|Marius Borg Høiby|
|Mother||Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby|
|Born|| 13 January 1997 (age 23)|
Early life Edit
Birth and baptism Edit
Marius was born on 13 January 1997 in Norway. He was christened on April 8, 1997, in Lund church in Kristiansand. His godparents were: Espen Høiby , Per Høiby, Kristin Høiby Bjørnøy, Veronica Sønsteby Aamot, Tom Viken and Anders Borg (his paternal uncle).
In Summer 2002, Marius moved together with his mother and stepfather to London, where he attended a local preschool. One year later, they moved back to Norway, whete he started his first day of school on 18 August 2003 at Jansløkka elementary school, a local public school in Asker.
In autumn 2010, he continued his education at Solvang Middle School (Norwegian: Solvang Ungdomsskole) and in 2013 at Wang elite school (Norwegian: Wang videregående skole).
Marius was confirmed in the presence of the royal family on 2 September 2012 in church of Asker, just outside Oslo.
Relationship with the press Edit
For the next 17 years after his mother's engagement, the Norwegian press followed him closely. Initially, there was a big controversy when it was announced that Crown Prince Haakon was marrying a single mother coming from a common family and with a 4 year old son, however, he insisted on marrying her. The royal family has also been known to be very accepting of Marius who appeared in many of the royal family photos as a regular member of the royal family prior January 2017
On January 10, 2017 (shortly before his 20th birthday), Crown Princess Mette-Marit posted an open letter on the royal family's website, asking the press to let her son get peace, as he is not a public person or wants a life in the public light. "Marius does not want to live a life in public. My commitment to him as a mother is to take the responsibility that was given me at Aker Hospital 20 years ago seriously,” she wrote, before asking some Norwegian media to let him drop from their radar “as he wants, when he now partly for that reason chose to go abroad to study.”
Since 2017, Marius has had a few official tasks - usually together with the rest of the Crown Prince family. Apart from the Norwegian newspaper Se og Hør and some other newspapers, the desire for privacy has largely been complied with.