Royal Family - the reality series
Published: Wednesday 2003-12-03.
The reality series known as The Royal Family continues... Crown prince Haakon can’t claim paternity leave in January, according to a literal interpretation of the constitution of Norway. Now he says that he is not going to try, which is a bit of a shame, it would have been interesting to see what would happen, as this situation haven’t occurred before. The most natural thing would have been if his big sister, princess Märtha, who is number two in the succession, would take his place at that time, but again, according to the constitution, she isn’t eligible.
But it is of course that at the time the constitution was written, no-one had ever heard of “paternity leave”, so it is not a big surprise that the laws aren’t covering this situation.
Today’s chocolate advent calendar figure: Snowman.
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