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Norway Out

by | 9th, September 2004

‘WHAT’S the point in going to Norway, we ask? And, quick as a flash, the comic genius within you says there isn’t one. Norway…nul points.

I’m A Norwegian…Get Me Out Of Here!

But you’d be wrong to dismiss the land that pop music forgot because, if you’re down Norway way, you might just catch a glimpse of Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit chilling out in their country pile in downtown Skaugum.

Now, we must confess that, having never been to Norway, let alone the regal retreat, we were forced to look up the idyll’s location on a map.

And working with callipers and charts, we can say with no little authority that, yes, it is in the dead centre of nowhere.

And that’s how the princess and his wife, her seven-year-old son Marius and their baby daughter Princess Ingrid like it.

‘This place is so secluded,’ says she, ‘that it makes you feel at peace. It’s much quieter here than in town.’

‘It’s a fantastic place,’ chips in Haakon, ‘and we’re thankful for every day we live her.’

And indeed it does look a pleasant enough spot when viewed from

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