Information pages to international broadcasters
The Broadcasting of The Royal WeddingThe wedding celebrations of HRH Crown Prince Haakon and Miss Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby will be the biggest media event in Norway for several years.
Wedding scheduleThe time schedule for the international TV-signal: Arrivals, sightseeing, boat trips, official dinners, private parties, wedding ceremony and royal ball at the palace.
The full guest listThe full list of guest from the bride's and groom's families, their relatives and friends, foreign heads of state, plus official representantives.
Hailed as repentant CinderellaNorwegians applauded the fiancee of Crown Prince Haakon on Thursday for confessing to a wild past before her wedding on Saturday and rated her well-suited to be Norway's queen.
Apologized for "dissolute" pastMette-Marit Tjessem Hoeiby, Norway's future queen whose colorful past has raised a few eyebrows ahead of her marriage Saturday to Crown Prince Haakon, offered an emotional apology for any misdemeanours.
HRH Crown Prince Haakon Born 20 July 1973 at Rikshospitalet in Oslo. Second child and only son of King Harald and Queen Sonja.
Miss Mette-Marit Tjessem HøibyBorn 19 August 1973 in Kristiansand, Norway. The youngest child of Marit Tjessem and Sven Olav Bjarte Høiby. Her official title as the Crown Prince’s wife will be announced after the wedding ceremony.
Oslo CathedralThe Cathedral, where Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby will be married on August 25th, was built in 1697.
HM King Harald V, Norway - father of the groomHe was the first prince born in Norway for 567 years and became Crown Prince on 21 September 1957 when his father acceded to the throne.
HM Queen Sonja - the groom's motherSonja Haraldsen, a commoner, became Crown Princess Sonja when she married Crown Prince Harald in 1968.
HRH Princess Märtha Louise, NorwayBorn 22 September 1971 at Rikshospitalet in Oslo. First child of King Harald and Queen Sonja. She is sister to the groom.
The bride's familyMette-Marit Tjessem Høiby's familiy consists of parents, step-parents, two broterhs, one sister and four nieces and a nephews.
The Royal Guest ListAmong the approx. 800 guests to the Royal Wedding are 60 VIPs.
Queen Paola, BelgiumBorn 11 September 1937 in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. Maiden name: Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria.
Maid of honour - Linda TånevikMiss Tånevik has been a close friend of the bride since they met five years ago through mutual friends.
The Lorentzen familyPrincess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen, born on 9 June 1930, is sister of King Harald.
The Ferner familyPrincess Astrid, Mrs Ferner (b. 12 February 1932) is sister of King Harald and Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen.
Princess Laurentien, NetherlandsB. 25 May 1966 in Leide, Netherlands, and grew up in the Hague. Maiden name: Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst.
Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, BelgiumBorn 15 April 15, 1960 in Brussels; the first child of King Albert II and Queen Paola and thus first in line to succeed to the throne.
Prince Contantijn, the NetherlandsBorn 11 October 1969 in Utrecht, the third and youngest son of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.