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Details of the confirmation of Prince Sverre Magnus revealed

Julia Naglestad / Det kongelige hoff

Details of Prince Sverre Magnus’ confirmation into the Norwegian church has been revealed in a short statement from the Royal Court on Thursday morning. The Prince will be confirmed on Saturday 5 September 2020.

Sverre Magnus has this year followed the confirmation teaching in Asker parish, and the confirmation service will, therefore, take place in Asker church. After the confirmation service, a smaller, private dinner will be held at the Skaugum Estate.

Prince Sverre Magnus was carried to his baptism in 2006 by his grandmother, Queen Sonja, who was also one of his godparents. His other sponsors are Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Rosario Nadal, Espen Høiby, Bjørn Andersen-Steinsland and Marianne Gjellestad. It is expected that royals from other European nations will participate in the confirmation in September.

The ceremony will take place almost one year after the Prince’s older sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, was confirmed. According to royal tradition, she was confirmed in the chapel at the Royal Palace in Oslo, followed by a grand lunch for several hundred guests.

Prince Sverre Magnus was born on December 3, 2005, in Oslo. The Prince is the third in line to the throne after his father and sister. In the autumn of 2007, Prince Sverre Magnus started kindergarten in Asker, and in the autumn of 2011, he started in 1st grade at Jansløkka school, where Princess Ingrid Alexandra also went. On 18 August 2014, the Prince started at the Montessori school in Oslo. The Prince likes skiing, primarily alpine, and cycling – BMX and cross. He also shares the joy of water sports, and especially surfing, with the rest of the Crown Prince Family.

The confirmation will be a Lutheran Christian ceremony and is seen as the sealing of the Christianity created in baptism. Those being confirmed are known as confirmands. The traditional worship ceremony will consist of prayer, hymns and reading of the Bible.

Royal Central will cover the event.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.