The Norwegian royal canceled a planned appearance following the incident
Princess Mette-Marit s 14th wedding anniversary wasn’t quite as happily-ever-after as she’d hoped.
The Norwegian royal, 42, was involved in a minor traffic collision in Oslo on Tuesday, the local news agency NTB reported. It was the same day she marked the anniversary of her fairy-tale love story with Prince Haakon.
The mom of three cancelled a public engagement after the incident, in which the Royal Car was hit by another vehicle.
The crash was not life threatening, a palace spokesman said, although the princess took the rest of the day off because of long-standing problems with her neck.
The book-loving Scandinavian fell while on an official visit to the Ukraine in 2008 and subsequently had corrective surgery.
But there was no need to visit the hospital this time: the unplanned royal day off was, according to a spokeswoman, a precaution.
Mette-Marit’s husband Crown Prince Haakon stepped in for his recuperating wife, greeting representatives on her behalf at a UN function on women’s equality later that day.
Princess Mette-Marit resumed her usual program of activities Wednesday, according to official spokeswoman Marianne Hagen.
“The Crown Princess was hit in her car. There was a small traffic accident and this was quite undramatic,” Hagen said in an official statement.
Officials declined to discuss details of the incident further.
But it doesn’t seem to have slowed her down by much: Princess Mette-Marit is set to attend five separate engagements during the upcoming week, according to the palace website.
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