HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Crown Princess Mette-Marit was born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby on 19 August 1973. Her engagement to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon was announced on 1 December 2000, and they were married in Oslo Cathedral on 25 August 2001.
The Crown Princess is deeply committed to a broad range of national and international issues. Social inclusion, mental health, young leadership, global health issues, entrepreneurship and environmental issues being some of them. Crown Princess Mette-Marit is the patron of the Norwegian Red Cross and several other organisations. Through the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’s Foundation, the Crown Princess contributes to projects supporting young people at risk. On her many visits representing Norway, the Crown Princess actively promotes Norwegian trade and industry, culture, architecture and design.