Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit had their dancing shoes on for Queen Sonja and King Harald’s joint 80th birthday celebration on Tuesday. The pair showed off their dance moves as they gathered with members of the Norwegian royal family on the palace’s balcony in Oslo. The Crown Prince Couple of Norway sang along with well-wishers and their relatives to the country’s birthday song, Hurra for Deg. During the melody, Haakon and Mette-Merit danced out the lyrics of the song that state: “We all stand around you in a ring / And look, now we’ll march / Bow, nod, curtsy, we turn around / Dance for you and hop and skip and jump / Wishing you from the heart all good things!”
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VER GALERÍA The Norwegian royals gathered for King Harald and Queen Sonja's joint 80th birthday celebration Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images
The Norwegian monarchs’s joint birthday party — which was held in honor of the Queen’s upcoming milestone birthday on July 4 and the King’s birthday, which passed earlier this year on February 21 — was attended by a number of royals from across Europe including Monaco’s Prince Albert, Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Crown Princess Mary and Frederick of Denmark, Prince Carl Philip and his pregnant wife Princess Sofia of Sweden and many more.
VER GALERÍA The Crown Prince shaved during his parents's birthday gala dinner Photo: HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/Getty Images
Following the royal family and guests’s appearance on the balcony, the party retreated back into the palace for a glitzy gala dinner. Once inside, Crown Prince Haakon underwent a dramatic transformation. The King and Queen’s son shaved his beard “as part of the entertainment during the gala dinner.” The Crown Prince and his sister, Princess Märtha Louise, also delivered remarks at the dinner telling their parents, “We are very fond of you.” The celebrations did not stop on May 9. On Wednesday, royal guests along with the King and Queen of Norway were photographed braving the rain as they arrived to the Norwegian royal yacht, the “Norge,” for a lunch in honor of Sonja and Harald’s birthdays.
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