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Big hearted Princess Mette-Marit awarded for humanitarian work

16 DECEMBER 2012

Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has been honoured for her humanitarian work at a charity gala held in Berlin. The annual event, known in German as 'Ein Herz fur Kinder' which translates to 'A Kind Heart for Children' in English, helps to raise funds for needy youngsters.

Mother-of-three Mette-Marit matched her sleek blonde hair with a spectacular long-sleeved white gown which featured a striking gold belt buckle at the waist. The stylish Princess also chose accessories from the same colour palette, including a pair of cream heels and similarly hued clutch bag.

 

Princess Mette-Marit

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Having attended the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize with her daughter earlier in the month, future Queen Mette-Marit journeyed to the German capital to collect her trophy, a bright gold heart, awarded for her dedication to helping disadvantaged children.

The 39-year-old Princess was following in blue-blooded footsteps with the accolade as fellow royals Prince Harry and Princess Charlene have both received it in the past.

 

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Two years ago Prince Charles' son, Harry, was recognised for his charitable work and last year the future head of Monaco was honoured in the same way.

Whilst Mette-Marit added a regal touch to proceedings the occasion was also attended by several other famous faces - including pop music's own princess Kylie Minogue - who looked sensational in a red satin dress and gold statement necklace as she performed for the guests.

Foul Play actress Goldie Hawn was also spotted at the gala chatting with the glamorous Norwegian royal. Goldie, who is mother to Bride Wars star Kate Hudson, chose a stylish black lace dress for the evening.

 

Goldie Hawn



Mette-Marit married Prince Haakon back in 2001 and together the couple have two children of their own: Crown Princess Ingrid, 8 and 7-year-old Prince Sverre, as well as the princess' 15-year-old son, Marius, from a previous relationship.

In the same year they were married Haakon and Mette-Marit formed a charitable foundation known as The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Humanitarian Fund. The blonde heir is also a UN ambassador and often seen campaigning for causes such as HIV prevention and women's rights.

Before receiving her award the host introduced Princess Mette Marit by saying "when it comes to human suffering she forgets her princess status and helps people personally. We respect and support all humanitarian efforts here in Germany and admire her commitment."

The evening managed to successfully raise over 14 million euros for a number of good causes.

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