March 30, 2015 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Mette-Marit Talks About Royal Life

Posted in: Norway

The Crown Princess of Norway recently gave an interview to the Norwegian publication, Natt & Dag (Night and Day), in which she was featured as the magazine’s cover story. In the interview, she talked extensively about her position as Norway’s future Queen.

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Here are some excerpts:

Natt & Dag: So how much difference there was from the life you so for you as Crown Princess, to what you feel now?

Mette-Marit: I’m so OK for me a life that was more full of forms. For it is often what one sees from the outside. But the shape is very little importance when one is in it. When one is concerned with the content. I want to fill my role with the content, so that it becomes valuable for other people. And so valuable to me. Therefore I have chosen to focus on some areas that I think are particularly important. In Norway, I have worked a lot with the inclusion, mental health and youth.  Internationally, I have worked a long time with HIV / AIDS problem.

Natt & Dag: Do you feel at times like a trophy wife?

Mette- Marit: Absolutely not. I’ve never felt like a trophy wife.  I have been able to learn a lot in my role. The fact that you do not have any formal powers does not mean that one does not have a good starting point to give their opinion on important value questions. I really feel that I can put the spotlight on the many issues that are important in the Norwegian society. And I am very happy.

Natt & Dag: You are a very fashionable dresser, and is often considered the first row under the big fashion shows. So on a plane, you have a good relationship with fashion?

Mette-Marit: I think it’s important that I try to lift the new designers who are helping to create an industry. At the same time I have taken a conscious choice that I want to be appreciated for the person I am, not just for the clothes I have on me.

In addition, the Crown Princess gave some interesting information about herself. She adores chocolate and owns three tiaras. Her favorite CD is Kate Bush’s A Sky of Honey. She likes the film The Hours and her favorite television show is The West Wing.

Click here to read the entire (translated) interview

Joachim & Marie Wrap Mexican Tour

Posted in: Denmark

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie just completed a visit to Mexico this weekend. They arrived late on Wednesday, and spent three days in the Latin American country. The couple were there for various business and cultural events.

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One of those activities was the exhibition of the costumes to the movie “The Wild Swans”, which were designed by Danish Queen Margrethe II herself. Joachim and Marie opened the display at Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City following a press conference. Afterward, they attended the premiere of the film.

On Friday March 4th, the couple went their separate ways. Prince Joachim paid a visit to the Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, which included having Danish suppliers coming along with of brewing equipment. Meanwhile, his wife represented UNESCO Denmark by visiting UNESCO Casa Luis Barragan, which was just named a World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon, the pair reunited to open the horizontal position Dreams on Wheels at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico. The exhibition focuses on the Danish cycling culture and innovative bicycle designs, was launched in December when the U.N. Climate Change Summit took place in Copenhagen.

In the evening, the Prince and Princess went to the Anthropological Museum followed by a gala dinner.

On Saturday, the royal couple visited the Mexican pyramids in Teotihuacan and then later went to the organic public park Xochitla where they planted a tree.