The Crown Princess Family of Sweden and Crown Prince Family of Norway bonded last weekend in Gotland, Sweden.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and their elder child, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, travelled to Gotland in Sweden to spend time with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband, Prince Daniel and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.
Both royal houses released a photo from the weekend with the Royal Court of Sweden saying, “The Crown Princess Family appreciated being able to spend time with their Norwegian friends and relatives, as well as having the opportunity to show them this unique part of Sweden.”
The Norwegian Royal Court said: “The Crown Prince Couple and Princess Ingrid Alexandra spent some beautiful late summer days on Gotland in the Baltic Sea last weekend, together with the Swedish Crown Princess Family…[they] greatly appreciated the visit to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.”
The families are known to have a close friendship and are closely related. Crown Prince Haakon’ of Norway s grandmother was a Princess of Sweden; both he and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden descend from King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway who reigned from 1872 to 1905 (Norway) and 1907 (Sweden).
Crown Princess Victoria is known to be close friends with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She is the godmother of Princess Ingrid Alexandra and chose Haakon and Mette-Marit to be the godparents of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, respectively.
Ingrid Alexandra also served as a bridesmaid in Victoria and Daniel’s 2010 Stockholm wedding.