Germany’s BUNTE Sparks Pregnancy Rumors About Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway


It’s unfortunate that one unflattering photo can cause some people to run rampant with pregnancy rumors. did just that yesterday after Crown princess Mette-Marit was snapped in a less than stunning photo (above) on Friday while presenting a 2014 Talent Award.

Do I think she’s pregnant, though? No. I think we all can point to a picture of ourselves we have untagged or deleted for being less than flattering. Unfortunately, Crown Princesses don’t get the chance to scrub their Facebook’s like we do.

And let’s be honest, BUNTE is always claiming somebody is pregnant. It’s beginning to be a bit “the tabloid who cried preggers” around that site…

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Joins Instagram!

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Joins InstagramSaturday I was poking around instagram when I came across Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s new instagram! She only has one snap, but I’m so excited to see her back on social media and adding to her digital presence. I think a lot of royals would benefit having more interaction online.

I especially love this shot she took because you know it took her ten minutes to find the perfect angle and lighting. 😉 Royals! They’re just like us!

I’m starting to think her absence earlier in the Summer was only because she was resting for an epic return.

Controversial Move Causes Public to Question Need for Norwegian Royalty


The Norwegian Royal Family has been rife with controversy lately. From rumblings of a possible separation of the Crown Princely couple, to the recent decision of the couple to send their children to private school, they’ve provided much to be debated over the past couple of months.

With every debate comes the ultimate query: Is royalty even needed anymore? The State explains the question at hand further:

In egalitarian Norway, the choice for the further education of 10-year-old Princess Ingrid Alexandra and 8-year-old Prince Sverre Magnus seemed a denunciation of the education of the rest of the children in this wealthy nation of only 5 million. But while a fuss over moving royals from classes with common children might seem a non-issue in the non-royal United States, it actually gets at a single question about much of the remaining royalty of Europe: Why?

The author continues:

Norwegian historian Finn Erhard Johannessen, from the University of Oslo, said supporting a royal family remained a source of pride in his nation but that there were limits.

“Norwegians like having a royal family,” he said. “But they don’t want them to act too royally.”

Polls indicate that about 4 of 5 Norwegians back the monarchy, though most of those essentially with a “why not?” instead of undying passion for the institution.

Johannessen said Norwegians thought their royals were nice people. Part of that is living like anyone else.

“People want the royal children to be in school with the children of immigrants,” he noted.

Anders Folkestad, the head of Norway’s teachers union, told local media that the move sends a bad message: “Does it say private schools are better than public? Must one go to an international school to learn English?” (The State)

The article goes on to discuss the monarchy’s past issues and its possible future.

It’s an interesting move on behalf of Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit, and it leaves a lot to be answered. In a move they had to have known would have such repercussions, you have to wonder what could be so dire that they make this decision. 

Where’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit? (Plus one of my favorite .gifs!)

Prince+Haakon+Princess+Mette+Marit+Norway+nv5ZXdxlgGClSince last November, rumors of a separation have been swirling around the Crown Princely couple of Norway. While the couple was pictured together in Haakon’s official birthday photographs, there weren’t any featuring just the pair.

Since then, Mette-Marit has rarely been seen.

Most notably as of late, she was absent from the memorial service for the victims of the Utøya massacre in 2011. (One of the victims was her step brother.)

I also checked last night and realized she hasn’t updated her twitter since mid-June. Which is strange, seeing as how she usually updated multiple times a day.

I truly hope this is all speculation… but I fear the gossip may be onto something. I’m still rooting for them, though!

Where's Crown Princess Mette-Marit?

Where's Crown Princess Mette-Marit?

Where's Crown Princess Mette-Marit?

When They Were One: Regal tots

I love seeing childhood photos of anyone–especially when they’re our favorite royals!

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