Mette-Marit

wife of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, [ˌmɛtːə ˈmɑːrɪ ˈçɛsəm ˈhœʏbʏ], on 19 August 1973) is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon, heir apparent to the throne of Norway.

Mette-Marit
Crown Princess of Norway
The Crown Princess at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, June 2013
BornMette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
(1973-08-19) 19 August 1973 (age 50)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Spouse
Issue
HouseGlucksburg (by marriage)
FatherSven O. Høiby
MotherMarit Tjessem
ReligionChurch of Norway

She was a controversial figure at the time of her engagement to Haakon in 2000. She became crown princess of Norway upon her marriage in 2001. In this role, she has championed humanitarian projects and arts, as well as taking part in official visits at home and abroad.[1]

In October 2018 she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, which will limit her official programs.[2]

19 August 1973-25 August 2001 Miss Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby

25 August 2001 Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Norway

National Honors and Medals

-Norway: Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Saint Olav

-Norway: Dame of the Royal Family Decoration of King Harald V

-Norway: Recipient of the Medal of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of King Olav V

-Norway: Recipient of the Royal House Centenary Medal

-Norway: Recipient of the King Harald V Silver Jubilee Medal

Foreign Honors

-Austria: Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold with Sash of the Order of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria

-Brazil: Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross

-Bulgaria: Grand Cross of the Order of the Balkan Mountains

-Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant

-Estonia: Member 1st Class of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Member 1st Class of the Order of the White Star

-Finland: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose

-Germany: Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

-Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon

-Italy: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

-Japan: Dame Grand Cordon (Paulownia) of the Order of the Precious Crown

-Latvia: Grand Cross of the Cross of Recognition

-Lithuania: Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great

-Luxembourg: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau

-Netherlands: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau, Recipient of the King Willem-Alexander Inauguration Medal

-Poland: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

-Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Henry

-Spain: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic

-Sweden: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star

References

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  1. Nygaard, Fridtjof (3 November 2005). "Sven O. married today". Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. Evans, Morgan M. (25 October 2018). "Princess Mette-Marit of Norway reveals she's been diagnosed with chronic lung disease". Fox News. Retrieved 25 October 2018.