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norwegianne 02-13-2004 09:04 AM

Ingrid Alexandra will be baptized on Saturday April 17th in the Royal Chapel in Oslo. Bishop Gunnar Stålsett will officiate.

H.M. Margrethe 02-13-2004 09:07 AM

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Originally posted by norwegianne@Feb 13th, 2004 - 9:04 am
Ingrid Alexandra will be baptized on Saturday April 17th in the Royal Chapel in Oslo. Bishop Gunnar Stålsett will officiate.
Oki who will be atending the baptism from the RF in Denmark ?
And who will be her goodparents??

paulette 02-13-2004 11:45 AM

from aftenposten.no

Royal christening set

Princess Ingrid Alexandra, daughter to Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, will be christened on Saturday, April 17. Bishop Gunnar Staalsett will officiate in a ceremony at the palace chapel. The infant princess' godparents will not be announced until just before, or on, the day of the baptism.

Protocol around the royal christening will be a source of speculation, from who will carry the little princess to what robe she will wear.

Tradition indicates that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will have only royal godparents, but her parents could break this convention and choose from friends or family on both sides.

Maud Angelica, daughter to Princess Martha Louise and Ari Behn was borne to the font by grandfather King Harald, while Crown Prince Haakon was carried by his mother, now Queen Sonja.

The christening robe is likely to be the one used by all descendants of King Olav. This garment was sewn by Princess Ingeborg, and is embroidered with the names of all the children that have worn it.

The christening will probably be a more formal, official occasion than Maud Angelica's, since Ingrid Alexandra is an heir to the throne

samitude 04-12-2004 11:44 AM

VG has an article with the list of godparents.

Link: Article

The godparents will be King Harald, Princess Martha Louise, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Felipe, Crown Princess Victoria and Marit Tjessem.

Official Press Release: https://www.kongehuset.no/

Lena 04-12-2004 12:18 PM

A good choice...great that also somebody of MM´s family will be godparent. But what I don´t like is, that cp Frederik and cp Felipe will be godparents...but don´t have time to come to the baptism. I mean Ingrid Alexandra will be only one time baptised in her life...and IMO it isn´t a too tall order to appear!

samitude 04-12-2004 12:41 PM

I have heard that Frederik won't be attending, but I hadn't heard anything about Felipe not attending.

norwegianne 04-12-2004 12:46 PM

Well the only one we know won't be coming is Crown Prince Frederik. Felipe is still in the dark... as far as I know. He might be busy, but I still haven't heard anything saying that he can't come.

I found Felipe to be a surprising choice, but an interesting one. The rest of them were fairly unsurprising... at least to me.

Since there were royal mourning in Scandinavia for Gustaf Adolf of Sweden when Haakon was baptized two of his sponsors, Margethe & Carl Gustav didn't attend. So it's not uncommon.

H.M. Margrethe 04-12-2004 01:29 PM

Will her grandfarther on her morther side be atending the baptism ?? :question: :question: :question: :question: :question:

donnaK 04-12-2004 02:22 PM

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Originally posted by norwegianne@Apr 12th, 2004 - 11:46 am
I found Felipe to be a surprising choice, but an interesting one. The rest of them were fairly unsurprising... at least to me.


Why ? Felipe and Haakon have been good friends for a long time. Haakon helped Felipe setting up the meetings with Eva in Oslo, also invited Eva to his Wedding. Eva was neither Haakon's friend nor MM's friend, she was only a friend of his ex-girlfriend.

Alexandria 04-12-2004 02:30 PM

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Originally posted by donnaK@Apr 12th, 2004 - 2:22 pm
Why ? Felipe and Haakon have been good friends for a long time. Haakon helped Felipe setting up the meetings with Eva in Olso, also invited Eva to his Wedding. Eva was neither Haakon's friend nor MM's friend, she was only a friend of his ex-girlfriend.
No, actually Eva and Mette-Marit were friends. I don't know how good friends they were, but Eva and Mette-Marit were friends. That's why it was "convenient" in some ways for Felipe to visit Haakon and his girlfriend/new wife whose friend Eva also used to "conveniently" be around, too.

paulette 04-12-2004 03:32 PM

here's a news in English on the list of godparents Princess Ingrid would have on her Christening.

https://www.aftenposten.no/english/lo...icle771412.ece

norwegianne 04-12-2004 04:26 PM

Well, I wasn't surprised by the fact that Felipe was chosen, as much as by the fact that they chose someone catholic... but I like it.

