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.