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What school might Princess Ingrid Alexandra start at in August?


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

In 2019, it was announced that Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway had changed schools. The Royal Court said that the future queen would start the 10th grade at Uranienborg School in Oslo in August 2019. From 2014 to 2019, the Princess had been enrolled at Oslo International School at Bekkestua. Earlier, from 2010 to 2014, she attended Jansløkka School in Asker.

The school that the Princess is attending now, Uranienborg School, only has 10 grades. Therefore, in August, the Princess has to change to another school as she goes up a level from the Norwegian youth-schools to “videregående” which is equal to high school. There is great excitement about which school the Princess will begin at this fall.

There are many good alternatives to choose from. Although the Princess lives in Asker municipality, it is considered most likely that she will attend a school in the capital, Oslo. Her father, Crown Prince Haakon, attended the “Oslo Christian High School” which is a Christian private school not far from the Royal Palace. In addition, Ingrid Alexandra’s aunt, Princess Märtha Louise, attended that school, too.

Uranienborg school. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Princess’s grandfather, King Harald, attended the “Oslo Cathedral High School”. This is possibly the most prestigious school in the capital with a history dating back to 1153. The king’s sisters, Princess Astrid and Princess Ragnhild, attended the now-closed “Märthaskolen” which was a high school with a focus on educating housewives. Queen Sonja attended Bjørknes private high school in Oslo in addition to the Oslo vocational school and trained in sewing.

Like all other Norwegians, Princess Ingrid Alexandra must apply to which school she wants to attend. One is ranked by grade level from the last three years. In Oslo, the students get answers to which school they can attend on July 7. It is expected that it will not be announced until August which school the Princess will attend.

Last year, it was the high schools of Elvebakken, Nydalen and Oslo Cathedral School which were the most popular schools to attend in the city of Oslo.



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.