Norwegian Constitution Day 2017

The Norwegian Royal Family celebrated Constitution Day, the National Day of Norway, on May 17th by greeting the annual Children’s Parade in Asker from Skaugum (residence of the Crown Princely family) and another from the balcony of the Royal Palace of Oslo.

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On the morning of May 17th, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and Prince Sverre Magnus greeted the Children’s Parade in Asker outside Skaugum, their residence. All four of them wore National Dress.

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Later, the Crown Princely Family joined King Harald and Queen Sonja on the Balcony of the Royal Palace of Oslo, where they greeted the Children’s Parade in Oslo. The custom of greeting children from the Palace Balcony on Constitution Day dates back to 1906, when it was introduced by King Haakon and Queen Maud.

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