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Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Receives Denmark’s Oldest Orders

On June 17, 2022, in a private ceremony at the Royal Palace in Oslo, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the Order of the Elephant to Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway. The Crown Prince presented the Order on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on the occasion of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday.

Originating in the 15th century, the Order of the Elephant is the oldest and noblest Danish Order of Knights traditionally presented to royalty and Heads of State; moreover, the Order of the Elephant is only “on loan” to the recipient. Once an Elephant Knight passes away the Order must be returned to the Chapter of the Order; thus most of the Elephants have been in use several times.

The concrete Elephant has undergone a minor restoration for the occasion, where it has, among other things, been affixed to the Queen’s monogram, as an Elephant always wears the sitting monarch’s monogram when awarded.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Gives a Speech During the Gala Dinner Held on the Occasion of her 18th Birthday.

On the evening of June 17, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway gave a speech during the gala dinner held on the occasion of her 18th birthday at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Here is what she had to say:

Your Majesties
Your Royal Highnesses
President of the Storting
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Dear family and friends
Ladies and gentlemen,

To begin with, I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the rest of the Government once again for the fantastic event at Deichman library last night. I could not have received a better gift.

I would also like to thank my grandmother and grandfather for giving me this lovely party.

And I would like to thank all of you who have travelled from all over Europe and the United States to be here today. I really appreciate your taking the time to come to Norway for this celebration. The last couple of years we have not been able to see each other much, so I have really been looking forward to having you all here today.

Mamma and Pappa, thank you for everything you have given me.

Mamma,
We can talk about anything and everything. It makes me glad that we can lie on the sofa and watch series
[television] together.

I so appreciate everything that you do for me.

Pappa,
Thank you for taking us out skiing and surfing and other great activities. You always help sort things out and stay calm when the rest of us aren’t.

I am enormously grateful for your help and support, and I know that you will always will be there for me.

I love you both very much.

Dear Marius and Magnus.
You are my safety net. I know I can always come to you when something is bothering me.

Marius,
Thank you for everything I have learned from you, and for being able to talk to me about everything. Thank you for always being there to protect me.

Magnus, you are always nice to me when I need it. Thank you for the hugs that you usually give me when I have had an extra tough day.

I am so proud to have you both as my brothers.

Dearest Grandpa, I always have such a good time when I am with you. Thank you for the evenings on the Royal Yacht, where we sit together and watch sports and cowboy movies. And thank you most of all for always having a good joke ready when the mood gets a little gloomy.

Dearest Grandma Sonja, thank you for bringing us along on so many interesting trips and adventures. Especially for all the outdoor hikes and for the stories and goodnight songs that Maud and I, anyway, will remember forever.

And dearest Grandma Marit, thank you for all the fun things you have told us. Thank you for always coming to take care of us children, and for all of our enjoyable evenings of sitting and chatting.

My dear aunts and uncles and cousins,
Every since I was a little girl, you have made me feel safe. I am very grateful to you for that.

And finally, I would like to thank all my friends.
Thank you for always making it so much fun to be together and for always cheering me up.

It makes me very proud to call all of you my family and my friends.
You all mean the world to me.

One of the best things about Norway is our democracy.
That we are free to believe in what we want to.
That we are free to say what we want to.
That we are free to love who we want to.

I am so lucky to have grown up in Norway. I have been able to experience our magnificent nature, surfing at Unstad, hot summer days along the southern coast, and snow-capped mountains in Røldal.

And not least, I have been able to meet so many wonderful people who live in different parts of our country.

We are lucky to live in a country that is constantly evolving.
Where we have trust in one another and in our authorities.
In Norway, we are committed to combating climate change.
We are committed to diversity.
We are committed to freedom of expression.

And most importantly, we are determined to continue finding better solutions than the ones we already have.

We all have our place in this society.
We are different, we have been given different tasks, and we know how to do different things.

Together we make up the Norway we love so much.

Thank you.

Future Heirs to European Thrones Pose for a New Photo Ahead of HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s Gala Birthday Dinner.

On Friday, June 17, 2022, the Norwegian royal court released a photo of the future heirs to European thrones ahead of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s gala dinner held at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

In the back row (L-R) Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje (not Orange) and Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of the Belgians, Duchess of Brabant.

In the front row (L-R) Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway and His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Luxembourg.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is wearing the late Her Royal Highness Princess Ingeborg of Sweden’s Boucheron diamond and pearl tiara. Her decoration is the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav.

Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje is wearing the Dutch diamond Star tiara and her decoration is the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands.

Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of the Belgians, Duchess of Brabant is wearing what looks to be the late Queen Elisabeth’s necklace turned into a tiara or it could be a new tiara. Her decoration is the Order of Leopold.

HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Wears the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav in New Photos Released!

On the morning of Friday, June 17, 2022, the Norwegian royal court released new photographs of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway in celebration of her 18th birthday. The photographs were taken in the Upper Vestibule at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is wearing the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav and His Majesty King Harald V’s House Order (portrait brooch), which were conferred on her by His Majesty The King on her 18th birthday on January 21, 2022.

