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An open letter from Crown Princess Mette-Marit about her son Marius for his 20th birthday


20 years ago, ever since Marius opened his eyes for the first time, I’ve primarily been a mother. I was 23 years old and got a big responsibility. It has been the greatest gift in my life.

Marius has always had a role that has been difficult to define in the public domain. He is and remains an exceptionally important part of our family. Marius became a symbol of the unusual election we did when we got married, while he will not bear public duties as his siblings. He should not have a public role and is not a public person. 

The role has also proved difficult to interpret for people around us in private. Ever since he was tiny. Everything from parents who have come with concerns and well-intentioned advice to teachers who have always had other expectations for Marius’ behavior than others. And I’m no better myself. As a mother I take often have expectations from Marius behavior that are unrealistic, and different than what I would have had to his siblings.  

When Marius was small, we had mostly journalists who firmly stood outside the house where we stayed. NRK TV news followed us when we were playing in Frogner Park in the afternoon. Marius was 3 years. Not even See and Hear would think of doing it against a child today. Luckily. But the fact that Marius is 20 does not mean that he is fair game again.  

The last few years have been characterized by a trend as a Mom I’d of course rather do without. Marius has been subjected to pressure from parts of the Norwegian press, I do not have them worthy.  

Some media have chosen to write about youthful indiscretion. It would be unnatural if there were examples of this. I am certainly glad that all my youth rebellion was not followed with Argus eyes. It had seen much worse. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the media have treated Marius his adolescence with prudence. 

Life is fragile. And beautiful. If we take it seriously we try well to see the nuances, and people throughout, with options, instead we try to push them into small rooms of prejudice. I sincerely hope that the archetypes that seem to characterize a small part of the media-Norwegian interpretation of a 20-year-old’s life gets resistance. 

 Marius does not want to live a life in public. My commitment to him as a mother is to take the responsibility that was given me at Aker Hospital 20 years ago seriously. Therefore I will now ask some Norwegian media let him be allowed to drop a focus he wants, when he now partly for that reason choose to go abroad to study. 

 Tomorrow he travels out into the world. A rare beautiful young man, with an open mind. As a mother, I could not have been prouder. 

And to you other 20- year olds out there, I’m so proud and impressed by who you are. Through my work and all the contact over the years I have had with Marius friends and their acquaintances, I have seen something of what you stand in. I wish you all well. 

 And remember.

”Life is the only way.
To get covered in leaves,
Catch your breath on sand,
Rise on wings;

To be a dog,
Or stroke its warm fur;
To tell pain
From everything it´s not;

To squeeze inside events,
Dawdle in views,
To seek the least of all possible mistakes;

An extraordinary chance
To remember for a moment
A conversation held with the lamp
switched off;

And if only once
To stumble on a stone,
End up soaked in one downpour or
Another,

Mislay your keys in the grass;
And to follow a spark on the wind with
Your eyes;

And to keep on not knowing
Something important


(«A Note», Wislawa Szymborska)

This was posted on the Norwegian Royal Family website and I did my best with google translate and having it make sense. 

“20 years ago I saw Marius open his eyes for the first time,

I’ve primarily been a mother.

I was 23 years old and got a big responsibility.

It has been the greatest gift in my life.

Marius has always had a role that has been difficult to define in the public domain. He is and remains an exceptionally important part of our family.

Marius became a symbol of the unusual election we did when we got married, while he will not bear public duties as his siblings. He should not have a public role and is not a public person.

The role has also proved difficult to interpret for people around us in private. Ever since he was tiny. Everything from parents who have come with concerns and well-intentioned advice to teachers who have always had other expectations for Marius their behavior than others. And I’m no better myself. As a mother I take often have expectations from Marius their behavior that are unrealistic, and different than what I would have had to his siblings.

When Marius was small, we had mostly journalists who firmly stood outside the house where we stayed. NRK TV news followed us when we were playing in Frogner Park in the afternoon. Marius was 3 years. Not even See and Hear would think of doing it against a child today. Luckily. But the fact that Marius has been 20 does not mean that he is fair game again.

The last few years have been characterized by a trend I like Mom course’d rather do without. Marius has been subjected to pressure from parts of the Norwegian press, I do not have them worthy.

Some media have chosen to write about youthful indiscretion. It would be unnatural if there were examples of this. I am certainly glad that all my youth rebellion was not followed with Argus eyes. It had seen much worse. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the media have treated Marius his adolescence with prudence.

Life is fragile, you. And beautiful. If we take it seriously so we try well to see the nuances, and people throughout, with options, instead we try to push them into small rooms of prejudice.

I sincerely hope that the archetypes that seem to characterize a small part of the media-Norwegian interpretation of a 20-year-old’s life gets resistance.

Marius does not want to live a life in public. My commitment to him as a mother is to take the responsibility that was given me at Aker Hospital 20 years ago seriously. Therefore I will now ask some Norwegian media let him be allowed to drop a focus he wants, when he now partly for that reason choose to go abroad to study.

Tomorrow he travels out into the world. A rare beautiful young man, with an open mind. As a mother, I could not have been prouder.

And you others 20- year olds out there. I’m so proud and impressed by who you are. Through my work and all contact I over the years have had with Marius their friends and acquaintances, I have seen something of what you stand in. I wish you all well.

And remember.

