Thursday, December 3, 2015

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

  1. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway was born 3 December 2005 as the youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway {Source}. 
  2. He has two older siblings{Source}:
    1. Marius Borg Høiby (1997, half brother from his mother's previous relationship)
    2. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004)
  3. The young prince was christened on 4 March 2006, with the following as his godparents{Source}:
    1. Queen Sonja of Norway (his paternal grandmother) 
    2. Espen Høiby (maternal uncle)
    3. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (his 4th cousin 1x removed through Queen Victoria)
    4. Queen Maxmia of The Netherlands (family friend)
    5. Princess Rosario of Bulgaria (family friend)
    6. Bjørn Stensland (family friend)
    7. Marianne Gjellestad (family friend)
  4. The youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit began attending kindergarten (similar to pre-school in the US) in 2007{Source}.
  5.  In 2011, he began attended Jansløkka elementary school {Source}.
  6. In 2014-2015, he began attending The Olso  Montessori School {Source}.
  7. As he is not a King, Crown Prince or heir's heir (like his sister), he is not considered as a member of the Royal House, therefore is styled as His Highness Prince of Norway, rather than His Royal Highness{Source}.
  8. Prince Magunus as he is known, was likely named:
    1. Sverre: for Sverre of Norway, who ruled Norway from 1184-1102
    2. Magnus: For seven previous Norwegian kings, and its also his father's middle name.
  9. As a member of the Norwegian Crown Princely Family, Prince Sverre Magnus (or Magnus as his family calls him) has appeared at numerous royal events. He first attended Norway's National Day in 2009, where the entire family appeared in tradition costume. Also in 2009 he attended the Norwegian Football Cup Final. In 2010, he attended the The World Cup Nordic And Ski Jumping, National Day and Pinchcliffe Grand Prix. In 2011, he attended National Day and the The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. So far, in 2012, he's attended theOpening of Global Shapers Oslo, National Day, celebrations marking his grandparent's 75th birthdays and various London 2012 Olympics events.
  10. In 2015, he attended the 2015 FIS Nordic World Cup, Norway's National Day celebrationsthe unveiling of a statue of King Olav V at the City Hall SquareThe 2015 St. Olav Festival, and  a memorial service for the 11/13/2015 attacks on Paris.

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