Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess open up about 20 years of marriage in a radio program

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-MaritCrown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit spoke about their 20 years of marriage in radio program Sommer on P2.

The radio program precludes the 20th anniversary of their wedding, which will be later this August. The couple married on August 25, 2001.

According to NRK, the royal couple opened up about their relationship. They spoke, in their own words and through their own experiences, about love, cohabitation, exclusion, and illness.

“I know that the difficult years of being a teenager and young adult can be a very vulnerable phase of life for many. That’s how it was for me,” said Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Crown Prince Haakon and the Princess (who then went by Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby) met through mutual friends in the 1990s, when she was in her 20s. She was a divorcee, a single mother, had a self-proclaimed “rebellious youth,” like many people are ought to do, and was born a non-royal.

Learn more about the Royal Family of Norway in our dedicated article here.

Source: ©️ NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

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