Norway Almost Had A ‘Princess Tyra Eufemia’, Mette-Marit Reveals At Exhibition Opening

  October 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm by

During her visit to Erkebispegården in Trondheim on Tuesday afternoon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway revealed that she and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, considered naming their firstborn daughter ‘Tyra Eufemia’.

The Crown Princess said that they ended up deciding that the combination – names of two Norwegian medieval Queens: Tyra of Denmark, wife of Olav I, and Eufemia of Rügen, wife of Haakon V Magnusson – was “so special that they did not dare”, and were very pleased with the name they did choose (Ingrid Alexandra).

It was apt Mette-Marit made the comments today as she opened The Queen’s Yes exhibition which exposes the role of Norway’s Queens during the middle ages; roles which research has shown were larger and more important than previously thought.. Three Queens, and one royal mistress, are the focus of the exhibition: Margrete Skulesdatter, Eufemia of Rügen, Margrete Valdemarsdatter and Dyveke Sigbrittsdatter.

Before she toured the exhibition, Crown Princess Mette-Marit unveiled a new sculpture ‘Queen of the Middle Ages’.

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