Seven-year-old Marius, son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit, served as a page boy at his dad Morten Borg's wedding to model Celine Maktabi
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While her son was on hand to participate, mum Mette-Marit declined an invitation to attend
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7 SEPTEMBER 2004

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway's son Marius had a very special engagement over the weekend, attending his father's wedding in Oslo.

The seven-year-old, who lives with the princess and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, acted as pageboy for his dad Morten Borg, and his 26-year-old bride, Celine Maktabi, as they tied the knot on Friday.

A bow-tie wearing Marius seemed to be enjoying his role in the nuptials, held at a church in Bygdoy, a tranquil peninsula on the western side of Oslo. Mum Mette-Marit, however, who split with Morten not long after their son's birth, declined an invitation to attend.

Bride Celine, an interior design student, is the youngest daughter of wealthy Lebanese-born businessman Mahmoud Maktabi. Known for his import businesses, particularly Persian rugs, the mogul recently treated his daughter, new son-in-law and little Marius to a family vacation at a luxury spa in Egypt.

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