Friday, November 29, 2013

Haakon and Mette Marit: comment from spokesman

In response to rumors of an impending separation, the spokesman for Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway confirmed that "there will be no press release of any sort", concerning the couple.

For the past week, Twitter and other social media outlets have been passing on rumors of a press conference on Friday or Monday in Oslo to announce a separation between the Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

The Palace also stated that they will not comment on rumors.

The Norwegian media are largely silent on the rumors.

Update on December 1.  King Harald and Queen Sonja have spent the weekend at Sandringham with the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.   I sincerely doubt that the King and Queen would spend a weekend in Norfolk if the Crown Prince's separation was going to be announced on Monday.  

I think the rumors are just that: rumors.  Made up. Not true.  The Crown Princess has been recovering from surgery.  Her husband canceled a trip to the United States to be with her.

An interview with Lord Nicholas Windsor

An Interview with Lord Nicholas Windsor:

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 1995 The Happiest day of my life

My uncle gave me away

Something borrowed, something blue, a lucky sixpence in your shoe: a real sixpence given to me by an English friend.

Our first dance: Take me out to the Ballgame   

the gorgeous cake with the Lenox bridal figurine cake topper

Bill and I were married at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria, and our reception was held at the American Legion Hall, catered by Gadsby's Tavern.  The wait staff was in colonial garb.
I found my gown at Gossypia, a boutique in Alexandria, in the clearance rack ... made in Paris, France. 

Inspired by John Frederick Henry Bacon's The Wedding Morning.  This portrait was the cover of my wedding invitation.  Several years ago, at a framing shop in Alexandria, I found a framed copy, now hanging in my living room.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

More photos from Serbia 2005

All from July 2005, my first trip to Serbia, for the 60th birthday celebrations of Crown Prince Alexander