The princess, who is expecting her third child, made a dazzling impression when she arrived for a formal dinner with the Lord Mayor
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Mette-Marit chats with Camilla at Clarence House
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27 OCTOBER 2005

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Norway's pregnant Crown Princess Mette-Marit was once again the belle of the ball when she attended a gala dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. The pretty royal, who was the centre of everyone's attention at the Guildhall soiree, hit the right note in a soft pink evening gown.

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The 32-year-old received an equally warm reception from the Duchess of Cornwall earlier in the day when she and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, went for tea at Clarence House. Camilla seemed delighted to be hosting the Scandinavian royals, smiling and chatting warmly with the couple as they arrived at the home she shares with Prince Charles.

Mette-Marit, who is expecting her second child with Haakon in December, has been accompanying her husband and his parents on a three-day visit to the UK to mark the centenary of their homeland's independence.

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