:flower:

Lena 04-12-2004 08:28 PM

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Originally posted by samitude@Apr 12th, 2004 - 11:41 am
I have heard that Frederik won't be attending, but I hadn't heard anything about Felipe not attending.
True...I don´t know for sure, if Felipe attends or not... but as it isn´t mentioned in the norwegian articles, I guess he doesn´t attend... I´ve looked at the homepage of the spanish court, there´s nothing mentioned...but it surely could be, that the court doesn´t announce future dates out of security-reasons (ETA)... but I hope he will attend, and I hope Letizia will be with him...to be honest I just want to see, how Letizia deals with little kids. In the current pictures (of the easter-holidays of the spanish RF) she didn´t seem particularly interested in Elena´s and Christina´s kids...but I have to admit, that also (my prefered "new" crown princess) Mary hasn´t shown her qualities as "nanny of the nation" so far...

donnaK 04-12-2004 09:13 PM

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Originally posted by Alexandria@Apr 12th, 2004 - 1:30 pm

No, actually Eva and Mette-Marit were friends. I don't know how good friends they were, but Eva and Mette-Marit were friends. That's why it was "convenient" in some ways for Felipe to visit Haakon and his girlfriend/new wife whose friend Eva also used to "conveniently" be around, too.
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I only know Eva was a good friend of Catherine who was Haakon's ex-girlfriend. I saw a few pictures of Felipe, Eva and Catherine in the Spanish press when Felipe visited Norway. They also mentioned that Haakon was doing his friend Felipe a favor by inviting Eva to the Wedding. Sure there is chance that Mette-Marit and Eva might become friends later.

Lena 04-12-2004 09:34 PM

:lol: I love your story of the news anchor... isn´t this the perfect question for the next interview with Geroge W. Bush...he probably wouldn´t even mind ;)

Yes, MM (and here we go back to topic) can deal with kids in great way...not every mum plays soccer with her son...on the other hand we just know MM as mother...in her times as "party-girl" she probably wasn´t very interested in kids too. But one can change...yes, I even often forget all the troubles MM and Haakon had before and shortly after their wedding...

norwegianne 04-13-2004 01:58 AM

I honestly don't know whether or not it will be available to Non-Norwegians. Since it's NRK who will be broadcasting it, they'll probably put out a copy of it on their web-tv. They tend to do that with important events. (At least ever since they shut down the transmissions for Norwegians living in other parts of the world...)

Don't know about dress-code, but it will be at noon. And since they wanted a theme as Norwegian as possible, probably a lot of Bunads going around, both for males and females. At least those not royal will probably wear that, if they have one.

norwegianne 04-13-2004 07:17 AM

The guest-list will be released on Thursday by the palace, or at least it was stated that it'll be ready by then. I guess we'll know whether or not Felipe will be attending then.

Ennyllorac 04-13-2004 08:25 AM

Why isn't frederick attending?

H.M. Margrethe 04-13-2004 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ennyllorac@Apr 13th, 2004 - 7:25 am
Why isn't frederick attending?
He don´t have the time to attending the baptism in norway becaus he are going to be marryed in May and ther are alot og plans to do and alot of meatings to attend for him and Mary.
Thats the reason ;)

By the way his name is not Frederick But HRH CrownPrince Frederik of Denmark

Alexandria 04-13-2004 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by H.M. Margrethe@Apr 13th, 2004 - 8:36 am
He don´t have the time to attending the baptism in norway becaus he are going to be marryed in May and ther are alot og plans to do and alot of meatings to attend for him and Mary.
Thats the reason ;)

By the way his name is not Frederick But HRH CrownPrince Frederik of Denmark

Surely Frederik could spare one afternoon to attend the future Queen of Norway's baptism? As someone mentioned, Ingrid Alexandra will only be baptised once in her life. I really don't know how involved Frederik is with the wedding plans. I'm sure that he and Mary make some decisions but I'm sure that most of it is being handled by the royal court. And even if Frederik and Mary were doing everything themselves, what is one afternoon?

norwegianne 04-13-2004 11:48 AM

Kind of bummed that Frederik won't be attending. It doesn't take *that* long to fly from Copenhagen to Oslo.

