12 October 2009

Royal family at the movie theatre

It is not often that I "run into" members of the Norwegian royal family. Usually I only spot them at official events in Oslo, such as when they welcome the children's parade on the 17th of May or when foreign heads of state pay Norway an official visit. For some reason my colleagues at work seem to spot the royals by accident far more often than I do.

Yesterday - Sunday 11 October - was such an occasion. It happens now and then that the royals find the time to do "normal stuff", like shopping in the malls downtown or visiting the movie theatre. The weather was not that great, so King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon decided to take the royal kids, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, to the Saga movie theatre in downtown Oslo to see the computer-animated comedy-adventure film Up. Surely it provided fun for both the kids as well as the grown-ups. Not sure if Crown Princess Mette-Marit came along or not. She was not spotted by my colleague. A bunch of protection officers joined in, though...

See also Wikipedia's article about the film.

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