The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bid goodbye to Sweden and today morning arrived in Norway at Gardermoen Air Force Base, outside Oslo.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bid goodbye to Sweden and today morning arrived in Norway at Gardermoen Air Force Base, outside Oslo.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Duke and Duchess had to cancel their last engagement in Sweden due to the heavy snow. They were scheduled visit Uppsala Airbase and were supposed to leave for Norway from Uppsala.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Instead, they received a briefing on the Swedish Armed Forces from Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist and then they left from Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.

In Norway, the couple was received by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. This was Duchess’ first meeting with Haakon and Mette-Marit. The Crown couple will accompany them to today’s engagement.

 

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Regarding the tour Kensington Palace stated, “The Duke and Duchess have asked, as with previous overseas visits, that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Norwegians as possible. The UK’s links with Norway are extensive, and Their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of Norway.”

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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“The two-day visit will see the Duke and Duchess learning more about Norwegian entrepreneurship and innovation, meeting young people with a focus on mental health, an official dinner at the Royal Palace, and a visit the ski jump Holmenkollen, one of Norway’s most iconic landmarks, which boasts dramatic views over the city of Oslo.”

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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After exchanging greetings, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed towards the royal palace where they will be staying for the tour.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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At palace couple was officially welcomed by King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway.

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A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The King and Queen hosted a luncheon to welcome the British Royal Couple that was attended by many other members of the Norwegian Royal Family.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway

It seems William and Kate gave an official portrait of them to Norwegian King and Queen.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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After lunch, the royal couple met with thousands of well-wishers waiting for them outside the palace.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Duchess was presented with flowers by the members of public.

A video of walkabout shared by Richard Palmer on Twitter.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The first stop of the day was Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the Palace Gardens that was opened last year in the name of Princess Ingrid Alexandra to mark the 25th anniversary of The King’s reign.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The royal entourage was led by Princess Ingrid Alexandra herself.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The sculptures, of which there are now four, are designed by and for children, through cartoon competitions in schools across the country.

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Royals looking around the park.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Duchess talking with the people gathered around the park.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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A Royal Wave. Duchess was really at home with Princess Ingrid. It makes me wonder how it will be when Charlotte will be old. The Mother daughter time will be wonderful.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Next the royals attended an event held at MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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They met a number of Norwegian and UK companies based at MESH showcasing their work, and saw how some start-ups are tackling issues such as the environment, and mental health and wellbeing, in new and engaging ways.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation are high priorities for Norway and the UK, with plenty of exciting collaboration across the North Sea.

The Duke took part in a virtual tour around St Andrews –where Duke and Duchess met, with the help of some New Norwegian technology. It must be a trip down memory lane for the couple.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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Catherine along with Haakon and Mette-Marit watching William.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The royals try out the remarkable tablet as they check out the various cool start-up companies showcased at MESH in Oslo.

The Palace sharing a vide remarked, “Earlier today, The Duke and Duchess got a special demonstration of The Swedish Air Force Gripen fighter jet as they flew between Stockholm and Oslo”.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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For the third time on the tour, Duchess Catherine chose a Catherine Walker number. She wore a blue funnel neck coat. It can be safely assume that all the coats Kate wore during are bespoke as they fit her perfectly in the almost third trimester of pregnancy.

 Seraphine Marlene dress.
Seraphine Marlene dress

Underneath, the Duchess wore a very beautiful Seraphine Marlene dress.

Seraphine Marlene dress.
Seraphine Marlene dress

The blue Maternity Cocktail Dress has a soft woven skirt that sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The stunning lace bodice is lined in comfortable stretch jersey, while the elegant long sleeves are made in stylish peek-a-boo lace, with subtle bell detailing at the cuffs. Velvet ribbon detailing at the empire waist, cuffs and collar complete the look.

Duchess of Cambridge Tod’s Suede Pumps
Tod’s Suede Pumps

Kate paired her outfit with two pairs of shoes today. Early in the morning she was wearing Tod’s black block-heel suede pumps.

Russell and Bromley Half N Half Stretch Knee High Boots
Russell and Bromley Half N Half Stretch Knee High Boots

Later in the day during the walkabout she was seen wearing Russell and Bromley Half N Half Stretch Knee High Boots.

Sumac Lacorine Luxury Alpaca Fur hat
Sumac Lacorine Luxury Alpaca Fur hat

Norway is having an extremely cold weather and Duchess was fully equipped to fight it. She wore her Sumac Lacorine Luxury Alpaca Fur hat and Cornelia James Clementine Gloves with Faux Fur Trim.

Black suede clutch and Cornelia James Clementine Gloves
Black suede clutch and Cornelia James Clementine Gloves

She was carrying a black suede clutch and finished her look of the day with sapphire and diamond earrings.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
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The first day in the Norway was wonderful. The couple made new friends and have a very good time.


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