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Norway

New dates set for the celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra


Ida Bjørvik, Det kongelige hoff

After being postponed due to the pandemic, the date is finally set for the celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra reaching adulthood.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s official celebration day will be on 16 and 17 June.

The Princess turned 18 on 21 January 2022. The planned gala dinner at the Royal Palace as well as the government’s celebration of the day of authority was indefinitely postponed in December due to the infection situation and the virus restrictions.

King Harald and Queen Sonja will host a grand gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Friday, 17 June on the occasion of Government Day. The Norwegian government will host a party event on Thursday, 16 June. It is expected that a large number of royals from all over Europe will participate in the celebration. The 18-year-old milestone birthday was celebrated privately on 21 January.

The Norwegian government’s planned gift to the Princess is a gala dinner at Oslo’s new library, Deichman Bjørvika, with music and other cultural elements. Broad participation from all over the country was planned, especially by young people. This dinner will also be held later this year.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas G. Støre recently stated: “The day of adulthood is a major event in the lives of all young people. This applies not least to an heir to the throne who is to represent Norway and the Norwegian people. I had looked forward to celebrating with Princess Ingrid Alexandra on the day of her coming of age, but unfortunately, the infection situation does not make it possible now. I still hope she has a nice celebration with her loved ones.”

Ingrid Alexandra was born on 21 January 2004 at Oslo University Hospital as the first child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Due to a change in the laws of succession in the 1990s, she has been second in line to the Norwegian throne from birth.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.