His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, the youngest son of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, has broken his ankle. This was confirmed Sunday by the Norwegian Royal Court. The Prince now will wear plaster and crutches after having had an accident while riding a bike.
“I can confirm that Prince Sverre Magnus has broken his ankle after being unlucky when he was riding a bike,” says Sven Gjeruldsen, Assistant Communications Manager at the Royal Court to the Norwegian newspaper VG. The Prince has been on holiday on Dvergsøya outside Kristiansand, but the Royal Court does not want to say anything more about the accident.
Prince Sverre Magnus has been very visible in recent months. He has participated in many of the celebrations of his grandparents, King Harald and Queen Sonja, who have both celebrated their 80th birthdays this spring. As late as 4 July, the Prince participated in the opening of the Queen’s new art gallery and the unveiling of a statue of Queen Sonja.
Royal Central will provide a new update on the Prince’s health as it becomes available.
Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway was born on 3 December in 2005. Sverre Magnus is currently third in line to the Norwegian throne, after his father and his older sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra. He was baptised on 4 March in 2006 in the Palace Chapel. He was carried to the baptism by his grandmother Queen Sonja. The godparents were Espen Høiby, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, Bjørn Steinsland and Marianne Gjellestad.
The Prince is well known in both his family and in the media for his humour and good personality.