So the clear message from Dagbladets political editor, Geir Ramnefjell.
Norway is on the other end after the Norwegian media Today's business community that boasts recently revealed that the Norwegian crown princess Mette-Marit on several occasions and have met with the now deceased manager Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of human trafficking and abuse of underage girls.
the Meetings between the crown princess and Jeffrey Epstein took place in the period 2011-2013, and it is controversial, as the Epstein in 2008, served his first punishment for sexual contact with a minor, where he got a sentence of 13 months.
Mette-Marit has been out and regret the meetings with Epstein, which mostly took place in the UNITED states. However, they have also met once in Norway and once on a holiday in St. Barts, where also the Norwegian crown prince Haakon greeted Epstein.
‘one can well understand, they will stress,’ writes Geir Ramnefjell in his column in the Newspaper, before he criticises the royal family's lack of willingness to provide information in the case.
‘the Royal family's strategy is to regret and to otherwise keep the information close to the body. They must not get away with,’ writes Geir Ramnefjell on. Moreover, he believes that the royal family's restraint creates even more mystery about the meetings.
‘What kind of meetings are we talking about? It was about the possible contribution to the Royal family fund or other initiatives to formal cooperation projects? They met in connection with kronprinseparret official program? In this case, remains that the lack of background checks (by Epstein, ed.) highly critical, almost unacceptable,’ he writes.
the Newspaper has also contacted the Norwegian satsminister Erna Solberg and asked her if the royal family should have googlet Epstein, in Mette-Marit met with him.
"I will not comment on. It is the crown who must answer whether they should have made a more thorough background checks," says Solberg, who also raises the question of where the planned meetings.
In 2013 selected the crown princess even to cut off contact with Epstein, because she saw that the billionaire tried to take advantage of the connection he had had with the crown princess, to other persons.Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 02:00