‘Life is the only way. Two get covered in leaves, Catch your breath on sand, Rise on wings;

To be a dog, Or stroke its warm fur; Two tell pain From everything it’s not;

Two squeeze inside EVENTS Dawdle in views, Two seek the least of all possible mistakes;

An extraordinary chance To remember for a moment A conversation held with the lamp switched off;

And if only once Two stumble on a stone, End up soaked in one downpour or Another,

Mislay your keys in the grass; And follow a kick on the wind with Your eyes;

And to keep on not knowing Something IMPORTANT’”

-Marius 20 år

Open letter from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit on the occasion of Marius’ 20th birthday.

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March 4, 2006 || Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise light the Circle of Light with the help of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Marius Borg Høiby and Maud Angelica Behn, during the baptism ceremony of Prince Sverre Magnus at The Palace Chapel in Oslo, Noway.

+ bonus (Crown Princess Victoria together with Crown Princess Mary adorably laughs at Ingrid and Maud)

anonymous asked:

Ex-royalty courfeyrac!

  • His parents were royalty - his mom was the King’s younger sister - but after a revolution (? not the revolution.) lost their status and most of their money - though, thankfully, not their lives. Corufeyrac was 5 - he vaguely remembers the palace, the court, all the riches and golds and powdered wigs.
  • His parents, though, haven’t forgotten. They live in as much luxury as their now-limited means allow. Though they are staying in a tiny town, where they believe themselves safe, they still see themselves as above the rest of the population - they don’t try to mix and look down on anyone who tries to socialize with them, both for their own safety and also, well. Bigotery and snobbism. They try to pass these values to their son. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work.
  • Courfeyrac makes friends with these kids his age - all from different background. There’s Enjolras, whose parents fought in the revolution against Courfeyrac’s family - he’s the closest to Courfeyrac in term of social class. Combeferre and Bahorel, who are both from peasant families, then there’s Feuilly, who’s a poor kid from the local orphanage, and Cosette, another orphan who lives with her adopted dad, a former convict. Courfeyrac has to sneak out of the house to play with them, because his parents would be livid if they knew he hung out with them.
  • Then, when Courfeyrac is maybe 15,16 - the revolutionnary governement is overthrown and monarchy is reinstated. The King and his heirs having been killed in the first revolution, Courfeyrac’s mom is the next in line to the throne, making her Queen - and of course, Courfeyrac himself Crown Prince. His parents take him in the middle of the night and they move back to the capital (Paris? who even knows at this point)
  • Of course, Courfeyrac will not have it. His friends devise a plan to help him run away. Do they succeed? Of course they do. 
  • They also meet Marius, who’s the grandson of the old King’s advisor - he’s to move to the Palace too as his grandfather will be the Queen’s advisor. But Marius is actually the illegitimate child of the Advisor’s daughter - his father was a servant - and his grandfather treats him badly because of it. So he wants to run away with Courfeyarc. he ends up with a huge crush on Cosette.
  • What kind of adventures await our little group of friends? Will they make new friends along the way? Coming soon on the Disney Channel - or something.

December 8, 2005 || The Royal Court released photo of newborn Prince Sverre Magnus with his parents Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit and siblings Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Marius Borg Høiby at their home at Skaugum in Asker, near Oslo, Norway.

Photo: Jo Michael

anonymous asked:

How about Les Amis slowly joining the Marius Protection Squad? '(*゚▽゚*)'

Continuation from this :

  • Enjolras: You’d think that Enjolras would be the hardest person to convince to join the Marius Protection Squad™  but he’s actually one of the first to be converted. Enjolras may not agree with Marius’ opinions but he has a lot of respect for him for being able to speak his mind. Enjolras will fiercely defend anybodies right to free speech, Marius’ included.
  • Combeferre: Encourages Marius to speak more freely after he noticed that the last time they *ahem* “Debated” (Read: Combeferre shut down Marius’ Napoleon loving ass) that Marius had been hesitant to contribute since. Combeferre kindly gives Marius books on “The Art of the Friendly Debate” As a kind of peace treaty.
  • Bahorel: Honestly, the first after Cosette and Courfeyrac to join. Bahorel overhears Courfeyrac say the words “Protection squad” and it feels like it’s his life’s destiny to be in one. 
  • Feuilly: Took a while to convince. Feuilly doesn’t have a lot of time for people who play devils advocate, and for a while that’s what he thought Marius was trying to do. One day though Feuilly came across Marius sewing up a tear in his trousers and they started to bond over shared experiences involving money (or lack thereof). 
  • Jehan: In love with the concept of a protection squad. Jehan goes 300% into it, making Marius flower crowns, banners, writing him the occasional friendship poem to make him feel loved. Needless to say that Marius is flustered and blushing and whenever he sees Jehan his little heart gets so excited and !!!!!
  • Grantaire: As always, when Courfeyrac tried to convince him to join, Grantaire was the most frustrating little shit you could ever imagine. Mainly because teasing Marius was just too fun to give up so quickly (”And he makes it so easy, Courf! Look at the hat he’s wearing!”). But Grantaire being Grantaire needs friendship to survive- and yes; That includes Marius’ friendship. He worked hard at turning his teasing into playful compliments instead (with the occasional ribbing) and when Marius was having an off day, Grantaire would come over to watch horribly sappy romantic movies together.