Ambassador for Norwegian literature

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess loves to read and is enthusiastic about books. She is eager to share her love of reading and spread good literature. She firmly believes that there is a book for everyone.

Her royal highness crown princess mette marit photo jørgen gomnæs, the royal court
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs, the Royal Court

In the course of the year Crown Princess Mette-Marit takes part in a wide array of literary events. This includes reading time for children in the Palace Park or at Oscarshall Summer Palace, literary festivals or library visits. The Crown Princess also seeks to arrange meetings about Norwegian literature abroad during official visits to other countries.

“I cannot imagine a life without books. Ever since I was a child, I have been read to and given the opportunity to enter a world of fantasy. The act of reading, the internal images it creates, the emotions it evokes – has made me a better, wiser and more thoughtful person.”

Ambassador for Norwegian literature

In 2017, the Crown Princess took on the role of ambassador for Norwegian literature in the international arena. Norway had been selected as Guest of Honour at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair, and the Crown Princess participated in key events in the Guest of Honour project. Her role in promoting Norwegian literature has an international framework and extended beyond the 2019 Book Fair. Norwegian literature is gaining in popularity abroad, and the Crown Princess is working to further enhance its position.

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