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Danish and Swedish heirs pay tribute to goddaughter on social media as she comes of age

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The Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish royal families have shared a special bond for many years, and on the occasion of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday, they all took to social media to mark the happy day.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark are two of the princess’s godparents, and both royals posted Instagram wishes for her coming of age on 21 January.

The Danish Royal House shared one of the new photos released for Ingrid Alexandra’s birthday as well as one from her confirmation in 2019.

In the photo, Crown Prince Frederik is lighting a candle during the ceremony while Ingrid Alexandra, wearing her confirmation robe, is seated between her father, Crown Prince Haakon, and her grandfather, King Harald V.

The Danish royals also shared a sweet fact: Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s official monogram was drawn by Queen Margrethe for the occasion of the princess’s christening in 2004.

Meanwhile, the Swedish Royal Court posted a formal photo from Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation featuring all of her godparents, including her grandfather, King Harald, her aunt, Princess Martha Louise, her maternal grandmother, Ms Marit Tjessem, and King Felipe VI of Spain.

In the post, the Royal Court shared that the Crown Princess and her family were due to travel to Oslo for Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday, but unfortunately, celebrations were postponed due to ongoing health restrictions.

“The Crown Princess has today sent congratulations to her goddaughter with the hope of seeing each other again when the ceremony can be performed,” the Royal Court added.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is second in line to the Norwegian throne behind her father, Crown Prince Haakon. When she takes the throne, she will be the second-ever queen regnant of Norway.

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Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.