This is the first time Princess Ingrid Alexandra is wearing the decorations. She is also wearing miniatures of the Order of St. Olav, the Royal House of Norway Centenary Medal, and His Majesty King Harald V’s Jubilee Medal 1991 – 2016.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra is also wearing a diamond and pearl tiara that has been passed down from Her Royal Highness Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, who was the grandmother of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and the great-great-Grandmother of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingeborg of Sweden received the diamond and pearl tiara as a gift from her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Carl of Sweden, more than 120 years ago. “It means a great deal to me that the tiara has now been given to Princess Ingrid Alexandra,” said Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner.

“It is a beautiful tiara made of interlocking diamond circles set in platinum. The button-style diamond and pearl elements are later additions. Grandfather purchased the tiara for Grandmother when they were attending the Paris Exposition in 1900,” Princess Astrid explained. Princess Ingeborg’s husband, Prince Carl, was aware that his wife had several tiaras that were heavy to wear.

At the Paris Exposition, the Prince saw the tiara on display by the jeweler, Boucheron, and purchased it. “Grandfather bought this for my grandmother because it was lighter to wear on important occasions,” says Princess Astrid.

When Princess Ingeborg died, Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen inherited the tiara. Princess Ragnhild’s children gave the tiara to Princess Ingrid Alexandra as their gift on her 18th birthday. “Princess Ragnhild wanted Ingrid Alexandra to have Grandmother’s tiara,” said Princess Astrid.

Princess Ingeborg, the great-great-grandmother of Princess Ingrid Alexandra, often let her three daughters borrow her jewelry. In photographs from Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha’s extensive tour in 1939, Crown Princess Märtha can be seen wearing her mother’s tiara at a gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. “Grandmother let Mother borrow her tiara when Mother and Father travelled to the USA,” said Princess Astrid.

This evening at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway will wear the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav, His Majesty King Harald V’s House Order, and Princess Ingeborg’s diamond and pearl tiara for the first time at a gala dinner held in her honor and hosted by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

Dozens of foreign royals will attend this evening’s gala dinner including:

  • Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of the Belgians, Duchess of Brabant
  • Their Majesties King Wille-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje
  • Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  • Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Maria – Olympia of Greece
  • His Royal Highness Prince Constantine – Alexios of Greece
  • His Royal Highness Prince Aristidis – Stavros of Greece
  • Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg
  • His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Luxembourg
  • Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden
  • His Royal Highness Prince Oscar of Sweden
  • His Highness Prince Kyril of Bulgaria
  • Her Highness Princess Mafalda-Cecilia Preslavska
  • Her Highness Princess Olia Preslavska
  • His Highness Prince Tassilo

If you’re interested in watching tonight’s gala dinner and grand ball the Norwegian television network, NRK, will air the royals entering the gala event and perhaps some segments thereafter live online at the link below. However, I must inform you that there will be no subtitles.

NRK’s Coverage of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s Gala Dinner and Grand Ball

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian Royal Court/Ida Bjørvik

(VIDEOS) The Norwegian Government Hosts a Gala Dinner in Celebration of HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s Official Day.

On the evening of Thursday, June 16, 2022, the Norwegian government hosted a gala dinner in celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s official day at the Deichman Hovedbibliotek Bjørvika in Oslo. The gala dinner was due to be held on January 21, 2022, but due to the pandemic, the event was canceled.

According to a press release, over 200 guests attended this evening’s celebrations including members of the Norwegian government and Supreme Court as well as “…Young representatives of sports, cultural life, community life, politics and organizational life from all over the country were invited to the gala dinner.”

Naturally, members of the Norwegian royal family were in attendance including Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, Her Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway accompanied by her fiancé, Shaman Durek, Her Highness Princess Astrid of Norway, and though not an official royal, Mr. Marius Borg Høiby (step-brother of Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus).

During this evening’s celebrations, Princess Ingrid Alexandra — who will become Norway’s first female monarch when she ascends to the throne — gave a wonderful speech. Here is what she had to say:

President of the Storting
Prime Minister
Justitiarius
Dear all,

I would like to start by saying thank you for this wonderful celebration. Being received by the Torshov Corps and the girls’ choir was so nice, and you were incredibly good. It was really magical to listen to Delara and Ina Svenningdal downstairs.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this evening an experience both for me and everyone who is here today. I would also like to thank all the guests who have traveled from all over the country. The experience becomes even more valuable when I have so many to share it with.

I’m very grateful to have us here at Deichman tonight. Here people come in day in and day out to borrow books, work with school, and be social. I myself have been here several times and it has become such a nice place.

I would very much like to say thank you for last. Both to you Prime Minister, to the President of the Storting and to the Attorney General. You received me so well when I visited the three powers in connection with my day of authority. It was an educational day, and I got to meet many nice and nice people.

