Translation of the first part of Princess Ingrid Alexandra's NRK interview
(It's too long for me to translate everything at once
Ingrid Alexandra: Welcome to my office.
Interviewer: Thank you very much. How long have you had this office?
Ingrid: For a couple of months. I’ve done homework here with friends.
Interviewer: Do you write math problems on the whiteboard?
Ingrid: That was exactly what we did last time, practiced for the math exam.
Ingrid: Yay, that is fun! (when they used a clapperboard for “Ingrid Alexandra Take 1”)
Interviewer: Are you nervous?
Ingrid: Yes, a little.
Interviewer: What are you nervous about?
Ingrid: To talk about myself, maybe. It is difficult.
Interviewer: Not used to it?
Ingrid: Yes. Pretty much.
Interviewer: Other people don’t have to do a TV interview when they turn 18. How is it?
Ingrid: That is not the best thing to know. (laughs) But I feel lucky to be allowed to share my thoughts. But I’m a little nervous, it must be said.
Interviewer: What is it like to be 18 years old?
Ingrid: It does not feel very different. It may mean a little more responsibility, but it also means more freedom. I’m really looking forward to that.
Interviewer: What kind of responsibility will there be?
Ingrid: There are probably more expectations for how to behave. That you make better choices when you are 18 than when you are younger.
Interviewer: Do you feel there are expectations for you now that you are 18 years old?
Ingrid: Yes, but I think everyone feels a little like that. My turning 18 is quite similar to most others turning 18 as well, other than that there is a little more media focus.
Interviewer: That the Princess must do an interview?
Ingrid: Yes. (laughs)
Interviewer: What are you most looking forward to?
Ingrid: I look forward to the freedom, maybe I could travel alone, drive a car, etc.
Interviewer: Travel alone? Where would the Princess like to go?
Ingrid: Everywhere! I am going to travel a lot, I have plans for that.
Interviewer: Can the Princess name any destinations that she dreams of going to?
Ingrid: I want to visit Japan, I think skiing in Japan would be cool.
Interviewer: Why Japan?
Ingrid: They have very nice powder snow in Japan, it looks very exciting.
Interviewer: You are very fond of skiing?
Interviewer: What do you like about skiing?
Ingrid: Maybe the community. I have many girlfriends who ski with me. We have fun together and come up with all sorts of weird things. We have gone on surfing and skiing trips together, we sometimes compete abroad and stuff. That community is a lot of fun!
Interviewer: The Princess also mentions surfing, that’s an extreme sport, isn’t it? What is it about that that the Princess likes?
Ingrid: It’s a bit the same. The feeling when you’re on the water, it’s marvelous to be alone for a little while.
Interviewer: The Princess has an NM title in surfing. Which you do not really like to talk about?
Ingrid: No. We were at a surf camp, which I received as a confirmation gift. Me and some ski girlfriends. There was no one in our age group participating in the NM, so they asked if we wanted to join. We thought it would be great fun. One of those who participated had surfed only twice in her life, but we joined anyway. And then I won. It turned out to be a slightly bigger thing than I might have thought.
Interviewer: It became a headline!
Ingrid: Yes. But it was a fantastic experience to be a part of that. It was great fun!
Interviewer: But you’re laughing because…?
Ingrid: I don’t know if I fully deserved the NM title… But the NM title is the NM title.
Interviewer: The Princess mentioned getting her driver’s license. How far are you in the process?
Ingrid: No… I really don’t want to answer that, but you will probably find out later, maybe.
Interviewer: But you’re getting your driver’s license now?
Ingrid: Yes, that’s the plan.
Interviewer: What are you least looking forward to about coming of age?
Ingrid: Maybe there will be more attention surrounding me. I hope that there will not be such a big difference from what it has been like until now.
Interviewer: How has the Princess prepared herself for getting more attention surrounding her role?
Ingrid: There are not really that many ways to prepare. It is just important to be yourself and to make good choices. And then you also make mistakes. I am still young even though I’m 18. I’ll take it as it comes.
Interviewer: We are really looking forward to getting to know the Princess better. I have some quick questions I would like to ask the Princess. Are you ready?
Interviewer: Which do prefer: sleeping in or getting up early?
Ingrid: That depends on the day.
Interviewer: What the Princess has done the evening before?
Ingrid: Yes. (laughs)
Interviewer: Coffee or tea?
Interviewer: Pizza or sushi?
Ingrid: Sushi, maybe…
Interviewer: TikTok or Snapchat?
Ingrid: Snapchat. I have deleted TikTok.
Ingrid: I was at school and then I looked at my screen time. I had been at school all day, but had been on TikTok for an hour already. I did not remember that I had picked up the phone, so it was time to take a break.
Interviewer: The alarm bells went off?
Interviewer: What does the Princess use Snapchat for?
Ingrid: To talk to friends, but I don’t use it that much.
Interviewer: What’s your name on Snapchat?
Ingrid: That is a trick question! I know that!
Interviewer: It is secret?
Interviewer: Who is the Princess at parties? The one who dances on the table or the one who talks in a corner?
Ingrid: Neither one of those. (laughs)
Interviewer: Reading a book or watching a movie?
Ingrid: Watching a movie.
Interviewer: What is the Princess’ favourite film?
Ingrid: There are many. When I was little, I watched “Hotel for Dogs”, “Bolt” and “101 Dalmatians”. I loved dog movies. They are still favourites. But there are also newer films – like “Divergent” and “The Hate U Give”. It’s hard to name only one favourite.
Interviewer: What is the last one about?
Ingrid: “The Hate U GIve”?
Ingrid: It addresses racism and societal issues.
Interviewer: “Black Lives Matter”?
Interviewer: Is that an issue that the Princess is concerned about?
Ingrid: I hope that everyone is concerned about it.
Interviewer: What types of TV series do you like?
Ingrid: A lot of doctor and lawyer series. “Suits” and “White Collar.” Or “The Good Doctor” – that’s very good.
Interviewer: Why do you like that?
Ingrid: Because I think it’s exciting.
Interviewer: Nothing to do with the medical or legal profession?
Ingrid: Mom wants me to study medicine. We’ll see.
Interviewer: If Mom gets to decide, you will become a doctor?
Ingrid: Do the education for it.
Interviewer: What makes the Princess laugh?
Ingrid: My family. We watch old videos – should I show you now?
Interviewer: Yes, I’d like that!
(IA shows a music video she made when younger)
Ingrid: I also made lots of videos with my cousin, but I cannot find any of them now.
Interviewer: Your cousin… Maud Angelica?
(IA shows a music video she made with her father and Sverre Magnus)
Interviewer: That was a great music video. You mentioned Maud Angelica?
Ingrid: We made a lot of videos together. Talk shows and spy videos – the whole package.
Interviewer: Can’t wait to see more of it, eventually!