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HAAKON AND METTE-MARIT VISIT GERMANY

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are visiting Germany from October 11 to October 16.

This year, Norway is the Guest of Honour for the Frankfurt Book Fair (The Frankfurter Buchmesse) the world’s largest trade fair for books.

The Crown Princess has taken on the role of ambassador for Norwegian literature in the international arena.



Friday 11 October: Munch and Knausgård (Düsseldorf)

Crown Princess Mette-Marit joined by Crown Prince Haakon opened a exhibition featuring the art of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch in Düsseldorf: “Edvard Munch gesehen von Karl Ove Knausgård” (“Edvard Munch – seen by Karl Ove Knausgård”).

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Armin Laschet, Petter Olberg, Susanne Gaensheimer, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Karl Ove Knausgard.

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon and Armin Laschet, German politician and Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Mette-Marit wore a new red floral print midi dress by H&M Conscious Collection with Christian Louboutin nude pumps.

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During the opening, Crown Prince Haakon gave a speech.

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After that, The Crown Prince Couple toured the exhibition.

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Mette-Marit and Haakon with Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgard.

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Saturday 12 October: The Nordic Book Shop in Berlin

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Nordic Book Shop Pankebuch in Berlin.

The bookstore is located in Pankow, in the north of Berlin, and specialises in books from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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The Crown Prince Couple arrived at the bookstore. Mette-Marit is wearing her Chloé wrap coat.

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Mette-Marit wore CO sweater with black trousers.



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Sunday 13 October: The Anthology “Hjemlandet” (Berlin)

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was a guest in the programme “Die Literaturagenten” on Radioens at the Großer Sendesaal of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) in Berlin.

The Crown Princess was joined by her husband Crown Prince Haakon.

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit arrived at the event.

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The host, Thomas Böhm, moderated a discussion based on the anthology “Hjemlandet og andre fortellinger” (English: The Homeland and other stories).

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Mette-Marit co-edited the anthology as part of her role as ambassador for Norwegian Literature. The Princess chose writer Geir Gulliksen as co-editor.

Also present were, writers Helga Flatland and Tomas Espedal who talked about their books, as well as Norwegian musician, author and activist Moddi. ⁣



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Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 – Literary train tour (Berlin – Cologne – Frankfurt)

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon embarked on a literary train tour in Germany. An entire train filled with Norwegian literature and Norwegian authors traveled through Germany to promote an interest in reading and in Norwegian literature.

The first stage of the trip was from Berlin to Cologne and the second part was from Cologne to Frankfurt, arriving at Frankfurt Main Train Station with a large delegation of Norwegian authors well before the opening of the Book Fair on October 15, 2019.

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrive with the literature train for the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.

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Tuesday 15 October: Opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019. This year Norway has been selected as the Guest of Honour.

The Royal Couple was welcomed by Juergen Boos, the President of the Book Fair, and Heinrich Riethmüller, chair of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.

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Mette-Marit and Haakon were joined by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, authors Karl Ove Knausgård and Erika Fatland, and artist Elle Márjá Eira, among others.

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit speaks during the opening ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse).

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After the opening, The Crown Prince Couple toured the Norwegian Guest of Honour Pavilion.

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The director of the Buchmesse, Juergen Boos, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Norways Prime Minister Erna Solberg smell little cans of the ‘Invisible Silence’ installation of the artist Sissel Tolaas and Reling Kagge in the exhibition of this year’s honorary guest Norway during the opening ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse

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