Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway was confirmed at Asker Church on Saturday, 5 September 2020.

Source: Facebook/Kongeuset

A statement from the Royal Court of Norway said the Prince had attended confirmation classes, whilst following government regulations regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Church bells rang as the Royal Family took their seats before the service began.

Source: Facebook/Kongehuset

Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Princess Märtha Louise wore their traditional bunadar.

Parish priest Karoline Astrup, chaplain Marita Elvemo Sivertsen and parish educator Liv-Iren Westnes led the service.

The Preses (Presiding Bishop) of the Church of Norway, The Most Reverend Olav Fykse Trevit, was also present.

Chaplain Marita Elvemo Sivertsen preached from Luke 15 – the Parable of the Lost Son – who returns home repentant, after squandering his inheritance, and is embraced and welcomed home by his father.

The sermon focused on the message that everyone has to find their own way, make mistakes and the importance to know that someone wants us and there is always a way home.

Prince Sverre Magnus was confirmed with nine others, unlike his older sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and lit a candle.

All confirmees, including the Prince, received a red rose.

The Preses accompanied the Royal Family out of the church when the service had ended.

Prince Sverre Magnus and the rest of the Royal Family posed for photos taken by Lise Åserud from NTB scanpix, at Skaughum, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ home.

The Royal Family celebrated the event with a private dinner that evening after the photo session.

Confirmation Gifts

The Storting (Parliament) – canoe with oars and vest

The Government – work of art by Morten Andenæs.

Magne Furuholmen from Asker – art work

Supreme Court – surfboard and a book about the Supreme Court

Church of Norway – Bible with new translation from 2011.

County Governors in Norway – sleeping bag and pad

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