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Old 01-22-2004, 02:38 PM
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:51 PM
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Thank you for posting wonderful pictures, norwegianne and nicoline. :flower:

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is so cute! I also think that she looks like her daddy. I wish she is always with happiness!
Old 01-22-2004, 03:12 PM
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waw she looks like her father :) she's so cute (L)
Old 01-22-2004, 03:16 PM
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I just love babies, They are so innocent!
Old 01-22-2004, 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by norwegianne@Jan 22nd, 2004 - 2:25 pm
She was going into the ambulance and away from the hospital. Haakon drove them to the hospital, so no ambulance was used then, and no photographer was allowed up at Skaugum.
Thanks for your answer to my question, Norwegianne. I can always count on your swift replies ~ plus, "correcting" me from time to time. You should be a travel guide, a history professor, or a librarian ~ all good talents! ... but, of course, you live in Norway whereas I live in Texas, however, you live in Norway whereas I live in Texas!

Old 01-22-2004, 04:21 PM
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she's soooooooooooooooooo cute really sweet !
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:15 PM
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:flower: She's adorable.
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Originally posted by liliawodna@Jan 22nd, 2004 - 4:06 pm
Yes, she is cute and looks just like Haakon
Yes, she does resemble Haakon, however, I have to agree with him when he said that the baby looked a little like him and a little like Mette-Marit. I do see something around the eyes which resembles Mette-Marit a bit. "Ingrid" looks like she has some cognitive skills for just being less than 48 hours old, don't you think? She doesn't look "fussy" or "out of sorts" ~ and, that may come in handy at nighttime ~ to give her parents much needed sleep ~ although one may wonder if they hired "a nanny" to tend to such needs. That "sideway glance" in the last photo sure looks like Mette-Marit IMHO. I'm just thrilled that she is here and healthy!

Old 01-22-2004, 05:46 PM
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My goodness, she is one of the most alert babies I've seen! What a beauty!

Old 01-22-2004, 06:25 PM
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wow...she looks really like her daddy (and like her granny Sonja)...but usually babies resemble in the first months more to the she could still "change"...though I believe that she will look very different from her half-brother...and I think she will stay dark-haired...a dark-haired beauty, who will turn the heads of the young european princes...ok, it´s maybe too early to this cute little girl should just sleep and drink much and enjoy the new world...
Old 01-22-2004, 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by norwegianne@Jan 22nd, 2004 - 2:03 pm
Four photos were relased by the Palace today, all are taken by the Crown prince.
Terrific pictures! Little Ingrid Alexandra certainly does look like her daddy as a baby. Although she would've had good physical genes either way!

Is it traditional with the Norwegian royals (as it is with the Dutch royals) for the new dad to take the first picture of the baby? Princess Juliana took the first picture of (then-Princess) Beatrix, Prince Claus took the first picture of baby Willem, and Willem took the first picture of Catharina-Amalia.

Hopefully we'll see some more pictures in the next few days of Ingrid Alexandra with both her parents, with her grandparents and brother Marius.
Old 01-22-2004, 08:55 PM
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She is such a cutie!
Old 01-22-2004, 09:20 PM
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I can't wait for those photos. :)
Old 01-22-2004, 10:15 PM
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She does look alot like Haakon, but I also think that she looks like Mette-Marit. What a pretty little baby. She is very alert. How sweet. :)
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HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra is such a cute and adorable baby :flower:

She inherits her physical appearance to both families. For me she has the eyes of her dad, CP Haakon and her skin is from her mother. She is very gorgeous just like her grandmother, Queen Sonja and her mother.

What really impressed me the first time I saw her was not only her beauty but also her poise and gracefulness! If you would observe other newborn babies, they are just lying there the way they liked it but with the princess, she has really piose.
Just try to observe her hands and her head.

Maybe it's really the tradition of Norway's royals that their newborn babies have only 2 names.

Just like Princess Martha-Louise and then Crown Prince Haakon Magnus.

I would just like to ask who were the past Norwegian Royals who had more than 2 names???
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Old 01-23-2004, 04:57 AM
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Originally posted by Alexandria@Jan 22nd, 2004 - 7:43 pm
Is it traditional with the Norwegian royals (as it is with the Dutch royals) for the new dad to take the first picture of the baby? Princess Juliana took the first picture of (then-Princess) Beatrix, Prince Claus took the first picture of baby Willem, and Willem took the first picture of Catharina-Amalia.

Hopefully we'll see some more pictures in the next few days of Ingrid Alexandra with both her parents, with her grandparents and brother Marius.
It's not tradititional at all. Usually a professional photographer takes the first pictures that are published. Those photos come three days after the birth, or so. But the photographer who normally takes these pictures, has stated that the Crown Prince has done an awesome job.

