Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway cuts a stylish figure as she meets author Geir Gulliksen

The Crown Princess of Norway put on a stylish display as she sat down to speak with one of her country’s most beloved authors. 

Princess Mette Marit, 47, travelled to Oslo’s main library, the Deichman Bjorvika, for a sit-down conversation with Geir Gulliksen 56. 

The royal, who donned a chic patterned dress complete with bird motif, looked delighted to be speaking to the author, who is known for his books, poetry, plays, and children’s literature. 

She was accompanied by her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, also 47, with whom she shares two children – Princess Ingrid, 16, and Prince Sverre, 14. 

Princess Mette Marit, 47, travelled to Oslo's main library Princess Mette Marit, 47, travelled to Oslo's main library with Crown Prince Haakon, also 47, , for a sit-down conversation with author Geir Gulliksen, 56 with Crown Prince Haakon, also 47, , for a sit-down conversation with author Geir Gulliksen, 56

Princess Mette Marit, 47, travelled to Oslo’s main library, the Deichman Bjorvika, with Crown Prince Haakon, also 47,  for a sit-down conversation with author Geir Gulliksen, 56

The royal, who donned a stylish patterned dress, looked delighted to be speaking with Geir, who is known for his books, poetry, plays, and children's literature

The royal, who donned a stylish patterned dress, looked delighted to be speaking with Geir, who is known for his books, poetry, plays, and children’s literature

Mette-Marit donned a protective face mask as she arrived at the library. but removed it when she began her socially distanced talk with Geir. 

The royal, who wore her blonde hair loose, added layering to her outfit in the form of a smart black blazer, and completed her ensemble with a pair of nude-coloured heels. 

As she read from the author’s book, the royal was seen putting on a pair of chic transparent glasses.

It was a relaxed evening for the royals, who had a fright in late September when King Harald was admitted in hospital breathing difficulties.  

Mette-Marit cut a stylish figure in a black dress and blazer, which she paired with nude-coloured heels

Mette-Marit cut a stylish figure in a black dress and blazer, which she paired with nude-coloured heels

The royal looked delighted to be meeting the successful author, playwright and poet tonight

The royal looked delighted to be meeting the successful author, playwright and poet tonight 

King Harald, 83, tested negative for Covid-19, the palace later announced in a statement. 

Queen Sonja, also 83, wasted no time in visiting her husband and was seen driving herself out of the hospital car park this morning, accompanied by a friend.  

In the wake of his father’s condition, Crown Prince Haakon has been stepping in and taken over his father’s duties, including a scheduled meeting with the Norwegian government, the palace announced.  

King Harald who ascended to the throne after the death of his father King Olav on January 17 1991, was also admitted to hospital earlier this year and underwent two weeks sick leave.

Mette-Marit could be seen putting on a pair of transparent glasses she she spoke during the talk tonight

Mette-Marit could be seen putting on a pair of transparent glasses she she spoke during the talk tonight

The royal's blonde locks were styled to perfection in a wavy bob - and she kept her makeup to a minimum

The royal’s blonde locks were styled to perfection in a wavy bob – and she kept her makeup to a minimum

Speaking at the time Crown Prince Haakon, said it was a difficult period for the family and his father was recovering from dizziness but no serious illness was found.

Crown Prince Haakon has stepped in for his father on several previous occasions including, when he became ill in April 2018 with congestion and pain in one foot.

King Harald who is the country’s first native-born king since the 14th century, won the nation’s hearts when he married a commoner and led the mourning in 2011 for the victims of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

He was also praised globally for a 2016 speech showing support for gay rights, saying: ‘Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and girls and boys who love each other.’  

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