Ingrid Alexandra of Norway


July 5, 2022

Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (born 21 January 2004) is a Norwegian princess who is number two in the succession to the Norwegian throne. She is the eldest common child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. If she becomes queen, she will be Norway's second female monarch, after Queen Margrete I. The princess is the first woman to be born with inheritance rights to the throne after equal inheritance rights for women and men were introduced by a constitutional amendment in 1990. The constitutional amendment in 1990 was not applied to those members of the royal family who had already been born when the change came into force. On a daily basis, only the first of the princess' first names is used as the indictment.

Birth, baptism and confirmation

Ingrid Alexandra was born on 21 January 2004 at 09:13 at Rikshospitalet in Oslo. After the birth of Ingrid Alexandra, the already reputable royal family experienced an increase in popularity. She was baptized on April 17, 2004 in the Castle Chapel by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, and was carried to the baptism of her grandfather, King Harald V. The other sponsors were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Felipe VI of Spain, Princess Märtha Louise and Marit Tjessem. Crown Prince Felipe of Spain and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark could not attend. Both prepared for their wedding the month after the baptism. On the occasion of the baptism, Norway Post issued a special anniversary stamp. She started in January 2006 in the privately owned Sem kindergarten. The princess was confirmed on 31 August 2019 in the Castle Chapel, and then all the sponsors were present. The confirmation and the ceremony afterwards were broadcast live on national television.


On 19 August 2010, she started at Jansløkka primary school in Asker, a public school that her half-brother attended. Her parents chose the school because they wanted her to have as normal a childhood as possible. The school's staff hoped to make the school a place where the princess could make friends and enjoy some relief from public spotlight. In August 2014, she switched to Oslo International School at Bekkestua, allegedly because her parents wanted her to be able to learn fluent English. In the school year 2019/2020, she attended Uranienborg School in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020, she began a study specialization education at Elvebakken upper secondary school in Oslo.

Public appearances

Throughout her upbringing, Princess Ingrid has participated in traditional celebrations of Constitution Day, as well as the traditional jumping tournament in Holmenkollen in Oslo. On 19 June 2010, Princess Ingrid Alexandra was the bridesmaid at the wedding of her godmother, the Crown Princess of Sweden. in the children's program Julemorgen on NRK Fjernsyn. She was scheduled to perform in the studio with her mother, but the Crown Princess had to report illness. In the program, they answered questions that viewers had asked and distributed money to the Environmental Agents. Princess Ingrid Alexandra christened the rescue company's new lifeboat, RS 159 «Elias», on 4 May 2015, in her first royal assignment. She was then accompanied by her grandfather. RS "Elias" was scheduled to be stationed in Moss, but has since 2019 been in Fuglevik further south, where a voluntary sea rescue corps is responsible for the crew. During the Winter Olympics for youth in 2016, Ingrid Alexandra lit the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony in Lillehammer, as her father had done 22 years earlier during the Winter Olympics in 1994. In 2016, Princess Ingrid Alexandra's Sculpture Park opened in the northern part of the Castle Park. The aim of the park was to create "a park with sculptures by and for children"; the park was the result of a nationwide idea competition among 5th and 6th graders where the winners got the chance to realize their sculpture drafts in collaboration with professional artists. The princess herself participated in the work of choosing among the contributions to the sculpture park from school children all over Norway. The park was given to the royal family as a gift from the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB in ​​connection with the royal couple's 25