My guess, which coincides with VGs, is that the Crown Prince, who most likely has inherited his mother's talents for photographing, was so proud of his new daughter... :flower: Which he had every right to be.

Plus, it was most likely a digital camera, which would make it very easy to put out on the webpages of the royal family. As opposed to when the pictures of Haakon were taken in '73.
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Originally posted by paulette@Jan 23rd, 2004 - 3:08 am
I would just like to ask who were the past Norwegian Royals who had more than 2 names???
Princess Astrid = Astrid Maud Ingeborg.
Old 01-23-2004, 05:04 AM
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The Crown Princess' brother and sister visited Ingrid Alexandra yesterday, and even they think she looks more like Haakon than their sister.

"No, it's just the father. They look very much alike. The only thing she might have from Mette-Marit is the long fingers" - Proud Aunt.

Maternal grandfather was shown a picture and thinks that she looks most like the Royal family, and especially her aunt Princess Märtha Louise.

He also approved very much of the name as his mother was called Ingrid Andrea and his new grand-daughter is called Ingrid Alexandra.
Old 01-23-2004, 05:10 AM
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Slik blir hennes liv

Prinsesse Alexandra er ingen «vanlig» jente. Likevel ønsker foreldrene at barndommen og oppveksten hennes skal bli så normal som mulig.


MYE ANSVAR: Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra må bære mye ansvar på sine skuldre, men frem til hun blir tenåring, kan hun leve mer eller mindre som andre barn. Foto: H.K.H. Kronprins Haakon
Å bli født inn i kongefamilien er å bli født til et liv bestående av plikter. Det slipper imidlertid lille Ingrid Alexandra (2 dager) å bekymre seg for - foreløpig. Hennes foreldre er fast bestemt på at hun skal få en oppvekst så normal som mulig og så lik andre barns som mulig. Både Kronprinsen og hans søster Märtha Louise gikk i Føyka kommunale barnehage i Asker. Trolig vil også Ingrid Alexandra tråkke rundt på ustø føtter, pådra seg skrubbsår på kneet og krangle i sandkassen med sine fremtidige undersåtter i en kommunal barnehage.

- De fleste familiene velger en barnehage som ligger i nærmiljøet. Det hadde vært veldig hyggelig om prinsessen begynner hos oss, sier styrer Merete Starheim Waarli ved Solgården barnehage - som ligger like nedenfor Skaugum.


Barnehagen som har egne naturavdelinger og er åpen mellom 07.00 om morgenen og 20.00 om kvelden, ligger like ved Jansløkka skole hvor Marius i dag går. Trolig vil Ingrid Alexandra begynne i første klasse her når den tid kommer.

Smestad skole i Oslo kan også være et alternativ. Her gikk både kronprins Haakon og prinsesse Märtha Louise de første seks skoleårene.

- Vi forventer ikke at vår nye arveprinsesse skal begynne hos oss av den grunn. Det mest nærliggende er vel at hun begynner på skole i Asker hvor hun bor, hvis jeg forstår foreldrene rett, sier rektor på Smestad skole, Gro Høyvik, til VG.

Uansett er Marius allerede ungdomsskoleelev når prinsessen blir skolejente. Hun får dermed ikke dra nytten av tryggheten det er å ha en storebror på samme skole.

Kronprinsparet vil ikke motta barnetrygd eller kontantstøtte slik andre foreldre gjør. De kongelige er fritatt fra skatte- og avgiftsplikten. Det har heller ikke vært praksis at de har mottatt slike ytelser.

Derimot får de alle sine inntekter gjennom apanasje - og fra gårdsdriften på Skaugum.

Årene på barneskolen blir viktige i prinsessens liv. Ikke bare legger hun grunnlaget for mye kunnskap og visdom der. Her vil hun også knytte vennskapsbånd - noen av dem for livet.

På fritiden kan vår nye prinsesse velge og vrake blant tilbud i nærmiljøet hjemme i Asker.

Skulle hun arve sin prinsessetantes interesse for hest, kan hun melde seg på ridekurs på Dikemark Ride- og Fritidsklubb. At senteret har adresse Slottsberget, skulle vel også passe en fremtidig dronning.

- Hun bør begynne å ri når hun blir større. Det er det morsomste jeg vet, sier ti år gamle Elida Hansen Døving, som rir den hvite hesten Lotte når VG er innom ridesenteret.

Kronprins Haakon og kronprinsesse Mette-Marit skrev Marius inn i Asker turnforening i fjor. Når prinsessen blir to år gammel, kan også hun bli medlem i klubben.

