Princess Mette-Marit of Norway's wedding anniversary was sadly not a happy occasion this year as she was involved in a car accident.
The 42-year-old royal — who is married to Norway's Crown Prince Haakon — was involved in a minor crash after her car was hit by another vehicle on Tuesday, Aug. 25, according to a local news agency.
Princess Mette-Marit and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, in March 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The Crown Princess was hit in her car. There was a small traffic accident and this was quite undramatic," royal spokesperson Marianne Hagen said in an official statement.
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Though Princess Mette-Marit was not injured during the incident, she did take the rest of the day off from attending official engagements because of long-standing problems with her neck, Hagen revealed. She returned to her usual activities on Wednesday, Aug. 26 after a day of recuperation.
The Norwegian royal family in May 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Princess Mette-Marit — known for being a Norwegian commoner and a single mother with a disadvantageous past — and Crown Prince Haakon, 42, became engaged in 2000 and married on Aug. 25, 2001 at the Oslo Cathedral. The couple have two children, daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 11, and son Prince Sverre Magnus, 9, together. Princess Mette-Marit is also a mom to an older son, Marius Borg Høiby, 18, from a previous relationship.
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