But previous engagements must probably be carried out.

anna 04-13-2004 01:34 PM

Well, why make noise about Crown Prince Frederik not attending Princess Ingrid's christening when her other Crown Prince sponsor - Felipe - won't attend her christening either ?

The norwegian royal court informed nrk about both men's absence.

Edited, but just spelling correction :P

norwegianne 04-13-2004 01:55 PM

Well, we made noise about Frederik because until King Harald had that interview with NRK today, we didn't know whether or not Felipe would be attending... so it made sense in talking about things we knew, and not speculating on the unknown...

But at least CP Victoria's looking forward to attending according to VG :flower:

Ennyllorac 04-13-2004 09:02 PM

GEEZ... What's the point of making them godparents if they won't even show up for the christening.

norwegianne 04-14-2004 03:15 AM

The points of sponsors/Godparents in the Norwegian church is to be a witness that they have been christened, but more importantly to play a part in their religious upbringing. Pray for the child, teach the child to pray, teach the child about the bible, in short: encourage the children to learn about their faith. Spend time with the child, provide them with a safe upbringing... etc...

I know that when my best-friend and her brother were baptized weeks before we were getting confirmated, my dad stood in for one of her brother's sponsors, because she couldn't be there. So it's no uncommon. (Just slightly tedious for us Royal watchers, this time.)

ally_cooper 04-14-2004 10:05 AM

I believe that the godparents are a good choice. A balance betwenn Crown Princes friends and relatives.

didem 04-15-2004 08:44 AM

Princess Ingrid Alexandra's page

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/spesial/tronarvingen/

monogram is beautiful

norwegianne 04-15-2004 09:56 AM

According to VG, Princess Ragnhild will be present.

Travelling back to Norway 14 days after she left...

norwegianne 04-15-2004 12:39 PM

Guest-list, as seen on kongehuset.no

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Gjesteliste ved H.K.H. Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras dåp

Listen over gjestene som har takket ja til å være tilstede ved Hennes Kongelige Høyhet Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras dåp i Slottskapellet lørdag 17. april 2004. En del av gjestene vil også delta ved en etterfølgende lunsj med Deres Majesteter Kongen og Dronningen som vertskap.

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norwegianne 04-15-2004 02:19 PM

And it seems like Maud Angelica hasn't been invited, or not accepted her invitation... she's not on the list..

Dennism 04-15-2004 02:28 PM

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Originally posted by norwegianne@Apr 15th, 2004 - 2:19 pm
And it seems like Maud Angelica hasn't been invited, or not accepted her invitation... she's not on the list..
Her acceptance letter is probably in the mail. It took her a long time to write a response. :P

Lena 04-15-2004 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dennism+Apr 15th, 2004 - 7:28 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dennism @ Apr 15th, 2004 - 7:28 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-norwegianne@Apr 15th, 2004 - 2:19 pm
And it seems like Maud Angelica hasn&#39;t been invited, or not accepted her invitation... she&#39;s not on the list..
Her acceptance letter is probably in the mail. It took her a long time to write a response. :P [/b][/quote]
:lol:



So Sven O. is on the list...good grief ;) No, I´m happy, that they ( cp MM and cp Haakon) seem to get along with him...

Lena 04-16-2004 01:45 PM

Victoria arrives in Norway...and Haakon carries her bag...good well-educated boy&#33; ;)
Haakon and Victoria1
2
3
Somebody curtsys to them
close up of Victoria
In the car
Victoria in the car

Lena 04-16-2004 01:57 PM

From www.vg.no-> picture

Fadder Victoria klar for prinsessedåp

Alt er klart for den store barnedåpen. Fredag ettermiddag kom prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras fadder kronprinsesse Victoria til Oslo.


Bordene er dekket, Slottskapellet er nyoppusset og vakkert pyntet og fadder- og gjesteliste offentliggjort. Den eneste hemmeligheten nå er hvilken dåpskjole prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra skal bære når hun døpes av biskop Gunnar Stålsett lørdag.

Hvis kronprinsparet velger tradisjonelt, blir kjolen den som alle kong Olavs etterkommere er døpt i, og som ble sydd av kronprinsesse Märthas mor, prinsesse Ingeborg, i 1920.

Alle dåpsbarnas navn er brodert på kjolen, og lille Maud Angelica var den som brukte den sist. Men hvis foreldrene ser bort fra denne tradisjonen, kan de også velge å døpe sin datter i den samme dåpskjolen som kong Olav ble døpt i, og som ble satt i stand til den store kong Olav-utstillingen på Slottet sist sommer.

