Happy 18th birthday Princess Ingrid Alexandra! The heir to the throne celebrates the milestone day
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway cut an elegant figure as she celebrated her 18th birthday today.
Ingrid Alexandra joined her grandfather, the reigning King Harald V, for a cabinet meeting at the Royal Palace as she marked her majority today.
The 18-year-old swept her brunette locks into a sleek ponytail for the occasion, donning a simple cream polo neck dress for the occasion.
Keeping it simple, Ingrid Alexandra left her makeup look fresh and natural for the big day.
Over the next few years, Ingrid Alexandra will raise her public profile and take on more responsibilities on behalf of the royal family but will continue to focus on her education, the palace said in a statement.
Ingrid Alexandra will become Norway’s first female monarch in more than 600 years after her father, Crown Prince Haakon, 48, secured her place in the succession by changing the law to allow first daughters to ascend the throne on their own younger siblings.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway cut an elegant figure as she marked her 18th birthday today by joining her grandfather, the reigning King Harald V, for a cabinet meeting at the Royal Palace
The 18-year-old swept her brunette locks into a sleek ponytail for the occasion, donning a simple cream polo neck dress for the occasion
During the event, Princess Ingrid was presented with Astrid Nondal’s “Missing Color” painting by the Norwegian parliament.
The Princess could be seen posing for a snap alongside the painting and Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament Masud Gharahkhani and First Vice President Svein Harberg.
The royal could be seen placing a hand on her chest as she walked into the cabinet meeting, enjoying the enormity of the moment.
Meanwhile, her father, Crown Prince Haakon, was also present and could be seen beaming at his eldest daughter throughout the meeting.
A few days ago portraits were released ahead of Ingrid’s big day, with the royal pictured in her private office at the Royal Palace, Oslo
A few days ago portraits were released ahead of Ingrid’s big day, with the royal pictured in her private office at the Royal Palace, Oslo.
She looked polished in a black blazer and matching fitted black trousers, which she wore over a cream blouse. Keeping it simple, Ingrid Alexandra left her brown hair loose around her shoulders and left her makeup fresh and natural.
Her birthday means that, if necessary, she can now act as Regent of Norway
Haakon, 48, ascended the throne ahead of his older sister, Princess Märtha Louise, 50, who now lives in the United States with her boyfriend, spiritual leader Shaman Durek.
Their father, King Harald, 84, ascended the throne in 1991.
During the event, Princess Ingrid was presented with the painting ‘Missing Colour’ by Astrid Nondal, by the Norwegian Parliament (pictured with Norwegian Parliament Masud Gharahkhani and First Vice President Svein Harberg)
Meanwhile, her father, Crown Prince Haakon, was also present and could be seen beaming at his eldest daughter throughout the meeting (pictured left)
Princess Ingrid sat on one side of her grandfather, while her father sat on the other side (pictured) for the cabinet meeting
Ingrid has a younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, 16, and an older half-brother on her mother’s side, Marius Borg Høiby.
The previous Norwegian queen was Queen Margaret, who ruled Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the late 1380s until her death in 1412.
Born in 2004 in Oslo, Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the same local primary school as her half-brother, Mette-Marit’s son from a previous relationship.
Her parents chose the school because they wanted her to have as ordinary a childhood as possible.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who is godmother to Princess Ingrid Alexandra, also sent her best wishes to the king today. Victoria’s Instagram account shared this photo, showing her with Ingrid, as well as King Felipe of Spain and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Royal family: Ingrid Alexandra, pictured with her parents Haakon (right) and Mette-Marit (centre), her brother Sverre Magnus (left) and her grandparents Sonja and Harald (front)
Newspaper reports said Princess Ingrid Alexandra would walk to school with her half-brother. School officials hoped to make the school a place where the princess could make friends and enjoy some relief from public scrutiny.
Ingrid Alexandra, a high school student, is an avid skier, boxer and snowboarder. She won a gold medal at the Norwegian Junior Surfing Championship in October 2020.
Ingrid Alexandra has taken part in a handful of public engagements, including opening a public sculpture park in her name in 2016.
Meanwhile, Ingrid Alexandra’s cousin has become a social media sensation after racking up 200,000 likes after sharing snaps of her stylish outfits and easy makeup tips.
Social media star: Ingrid Alexandra’s cousin Leah Behn, 16, the daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her late husband Ari Behn, has racked up tens of millions of views on her TikTok, YouTube and Instagram where she shares information about her jetset lifestyle
Leah Behn, 16, the daughter of Princess Martha Louise and her late husband Ari Behn, has racked up tens of millions of views on her TikTok, YouTube and Instagram pages where she shares information about her jetset lifestyle.
But the student, untitled and sixth in line to the throne, appears to be living a life away from royal duty, instead posting about her sunny trips to Los Angeles and Dubai, thrift shopping and spending time with her mother and his sisters Maud, 18, and Emma, 13.
In a clip posted to TikTok, she compares her relationship with her mother to that of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore from the hit show Gilmore Girls.