The Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway to the United Kingdom this morning.
Kate, 41, and Prince William, 40, held a meeting with the Norwegian royal couple, both 49, at Windsor Castle.
Dressed to impress, mother-of-three Kate donned a Burberry green suit and matching blouse from the brand for the occasion.
Mette-Marit, who married heir to the throne Haakon in 2001, looked equally elegant wearing a vibrant red dress with long sleeves as she posed for a group photo alongside the other members of the royal family.
Her husband Haakon donned a sharp navy blue suit, like William, and opted for a patterned blue tie. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales wore a red tie.
The Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway to the United Kingdom this morning
Kate, who last met the Norwegian royal couple in 2018 along with William, paired her statement suit with a recycled green pussybow blouse from Burberry and added a touch of glitter to her look with a pair of dainty earrings.
Meanwhile, Mette-Marit looked effortlessly elegant and completed her look with some glamorous makeup, keeping her curly hair down.
The meeting was held with representatives from leading Norwegian companies working on green energy solutions: Alex Grant, Senior Vice President and UK Country Manager, Equinor, Øivind Eriksen, CEO, Aker ASA, Børre Jacobsen, Managing Director, Northern Lights JV.
His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, the Norwegian ambassador to the UK, also attended the second meeting.
Haakon and Mette-Marit’s two-day visit aims to promote a larger business sector with a focus on green industrial transition, innovation and energy alongside a promotion of Norwegian literature and music.
Yesterday, Mette-Marit put on a glamorous show as she attended the Norway Night network reception at Lindley Hall in London with her husband.
Stepping out in a shimmering navy dress and proving to be the queen of color coordination, the mother of three paired her dazzling dress with navy blue heels and a matching handbag.
This fashion-forward maxi dress features a dropped hem, frilled 3/4 sleeves, and flaunts bold shoulder pads.
Kate, 41, and Prince William, 40, held a meeting with the Norwegian royal couple, both 49, at Windsor Castle. It was held with representatives of leading Norwegian companies working on green energy solutions
The princess let her statement dress do the talking and chose not to sport any glittery accessories for her outing last night.
Her husband Haakon, who is heir to the Norwegian throne, looked equally sophisticated in a navy blue suit and pink tie.
The royal couple were pictured on stage during the reception, each holding notes thought to be for giving a speech. Mette-Marit donned silver-rimmed glasses as she joined her husband on stage.
Haakon is the heir to the throne of Norway. Despite being older, his sister, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, is fourth in line to the throne due to Norwegian succession rules.
Mette-Marit was born a commoner to farmers in Norway and was a single mother by the time of her engagement to Crown Prince Haakon in 2000.
She became crown princess after the couple’s wedding in 2001. Mette Marit has spent her reign championing humanitarian projects while taking part in official visits.
Her first official appearance was at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall on 10 December 2000, following the announcement of the couple’s engagement on 1 December.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway put on a glamorous display last night as she attended a lavish reception in London with husband Prince Haakon (pictured together)
Mette-Marit, 49, donned a shimmering navy blue dress to join her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, also 49, at the network’s Norway Night reception at Lindley Hall in the British capital
The Prince and Princess of Wales have also had a busy week elsewhere. Kate accompanied her husband, William, who made his first visit to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Combermere Barracks in Windsor as their newly appointed colonel of the regiment on St David’s Day.
It was a position King Charles had held since 1975 and was taken over by his son and heir in December.
The Prince and Princess met many of the Welsh Guardsmen’s families, as well as Australian Army men and women stationed in the UK to help train Ukrainian soldiers.
Kate was presented with a bouquet of flowers by seven-year-old Royal fan Elsi-Haf Cunningham, who wore traditional Welsh clothing as her father took part in the parade.
Her mother, Krystal Cunningham, 59, said her daughter will remember this moment for the rest of her life.
“It was a very proud moment, she absolutely loves the royal family but has only ever seen Kate on TV,” she said, adding, “It was a big moment for her.”
Kate wore glamorous make-up with pink lipstick and a dark smoky eye. And for the occasion, she wore a replica of a leek brooch belonging to her late mother-in-law, the Queen.
Yesterday Kate accompanied her husband, William, on his first visit to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Combermere Barracks in Windsor as their newly appointed colonel of the regiment on St David’s Day
Prince William and Kate smiled for an official photo at the barracks
The original Welsh Guards leek brooch designed in 1960 for Queen Elizabeth II using the Welsh Guardsmen’s drawings.
It was presented to the late monarch as a regimental gift and was financed by the guards themselves, paying 12 and a half pence each.
In the decades that followed, the Queen made sure to wear the brooch at most events involving the Welsh Guards.
Founded in 1915 by King George V, the Welsh Guards are an infantry battalion with a light role based in Pirbright, Surrey. They have taken part in almost every British Army campaign since the First World War.
William’s acquisition was announced ahead of this year’s Trooping the Color, which has celebrated the British Sovereign’s official birthday for more than 250 years.
The King’s Birthday Parade – Charles’ first – takes place on the slightly later date, 17 June. The King’s actual birthday is November 14.
It will see the Household Division on the Horse Guards Parade, with the monarch present and saluting. There are seven regiments of the higher military unit, responsible for the fulfillment of ceremonial and public duties of the state.
The reigning monarch normally holds the appointment of chief colonel of the regiments, but each also has a colonel who is normally either a member of the royal family or a senior officer.