Two new photos released to celebrate Prince Sverre Magnus’s 13th birthday

The Norwegian Royal Court has released two new pictures to celebrate the 13th birthday of Prince Sverre Magnus. One of the photos shows him sharing a hug with his big sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

Today Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway celebrates his 13th birthday. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit marked the birthday of their youngest child by releasing two new photographs.

In one of the two pictures, Prince Sverre Magnus is seen sharing a hug with his big sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Sverre’s older half-brother, Marius from his mother’s previous marriage, was not included in the birthday pictures. Marius Borg Høiby asked not to be included in the official lives of the Norwegian Royal Family.

Photo: Julia Naglestad, Det kongelige hoff

The other photo is a portrait of the handsome young prince. The photos seem to have been taken at the Skaugum Estate, the home of the Norwegian Crown Prince Family in Oslo. The family celebrated his birthday privately.

Prince Sverre Magnus was born on the third of December 2005 at the Oslo University Hospital. On the fourth of March 2006, he was baptised at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Oslo. His godparents include among others his grandmother Queen Sonia, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Rosario of Bulgaria and his maternal uncle Espen Høiby.

Since August 2014 Prince Sverre Magnus has been going to the Montessori school in central Oslo. The hobbies of the Prince include playing the drums. Prince Sverre Magnus is the only male grandchild of King Harald and Queen Sonia of Norway.

Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line to the throne after his sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra and father Crown Prince Haakon. The Prince joins his family on several public occasions a year but is still is still not old enough to undertake any official solo engagements.

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