Monday, January 21, 2013

Royal Profile:Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born 21 January 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, the only daughter and oldest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She has one older half-brother from her mother, Marius Borg Høiby and one full brother, Prince Sverre Magnus.

She is presently 2nd in line for the throne of Norway (thus it's future Queen. When her father takes the role as King of Norway, she will become Crown Princess of Norway). She is also distantly in line for the British throne as a descendant of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (his youngest daughter Princess Maud was her great-great grandmother).

She was christened on 14 April 2004, where he godparents were:
  •  King Harald V of Norway (her grandfather)
  • Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (CP V's greatx4 grandmother was also Ingrid Alexandra's greatx4 grandmother)
  • Felipe, Prince of Asturias (his great-great grandmother was  her great-great-great grandaunt, making them 3rd cousins 2x removed)
  • Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (her paternal aunt)
  • Marit Tjessem (her maternal grandmother)

In her young life, she has performed limited public duties.  She served as a bridesmaid for her godmother Crown Princess Victoria at her June 2010 wedding. She's joined the Royal Family for the National Day celebrations and attended the traditional ski jumping tournament at Holmenkollen in Oslo. She also appeared on a Norweigan Television Program with her father in December 2012 {Video}

She began attending school in August 2010, where she began attending classes at a local state school, the same neighborhood school attended by her older half brother Marius Borg Høiby. Her parents wanted to give her a normal childhood as much as they could. Presently, she should be in her 3rd year at the school, or in Year 3 of Barneskole. 

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