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Who is expected at Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s birthday celebrations?


Ida Bjørvik, Det kongelige hoff

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway turned 18 in January, but celebrations had to be postponed due to health restrictions.

She will now mark her coming of age on 16 and 17 June, with several European royals expected to attend the gala dinner hosted by her grandparents, King Harald and Queen Sonja, at the Royal Palace on 17 June.

The Norwegian Royal Court has already announced that besides the King and Queen, Princess Astrid (the sister of King Harald) will attend, as will Princess Märtha Louise (Ingrid Alexandra’s aunt and godmother). Although their attendance was not announced by the Royal Court, the three daughters of Märtha Louise, Maud, Leah and Emma are expected to celebrate their cousin’s birthday.

Märtha Louise just recently announced her engagement to the American shaman Durek Verrett, and it would be no surprise if he is on the guest list.

Of course, the birthday girl’s parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, will be there, as will Ingrid Alexandra’s older brother, Marius, and younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus.

Outside of Norway, several royals will travel to Oslo for the celebrations. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Amalia of the Netherlands are confirmed to attend. This will be the first tiara event for the Princess of Orange, who is just a month older than Ingrid Alexandra.

Crown Princess Victoria, Ingrid Alexandra’s godmother, and Prince Daniel will travel to Norway for the event. However, Ingrid Alexandra’s godfather, King Felipe of Spain, has engagements in Madrid on the day of the gala dinner, so he will not attend.

The Norwegian Princess’s godfather, Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, are also confirmed to attend.

At the time of publication, no other representatives from other royal families have been confirmed.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.