Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was born to Sven and Marit Høiby on August 19, 1973, in Kristiansand, Norway. She has admitted to a rebellious phase during her youth, but during that time, one precious person entered her life, her son, Marius Borg Høiby. Mette-Marit later met Crown Prince Haakon at a party related to the Quart Festival. They married in Oslo Cathedral on August 25, 2001. Together they have two children: Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus.
She holds a master's degree in Executive Management and resides with her family on the Skaugum estate
(Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs / The Royal Court)