Et tredje alternativ er en helt ny dåpskjole som kan danne grunnlaget for en ny tradisjon i kongefamilien. Da danske prins Joachim og prinsesse Alexandra fikk sitt første barn i 1999 valgte de å få sydd en helt ny dåpskjole til sin sønn og på denne måte skape en egen tradisjon for sin del av familien.

Victoria er kommet

Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra har som kjent tre tronfølgere som faddere ved dåpen. To av dem, kronprins Frederik av Danmark og kronprins Felipe av Spania, har meldt avbud, mens kronprinsesse Victoria av Sverige har takket ja til invitasjonen. Hun kom til Oslo fredag ettermiddag og ble møtt av kronprinsen på Gardermoen.


Etter det NTB erfarer vil hun returnere til Sverige søndag. Også den andre kongelige gjesten fra utlandet, grevinne Ruth av Rosenborg, kom til Oslo fredag. Det er kong Harald som skal være gudfar og bære sitt barnebarn til dåpen, mens de øvrige fadderne er prinsesse Märtha Louise og barnets mormor, Marit Tjessem.

Rikholdig gavebord

Gavebordet blir trolig av en helt annen dimensjon enn det som blir vanlige dåpsbarn til gode. Her kommer det nok til å blinke i sølv, gull og edle stener i tillegg til mer praktiske ting som fjellpulken som Asker kommune gir sin lille sambygding.

Dåpsgaven fra Den norske kirkes biskoper til prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra er et gullkors med kjede, spesielt laget for anledningen.

Korset er en kopi av et kors som er hogget i kleberstein på Nidarosdomen. Bergenserne gir diamant øredobber med anheng i tillegg til et lite dukkekoppesett, og fra Universitetet i Oslo får hun skolebøker til barn i Mali i Afrika.

For øvrig en ypperlig gave til en liten prinsesse som trolig får langt mer enn hun trenger i forbindelse med barnedåpen.

Dennism 04-16-2004 02:17 PM

Thanks for posting the photos, Lena. They are great. Bravo to Haakon for being a gentleman as well.

Angel S. 04-16-2004 04:36 PM

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Originally posted by Alexandria@Apr 13th, 2004 - 8:05 am

Surely Frederik could spare one afternoon to attend the future Queen of Norway&#39;s baptism? As someone mentioned, Ingrid Alexandra will only be baptised once in her life. I really don&#39;t know how involved Frederik is with the wedding plans. I&#39;m sure that he and Mary make some decisions but I&#39;m sure that most of it is being handled by the royal court. And even if Frederik and Mary were doing everything themselves, what is one afternoon?

It&#39;s not just one afternoon, this is a whole event and I&#39;m sure that traveling for CP Frederik is a whole to do(they don&#39;t live down the street you know). Things need to be arranged well ahead of time. There is outfits & hair & makeup for Mary & travel arrangements not just for the 2 of them but their guards etc...

It&#39;s not like us, we can shop for an outfit in a day & do our own hair & makeup & all we have to do is drive over to a church & be there an hour & then go home.

Besides I&#39;m sure they are very involved in their wedding plans even if they have a lot of people working on things for them.

carlota 04-16-2004 05:16 PM

unexpected decline of the invitation of felipe and letizia: it was suddenly confirmed that they weren&#39;t attending to the christening.

ARTICLE BY IBLNEWS

Tras el viaje a Bahamas, el Príncipe renuncia a asistir al bautizo y ser padrino

ANÁLISIS. OPINIÓN. Finalmente, Felipe de Borbón no asistirá al bautizo de Ingrid Alexandra, hija de su amigo Haakon Magnus de Noruega y Mette Marit, y por tanto tampoco será uno de los seis padrinos de la niña, como en principio había aceptado.

Jueves, 15 abril 2004
EL CONFIDENCIAL DIGITAL, IBLNEWS
La anulación de este viaje se produce días después de la polémica surgida en España por sus vacaciones de Semana Santa en las islas Bahamas, acompañado de su prometida, Letizia Ortiz, y de otra pareja amiga.
A pesar de que en esas vacaciones no hubo una fiesta de “despedida de soltero”, sin embargo el propio hecho de haberse marchado a tan exóticas y alejadas zonas turísticas, un viaje caro y una estancia cara, en plenos días de Semana Santa, y cuando hace tan poco que se produjeron en España los atentados del 11 de marzo, no ha sido precisamente una buena idea.

