Princess Ingrid Alexandra Confrimation


On August 31, Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra was Confirmed into the Norwegian Protestant Church. The ceremony took place in The Palace Chapel at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

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The Royal Palace during the confirmation service of Princess Ingrid Alexandra in the Palace Chapel.

The Princess received her confirmation instruction with Asker Church congregation under the direction of Provost Tor Oystein Vaaland and acting Vicar Karoline Astrup.

The confirmation service was performed by Kari Veiteberg, Bishop of Oslo, and Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien.

The Norwegian Royal Family and relatives attended the ceremony, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Prince Sverre Magnus, Marius Borg Hoiby, Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, Princess Martha Louise and daughters Maud, Leah and Emma Behn.

Ingrid Alexandra reads St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer during the service.

Princess Ingrid’s godparents and members of the Norwegian Royal Family lit candles for the Confirmation during the service.

All the Princess’s godparents Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, King Felipe of Spain (the then Prince of Asturias), Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, King Harald and Ms Marit Tjessem (the Crown Princess’s mother) attended the Confirmation.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was joined by his wife Crown Princess Mary and their older son Prince Christian.

Ingrid Alexandra wore a new bunad, a gift from her grandparents King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. Ingrid’s bunad is from Aust-Telemark, a traditional district in the county of Telemark in Norway.

King Harald and Queen Sonja Hosted Official Lunch

After the ceremony King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted an Official Luncheon at the Royal Palace.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (born 21 January 2004) is the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She is second in line to succeed her grandfather King Harald V.

Crown Princess Victoria and Marit Tjessem (Mette-Marit’s mother) on their way to the Confirmation luncheon in the Royal Palace. In the background, the Crown Prince of Denmark can be seen together with his son Prince Christian of Denmark.

Prince Christian of Denmark and parents Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik.

King Harald’s speech to Princess Ingrid Alexandra during the Official Confirmation Lunch.

Is there one piece of advice I have to give you both as King, godfather, and grandfather today- this is it: Be yourself. Find your own way. Any attempt to be anything but yourself will be seen – and will make you less than you are. Trust you enough.

King Harald V of Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Celebration Dinner

In the night, the Princess’s Confirmation was celebrated with dinner for family and friends at Skaugum.

Ingrid Alexandra wore Pleated Crochet Floral Maxi Dress, £320, by Self-Portrait.

Skaugum is an estate, manor house and the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The estate is located in Asker municipality.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra waves to crowds

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra stood on the balcony after the confirmation with her father Crown Prince Haakon and waved to the crowds that had gathered.

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