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Princess Mette-Marit of Norway shows off her glowing complexion in a collection of new portraits

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has shown off her glowing complexion in a set of new portraits to celebrate her 47th birthday.

The mother-of-three, who is married to the heir apparent to the Norwegian throne Crown Prince Haakon, also 47, looks the epitome of elegance in the photographs, opting for an eye-catching orange maxi dress.

Three images were shared on the royal family’s social media accounts, with the first showing the princess leaning against a tree, the second capturing her playing with her two adorable dogs, and the third a candid holiday snap of Mette-Marit with her husband.

The Norwegian Palace shared the images on their Instagram page, with the caption: ‘Congratulations, Crown Princess Mette-Marit! Today, the Crown Princess turns 47- years-old.’ 

For her birthday portrait look, Mette-Marit opted for a half-up half-down hairdo and added a touch of glamorous makeup to her look.

The third intimate photograph of Mette-Marit and her husband showed the couple enjoying a trip on an island in Svellingsflaket west of Risvær, last week.

Looking effortlessly stylish, the princess sported an all-red ensemble, while Haakon appeared low-key in a baseball cap and green shorts. 

Mette-Marit has a child from a previous relationship Marius Borg Høiby, 23, and has two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, with Crown Prince Haakon.

Mette Marit was born a commoner, to farmers in Norway and was a single mother by the time of her controversial engagement to Crown Prince Haakon in 2000. 

She became Crown Princess after the couple’s marriage in 2001. Mette Marit has spent her reign championing humanitarian projects while joining official visits.

Her first official appearance was at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2000, following the announcement of the couple’s engagement on December 1. 

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