Alexandria 04-16-2004 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Angel S.@Apr 16th, 2004 - 4:36 pm
It&#39;s not just one afternoon, this is a whole event and I&#39;m sure that traveling for CP Frederik is a whole to do(they don&#39;t live down the street you know). Things need to be arranged well ahead of time. There is outfits & hair & makeup for Mary & travel arrangements not just for the 2 of them but their guards etc...

It&#39;s not like us, we can shop for an outfit in a day & do our own hair & makeup & all we have to do is drive over to a church & be there an hour & then go home.

But also not like us, Frederik and Mary have at their disposal assistants who could arrange their hair appointments or shop for their clothes, or even have designers send them over outfits to try.

As for the time thing, Victoria of Sweden seemed to manage okay with her schedule on the short notice -- the same amount of time Frederik and Mary would&#39;ve had to make their travel arrangements.

And while Ingrid Alexandra&#39;s baptism is an &#39;event&#39; in the broad sense of the word, it is not a 3-day festivity. I have not even read that there will be a grand dinner reception after the baptism, as the Greek royals did following the baptism of their second son I believe. (Although the Greek dinner for Achilleas&#39; baptism was toned down in order for the funds to be donated to charity.) And even if there was a gala dinner after the baptism, Frederik and Mary could&#39;ve attended the baptism service only and then flown back to Denmark. Also, Denmark and Norway are not that far away from each other; it is not like Frederik and Mary would have to fly to Norway from Australia.

nicoline 04-17-2004 04:36 AM

https://www.vg.no/bilder/edrum/1082190109876_245.jpg

liv 04-17-2004 05:00 AM

Isn´t Sven´s new girlfriend invited?She was invited to their wedding in 2001 or did they broke up????Marit´s husband will be there..

carlota 04-17-2004 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by nicoline@Apr 17th, 2004 - 3:36 am
https://www.vg.no/bilder/edrum/1082190109876_245.jpg
is this photo from the christening?

liv 04-17-2004 05:20 AM

Ingrid

Ingrid

nicoline 04-17-2004 05:32 AM

Those photos are taken outside the Norwegian castle this morning&#33; Isn&#39;t Inrid just the sweetest baby ever :P :rolleyes:

carlota 04-17-2004 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by nicoline@Apr 17th, 2004 - 4:32 am
Those photos are taken outside the Norwegian castle this morning&#33; Isn&#39;t Inrid just the sweetest baby ever :P :rolleyes:
in skaugum? :huh:

ingrid is very sweet this morning in her pink dress ;) however, mm&#39;s hat doesn&#39;t suit her... she was great with the one that victoria beckham also chose, but now she seems she liked those ones and she wears them in all the christenings. i would prefer a simple light blue hat matching with her coat (is it a coat or a dress?).

are there more photos of the christening?

liv 04-17-2004 06:02 AM

Ingrid Alexandra

cute

CD. 04-17-2004 06:33 AM

She has the look of a future Queen&#33;

liv 04-17-2004 06:35 AM

She is crying... ;)

Ingrid Alexandra


Family
What a sweet family..

Martine 04-17-2004 07:10 AM

some pics of the christening

Mette, Ingrid and Marius
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439228....EC2E6749A8BF4D6

Victoria
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439230....85A6AB43C9E672C

https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439218....7D40C2901671899

https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439103....301E71702CA443C

https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439101....869510B01069383

Mette-Marit
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439121....EB06CD80B2935C8

Mette-Marit with Ingrid
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439120....34876C5C9A4888E

family
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439073....6205C2719B83F63

Dennism 04-17-2004 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by liv@Apr 17th, 2004 - 6:02 am
Ingrid Alexandra

cute

This photo is very cute indeed. She is adorable.

