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European Royals

Some of Europe’s youngest royals turn up for Ingrid Alexandra’s celebrations


NRK screen grab/ fair use

When Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway celebrated her 18th birthday at the Royal Palace, she did so with many European royals in attendance – some of whom were quite young for such celebrations.

Included in the gala dinner were Sweden’s Princess Estelle, 10, and Prince Oscar, 6, and Luxembourg’s young Prince Charles, 2.

Princess Estelle and Prince Charles – both future monarchs – appeared in a special photo alongside Ingrid Alexandra, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium and Princess Amalia of the Netherlands that was released before the festivities began.

There was a special children’s table for the youngest invitees of the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” themed evening. It was the first gala dinner for all three young royals.

The Norwegian and Swedish royal families have long had a close relationship, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway have always been close friends. Since marriage, their spouses have also become close friends, with Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Victoria having a close friendship.

That friendship has been passed on to their children, and Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Princess Estelle appear to have a close relationship. Just last summer, the families vacationed together, and the two princesses were photographed together, with Ingrid Alexandra putting a protective arm around Estelle.

About author

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.