor health". Irony may occur.

Mette Marit has always some bad excuse for not appearing. Parexample in 2012.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: D.I.R. on October 11, 2013, 10:44:18 pm
I could be wrong too HC... I don't really follow what's going on in Scandinavia much when I talk to my family there. But it doesn't matter what happened in the past it's this moment that she has this position that counts.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 12, 2013, 02:03:26 am
Maybe she has a bad immune system from her lifestyle; drugs do do that and at the same time, chances are her brain was fried from it as well. That stuff does change you and you never go back to being the same person pre-drugs. She is crown princess, but that means she has a job to do and she isn't doing it. I just wonder how long she's going to get away with it by the public. As for the government, she's not holding up her end of the bargain. It's her job to handle the social aspects of handling visiting dignitaries.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2013, 03:50:31 pm
♔ Rick Evers ‏@Rick_Evers 3m
Arme kroonprinses Mette-Marit (Noorwegen). Haar ziekteverlof vanwege een nekhernia wordt met 6 tot 8 weken verlengd.

more time off for MM due to the hernia


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2013, 05:40:23 pm
Six to eight weeks?

Worthless; these princes really know how to pick 'em, eh?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 22, 2013, 12:22:18 pm
This is good news! I have a hernia in my lower back and I have been working between 50% and 75% all throughout these last 4 weeks. A back-hernia is more painful than a neckhernia I understand.
Tomorrow I have a meeting with my Arbo-doctor (for non Dutch posters, that is a doctor who will decide how sick I am and the % of sickness-time depends on his opinion), I think I will suggest to be 100% unable to work for the next 6-8 weeks. If he protests, I will just tell him that in Norway it seems to be normal.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 25, 2013, 04:38:11 pm
♔ Rick Evers ‏@Rick_Evers 3m
Arme kroonprinses Mette-Marit (Noorwegen). Haar ziekteverlof vanwege een nekhernia wordt met 6 tot 8 weken verlengd.

more time off for MM due to the hernia

Since I've been staying in Norway, it's become obvious to me, that Mette Marit is playing at being celebrity much more than being a working Royal. She's totally gone celeb Princess. 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on October 26, 2013, 04:10:24 pm
So MM is off for  the next  2 months wonder if she will go to New York to rest or party perhaps. Hope everything is well in their marriage but its not like how it used to be...

I am not sure if Haakon particularly cares what his wife is doing..


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on October 26, 2013, 05:36:14 pm
I hear she finds him a bit boring now, but would never stray. She loves the title and life way too much.

He is totally in love with her people say, whatever Mette wants, she gets, he sees to that.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on October 26, 2013, 11:50:26 pm
Well I'm glad he still is in love with her.  Just sorry he has to be a fool for such an ungrateful woman.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: serene grace on November 26, 2013, 05:59:17 pm
Quote
From designer rags to REAL riches: Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit auctions off her old clothes for charity

 The Norwegian Crown Princess is auctioning her clothes online


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2513868/Norways-Crown-Princess-Mette-Marit-auctions-old-clothes-online-green-charity-Miljoagentene.html#ixzz2lm9gSCmN

Crown Princess Mette Marit auctioning off her clothes, online for charity.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 28, 2013, 05:38:13 am
Why not at a posh auction house? She could raise funds in a much better way and she could end up emulating Diana. This sounds reactive.

Maybe Haakon has been currently yelling about the shopping bills?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on January 18, 2014, 05:40:02 pm
on holiday .... http://princesseslives.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/haakon-and-mette-marit-at-holiday.html?spref=tw


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: beline on January 18, 2014, 06:41:43 pm
These last pictures remind me of these ones. Another famous couple some years ago  :tehe: and just days later...we all know what happened.

http://photos.laineygossip.com/articles/brad%20jen%20open%2007jan13%2011.jpg
http://photos.laineygossip.com/articles/brad%20jen%20open%2007jan13%2001.jpg
http://photos.laineygossip.com/articles/brad%20jen%20open%2007jan13%2005.jpg


I still believe that when there is smoke, there is fire.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on January 20, 2014, 04:11:06 am
on holiday .... http://princesseslives.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/haakon-and-mette-marit-at-holiday.html?spref=tw
thanks. so the rumors were true then. ahh good luck to them but its really hard to tell whether this vacation is headed for reconciliation or divorce. Haakon hasnt been looking very affectionate lately.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 20, 2014, 03:05:34 pm
This trip makes it even more unlikely that she truly had a hernia operation. After a hernia operation, most doctors will tell you not to fly for the first 2-3 months. Especially the landing takes a great toll on the body and after a nek-hernia, I would imagine doctors are even more carefull.

