Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is celebrating her 14th birthday today, and in celebration, the Royal Court of Norway released two new pictures of the teenage princess late last evening.
The images were taken by her proud father, Crown Prince Haakon outside their home at the Skaugum estate this month. The Princess is pictured in deep snow in one image and climbing a tree in another.
Celebrations for the future Queen of Norway’s birthday are, naturally, private. It is expected that she will celebrate with family at their family home.
Ingrid Alexandra is the older child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She has a younger brother, His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus (b. 2005), and an older brother, Marius Borg Høiby (b. 1997), from her mother’s previous relationship.
Her Royal Highness appears alongside her parents for National Day and other events. In the autumn of last year, she unveiled new sculptures at the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park alongside her mother and grandmother, Queen Sonja. The park, located in the gardens of the Royal Palace in Oslo, was initially opened in May 2016 by Her Royal Highness. She was accompanied on this occasion by her grandfather, King Harald, grandmother, parents, younger brother and great-aunt, Princess Astrid.
Second in line to the throne Ingrid Alexandra was born on 21 January 2004 in Oslo at the Rikshospitalet. She was christened in the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace in Oslo on 17 April with King Harald, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, King Felipe of Spain (then Prince of Asturias), Princess Märtha Louise and Marit Tjessem. The Princess, who enjoys music and playing the piano, began her schooling in 2006. In 2010, Ingrid Alexandra entered Jansløkka Primary School in Asker, but in 2014, she was transferred to the Oslo International School at Bekkestua – a private English language school – as her parents reportedly wanted to ensure she was fluent in English.
The Princess will be Norway’s second female monarch, after the 15th-century Queen Margaret once she ascends the throne. As a descendant of Princess Maud of Wales, daughter of King Edward VII, she is also in line for the British throne; however, she is preceded by her brother in the British line of succession.