Young royals in Malaysia

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are opening doors for another business delegation from Norway, this time in Malaysia. They’re spending three days this week in Kuala Lumpur, the first time members of the Norwegian royal family are making an official visit to the country. They arrived (welcome photo at right with the Malaysian […]

Crown prince drops government advisory post after criticism

Crown Prince Haakon got a rude reminder this week of how difficult it is to balance his desire for meaningful work with his role as a leading member of Norway’s royal family. On Tuesday, the heir to the throne acknowledged massive criticism of a government advisory post he’d only recently accepted, by resigning from it. […]

Haakon dubbed ‘coolest prince’ of all

Crown Prince Haakon, age 36, has spent a lot of time in the air in recent weeks. His work and causes have taken him, among other places, to the World Economic Forum in Davos, to the opening of a new Norwegian embassy in Kazakhstan and, last week, to a conference in London before he flew on to Vancouver for the first few days of the Winter Olympics.

Crown Prince heads back to Davos

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon traveled back to Davos, Switzerland this week, where he’s to play a key role at the annual World Economic Forum. The heir to Norway’s throne claims a group of “Young Leaders” that he heads is coming up with “concrete projects” to make the world a better place. The crown prince made […]