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Title: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: HC on July 04, 2012, 08:25:02 pm
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Crown Princess Mette-Marit (38) is currently in the mountains of meditation guru Sharon Kelley Myoshin in Kashmir in India. That gets a several to respond.

Head of Information Espen Ottosen of the Norwegian Mission rages against the Crown princes spiritual flirtations .

-  This does not make sense. I am surprised, because the Crown Princess has in recent years profiled her with a strong Christian faith, and it does not make sense to use a Buddhist mentor in a way, he told Dagbladet.

 See and Hear has this week printed pictures of Mette-Marit of the trip in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life.

-Earlier toppolitician from the Christian Democratic Party, Anita Sæle supports Ottosen says.

-  To listen to the wisdom of others must she can do, but if it is to find an orientation in life, she should go to the Christian faith that has given her the value of the background that she really has, she says to Dagbladet.

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Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2012, 08:47:13 pm
This was coming no? Someone here mentioned that she was wearing spiritual bracelets and she's been going to India quite frequently although she still has her fear of flying.

All she does is going to fashion shows and spiritual trips.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: HC on July 04, 2012, 09:15:54 pm
I agree.

And I think she is taking it too far. I read she one time was bare foot in a church. Really odd. And now seeking the meaning of life.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 04, 2012, 09:56:16 pm
She's too old for this adolescent garbage and bluntly put, she should try a church some time and figure herself out there in a pew or talking with a pastor.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: benign on July 04, 2012, 10:36:33 pm
wow..guess MM needed to make more spiritual trip to really really find herself, bit odd unless something going on with her marriage...seems like her and Haakon have been doing their own thing lately...


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: berlin on July 05, 2012, 02:10:17 am
I find this all disconcerting.  If she's a Christian she ought to try Jesus.  Has this been happening since the release of "Eat Pray Love?"


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 05, 2012, 05:29:49 am
Berlin, Mette is no different than any arriviste with fresh money and I think that Norway bores her and she can enjoy a VIP trip and think trendy thoughts that don't really require self improvement on a sincere plane of effort. If she were Christian, I think her life would have been very different.

This was coming no? Someone here mentioned that she was wearing spiritual bracelets and she's been going to India quite frequently although she still has her fear of flying.

All she does is going to fashion shows and spiritual trips.

And shopping, don't forget shopping for Prada/Valentino/Dior. She couldn't possibly seek out Norweigan designers.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Gwendolyn on July 05, 2012, 06:19:33 am
Was she not the one who lost a brother fairly recently to random violence?  For my part, I don't blame her one bit for needing to find some Truth amid the pain and chaos, nor do I think the slightest bit of judgment should be passed on her for leaning away from Christianity.  I'm sorry, but some of the comments in this thread feel like a throwback to the Dark Ages.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Leila on July 05, 2012, 10:02:52 am
I agree, Gwen.
Her step brother was murdered in the 2011 attacks.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Alexandrine on July 05, 2012, 11:21:18 am
But the india trips have been going on before the utoya attack, it's also known that she had no relationship with her step brother.

I don't criticise that she wants to find herself in India or whatever it may be. But she does nearly nothing in terms of duties and her security is being paid by the tax payer.

benign may also be correct in that Haakon and her are growing apart. The trip with the children was quite strange imo.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: HC on July 05, 2012, 05:47:20 pm
Alexandrine, I agree.

Mette Marit didn't atttend the funeral of her stepbrother, so that indicates she didn't have a close relationsship with the stepbrother. Naturally as he came into her life when she was an adult. She must have been in her 20'th. And her mother isn't longer together with her stepfather, as he died in 2008.

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But Crown Princess had chosen not to take to the funeral.

There has been no explanation as to why the Crown Princess did not attend, but maybe she and Trond Bernsten was not so close, or maybe Mette-Marit don't want to make difference to her stepbrother and the many other victims of the tragedy.

The father of Trond Berntsen, Rolf Bernsten, married Crown Princess Mette-Marit's mother, Marit Tjessem, in 1994.

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Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: HC on July 06, 2012, 07:23:51 pm
Mette Marit depressed?

I didn't know she had cried in public.

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Mette-Marit's trip in Ladakh province in north India has attracted widespread publicity in Norway. Not all media understand her dream holiday.

She auktioned away her clothes, cried in public and takes a break from the royal life: Mette-Marit of Norway is evidently in a crisis - "writes the sveitsiske magazine Schweizer Illustrierte under the heading "What will happen with the Norwegian princess? "

Magasinet fortsetter med å spekulere i årsaken til Mette-Marits India-tur. The magazine continued setter å speculate årsaken to Mette-Marit's India tour.
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Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Alexandrine on July 06, 2012, 09:23:31 pm
don't forget when she got angry with a journo because he asked if she was pregnant


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: HC on July 07, 2012, 09:41:10 pm
Oh yes, as I recall she walked out of some arrangement  :tehe:

I also read that a former secretary said in an interview that Mette Marit is lead by her feelings and that it is difficult to make her change her mind as she wants it her own way.

