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Princess Ingrid Alexandra enjoys the first day at her new school in Oslo


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Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway attended her very first day at her new school on Monday. The Royal Court told the press that the Princess and future queen would start the 10th grade at Uranienborg School in Oslo. This news was first reported by Royal Central in May. From 2014 to 2019, the Princess has been enrolled at Oslo International School in Bekkestua. Prior to this, from 2010 to 2014, she attended Jansløkka School in Asker.

Oslo International School differs from many other public schools in the country. Here, they make use of an international teachers’ plan, and they have a secondary school for students from the 7th to the 10th grade, and 8th through to 10th grade as in the Norwegian public schools.

Speaking to Budstikka newspaper in May, Knut Sørlie of the Oslo International School said: “It is normal for us that students move on. Apart from that, we have no comment about Ingrid Alexandra in particular.”

Norwegian TV NRK has been in contact with the Royal Court, asking why the Uranienborg School was selected. The Royal court explained: “The choice fell on Uranienborg School based on an overall assessment. The Crown Prince Family wanted a place at an Oslo school. Uranienborg School is located close to the Palace, and the school had vacant space,”

Uranienborg school is located in west Oslo, around 530 metres from the Royal Palace.

Assistant Communications Manager Sven Gjeruldsen said: “It was natural to stop at Oslo International School now because the Princess has finished the classes she started on. The Princess still has one year left in the Norwegian secondary school and wants to go the last year at Uranienborg School.”

The Royal Court has also stated that Her Royal Highness will start high school in 2020, but it is not clear yet which school she will attend. Prince Sverre Magnus continues at the Montessori school in Oslo. He also went to Jansløkka before moving over to his new school in 2014.



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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.