For those who get CNN, you might want to check out its new program Amanpour tomorrow at 2pm EST, where veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour interviews Norway’s Crown Princely Couple.
Recorded earlier this week, the interview discusses Haakon and Mette-Marit’s role as the next King and Queen of Norway, their work as UN ambassasdors, as well as the controversy that ensued when Haakon first began dating Mette-Marit, a single mother with a wild past.
Here are an excerpt:
AMANPOUR: Did you find a connection to the people of your country by your own experience?
METTE-MARIT: I think the process we went through when we got married was one of the most interesting periods of my life, but I must say it taught me a lot about life and also has given me a lot of strength in my capacity as Crown Princess. But I was very concerned. Obviously, I was concerned for the role of my son in the family, but I think these are all issues that seem very different when you’re outside of the family, when you’re coming into the family, being in the family. I have a very close relationship with my parents in law, I have a very close relationship with my son, so all in all I’m very happy with my life at the moment.