Sounds to me that she is the "I want everything my way + covering it up by being lovey dovey and full of "emotions"  - type  :tehe:


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 06, 2012, 12:58:47 am
She could tyr spending some time in a church in Norway. You know, she wouldn't have to jet set to another country and she would find more than enough nourishment there.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Alexandrine on August 13, 2012, 02:36:36 pm
is this against evil eye http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oT6JJpaYSpU/UCes-7zAAyI/AAAAAAABIao/yKTDh2k5SOM/s1600/x610+(3).jpg


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: YooperModerator on August 13, 2012, 03:22:05 pm
And has she found herself yet?  :cookie:


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 15, 2012, 01:34:18 am
Why doesn't she look in a church? Or among her family for meaning?


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: leogirl on August 15, 2012, 08:24:24 am
^ There seems to be a trend these days where people want to look to New Age or Eastern religions for the meaning of life. For some reason, to them, I guess the West has no idea what the meaning of life is.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 07:33:12 am
Isn't Mette at a point in her life where she should have it figured out though? Just a thought. She isn't paid by the Norway taxpayers to 'find herself.'


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 07:40:39 am
Is this funded by taxpayer monies or her own private money, if there is such a thing?


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: rogue on August 16, 2012, 11:40:46 am
She has security with her so taxpayers are paying for it in some way or another.She has too much time on her hands and doesn't seem to have a defined role in the RF.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 04:10:21 pm
Is this funded by taxpayer monies or her own private money, if there is such a thing?

Mette didn't have any money of her own when she married Haakon, so it's all taxpayer funds.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 04:22:19 pm
^ and ^^, Ok then, if she's going to go on a self-enlightening trip there's no argument that she should be using her own private funds if not to be fair to those who are paying, then to actually be active in self-enlightenment!  She's completely missing the irony.  Period.  Sell a ring.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 05:05:07 pm
Mette was working as a waitress and had been recovering from drug addiction and was a single mother whne she met Haakon. Amazing how seh's barely done anyhting but go to fashion shows and India since her marriage.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: berlin on August 16, 2012, 05:24:26 pm
Before she goes on these New Age jaunts she should try all the Christian denominations in Norway, but something tells me that would be much more unpopular. 


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 05:45:30 pm
I am certain that a church would give her more fulfillment and at less conditional terms. It doesn't look like India is helping at all.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 11:18:44 pm
Interesting.  I didn't know that much about her before this.  For me, a spiritual journey is so intensely personal that it's simply nobody else's business what their beliefs are.  But, in this case, if she really wants to explore this, that's cool, but just find a way to do it on your own dime.  Once you become a public figure, you lose the luxury of doing whatever you want, however you want.  That's the flip side.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2012, 05:05:45 am
How many of them is she going to take? she's been married to Haakon for ten years and Crown Princess for ten years and I am certain that she should have figured herself out by now.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Yooper on August 17, 2012, 05:07:25 am
^Evidently not.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: YooperModerator on August 17, 2012, 11:08:50 pm
Perhaps that Brevik shooting last year made her rethink some stuff.
Trauma can cause religious selfdoubt and perhaps she looking for an answer to the hardest question "why did He let that happen?"


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 18, 2012, 09:40:11 am
Then why oculdn't Mette form a support group for the survivors and people who lost family in Norway? Mette lost a stepbrother who she wasn't close to, but she could use that experience to bond with people who lost thier kids, siblings, and as a result have their lives ripped apart.

She keeps throwing away chances and opportunities to really make something of herself, but throws it away on trips to places like India and she SHOULD be acting like a Crown Princess, not a angst filled starlet or some silly debutante who wants to find reason or meaning in a fortunate life.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: Spice on August 18, 2012, 10:13:26 am
I agree that she is wasting public money on a luxury spiritual retreat.

However I think the idea of a bereavement support group wouldn't really work.  Royals can't really participate with people in settings like support groups.  The royal status is a distraction and it could upset people more, since most people in the group still have to worry about putting a roof over their head, possibly more so after bereavement.

Individual therapy is the best option for a royal, IMHO.  It's something they can afford, its usually confidential, and no one else is inconvenienced.

Spirituality is bigger than religion.  Not everybody wants to go to church.  There are others way to practise spirituality.


Title: Re: Mette-Marit in India, where she will be looking for the meaning of life
Post by: YooperModerator on August 18, 2012, 02:53:32 pm
Not everybody deal with mourning in a practical way KF, it's the difference between being a doer or a feeler I guess.
I can understand up to a certain level that she wants to find out things for her self before looking at others.
Sometimes you just need to be a bit selfish and do things for your own peace of mind before you can connect with others who have been trough the same.
The fact that she's a CP doesn't change that, she's human first imo,
but I hope it doesn't take her too long, I wouldn't want her to become an euro Masako!
I agree with spice though, she should be using her own money for this and not public funding.