Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight55 kg
Date of BirthAugust 19, 1973
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseHaakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon, heir apparent to the throne of Norway.

Born Name

Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby

Nick Name

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill on June 8, 2013
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 (Frankie Fouagnthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway

Residence

Skaugum Estate, Asker, Norway

Nationality

Norwegian

 

Education

Mette-Marit attended Wangaratta High School located in North East Victoria in Australia as an exchange student with the exchange organization, Youth For Understanding. After that, she got enrolled at Kristiansand katedralskole and passed her final examinations in 1994.

She also studied at Agder College and in 2012, she received a master’s degree in Executive Management.

Occupation

Member of the Norwegian Royal Family

Family

  • Father – Sven O. Høiby (Worked as a journalist for a local paper, Small-scale advertiser and publisher in his hometown)
  • Mother – Marit Tjessem (Former Bank Clerk)
  • Siblings – Per Høiby (Older Brother) (Chief executive of the PR agency First House), Espen B. Høiby (Older Brother), Kristin Høiby Bjørnøy (Sister)
  • Others – Trond Berntsen (Stepbrother) (Died in the 2011 Norway attacks), Harald V of Norway (Father-In-Law) (King of Norway), Queen Sonja of Norway (Mother-In-Law) (Queen Consort of Norway), Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (Sister-In-Law)

Build

Slim

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon in 2010 at the wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon in 2010 at the wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling (Holger Motzkau / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Crown Princess of Norway has dated –

  1. Morten Borg – In the past, she was romantically involved with Morten Borg, a convicted felon. They have a son named Marius Borg Høiby (b. January 13, 1997).
  2. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (2001-Present) – She met Crown Prince Haakon at a garden party during the Quart Festival season and the duo eventually got engaged on December 1, 2000. She then made her first official appearance as the intended bride of the Crown Prince at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2000. Haakon gave Mette-Marit the same engagement ring that his grandfather King Olav V and his father King Harald V had given to their fiancées and the couple married on August 25, 2001, at the Oslo Cathedral. The royal couple has been blessed with 2 children – Princess Ingrid Alexandra (b. January 21, 2004) and Prince Sverre Magnus (b. December 3, 2005).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

High cheekbones

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway as seen during Eurovision 2010 in Oslo
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway as seen during Eurovision 2010 in Oslo (Snowflake2235 / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway Facts

  1. She grew up in Kristiansand.
  2. Her parents divorced in 1984 and her father then married professional stripper Renate Barsgård.
  3. Mette-Marit was raised by her mother and stepfather and used to visit her father on weekends. She has also revealed that her father suffered from alcoholism.
  4. Her engagement to Crown Prince Haakon received much negative reaction from the public and media and many Norwegians were “horrified” and felt that the Crown Prince’s choice of partner was questionable due to her lack of education, previous relationships with convicted felons, and her socialization in a milieu “where drugs were readily available”.
  5. Before she met Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, she went through a rebellious phase.
  6. Mette-Marit previously used to work as a waitress at the restaurant Cafè Engebret in Oslo.
  7. Upon her marriage to Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, she acquired the title “Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway”.
  8. It was reported in 2012 that she assisted a Norwegian couple with ties to the royal family in procuring surrogacy services in India, despite the fact that surrogacy is banned in Norway. This attracted controversies and she was criticized by women’s rights groups for participating in human trafficking that exploits women in developing countries.
  9. She also attracted controversies in 2019 for her friendship with the American convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Featured Image by Frankie Fouagnthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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