But we were already doubting the whole operation and I think we were correct to do so.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on January 20, 2014, 03:24:57 pm
^ Yep.

Instead of staying at home for one year as it was announced. She started working a week later and then the holidays. Then the doctors were wrong? Is she super woman?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 20, 2014, 08:38:20 pm
Maybe it was exaggerated; there was a physical ailment, but it was blwon out of proportion.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 21, 2014, 04:20:28 am
Crown Prince Haaakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit
Crown Prince Haaakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit attended today the presentation of the prize "role model" at the Nobel Peace Center.

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/01/crown-prince-haaakon-and-crown-princess.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 06, 2014, 03:27:07 am
Too Young to Wed

Hver dag blir nærmere 40 000 jenter giftet bort mot sin vilje. Den internasjonale fotoutstillingen H.K.H. Kronprinsessen åpnet i dag forteller historien til noen av disse jentene.

Hver historie representerer en enkeltskjebne - men også et globalt fenomen, der sosiale normer og fattigdom tvinger flere millioner jenter inn i alt for tidlige ekteskap. Det får alvorlige konsekvenser for deres liv og helse, og deres sosiale, politiske og økonomiske rettigheter.



Every day, nearly 40,000 girls married against their will. The international photo exhibition H.K.H. Crown Princess opened today tells the story of some of these girls.

Each story represents a single fate - but also a global phenomenon, where social norms and poverty forcing millions of girls into everything for early marriage. It can have serious consequences

http://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html?tid=119641&sek=26939


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2014, 07:07:25 pm
Crown  Princess Mette Marit attended the opening of the exhibition ‘’Too Young to Wed’’ in Olso
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/crown-princess-mette-marit.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on February 08, 2014, 04:27:50 pm
^thanks. I dont see her wedding ring, doesnt she usually wears one?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 12, 2014, 01:22:32 am
Crown Princess Mette-Marit opened the 6th National Congress on substance abuse and mental health in Oslo Congress Centre

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/crown-princess-mette-marit_11.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 14, 2014, 02:23:40 am
Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends an Award Ceremony in Oslo
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/02/crown-princess-mette-marit-attends.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on May 24, 2014, 06:41:46 pm
Does anyone remember the blind item about a Northern European princess having an affair with a top tennis player?  http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2010/09/todays-blind-items.html

In light of certain recent revelations, perhaps Mette Marit?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 24, 2014, 06:48:37 pm
what revelations?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: beline on May 24, 2014, 07:20:48 pm
Does anyone remember the blind item about a Northern European princess having an affair with a top tennis player?  http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2010/09/todays-blind-items.html

In light of certain recent revelations, perhaps Mette Marit?

Thanks for finding it berlin. I remember reading this some years ago...and I confess thinking it was her SIL Martha Louise  :-X


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on May 24, 2014, 09:15:34 pm
what revelations?

Her cheating on Haakon.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Nighthawk on May 24, 2014, 09:28:32 pm
Does anyone remember the blind item about a Northern European princess having an affair with a top tennis player?  http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2010/09/todays-blind-items.html

In light of certain recent revelations, perhaps Mette Marit?

the UN sometimes considers the United Kingdom being part of that....so I could see Kate sleeping with a tennis player...although if Rumor is true it wouldn't fit Mette lover for he is said to be a business man and married


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 24, 2014, 09:49:37 pm
But it wasn't proved, was it? And they didn't get a divorce. Though I can believe the rumours because their behaviour in decemeber was really strange.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on May 24, 2014, 11:59:24 pm
This is very strange. It is the 200th anniversary of Norway's constitution and everyone attends (even the second son and wife of Queen Margrethe) but not Mette? Please can someone tell me what excuse they used this time?

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/05/celebrations-of-200th-anniversary-of.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 25, 2014, 12:55:15 am
Who knows what that worthless woman is up to; can't make a two hundred year anniversary of the creation of the constitution and I bet she'll be out shopping soon.

But it wasn't proved, was it? And they didn't get a divorce. Though I can believe the rumours because their behaviour in decemeber was really strange.

