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Back to School with Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway has had a ‘first day’ at school twice in the few years she has attended school. Princess Ingrid Alexandra first started at the public children’s school Jansløkka in Asker, not far from the official residence of the Crown Prince Family, the Skaugum Estate. In 2014, the Princess began attending the private English-language international school in Oslo.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is the first child of the heir to the Norwegian throne, Crown Prince Haakon and his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Princess Ingrid Alexandra is second in line to the Norwegian throne, after the Crown Prince, and is the first woman born with inheritance rights to the Norwegian throne.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra in 2010 – the same year she started school. Photo: Jo Michael, Det Kongelige Hoff / The Royal Court.

Followed by her parents, her grandmother Marit Tjessem, King Harald and Queen Sonja, Princess Ingrid Alexandra had her first day at Jansløkka School in Asker on 19 August 2010. The school is located on the other side of the road to the Skaugum Estate. The Princess had braided hair, white skirt, white shoes, white socks and a new pink-pattern ruffle. However, because the weather was a bit uncertain, she also had a black umbrella.

“Now I can hold your umbrella, then you can go away and greet the rector,” said Crown Prince Haakon to the Princess when she arrived at the school for the first time. The Princess was solemnly met by the principal, her teacher and a class assistant whom she greeted before she went to sit with the other children.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra with her parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs, Det Kongelige Hoff / The Royal Court.

The Princess’s desk inside the classroom was marked with her name, and Her Royal Highness quickly found her place. Several of her friends from kindergarten started in the same class, so the Princess happily waved to her friends who sat on the other side of the classroom. Then, she began curiously looking in the math book that had been handed out to everyone.

Ingrid Alexandra’s grandfather King Harald then told the press: “She has been ready for school since before summer.” After a short meeting with information, the first day quickly came to a conclusion.

“She was very pleased; it went well,” said Mette-Marit smiling to the press before leaving the school.

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