Crown Princess Mette-Marit has shared book tips and revealed she has a tissue in her home at Skaugum in Asker municipality on her Instagram account, where she talks about everyday life during the Coronavirus crisis.
The royal couple spends time in their home office, on telephone meetings, homework with their children and walking, no different from many other Norwegians these days. To keep morale up, the Crown Princess said they also like to swim in the month of March.
She also encouraged solidarity, community and unity with the slogan “Together we keep morale up”.
“Haakon, the children and I send a lot of good thoughts to everyone who keeps the wheels running every day. An extra greeting to you who feel more lonely now. And to all who have fallen ill: May the days become easier soon,” wrote the Crown Princess.
Severe lung disease
Crown Princess Mette-Marit revealed in October 2018 that she is living with the severe lung disease, chronic pulmonary fibrosis. This means that she is at risk of developing a serious condition if she is infected with the Coronavirus.
When asked what measures are being taken and how it affects the life of the Crown Prince couple and family, the Assistant Communications Manager at the Palace, Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, replied in an email: “The infection control around the members of the Royal House is taken care of in consultation with a doctor. We follow the authorities’ guidelines and recommendations for both the Royal House and for the court’s staff.”
Crown Prince thanks hospital staff
Crown Prince Haakon will have three meetings to attend on Thursday from his home office at Skaugum. He will be briefed on the Coronavirus situation from both the Home Guard and the Child Welfare Service. In addition, there is a board meeting in the Crown Prince and Princess’s Foundation, which supports youth at risk of being marginalised by society.
On Tuesday, Crown Prince Haakon thanked hospital staff for their efforts during the crisis.
“The work you do in the hospitals, and the effort that the entire health sector makes, is incredibly important for all of us. It is the joint efforts in the health sector now that it is respected,” said the Crown Prince at the video meeting with employees at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen.
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