There's not going to be a divorce in the NRF unless it's something that is so grossly out of control.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Rosella on May 25, 2014, 01:01:29 am
It's probably going to be M.M's neck again (official explanation.)


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 13, 2014, 10:20:33 pm
I cannot imagine how Haakon has to be feeling deep down; wifey is acting like a spoiled royal socialite and after all he did for her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: cate1949 on June 14, 2014, 03:26:46 am
I do appreciate the "after all he did for her" thing but at some point - I'm sure she gets tired of having to be grateful for all he did for her.

I can't warm up to her - he seems very nice and certainly a good father - she does seem like she wants to be a socialite.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 14, 2014, 03:38:59 am
She has nerve acting like she is entitled to all of this; she isn't and if not for Haakon she would still be waitressing.

She might not have to be grateful anymore, but she should be hardworking.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 15, 2014, 02:07:17 pm
Crown Princess Mette-Marit  attended the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/06/crown-princess-mette-marit-in-new-york.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on June 15, 2014, 02:12:20 pm
So she couldn't be bothered to be present at the commemoration of 200 years Norwegian Constitution, but the chance of smooching with SJP she will not miss.

If MM is the reason why Kuei Fei feels that royal women should focus on their own country and not jet-set around the globe, I agree with her. Luckily not all royal women are as daft as MM.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2014, 04:16:21 am
That's exactly it; she's just letting herself be used for cachet, not because she's actually EARNING these things or pretty much of such stature that she is someone on par of Mandela or perhaps even Princess Diana. She's treating Norway as if she's above all of them, better, when she was just another member of the underclass, a pretty drugged up shiftless one who apparently didn't think of university until AFTER marriage.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: beline on August 06, 2014, 04:54:24 pm
Mette-Marit is on holiday in Portofino, Sardinia with her friend Franca Sozzani (director of the Italian Vogue)

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/08/crown-princess-mette-marit.html

No husband and no kids with her. And her agenda for the next months is nearly empty.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 06, 2014, 05:30:42 pm
This could very well be it; alone on holiday, oftne enough, but an empty agenda? Sounds like someone is on her way OUT!


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on August 06, 2014, 06:39:38 pm
 :oooh:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: CarryingOn on August 06, 2014, 07:13:14 pm
I do appreciate the "after all he did for her" thing but at some point - I'm sure she gets tired of having to be grateful for all he did for her.

I can't warm up to her - he seems very nice and certainly a good father - she does seem like she wants to be a socialite.

Then she should've made her own way in life and I'm really not trying to be argumentative when I say that, it's just a fact of life. We've all heard the statement 'Nothing in life is for free' (and I pity those that haven't but if they're reading this, now they have). You can't do with other people's money, material possessions, and good will, what you want, with no rules, regulations, and reciprocity. Life just doesn't work that way.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 07, 2014, 05:08:05 pm
It's a matter of 'levels' in life.

To Mette, the NY/Hollywood scene and London jet set is upper class; she doesn't know better and since she's been a member of the underclass, to some at that point, she is someone who got married to a bona-fide prince, but ended up viewing 'princessing' like her job as a waitress (greeting people, smiling at people she would prefer not to, being conscious of making the guest comfortable, wearing a 'uniform') and decided she was entitled to a little 'fun' and ran around like a socialite.

So now Mette is facing consequences, since she can't pull the 'innocent waitress hated by the bad Royal Court' and can't run to Haakon (who knows about her adultery) and so she's now officially up a creek. She won't be left to starve, but will indeed face a huge drop in prestige and standing her in society. Being the mother of a future Queen won't mean anything to her jet set 'friends' and she's going to face a huge backlash like no other among the people of Norway who trusted her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on August 08, 2014, 01:22:38 pm
The official engagements of Mette Marit for the coming weeks/ months:

http://www.royalcourt.no/program.html?tid=28647&sek=28554&person=26917

This woman is giving Kate a run for her money when deciding who is the laziest of them all.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on August 08, 2014, 03:51:13 pm
^ Never understood the fans. Without mentioning the past, she was viewed as a hard worker but in reality she doesn't do anything. And she is not very down to earth if her friends are Marie Chantal and Gwyneth P..



