Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway turns 15

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is celebrating her 15th birthday today. In honour of the birthday, the Royal Court of Norway released a new photo last night, taken by Julia Naglestad.

Naglestad also took the birthday photos of Prince Sverre Magnus (Ingrid Alexandra’s younger brother) last December, in which the Princess featured in one photo. It is not known if the images for both birthdays were taken at the same time.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra, who will one day be Queen of Norway, was born to Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit on 21 January 2004 in Oslo’s Rikshospitalet University Hospital.

Photo: Julia Naglestad / The Royal Court

Ingrid Alexandra joined an older half-brother, Marius, who was born to Crown Princess Mette-Marit from a previous relationship. Ingrid Alexandra and Marius were later joined by a younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus in December 2005.

The Princess was christened into the Church of Norway on 17 April 2004 with King Harald of Norway (her paternal grandfather), Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, King Felipe of Spain, Princess Märtha Louise (her paternal aunt), and Marit Tjessem (her maternal grandmother) serving as godparents.

Her Royal Highness will be confirmed into the Church of Norway on 31 August in the chapel at the Royal Palace in Oslo. It is not yet known who of her godparents will attend. However, three of her godparents are almost sure to be at the event – King Harald, Princess Märtha Louise, and Marit Tjessem.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra began her education at a day-care centre in Asker in January 2006. She later attended Jansløkka elementary school from August 2010 to August 2014. Beginning in August 2014, Norway’s future monarch enrolled at the Oslo International School at Bekkestua – a private English language school.

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