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You can now become the Norwegian Crown Prince Family’s neighbour

Crown Prince Family of Norway
Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Now you can now become the Norwegian Crown Prince Family’s neighbour. The Norwegian Crown Prince Couple rents out one of their houses on the Skaugum Estate, and the villa is just a few metres from the Crown Prince Couple’s own home.

You can now rent a house for 27.000 Norwegian crowns a month; this is approximately 2.800 US dollars or 2.200 British pounds. The house has a plot of 1.5 acres, in addition to a house of 287 square metres. The ad states that the available rental period is desired to be between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2023.

The advertisement describes the property: “A modern accommodation from 2014 with idyllic, sunny and very child-friendly location. Spacious and spacious house with 5 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 bathrooms. Perfect for a family with children.”

The house is so close to the royals that extra security is attached to the accommodation. The residence is within the area monitored by the Royal Guard both night and day. The Skaugum Estate is located in a setting about 12 miles southwest of Oslo in the Asker municipality. When Crown Prince Haakon married his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit in 2001, King Harald gave the estate as a wedding gift to his son and his wife. Crown Prince Haakon and his older sister, Princess Märtha Louise also grew up there.

The news comes only shortly after it became known that the Danish Crown Prince Family will no longer accept income from the rental of their ski chalet in Switzerland. Several Danish far-left parliamentarians reacted to the realisation that the royal residence was kept a secret. Now it has become known that the Crown Prince Couple not only had the villa without the public’s knowledge of it, but they have also made money on the property. This created such great reactions in Denmark that the Royal Court issued an official statement confirming that the royals would no longer accept revenue on the property.

So far, there have been no public reactions in Norway that the Crown Prince Family rents out the house.



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.