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on August 09, 2014, 09:30:14 pm
Mette-Marit is on holiday in Portofino, Sardinia with her friend Franca Sozzani (director of the Italian Vogue)

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/08/crown-princess-mette-marit.html

No husband and no kids with her. And her agenda for the next months is nearly empty.

I wonder if this Franca lady will be MM's sugar mama if there is a divorce. I can see MM pulliing some lesbian angle to get some sort of sympathy and international press. Oh Hawkon what have you done.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 09, 2014, 09:36:25 pm
Doubt it; Mette is where she is because she is CP; if she becomes Mette-Marit, ex-CP, she will end up ignored by all her poshy friends. Apparently Norwegian law forbids the creation of new titles and new much of anything. The NRF is not rich and not powerful, so she won't likely be living it up in a huge mansion or a huge palace.

If she ended up on welfare, that would be the biggest fall in the history of social status; you would have thought that she would behave if only for her son's sake and ensure that he lives a life loaded with opportunity. Marius won't be left to starve, but he will be cut off from a lot of the life he's known for a decade.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 10, 2014, 07:49:23 pm
Look whos chilling with crown prince haakon crown princess mette maritt and family

http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/94356566070/on-jacobis-ig
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/94356507730/on-jacobis-ig

Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and his GF


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on August 10, 2014, 08:08:25 pm
LOL


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 21, 2014, 08:18:51 pm
I realize that there were no gun salutes for Mette for her birthday and she's being slowly stripped of her duties.

So, if Haakon is indeed going to be a single man soon, what shall we call the reality dating show that will be held so all the heartsore lovelies can have a chance?

Heart to Heart With Haakon?
Help Haakon Heal?



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: berlin on August 22, 2014, 12:11:51 am
I don't have respect or Haakon.  A liberal, bleeding heart, know-it-all. Not to mention the woman he chose. But I do think h's cute.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: cate1949 on August 22, 2014, 02:13:54 am
she really doesn't get it but she sure does get away with it - hanging with fashionistas - Gwyneth - little work - in NYC every time you look - if ever someone needed smartening up it is MM.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: benign on August 23, 2014, 01:35:24 am
hmm they dont looked very sweet now unlike before. guess they are still trying to patched things up but someone is about to or trying to not appear to be checking out.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 23, 2014, 09:39:58 am
If they do divorce, will I be evil for  :laugh:? All that hype over her trifling arse and this is what happens.

I don't have respect or Haakon.  A liberal, bleeding heart, know-it-all. Not to mention the woman he chose.

Haakon nearly threw away his ancestral heritage over Mette and go figure, she throws it back in his face via cheating on him and shirking her duties. Has plenty of stamina for NYC or celebrities or people who use her as cachet to attract members of their asinine clubs, but can't handle a simple public appearance or charity work.



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 08, 2014, 04:33:45 am
Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit and their children attended the wedding of Per Hoiby (brother of the Crown Princess) and  Louise Kathrine Dedichen  in Norway.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/08/crown-prince-haakon-and-crown-princess_31.html

She always look so frumpy


Crown Princess Mette Marit opened her Instagram account today!
Crown Princess Mette Marit is now on Instagram! Follow her on @crownprincessmm.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/08/crown-princess-mette-marit-opened-her_30.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: cate1949 on September 08, 2014, 05:51:09 am
she was a broke single mom - now she hangs with Gwyneth and the editor of Voque - wears designer clothes - of course she's happy looking!   lol


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on September 08, 2014, 09:14:20 pm
Sure but she owes everything to her position and according to the spanish press she only has a 5% of popularity  :-

If someone can find the original article I would be grateful  :flower:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: HC on September 25, 2014, 09:42:40 pm
That is really low. 5 PCT popularity.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 26, 2014, 02:32:29 am
Crown Princess Mette Marit opened her Instagram account today!
Crown Princess Mette Marit is now on Instagram! Follow her on @crownprincessmm.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/08/crown-princess-mette-marit-opened-her_30.html

She needs to stop acting like she has to promote herself; it's obvious that she can't get the concept of being a supportive consort who has enough respect for herself for the sake of her children. Frankly I don't see how on holy mother earth this marriage can continue if she keeps this kind of thing up all the time.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2014, 04:22:52 pm
New official portrait of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/101351134332/new-official-portrait-of-crown-prince-haakon-and