The visits were really a reminder of how lucky we are here in Norway. A reminder of our democracy and the secure governance system we have. What we Norwegians have built up over a long period of time, and which we continue to develop, and protect, every day.

I feel very lucky to have grown up in a country where we trust each other, and where we together try to find good solutions. Solutions that allow as many people as possible to have the best possible. This is a principle that it is important that we in Norway uphold.

Trust is not created by individuals, politicians or institutions alone. It is created by all of us – together. I am glad to share that with all of you who are here today, and all who live in our country.

Again, I want to say thank you so much for the gift. I wish everyone a continued good evening. At least I’m looking forward to it.

Thank you very much.”

Please click here and here to watch video clips from this evening’s gala dinner.

The Final Guest List for HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s Birthday Gala Dinner Released!

On the morning of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the Norwegian royal court finally released the guest list for Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s gala dinner hosted by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

The formal gala dinner — hence tiaras — will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Det Kongelige Slott (Royal Palace) in Oslo.

Royal Family of Norway

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Mr. Marius Borg Høiby
His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus
Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise
Mr. (Shaman) Durek Verrett
Miss Maud Angelica Behn
Miss Leah Isadora Behn
Miss Emma Tallulah Behn
Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner
Ms. Marit Tjessem

Denmark

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary

Sweden

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria
His Royal Highness Prince Daniel
Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle
His Royal Highness Prince Oscar

The Netherlands

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander
Her Majesty Queen Maxima
Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Oranje

Belgium

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde
Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

Spain

His Majesty King Felipe VI

Luxembourg

His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Her Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
His Royal Highness Prince Charles

Other Royals

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos, Duke of Sparta
Her Royal Highness Princess Marie-Chantal, Duchess of Sparta
Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Olympia
His Royal Highness Prince Constantine
His Royal Highness Prince Aristides
His Royal Highness Prince Kyril
Ms. Katharine Jibba Butler
Her Highness Princess Mafalda-Cecilia Preslavska
Her Highness Princess Olia Preslavska
His Highness Prince Tassilo
Ms. Rosario Nadal

Norwegian Government Officials

President of the Storting Masud Gharahkhani
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre
Supreme Court Justice Toril Marie Øie
Minister of State Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt
Minister of State Anne Beate Tvinnereim
Minister of State Bjørn Arild Gram
Minister of State Kjersti Toppe

Minister of State SigbjørnGjelsvik 

Minister of State Marte Måsj Aasrud 

​​Parliamentary leader Erna Solberg 

Parliamentary leader Sylvi Listhaug 

Parliamentary leader Marit Arnstad 

Parliamentary leader Guri Melby 

Parliamentary leader Une Bastholm

Member of the Storting Irene Ojala
Plenum Leader Tom Sottinen

Head of Mission Tormod C. Endresen
State Administrator Per Arne Olsen
Mayor Marianne Borgen
Mayor Jonas Andersen Sayed

Chief of Defense, General Eirik Kristoffersen
Director of Police Benedicte Bjørnland
Bishop and President of the Church of Norway Olav Fykse Tveit
Leader of the Co-operation Trond Enger
Chairman of the Board of the Islamic Council of Norway, Abdirahman Diriye
Foreign Minister Tore Hattrem

Norwegian Organizations

Chairman Margrete Bjørge Katanasho – National Council for Norway’s children and youth organizations, LNU
Chairman Ingvild Melvær Hanssen – Miljøagentene
President of the board association Ola Keul – Board association Frikjører
Hedvig Wessel – Ski Association
Leader Edvard Botterli Udnæs – Student organization
Leiar Frida
Østalen Pernille Melsen – The student organization disabled
Leader Jane-Victorius G. Bonsaksen – Gay Youth
Editor Sumaya Jirde Ali – Feminist / FAT
Artist Sandra Mujinga
Leader National Council Solveig Ugland – Norwegian Red Cross Youth
Secretary General Karoline Andaur – WWF
Leader Naja Amanda Lynge Møretrø – Changemaker Norway
Leader National Board Anna Nes – DNT young
Leader Elle Rávdná Näkkäläjärvi – Sami Parliament’s youth policy committee

The Diplomatic Corps

Ambassador Daw Maw Maw
Ambassador Ulla Cecilia Björner
Ambassador Louise Bang Jespersen
Ambassador Henri Schumacher

Other guests are family and friends.

Photo courtesy of the Norwegian royal court/ Ida Bjørvik,

The Norwegian Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2022!

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, and His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway celebrated National Day in Oslo and Asker.

The day began in Asker where Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit along with their two children Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra and His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus welcomed the Children’s Parade outside their home, Skaugum. 

Thereafter, the Crown Princely family arrived at the Royal Palace in Oslo where they joined Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway on the balcony to watch another parade as well as to wave to the thousands of Norwegians who came to the palace to see their royal family and watch another parade.

Happy National Day, Norway!

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court