The Royal Court of Norway has released three stunning new official photos to mark Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th Birthday on Friday, 21 January 2022.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra is currently second in the line of succession to the throne and will be Norway’s second Queen Regnant following Margrethe I who ruled over Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1387 to 1412.
Photographer Ida Bjørvik took these photos in the Royal Palace in the White Salon and in the Bernadotte Salon.
The Princess’ Life So Far …
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s eldest child, Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo at 9.13 am on 21 January 2004.
Norway changed its constitution in 1990 to introduce absolute primogeniture, ensuring the crown passed to the Crown Prince’s eldest child, regardless of gender.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra was christened in the Palace Chapel on 17 April 2004, with her proud grandfather, King Harald V, presenting his granddaughter for baptism.
King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Märtha Louise, and her maternal grandmother, Ms Marit Tjessem were chosen as Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s godparents.
However, Crown Prince Frederik and King Felipe were unable to attend the christening as they were preparing for their weddings the following month.
However, all godparents attended Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation on 31 August 2019 in the Palace Church.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra also served as a bridesmaid at her godmother Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding on 19 June 2010.
She has a younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, who was born on 3 December 2005.
The princess enjoys sports and outdoor life. Like her parents and brother, loves skiing and water sports, including surfing.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra competed in the NM Final in surfing as her parents proudly watched, as she won gold for Junior Women on Saturday, 24 October 2020.
When Princess Ingrid Alexandra was less than six months old, she had already participated in two traditional events with her grandparents, King Harald and Queen Sonja, and parents – attending the Holmenkollen Ski Jumping Festival and the first children’s parade on Norway’s national day on 17 May 2004.
These traditions date back to 1906 when King Haakon, Queen Maud and Prince Olaf first attended these events and greeted the crowds from the Royal Palace’s balcony.
The Princess accompanied her father, Crown Prince Haakon, met over a thousand young environmental activists in the Palace Square to mark World Environment day in 2009.
She opened the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park on 19 May 2016 in the Palace Park, with sculptures made for children – by children – with additional sculptures added every year. Princess Ingrid Alexandra takes a keen interest in choosing the designs from contributions from schoolchildren across the nation.
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Norway in 2018, Princess Ingrid Alexandra acted as tour guide in the Sculpture Park.
Later that year, Princess Ingrid Alexandra lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer in October 2016 – the same honour her father had carried out at the Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 1994.
In November 2018, she christened Norway’s new research vessel, the Crown Prince Haakon, which will help provide new insights into the oceans and marine life.
Send Your Online Birthday Wishes
For anyone wishing to send their birthday greetings to Princess Ingrid Alexandra can do so by visiting the web register – https://www.royalcourt.no/melding.html?tid=200831.
It will remain open until midnight (local time).
Please note: The Royal Court also advises any messages will be published in the sender’s name. When they submit their message, they are giving their consent to this publication.
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