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Norway Royalty Visits 9/11 Memorial, Recalls NY Trip at Time of 2001 Attacks

Norway's Crown Prince Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at sunrise today toured the 9/11 Memorial, which features the 9/11 Memorial Museum's pavilion designed by Snoetta, a Norwegian architecture firm.

The royal couple was greeted by a group of reporters and photographers as they entered the World Trade Center site for an upclose view of the pavilion.  After the tour, the prince and princess greeted the media and took a few questions.

The couple, who were married in August 2001 in Oslo, told reporters they had traveled to New York for their honeymoon, according to a Norwegian journalist's translation. The couple added that they were in Long Island when terrorists struck WTC.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial