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Norwegian royal family mourn death of beloved family member

The family's beloved dog has died

crown princess mette marit haakon ice lake visit© Photo: Getty Images
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
July 30, 2021
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The Norwegian royal family are mourning after their beloved labradoodle, Muffins, passed away earlier in the week. Crown Princess Mette-Marit confirmed the sad news on Instagram on Friday.

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The royal posted several slides of Muffins on a family holiday and cuddled up with members of the family, like her husband Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and their daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

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One adorable photo saw the pooch wearing a pair of sunglasses, and another saw Muffins stood next to the family's other dog, Milly.

Mette-Marit penned an emotional tribute to the beloved pooch. "Our last trip," she wrote, adding a broken heart emoji.

"This week our Muffins died from cancer. The whole family's fun crow bun & best friend who was born at home in the living room.

"Ever since she came into the world she has been a natural centre of our life. She has been dressed up in all kinds of [costumes], taken on a trip skiing and had a good dog life."

She added: "She could be really naughty and loved to run away, but most of all Muffins especially loved cuddles, kids, robotic lawnmowers and Milly."

crown princess mette marit muffins sunglasses© Photo: Instagram

Crown Princess Mette-Marit shared the sad news on Instagram

She finished her tribute by saying: "She has given us all more love, comfort and laughter than you could hope for, and everyone here and mum Milly miss her very much."

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Royal fans were also devastated by the loss, and commented with a series of broken heart emojis.

crown princess mette marit muffins haakon© Photo: Instagram

Muffins was a beloved member of their family

The Crown Princess hasn't had the easiest year, after she reportedly fractured her tailbone just before Christmas in a skiing accident. Norwegian magazine Se & Hør states the incident took place as the royal was jumping out of a ski lift with Ingrid.

She was transported to a nearby hospital where she spent one night, before she returned to the Skaugum estate in Oslo.

Mette-Marit primarily resides at the estate with her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, and their two children, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre Magnus.

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