Mette-Marit personally touched by Norway tragedy

Monday July 25, 2011

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The Crown Princess of Norway’s step-brother was one of the first victims to be killed in the massacre that left 86 dead at a youth summer camp on Friday.

Trond Berntsen, the son of Princess Mette-Marit’s late stepfather, was providing private security to the island retreat when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire.

And the 37-year-old's suffering was etched on her face as she and her husband Crown Prince Haakon attended a special church service.

It was held at the historic Norderhov Church on the Tri Fjord, near where the massacre on the island of Utoya occurred.

The princess was visibly distraught as she offered sympathy and condolences to survivors of the attack and victims’ families.

Her children, Marius, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were also in attendance and lit candles in memory of all those who lost their lives.

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