The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, welcomed the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, Haakon and Mette-Marit at Windsor Castle today. The Norway Crown Couple is on a two-day visit to the UK, designed to promote and strengthen ties between the two countries. This week so far has remained busy for William and Catherine too – on Monday they visited Wales and yesterday they attended the St. David’s day Parade at Windsor.
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Both Royal couples met in the Green Drawing room of Windsor castle and were joined by the Norwegian ambassador to the UK, and representatives from leading Norwegian businesses working on green energy solutions in the country. The Green drawing room is one of the Semi-State Rooms at the royal residence and has become one of the regular places where William and Catherine hold audiences.
In February 2018, William and Catherine, then known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, made their first official visit to Norway where they had two busy days out in Norway with Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit. Today’s meeting was not announced beforehand but was much anticipated. The Norway Prince and Princess were supposed to visit the UK in September 2022 but after the sudden demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the visit was postponed.
Kensington Palace said that today’s round table meeting was focused on discussing shared concerns about the environment – a social cause Prince William is very passionate about, hence the presence of the representatives from three leading companies from Norway who are working on green energy solutions.
Heading towards The Princess of Wales’ Style of the day – Catherine looked elegant in a green customised Burberry outfit.
The Princess of Wales wore a custom pant suit from Burberry. The blazer is the customised version of their Tonya blazer which she paired with matching trousers. Catherine first wore the Burberry Emerald Blazer in January 2023 in a video message during the Shaping Us Campaign launch.
Underneath the blazer, Catherine was wearing her green customised Burberry tie-neck blouse in green that she first wore in January 2023 when she visited East London’s Bethnal Green school.
After a long time, we saw the return of the Emerald and Diamond Oval Earrings that The Princess of Wales first wore publicly in November 2012 during a visit to the National History Museum.