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Princess Ingrid Alexandra recovers from Covid-19 and heads back to school


Julia Naglestad / Det kongelige hoff

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is back at school again, after recovering from the coronavirus. The news was confirmed by her father, Crown Prince Haakon, to the Norwegian TV-channel NRK. NRK asked His Royal Highness during an event at the Norwegian National Archive on September 1st 2021 with the Crown Prince replying: “Princess Ingrid is well and back at school again. She felt it a little, but she has gotten well again and is up and running again. Nevertheless, this was a reminder to us that the virus situation is not quite over yet”.

On August 22nd 2021, Princess Ingrid Alexandra tested positive for COVID-19. At that time the Royal Court stated that the Princess was isolating at her family’s home, the Skaugum Estate. Her parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and her younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus were also tested but did not get the virus. As a result of their exposure to the virus, the Crown Prince Couple had to postpone the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the Crown Prince Couple’s Foundation.

Just hours after the Norwegian Royal Court confirmed that Princess Ingrid Alexandra had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, King Harald said that the princess was doing well. On the way to inspect the royal yacht, he took the time to answer questions about his granddaughter. The King told reporters that: “As far as I know, it is going well”.

Princess Ingrid was the first member of the Norwegian Royal Family to contract the virus. The princess is a student at Elvebakken school in Oslo. It emerged that the Princess was infected in a major outbreak at her school. A total of 29 new coronavirus infections were registered at Elvebakken upper secondary school in Oslo. At the time, the district doctor says that the situation at the school was not under full control, but that they have a close dialogue with the school’s management and continuously assess what measures are to be implemented.

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.