Dennism 04-17-2004 07:15 AM

Group Photo

Lena 04-17-2004 07:25 AM

Marius doesn´t look happy today... and have you seen Maud Angelica in the church (in the live-stream they showed her a lot)...so cute

Lena 04-17-2004 07:40 AM

German TV just claimed, that Mette-Marit´s father had to eat breakfast alone, and then, when he wanted to go in the church, the police asked him not to go on the red carpet, but to go in the church via a side entrance. Is this true? And when yes, is this, because Sven O. doesn´t get along with the Royal family, or did the other members of MM´s family (except her mother) go in the church via the side entrance too??

carlota 04-17-2004 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lena@Apr 17th, 2004 - 6:40 am
German TV just claimed, that Mette-Marit´s father had to eat breakfast alone, and then, when he wanted to go in the church, the police asked him not to go on the red carpet, but to go in the church via a side entrance.
a non &#39;regal&#39; and quite unpolite attitude of the police (or nowray&#39;s rf, i don&#39;t know who made de decision...) if that&#39;s true.

karolinabraganza 04-17-2004 09:05 AM

Mette-Marits sister arrives, apparently not her daughter
https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439133....B5C05DDCBB4DC36

https://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3439132....082A5718EBD75ED

karolinabraganza 04-17-2004 09:13 AM

in Bunte.de

Am Samstagmittag war es so weit: Unter lautem Babygeschrei wurde in der Osloer Schlosskappelle die norwegische Kronprinzessin Ingrid Alexandra getauft. Rund 267 Gäste wohnten der Taufzeremonie bei. Darunter Schwedens Kronprinzessin Victoria (26) als Patentante und Norwegens König Harald V. als Patenonkel und gleichzeitig Großvater des getauften Babys. Mama Mette-Marit (30) bemühte sich vergeblich, ihren lautstarken Täufling zu beruhigen. Sohn Marius (7), den die Prinzessin aus ihrer nichtehelichen Beziehung in die Königisfamilie einbrachte, war das Geschrei seiner Schwester zu viel: Er hielt sich einfach die Ohren zu. Klicken Sie sich durch die Foto-Show&#33;

Taufe in einem 101 Jahre alten Gewand
Besonders laut schrie die drei Monate alte Ingrid Alexandra, als der Osloer Bischof Gunnar Stålsett sie über dem Taufbecken mit Wasser betupfte. Ruhiger wurde es erst, als Kronprinz Haakon (30) seine Tochter übernahm. Um seine Uniform vor den Tränen zu schützen, musste der glückliche Papa ein Handtuch auf die rechte Schulter legen. Dagegen ist das 101 Jahre alte traditionelle Taufgewand an Baby-Tränen gewöhnt: Schon Ingrid Alexandras Urgroßvater König Olav V. war Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts darin getauft worden. Als Bischof Gunnar Stålsett zum Abschluss der Zeremonie seinen Segen sprach, stellte Norwegens beliebtestes Baby dann das Schreien ein.

Taufpatin ohne blaues Blut
Die interessanteste der sechs Taufpaten war zugleich die einzige ohne blaues Blut: Marit Tjessem, die Mutter von Mette-Marit, wurde als Nicht-Adelige zur Taufzeugin der künftigen Thronanwärterin gewählt, was in der royalen Welt als einzigartig gilt. Sie teilt die Ehre mit König Harald, der nach fünfmonatiger Krankheitspause gerade rechtzeitig wieder genesen ist, um der Taufe seiner Enkelin beiwohnen zu können.

Europäischer Hochadel im Stress

Kronprinz Felipe von Spanien und Letizia Ortiz (Foto: dpa)
Ebenfalls zum Kreis der Paten zählte Haakons Schwester, Prinzessin Märtha Louise, sowie drei der bekanntesten Namen im europäischen Hochadel. Spaniens Kronprinz Felipe, sein dänischer Kollege Frederik, die beide im Mai mit ihren Hochzeiten selbst im Mittelpunkt royalen Glanzes stehen werden, und Schwedens heftig umschwärmte Thronfolgerin Victoria. Frederik von Dänemark nahm allerdings nicht an den Feierlichkeiten teil, sondern kommt seinen Patenpflichten aus der Distanz nach. Wegen der Vorbereitungen auf seine Hochzeit am 14. Mai seien er und seine Braut Mary Donaldson unabkömmlich, teilte der Kopenhagener Hof mit. Auch Felipe von Spanien war nicht in Oslo. Er habe ebenfalls zu viel mit der Hochzeitsplanung zu tun, gab der Hof in Madrid bekannt.

