The Norwegian Royal Family joined Princess Ingrid Alexandra for a Gala Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Government at Deichman in Oslo on June 17th, launching her delayed 18th Birthday Celebrations. Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned 18 in January, but the celebrations were delayed due to the pandemic, with a grand Banquet with foreign Royal Guests scheduled for tomorrow.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra was joined by King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Marius Borg Høiby, Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Märtha Louise, Shaman Durek and Princess Astrid for the Gala Dinner, which began with a Speech by the Norwegian Prime Minister. The Guests included young representatives of sports, cultural life, social life, politics and organizational life. There was also a cultural performance to connect Norway’s history with the present and future.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra gave a Speech:
President of the Storting
I would like to start by saying thank you for this wonderful celebration. Being received by the Torshov Corps and the girls’ choir was so nice, and you were incredibly good. It was really magical to listen to Delara and Ina Svenningdal downstairs.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make this evening an experience both for me and everyone who is here today. I would also like to thank all the guests who have traveled from all over the country. The experience becomes even more valuable when I have so many to share it with.
I’m very grateful to have us here at Deichman tonight. Here people come in day in and day out to borrow books, work with school, and be social. I myself have been here several times and it has become such a nice place.
I would very much like to say thank you for last. Both to you Prime Minister, to the President of the Storting and to the Attorney General. You received me so well when I visited the three powers in connection with my day of authority. It was an educational day, and I got to meet many nice and nice people.
The visits were really a reminder of how lucky we are here in Norway. A reminder of our democracy and the secure governance system we have. What we Norwegians have built up over a long period of time, and which we continue to develop, and protect, every day.
I feel very lucky to have grown up in a country where we trust each other, and where we together try to find good solutions. Solutions that allow as many people as possible to have the best possible. This is a principle that it is important that we in Norway uphold.
Trust is not created by individuals, politicians or institutions alone. It is created by all of us – together. I am glad to share that with all of you who are here today, and all who live in our country.
Again, I want to say thank you so much for the gift. I wish everyone a continued good evening. At least I’m looking forward to it.
Thank you very much
The Norwegian Royal Court has released new images of Princess Ingrid Alexandra wearing Princess Ingeborg’s Boucheron Pearl Circle Tiara with the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Family Order of King Harald V of Norway, which she will wear at the Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo. She wore a gown worn by her mother to the British State Banquet in 2001.
Tomorrow’s guest list will include:
- The extended Norwegian Royal Family
- Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
- Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden
- King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
- King Felipe VI of Spain
- Queen Mathilde of Belgium
- Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg
- Prince Charles
- Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
- Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Katharine Jibba Butler, and Rosario Nadal
- Princess Mafalda-Cecilia, Princess Olia, and Prince Tassilo