Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Royal news

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 12:23
zimena: Cross-country skier Johannes Høsflot Klæbo looking even more gorgeous than usual. (Skiing - JHK glare)
I'm bringing a little piece of royal news today. You'll see why in a moment, but you just need some context first.

The Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja both turn 80 years old this year. The King's birthday was in February, and the Queen's will be in July... but the official celebrations started yesterday, and will continue today. Of course, this means that there is a lot of royal stuff on TV - royal guests arriving, various types of entertainment to celebrate this event, speeches for the birthday couple... and the latter turned out to be a lot more interesting than I had expected. In fact, I'm not even that much into watching royal stuff on TV for hours on end, I just pay some kind of half-attention to it because it's on and because my mom likes to follow it in more detail than I do.

I watched Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Märtha Louise's speech for their parents, though. It was actually quite personal, with mentions of childhood memories and fun facts that aren't public knowledge normally. And then, there was this quote - from the part where the Princess was speaking:

"You are both very up-to-date and willing to learn new things. Mum is downloading apps and reading text messages... on her watch. Dad doesn't even own a cellphone. He is more interested in the French election, in the development around NATO, and in whether Klæbo will be on the allround team in cross-country skiing."

So, he got mentioned in a royal speech, now? And it seems the King might be a fan.

Imagine my expression at hearing his name in this context.

Day = made!

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