Viel Stress in den vergangenen Monaten
Monarchie-Experten verurteilten diese Absagen als Stilbruch. Prinz Haakon und Mette-Marit sehen das eher gelassen. Die vergangenen drei Monate waren für das junge Glück eine ganz besondere Prüfung. Ein Baby, ein prügelnder Bruder, ein Skandal wegen verfälschter Fotos und ein kranker König. Seit Ende November hatte Haakon als Reserveregent einspringen müssen, da sein Vater wegen Harnblasenkrebs operiert wurde und anschließend rekonvaleszent war. Doch seit Osterdienstag ist König Harald wieder im Dienst, und Haakon kann sich nach der Taufe endlich aufs Wickeln und Füttern der kleinen Ingrid Alexandra konzentrieren.

carlota 04-17-2004 09:26 AM

what a nice woman... i hadn&#39;t seen her before
what&#39;s her name?

norwegianne 04-17-2004 09:41 AM

Mette-Marit&#39;s sister&#39;s called Kristin.

holly*anja 04-17-2004 10:21 AM

Ok, is it just me or is Pia Haraldson&#39;s outfit ENTIRELY inappropriate for a royal christening?&#33;&#33;?&#33;? ouch&#33;
:woot:

Lena 04-17-2004 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by holly*anja@Apr 17th, 2004 - 3:21 pm
Ok, is it just me or is Pia Haraldson&#39;s outfit ENTIRELY inappropriate for a royal christening?&#33;&#33;?&#33;? ouch&#33;
:woot:

I agree...my first thought was "Oh, also Paris Hilton is attending" :P ;)

Back to Sven O. ...shouldn´t he be in this picture offical family picture ??? I wonder, why he was invited...it seems as if they (MM, Haakon, the court???) didn´t really want to invite him, but for some reason they did...

liv 04-17-2004 10:35 AM

No, it´s not just you. It´s not only inappropriate for a royal christening. Your shoulders should be covered and I don´t think it was that warm in Norway...

ally_cooper 04-17-2004 10:38 AM

I saw the pics of Hola&#33;. Marius and Ingrid Alexandra are so cutes&#33;

nicoline 04-17-2004 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by liv@Apr 17th, 2004 - 9:35 am
No, it´s not just you. It´s not only inappropriate for a royal christening. Your shoulders should be covered and I don´t think it was that warm in Norway...
I agree, Pia Haraldson&#39;s outfit was inappropriate for a royal christening. The weather is actually quite good in Oslo today. I have not seen much of the sun, but it is has been a warm and beatiful spring day :flower:

Lena 04-17-2004 12:47 PM

According to german TV Haakon was asked of a reporter, if he would be disappointed about the absence of Frederik and Felipe. And then he should have answered (according to them a little bit sulky) "I don´t know...THEY wanted to become godfathers"...has anybody else heard that?&#33;

Alexandria 04-17-2004 01:45 PM

Thanks everybody for the great pictures of today&#39;s special day. :flower:

A bit on the fence about Mette-Marit&#39;s choice of hats for this occasion, however. The look is different and it certainly allows for more of Mette-Marit&#39;s face to show, but not quite if I love or even like the look.

I thought Victoria of Sweden looked excellent. The colour is not one that she usually wears, but it looks great on her at any rate. Very young and very fresh and so spring like. (The pattern of her jacket and matching purse reminds me of a beatuiful Japanese floral print that one might find on a waiting chair in a lady&#39;s room meant for reading or writing letters.) The matching flowers in her hair in lieu of a hat were an added nice touch. (Several pictures of her from this event would make a lovely avatar ...)

Nice to see the King be able to quiet his granddaughter when he held her; and even nicer, that he was able to attend this special occasion and in much better health. :clap:

Marius looked cute in his little suit. But isn&#39;t it just like a little boy to have his hands deep in his pants pockets while his sister is getting baptised?&#33;

Did not see much of Martha Louise. (More pictures of Victoria&#39;s arrival than Martha Louise, Ari and Maud Angelica?) But I did see pictures of Maud Angelica in the church sitting on her dad&#39;s lap and she looked absolutely adorable.

And of course, the star of today&#39;s occasion, little Ingrid Alexandra looked absolutely adorable, fussiness and all&#33;

Alexandria 04-17-2004 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by holly*anja@Apr 17th, 2004 - 10:21 am
Ok, is it just me or is Pia Haraldson&#39;s outfit ENTIRELY inappropriate for a royal christening?&#33;&#33;?&#33;? ouch&#33;
:woot:

I totally agree, too. It looked a bit skimpy and revealing for a baptism. I know that Pia is young and maybe she felt that covering herself up a bit more might make her look frumpy or like a matron. But I certainly don&#39;t think that is the case. I think her dress was fine, but with a co-ordinating jacket over her dress would&#39;ve been much more appropriate.