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on November 15, 2014, 11:28:41 pm
This article is quite interesting. Talks about Mette not doing good on events and how unpopular she is in Norway

http://www.revistavanityfair.es/articulos/mette-marit-princesa-hakoon-de-noruega-nueva-york-janteloven/19856

It's in spanish but google translator can help  :cookie:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 16, 2014, 01:39:14 am
Princess Mette Marit hosted at a dinner in Skaugum personalities
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/11/princess-mette-marit-hosted-at-dinner.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 12, 2015, 11:25:17 pm
Princess Mette-Marit attends Kindergarten Day in Oslo

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/03/princess-mette-marit-attends.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on March 13, 2015, 06:58:24 am
The intellectual level seems to be the same between the children and MM. Difference is that the children are facing a steep learning-curve in the years to come. MM not so much.

MM is even more lazy than Kate, this is only her first or second appearance this year.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on March 14, 2015, 11:28:07 pm
^LOL, didn't they go skiing this year, doesn't that count as working?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 15, 2015, 12:58:21 am
The intellectual level seems to be the same between the children and MM. Difference is that the children are facing a steep learning-curve in the years to come. MM not so much.

MM is even more lazy than Kate, this is only her first or second appearance this year.

Difficult to learn and retain info when your brain is burned out on drugs as a singleton.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2015, 11:01:48 pm
Princess Mette-Marit attends the conference of the GLOBVAC
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/03/princess-mette-marit-attends-conference.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 18, 2015, 02:17:08 am
I'm seriously tired of these princesses being described as heavily involved at a national and international level of work on AIDS. I would say the credit should go to the men and women in the field and science labs that are actually the ones doing the actual work. Not making speeches and looking pretty.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on April 13, 2015, 07:54:54 pm
http://www.bunte.de/norwegen/mette-marit-haakon-von-norwegen-knutsch-urlaub-mexiko-119373.html

Holiday in Mexico for the couple and I've read that they are in Coachella  :o


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2015, 09:48:57 pm
Crown Princess Mette-Marit on literature tour
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/05/crown-princess-mette-marit-on.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: One of the Peasants on May 27, 2015, 12:08:33 am
Has she been studying Lamebridge?  Her roots are showing, her smiles are fake as all get out and that open mouth, "shut it sister, I can see your tonsils"   :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick:


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 03:01:22 am
Exactly.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on August 01, 2015, 09:28:15 pm
It seems Haakon and Mette-Marit are the only royals not closely related to the Casiraghi-Borromeo couple who attended the wedding in Laggio Magiore.

Why am I not surprised? Judging on the guests, a rif-raf of fashionista's, models and singers, it is a perfect backdrop for empty-headed MM. Who by the way wears a ghastly dress in my opinion. I had a nightgown like that when I was 4-5.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3182456/Europe-s-royal-rich-famous-Lana-Del-Rey-celebrate-second-wedding-Beatrice-Borromeo-Pierre-Casiraghi-secluded-Italian-castle-owned-family-bride.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on August 01, 2015, 11:00:52 pm
There was also Felix of Lux and wife.

I think it was more a mix of their friends, there were only a couple of models and Lana del Rey (who was there because her bf is vogue italy's son).

But I'm also surprised with Mette and Haakon being there, what's the connection? Mette is friends with the vogue editor but with the wedding couple?

Also she looked awful at the wedding though she looked a bit better at the pre wedding party.

I also don't understand the hair why dye it so yellow white if you don't maintain it well?


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: simplyme on August 02, 2015, 04:30:21 am
She is getting older in not a good way!

Her dress insn't the ugliest, look at the pics!


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: cate1949 on August 04, 2015, 01:01:28 am
odd how Mette went from being Miss Fashion and of late has been looking dowdy - no more fashion queen.  Also no more travel all over with her A list friends.  Hmmmm  - could it be all those rumors about her affair have resulted in her being grounded?

The dress she has on for the wedding is the best I have seen her in several months - she  showed up at the Swedish wedding in what looked like a pink T shirt with a matched skirt.



Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Rosella on August 04, 2015, 05:02:49 am
I'm afraid MM certainly hasn't aged well, especially in physique. Her taste in clothing was never good but of course things that are acceptable (just) on a young woman tend to be regarded as odd when the person's in middle age. I think it's time for the semi-hippy/free spirit gowns to be popped in charity bins.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on August 07, 2015, 02:00:46 pm
According to teh Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the Norwegian Crown Princely family is vacationing on board a yacht in the Mediteranean. The yacht costs 250K a week.

