After celebrating their wedding anniversary this weekend, Haakon, Mette-Marit and Marius are set to move to London, where the crown prince will start a one-year master's program in development issues at the London School of Economics. Mette-Marit plans to study development and foreign aid work at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
The crown princess holds no college degree, something that many Norwegians consider a bit unusual.
"She has no sort of formal education at all. That's the only thing people find difficult [about her]," Tessem said.
Most Norwegian women, she said, expect to pursue careers. "You can have children, but it's also expected that you should be able to earn money for your own bread, that you should go to school."
Meanwhile, the public has another expectation of their new crown princess: They're waiting for news of a pregnancy.
"People are into it," said Tessem. "The crown prince should produce another heir. And when you have that type of romantic wedding … everybody hopes a child will be born."
And, unlike "the wedding of the century" of Charles and Diana in Britain, this one might actually turn out happily ever after.
Are Haakon and Mette-Marit really in love? "Absolutely," said Tessem.
"It's a true love story."