Snowy Red Carpet welcome for The Cambridges in Norway


A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
Kensington Palace

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
Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess had to cancel their last engagement in Sweden due to the heavy snow. They were scheduled to visit Uppsala Airbase and were supposed to leave for Norway from Uppsala.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
Kensington Palace

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
Kongehuset

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
Oslo Tourism

“The two-day visit will see the Duke and Duchess learn 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.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Norway tour
Kensington Palace

After exchanging greetings, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed towards the royal palace where they will be staying for the tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Norway King and Queen in Oslo
Kensington Palace

At the palace, the couple was officially welcomed by King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Norway Royal family
Kensington Palace

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
Kongehuset

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

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
Kongehuset

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
Kongehuset

The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with flowers by the members of the public.

A video of walkabout shared by Richard Palmer on Twitter.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norway
Kongehuset

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
Kongehuset

The royal entourage was led by Princess Ingrid Alexandra herself.

The Duke and Duchess of cambridge visited Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park during Norway visit
Kongehuset

The sculptures, of which there are now four, are designed by and for children, through cartoon competitions in schools across the country.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
Kongehuset

The Duchess of Cambridge talked with the people gathered around the park.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norway
Kongehuset

A Royal Wave. The Duchess of Cambridge 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
Kongehuset

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
Kongehuset

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
Kongehuset

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
Kensington Palace

Catherine along with Haakon and Mette-Marit watching William.

A snowy Red Carpet welcome for Cambridges in Norway
Kongehuset

The royals try out the remarkable tablet as they check out the various cool start-up companies showcased at MESH in Oslo.

 

The Palace shared a video 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”.

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted Catherine Walker Coat in 2018 during Norway tour
Kongehusest

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 assumed that all the coats The Duchess of Cambridge wore during are bespoke as they fit her perfectly in the almost third trimester of pregnancy.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Seraphina blue dress
Kongehuset

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

The Duchess of Cambridge wore 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 a 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.

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

Catherine 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.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Lacorine Sumac - Luxury Alpaca Fur Hat
Lacorine Sumac – Luxury Alpaca Fur Hat

Norway is having extremely cold weather and The Duchess of Cambridge was fully equipped to fight it. She wore her Sumac Lacorine Luxury Alpaca Fur hat and Cornelia James Clementine Gloves with Faux Fur Trim. She was carrying a suede clutch and finished her look of the day with sapphire and diamond earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Norway
Kongehuset

The first day in Norway was wonderful. The couple made new friends and have a very good time.


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