Sunday, January 22, 2012

Princess Ingrid of Norway

Three generation of the Norwegian royalty
From left: King Harald V (second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain), his son and successor, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra

The pretty daughter of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, celebrates her 8th birthday last January 21. The little Princess is second in line to the Norwegian throne after her father. Norway follows an equal line of succession that allows eldest child, despite of gender, to ascend the throne and would not be pushed by a younger brother anymore.

This law on succession took effect in 1990 and only to the present children of the royals, so Prince Haakon who has an elder sister, Princess Martha Louise, will still be the heir-apparent of King Harald V. Princess Ingrid Alexandra has a younger brother, Prince Magnus. Ingrid will be the first female to ascend the Norwegian throne.

Princess Ingrid served as one of the little bridesmaids at the wedding of her godmother, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, in 2010 at Stockholm, Sweden. She has a half-brother, Marius, a son of her mother, Mette-Merit, from a previous relationship.

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