Originally Posted by soCal girl
Thanks for the pictures everybody!
Marius, Ingrid Alexandra, and Sverre all looked so adorable! Why didn't Marius and Sverre join the family on the balcony?
I think because they´re both no "Royal Highnesses"...
My personal feeling is, that Sverre wasn´t granted the title to shorten the "hirarchical distance" between Marius and the royal children...?!
Prince Sverre Magnus were probably inside the palace. And in my opinion, he will appear on the balcony by and by, and that he might have a choice whether he wants to or not, when he is older.
As for Marius, he won't appear on the balcony on the national day, since he isn't a member of the "official" royal family - those who represent Norway - and thus have on duties in that regard. And that is what the 17th of May is to the royal family, a duty. I think he rather would hang out with his class mates at his school, eating ice cream and hot dogs and playing games. Which is what most school kids do on 17th of May, after the parade. And I guess he would spend the day with his father.
And how boring isn't it when you are a kid, to stand on that balcony 3 hours just looking at an endless row of kids and marching bands, waveing at them!