The newspaper is quoting BuzzR.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/prive/24352023/__Noorse_royals_smijten_met_geld__.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on November 16, 2015, 07:00:09 pm
http://www.tv2.no/2015/10/28/underholdning/kronprinsesse-mette-marit/mette-marit/7560823

So Mette Maritt had to visit Brazil with husband but she canceled three weeks before because she was ill ??


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 16, 2015, 10:26:09 pm
Typical..MM is really giving Waity a run for her money when it comes to being the laziest royal wife.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Rosella on November 17, 2015, 12:39:18 am
^^ MM has the strangest illness ever. She is supposed to have respiratory trouble that prevents her from joining Haakon on his official visit abroad to Brazil. Yet she's attended a sports events with her family (not a hint of a wheeze or cough in the cold night air) and has been with the Queen on engagements around Oslo looking fine. It's obviously a convenient illness because she can't be bothered with official engagements overseas.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 17, 2015, 05:11:19 am
She's healthy enough to:

Jet set to New York and various tropical locations
Jet off to India to help her surrogate using pals
Jet around to make appearances at summits


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2017, 02:56:17 am
Princess Mette-Marit attended Katapult Future Fest festival
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/princess-mette-marit-attended-katapult.html

Princess Mette-Marit became Norway's representative for FBF
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/04/princess-mette-marit-became-norways.html


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: jackiew on May 25, 2017, 01:43:50 pm
Since MM does not seem keen on royal duties maybe she should follow her sister in law's example, give up the HRH crown princess title and be a plain princess, and live a private life with Haakon supporting her from his private wealth. 


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 26, 2017, 12:10:54 pm
She was likely always shiftless; marrying Haakon wasn't going to change her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: jackiew on June 04, 2017, 02:37:01 pm
I'm sorry to say there is a lot of truth to what you said Kuei Fei, she has proved to be a great disappointment, the laziness, rumored affairs and jet set life. She had no business marring a prince and future king, she should have married a billionaire playboy.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2017, 04:01:52 pm
A wealthy man wouldn't want her; it's not so simple for these women to decide to marry well, the man has to first notice her and pursue her.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: jackiew on June 04, 2017, 04:47:06 pm
Its unfortunate that she has made such a mess of things. Ever since those rumors about her affairs a few years ago Haakon looks distant and disinterested when she's around. Poor thing, after all he did for her and risked for her, he must be furious and hurt by her behavior as a Crown Princess and his wife.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2017, 05:21:05 pm
Raghinald warned against Mette-Marit saying that she was unsuitable, but Raghinald was bashed nonstop for interrupting the fairy-tale narrative. So go figure, Mette's critics are proven right and as for adultery, I'm disgusted. Women shouldn't be made to live in virgin purdah, but I daresay that there should be a fairly few number of former lovers if a woman is considered for being a consort. No drug addiction in her past and preferably no kids from a previous relationship. It creates confusion and I do admit that I get bad vibes about how Marius is being raised; it's clear he's getting an impractical degree since he thinks he will get big bucks and doesn't have to really study anything demanding.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: jackiew on June 04, 2017, 06:22:40 pm
I've noticed M-M has been introducing Marius to her jet set friends, probably hoping for a very rich heiress for a daughter in law, I heard he was dating an heiress.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2017, 06:36:23 pm
She did take him to one of the Casiraghi weddings and I do wager she's hoping to introduce him to a royal or aristocrat, with the backup of helping him land an heiress. He looks like an arrogant little snot to me to be honest. Mette has to think of a future without Haakon if she's caught with a lover.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: jackiew on June 04, 2017, 07:07:01 pm
I agree, she will probably try to line up a rich man if Haakon decides to divorce her. She will also milk her position as the mother of a future queen for all its worth. Haakon will have a very hard time getting rid of her, she will try to hold on to as many royal privileges as she can.


Title: Re: Mette Maritt: The Wannabe Socialite
Post by: Alexandrine on November 23, 2017, 09:23:43 pm
 Gert's Royals‏ @Gertsroyals
11h11 hours ago

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has cancelled her engagements for next few days as she is ill with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

BPPV is an infection of the inner ear that causes dizziness, lightheadedness & nausea.

MM is expected to return to duties on Sunday.