Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon of Norway enjoy family day out
Princess Mette-Marit and her husband Prince Haakon of Norway enjoyed a family day out on Sunday.


The royal couple were joined by their three children Marius, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre-Magnus as well as Haakon's parents King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway.


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Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon

King Harald's sister Princess Astrid and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands also made up the blue-blooded party.

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The happy family were out in force at Holmenkollen, a Norwegian neighbourhood famous for its ski jumping hill, Holmenkollbakken, and showed their support as German-born Severin Freund was victorious ahead of Norwegian native Anders Bardal in the ski jump.

Several candid snaps of the group showed them relaxed and smiling throughout the day.

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Princess Ingrid charms Queen Sonja

Marius, who is Princess Mette-Marit's son from a previous relationship, was seen sharing a joke with King Harald, while Ingrid, who is Norway's future queen, charmed her grandmother.

Princess Mette-Marit's appearance at the sporting event came the day after she showed her support for International Women's Day.

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The Crown Princess supporting International Women's Day

The 40-year-old mother-of-three gave a rousing speech at Constitution hall in Eidsvoll, arguing that it is in a country's best economic interests to recognise the value in all of its working population.

Princess Mette-Marit talks about her recovery following surgery on her neck.

Mette-Marit had scaled back her official duties to undergo neck surgery in November 2012, but her recent increase in engagements suggest the Crown Princess is now back to full health.