Prince Haakon of Norway has arrived by parachute for his 40th birthday party at Skaugum Palace. The Prince, who, turns 40 on Saturday, landed safely in the palace grounds and was greeted by his excited family, who have organised the event.
Given that Haakon’s wife, Princess Mette-Marit, is turning 40 a month after her husband, the duo have planned a lavish festival themed party to celebrate.
On Saturday roughly 220 guests from around the world are expected to arrive at the couple’s offiical residence, Skaugum Palace, for a two day birthday celebration that Mette-Marit and her children have arranged for Prince Haakon.
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The couple have already acknowledged their landmark birthdays and released a series of special photographs last month, but now plan to celebrate in style with their family and friends.
Prince Haakon’s parents, King Harald and Queen Sonja, will stay in their summer residence, Bygdo Kongsgård, to be close to the celebrations and in keeping with the party’s festival theme, the guests will stay in tents that have been set up in the palace’s grounds.
Music and live performances will be the party’s main event although details about which artists will take to the stage are a closely guarded secret.