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European Royals

New photo of future European monarchs released


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Ahead of the gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo for Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday, a special photo of some of the future monarchs of Europe was released by the Royal Court.

The image was taken in the Bird Room of the Royal Palace and featured four future queens and one future grand duke.

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, 18, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, 20, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, 18, Princess Estelle of Sweden,10, and Prince Charles of Luxembourg, 2, were photographed for a historic image in Olso as all will one day be monarch in their respective countries.

It was a special photo as it was the first tiara appearance for Amalia, Elisabeth and Ingrid Alexandra, who have all come of age during the global health crisis. They were each seen wearing their royal house orders for the first time, as well.

The Royal Court also released a photo of all the royal guests at the birthday celebrations and a new family photo taken ahead of the dinner.

The image of all the royal guests was taken in the Lille Festsal and featured royals from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

The third row features Rosario Nadal, Prince Tassilo of Bulgaria, Olimpia Preslavska, Princess Mafalda Cecilia Preslavska of Bulgaria, Katharine Jibba Butler, Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess Olympia of Greece, Prince Constantine of Greece and Prince Aristides of Greece.

The second row shows Emma Tallulah Behn, Leah Isadora Behn, Maud Angelica Behn, Durek Verrett, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Marius Borg Høiby, Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg, and Prince Charles in the arms of his father, Guillaume.

Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner, Marit Tjessem, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, King Felipe of Spain, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Estelle of Sweden and Prince Oscar of Sweden.

King Harald and Queen Sonja are seated in the front, with Ingrid Alexandra placing a hand on both their shoulders.

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The family photo features the birthday girl with her grandparents, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Marit Tjessem; her parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit; and her brothers, Marius Borg Høiby and Prince Sverre Magnus.

Celebrations for Princess Ingrid Alexandra concluded on Friday evening.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.