Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born on 21 January 2004 at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. The Princess is second in line of succession to the throne.
The Princess was christened in the Palace Chapel on 17 April 2004. It was her grandfather, His Majesty The King, who presented the Princess for baptism.
King Harald presented Princess Ingrid Alexandra for baptism. The Bishop of Oslo at the time, Gunnar Stålsett, officiated. Photo: Tor Richardsen, NTB scanpix.
In addition to the King, her godparents were His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain (then the Prince of Asturias), His Royal Highness Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise, and Ms Marit Tjessem, the mother of the Crown Princess.
All the Princess’s godparents were in attendance for The Princess' confirmation 31 August 2019.
The confirmation service was officiated by the Bishop of Oslo, Kari Veiteberg, and Praeses Helga Haugland Byfuglien. Photo: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix
On 21 January 2022 Pincess Ingrid Alexandra came of age. In the future Princess Ingrid Alexandra will have more official engagements on behalf of the Royal Family, but in the years to come her main focus will be on her education.
In preparation of her 18th brithday, The Princess was given her own office at the Royal Palace.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra in her office at the Palace. Photo: Ida Bjørvik, the Royal Court
Her first official engagement
Princess Ingrid Alexandra is very interested in environmental protection and climate change, and this was the subject of her first official engagement outside of participation in May 17 and Holmenkollen Ski Jumping Festival. Together with the Crown Princess, she met a children’s parade in the Palace Square when more than a thousand young “environmental agents” marked World Environment Day in 2009.
The Princess met members of the Norwegian Eco-Agents organisation (known as Miljøagentene in Norway) in the Palace Square in June 2009. Photo: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix
In 2015 Princess Ingrid Alexandra had her first independent engagement when she christened the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue's new vessel "Elias". In 2016 she lit the flame in front of 13 000 at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympics at Lillehammer, and in November 2018 The Princess christened Norway's new research vessel, the Crown Prince Haakon.
The RV Kronprins Haakon will help to provide new insight into the impacts of climate change on the oceans and marine life. Photo: Rune Kongsro / The Royal Court.
The tradition of the Royal Family greeting the annual Constitution Day children’s parade from the Palace Balcony dates back to 1906. Princess Ingrid Alexandra is the fifth generation to watch the parade from the balcony and was on hand for her very first 17 May.
The presence of the Royal Family in the stands at Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena is another tradition that dates back to 1906. The Princess has been part of this tradition as well, with her first appearance in the royal grandstand at just under two months of age.
During the ski jump competition in 2008, The Princess was already a "veteran". Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB .
In summer 2016, the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park opened in the Palace Park, with sculptures made for children – by children. More sculptures are added every year, and The Princess takes active part in choosing the designs from among the contributions from schoolchildren all over the country.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra acted as guide in the the park when Great Britain's Prince William and Duchess Catherine visited Norway in 2018. Here they are with Queen Sonja in front of the sculpture "Roggbif" - named for the colours of the rainbow (in Norwegian). Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix
The Princess is an active teenager who enjoys sports and outdoor life. She shares a love of skiing and water sports with the rest of her family.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family surfing at Hoddevik in Stad. Photo: Fjordlapse photography.