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Royal guests revealed for Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation


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Friday morning at 9 am, the Norwegian Royal Court published parts of the guest list to the upcoming confirmation of Princess Ingrid Alexandra on Saturday. The Royal Court can confirm that the following royal guests are coming to Oslo tomorrow:

  • HM. King Felipe of Spain.
  • HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
  • HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
  • HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
  • HRH Prince Christian of Denmark.

In addition, the entire Norwegian Royal Family will be in attendance. Of course, this involves King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise with her three daughters, Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Astrid and the Crown Princess’s son, Marius Borg Høiby. Also, members of Princess Astrid’s family and the family of the late Princess Ragnhild, as well as the Crown Princess’s family, are expected to attend.

Additionally, a number of other prominent guests from Norway will attend. The President of the Parliament, the Prime Minister, members of the government and a number of bishops. Also, central officers from the defence force as the head of the Royal Life Guard and the commander of the Royal Police Guard will attend; so will a number of diplomats and ambassadors.

The Royal Court confirms that this is not a complete list of who is coming. There are, therefore, great opportunities for more royals to come. This could be an exciting surprise tomorrow.

On Saturday, the confirmation service will be performed by Oslo’s bishop, Kari Veiteberg and Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, was baptised in the Palace Church in April 2004. She was carried into her christening by her grandfather, King Harald V – he was also one of her godparents. Her other godparents are King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Marit Tjessem.

Royal Central will give you the latest from the confirmation in Oslo this Saturday; stay tuned.



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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.