From single mother to Princess - the incredible story of Mette-MaritBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/from-single-mother-to-princess-the-incredible-story-of-mette-marit
Now Mette-Marit is the wife of the heir to the Norwegian throne, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, and she herself holds the title of Crown Princess of Norway. But in her youth, a woman could not even imagine that such a future awaited her. She took drugs, led a debauched lifestyle, worked as a waitress, and in her spare time hung out at rock concerts. It was at one of these concerts that something happened that changed Mette-Marit forever. Read more about her amazing story below.
Mette-Marit was born into an ordinary Norwegian family. Her father was a journalist and her mother was an office worker. Besides her, there were three other children in the family. And later, when his parents divorced and his father married a stripper, they had another half-brother.
The family did not live too richly. What is "luxury" Mette-Marit found out much later…
As a teenager, she was fond of volleyball and was an activist of a local youth club. Then the girl, as often happens, turned the wrong way: she began to be interested in parties, alcohol, illegal drugs. The girl worked part-time as a waitress, and in her spare time she had fun at rock concerts.
At that time, Mette-Marit wore a short haircut, smoked, drank and generally led a frivolous lifestyle.
By the age of 23, she had a child, but this did not particularly affect the life of the future princess. We can say that everything only got worse: the baby's father left her alone, so now with the help of drugs and alcohol, Mette-Marit tried to drown out resentment and loneliness.
In the late 90s, Mette-Marit visited another rock party. It was the largest Quart festival in Norway, at which, by coincidence, Crown Prince Haakon was also present at that moment. Even then, His Highness drew attention to a long-legged, flighty blonde, but their paths diverged.
They met again a couple of years later, at the same festival. But this time, real feelings flared up between Mette-Marit and her future husband.
In 1999, the couple began living in a rented apartment in Oslo. Fortunately, Haakon has a wonderful relationship with two-year-old Marius. And everything was fine until the press found out about the prince's affair…
Journalists have unearthed the dirtiest details from the past of the chosen heir to the throne. Is it worth saying that Haakon's parents opposed the marriage? The royal family of Norway has a special attitude to the choice of the heir of the second half. It is impossible to marry without the consent of the father and mother. Haakon's father, King Harald, had to wait nine years for his parents to approve the wedding.
As a result, Mette-Marit could not stand the pressure from the press and crowned relatives, and grabbing her son in her arms, went to her friend in Reus. Here she was going to live a quiet life away from the cauldron of secular passions. But fate decreed otherwise.
One day Mette-Marit saw Haakon on TV. The prince's voice was trembling, but he spoke firmly. He turned to the girl, said that he loved her and wanted to get married, even if he had to abdicate. And then Mette-Marit decided to return.
Fortunately for the lovers, King Harald and Queen Sofia welcomed the future daughter-in-law. Soon the dirty gossip subsided. Mette-Marit spoke to the press, honestly confessed her past and "repented".
The couple got married on August 25, 2001. The ceremony was held in Oslo Cathedral. The girl could not hold back tears when hundreds of Norwegians greeted her and her husband with deafening shouts and applause.
Haakon adopted Marius, and later the couple had another son and daughter. Now Mette-Marit and her husband lead an active media life. The former waitress has become a respectable mother and enjoys the great respect of the Norwegian people.
This story is a perfect example of what genuine feelings are capable of. Leaving her past life behind, Mette-Marit was able to step into a new one with the support of a loved one. We hope that the couple will continue to do well!