Dagens prinsesse

Da VG var med på trening for 2-4-åringene i går, var Ida Müller (3) dagens prinsesse. Med rosa ballerinaskjørt over turndrakten, hoppet hun bukk, svingte seg i ringene og tok saltomortaler.

- Hun gråt seg til å ha prinsesseskjørtet på, forteller pappa Rolf Müller. Ifølge ham, er den ukentlige turntreningen et høydepunkt for datteren.

- Det er helt topp. Det er kjempehyggelig å være her for oss voksne også, så dette bør kronprinsparet prøve, sier han.

Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra vil nok også bli godt kjent med Asker Skiklubb, der hennes far og farmor er livsvarige medlemmer og farfar, Kongen er æresmedlem. Også prinsessen kan vente seg et gratis medlemskap fra klubben, som har 4500 medlemmer.

- Kronprins Haakon var definitivt en aktiv kar i klubben da han var liten. Han spilte fotball til han var 12-13 år. Prinsesse Märtha Louise var imidlertid ikke så aktiv, men hun deltok i turorientering, sammen med sin mor og sin bror, forteller formann Svein Granerud.

Men uansett hvor vanlig foreldrene selv ønsker at livet hennes skal være, må prinsessen venne seg til å leve med livvakter rundt seg. Alt tyder på at de kommer til å være med både i barnehagen og på skolen, om enn diskré i bakgrunnen.

Kristelig Gymnasium

Medietrykket kommer også til å bli stort. Kameralinser vil svært ofte følge Ingrid Alexandra når hun beveger seg på offentlig sted. Mediene virker imidlertid å være enig om at barnehage og skole skal være fristeder også i fremtiden.

Mens kronprins Haakon tok både ungdomstrinnet og videregående utdanning (allmennfag) på Kristelig Gymnasium (KG) i Oslo, er det grunn til å tro at prinsessen først vil begynne på KG når hun har gått ut av grunnskolen.

Sjansen er dermed stor for en ungdomsforelskelse eller flere på hjemlige trakter i Asker.

Etter at 13 års skolegang er over, venter trolig mer skolegang.

En fremtidig dronning er helt avhengig av en solid dose med boklig lærdom.

- Jeg synes kronprins Haakon har innrettet seg klokt. Han har en bred og sammensatt utdanning. Det tror jeg også arveprinsessen gjør lurt i. Det er også veldig viktig at hun velger studier litt ut fra hjertet, sier rektor Arild Underdal ved Universitetet i Oslo til VG.

Han råder også kongefamiliens siste tilskudd til å studere en tid i utlandet - for å møte andre miljøer og kulturer.

«Kongen har høieste Befaling over Rigets Land- og Sømagt,» står det i Grunnloven.

Når prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra en dag blir dronning, vil hun bli øverstkommanderende for de militære styrkene.

Det krever forberedelse.

- Jeg synes hun må ha Krigsskolen. Det er rart om hun ikke velger å gå her, mener kadett Jarle Holtet ved Krigsskolen på Linderud i Oslo til VG.

Sammen med kadett Ivar Naustvik sitter han på lesesalen og forbereder seg på eksamen. Navnet på Forsvarets fremtidige sjef har begge fått med seg.

Både kong Olav og kong Harald (som er firestjerners general) har gått på Hærens krigsskole, mens kronprins Haakon er utdannet fra Sjøkrigsskolen i Bergen.

Mange bevis

I skolens lokaler på Linderud finnes det mange bevis på at Norges to konger har gått der.

- Her ser du skjemaet som kong Olav fylte ut for hånd da han begynte her, forteller major Kåre Martin Larsen og peker på en rubrikk hvor det står fars navn. Haakon, har kadett Olav fylt inn. I stillingsrubrikken står det «konge», mens Slottet, Kristiania er oppgitt som adresse.

- Vi ønsker svært gjerne at den nye prinsessen går i bestefar og oldefars fotspor, sier Krigsskolens sjef, oberst Geir Holmenes.

Når Ingrid Alexandra så gir seg med studentlivet, trenger hun ikke tenke på jobb.

Om monarkiet fortsatt består, blir jobbadressen Drammensveien 1, Oslo.

This is what her life will probably be like: she will begin in a public kindergarten, go to public school, probably join the gymnastics training that Haakon & Mette-Marit entered Marius in last autumn, have other activities like: skiing, riding, football, or something else. She will most likely have a long education, including training with either army or navy.

And when she's finished, if the monarchy is still alive, she won't have to worry about a job. She's got one in Drammensveien 1, Oslo.
Old 01-23-2004, 06:28 AM
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She really is a beauty. Has anybody any information about the godparents-to-be? In a Finnish newspaper they assumed that Victoria will be the godmother.
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