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Tour of Norway 2018: Day One

Tour of Norway 2018: Day One
Welcome to Norway! Today was the third day of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s
four day Scandinavian Tour! 
•Swedish Armed Forces Briefing
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their morning off in Sweden before flying to Norway.
They were briefed on the Swedish Armed Forces by Defense Minister Peter Hulqvist.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Peter Hulqvist

Arrival in Norway
In the late morning, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Norway after they had to cancel 
an engagement in Sweden due to the weather. At the airport in Oslo,they were greeted by 
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving in Norway

The two royal couples greeting each other

•Luncheon at the Royal Palace
The two royal couples then headed for a luncheon with The King and Queen
and more members of the Norwegian Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 
are spending the night at the royal palace by invitation of the King and Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, King Harald V, Queen Sonja
The Norwegian Royals are known to be some of the warmest and sweetest royals.
King Harald V and Queen Sonja warmly greeted The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
King Harald V gives The Duchess of Cambridge a sweet hug

The Duke of Cambridge and King Harald V
After the luncheon and before leaving to their next engagement, the two royal families exchanged
gifts. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave them a photo of themselves that was taken
in June of last year at the same time Prince George’s 4th birthday and 
The Cambridge Family’s Christmas Portrait were taken. All the portraits were taken by Chris Jackson. The photo of the The Duke and Duchess is very sweet and I hope they release a better version soon!
The Royal families exchanging gifts

The gifts table

A sweet unreleased portrait of The Duke and Duchess
given to King Harald V and Queen Sonja


•Princess Ingrid Alexandra Park
After the luncheon, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a walk about
as well as seeing some sculptures at the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Park. The Princess Alexandra Park
was names after the future Queen and eldest daughter of The Crown Prince Couple, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
The Duchess of Cambridge greeting well-wishers

One lucky well-wisher was celebrating her birthday and in response, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a picture with her!

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taking a picture with a well-wisher
who was celebrating her birthday today!
 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with members of the Norwegian Royal Family
 The Duke of Cambridge with Queen Sonja

The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Ingrid Alexandra


•MESH
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, then attended an event held at mesh, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Crown Prince Haakon and
Crown Princess Mette-Marit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sharing a laugh with Crown Prince Haakon and
Crown Princess Mette-Marit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Crown Prince Haakon and
Crown Princess Mette-Marit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Crown Prince Haakon and
Crown Princess Mette-Marit

•Dinner at The Royal Palace.
For their last event on their first day in Norway, The Duke and Duchess were invited by Their Majesties to an official dinner in their honour at the Royal Palace. The dinner is being attended by members of government, leaders in business, and those from the Norwegian creative industries.

I just wanted to add something. Kate has always been a beautiful royal inside out and has always done her best. The moment she walked through those doors arriving at the dinner my jaw drop. She arrived front and center with the King of Norway looking absolutely gorgeous like a true Princess but yet so confident, warm, and approachable. She wore an expensive dress yet she never looks cocky nor snobbish, she just glows. It was a powerful moment to watch along with William’s extremely confident speech in front of The King and Queen.

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving with King Harald V and 
The Duke of Cambridge arriving with Queen Sonja

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with The Norwegian Royal Family

That is a wrap on what I think was an extremely successful day!
I can not believe tomorrow is the last day of the tour!
Until Tomorrow!

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