The Norwegian Royal Court has released new official photos on Friday, 17 June 2022, to mark Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s official 18th Birthday celebrations.
Ida Bjørvik took the photos of Princess Ingrid Alexandra in the Upper Vestibule in the Royal Palace.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra wears a diamond tiara that belonged to her great-great-grandmother Princess Ingeborg of Denmark who married Prince Carl of Sweden in 1897.
The Princess is also wearing King Harald V’s House order (portrait brooch) and the Grand Cross of the Order of St Olav for the first time.
King Harald bestowed both orders on Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th Birthday on 21 January.
She also wears miniature medals of the Order of St Olav, The Royal House of Norway Centenary and King Harald’s Silver Jubilee 1991-2016.
Official celebrations, including a gala dinner, were scheduled in January when Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned 18 but they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wearing Princess Ingeborg’s Tiara
Prince Carl of Sweden gave the diamond and pearl tiara to his wife, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, over 120 years ago, as it was lighter to wear than many of those which she already wore during official events.
Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, said her grandfather bought it at the Parisian jeweller Boucheron in 1900 for her grandmother because ‘it was lighter to wear on important occasions.’
Princess Ingeborg often allowed her three daughters, including Crown Princess Märtha, to wear her jewellery.
The Crown Princess was seen wearing the tiara at a gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria during a state visit with Crown Prince Olav to the United States in 1939.
Princess Ingeborg later bequeathed the tiara to her eldest granddaughter, Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen, who wore it often, including her brother King Harald’s 21st Birthday in 1958.
Princess Ragnhild’s children gave the tiara to Princess Ingrid Alexandra as their gift on her 18th Birthday.
According to Princess Astrid, ‘Princess Ragnhild wanted Ingrid Alexandra to have Grandmother’s tiara.’