Fireweaver 04-17-2004 01:51 PM

I&#39;d be fussy too if someone was droppng water on me, especially after I went and got dressed up :)

The two little girls (Maud Angelica and Ingrid Alexsandra) are going to be the heartbreakers of the next generation of royals/almost royals.

GrandDuchess 04-17-2004 02:07 PM

I absolutely agree with you all on Pia’s dress – and I think it was totally inappropriate for this kind of special occasion (royal christening, AND in a church&#33;). Her dress was the kind of dress that you can see at premieres or parties in Hollywood, or maybe some jet set party in Europe – but not at a royal christening&#33; But anyway, I think she will hear this enough from others, so I’ll move on from that topic.

I thought Crown Princess Victoria looked absolutely great in her outfit, very spring like and she looked good in that strong colour. Although I do not like that sweater (or whatever is it) that she was wearing yesterday when Crown Prince Haakon met her at the airport.

Marius was very nice in that suit, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s hat looked funny&#33; :P I haven’t seen very many pictures of Princess Märtha-Louise or Ari Behn, which is a shame – they should cover all guests well.

If anyone is interested, I have posted two articles about the christening in the section for the Royal House of Sweden, under the Crown Princess Victoria section (news).

ally_cooper 04-17-2004 02:54 PM

When Maud Angelica laughs she looks so adorable.
Marius and Ingrid Alexandra are so cutes&#33;

Josefine 04-17-2004 03:53 PM

could someone tell me about the music and the prayers
i would love to hear about this....

Alexandria 04-17-2004 04:39 PM

Source: Afterposten

Gifts poured in for the little princess

Unrelated to this article, I was surprised to see Haakon&#39;s aunt, Princess Ragnhild present at the baptism after the comments she made earlier this year in an interview. (See this thread for the comments: Princess Ragnhild&#39;s comments.)

Is this a matter of putting up a good family front or are things smoothed over in the family now? Did Princess Ragnhild say anything about Ingrid Alexandra?

Fireweaver 04-17-2004 06:01 PM

The king had mentioned that he hoped his sister and he were still friends, so maybe this was a way to show that they were? And I dare anyone, grouchy princess or not, to say something bad about Ingrid Alexsandra :)

liv 04-17-2004 06:03 PM

Has anyone the speech of King Harald´s speech?Did anybody speak except him?

carlota 04-17-2004 06:37 PM

Quote:

Mette-Marit&#39;s sister&#39;s called Kristin.
thanks, norwegianne&#33;

talking about pia haraldsen&#39;s dress... i&#39;m sure most of the people in the cathedral today felt it wasn&#39;t the appropiate one for the situation... didn&#39;t she know she was going to a christening? even more... there was a really non elegant photo of her posing... how ugly&#33;&#33;&#33; :blink: people who are expected to behave like that souldn&#39;t be invited... she also had a very unregal attitude in maud&#39;s christening...

paulette 04-17-2004 06:38 PM

First of all, I didn&#39;t like the attire of Pia Haraldsen during the christening. It&#39;s like she was planning to get all the attention by wearing that dress. The attire was fine in another occasion which would likely require such outfit. Maybe she was thinking that because I am not a royal it is just fine if I would wear this outfit. She may not be one but she should also think of the appropriateness of an outfit to a certain event. The rest looked all very formal.

sophie 04-17-2004 08:49 PM

:yuk: IS THIS THE NEW STYLE FOR HATS? SOPHIE, BEATRICE AND NOW INGRID MOTHER WEARS ONE TO HER BAPTISM. I DON&#39;T LIKE THEM.

sky 04-17-2004 08:54 PM

https://www.vg.no/bilder/bildarkiv/1082201342.05766.jpg Pia&#39;s pose. It looks really bad. :sick:

Bubbette 04-17-2004 09:41 PM

What was with MM&#39;s hat and the dark stockings&#33; And the woman in pink did have a jacket, I think. MMs sis is beautiful.

Lyle 04-17-2004 10:15 PM

It seems like Pia Haraldsen wants the spotlight pretty bad. Obviously she isn&#39;t of royal birth at all, but with dating Guillaume of Luxembourg and her appearences at the last two christenings it really makes it seem like she is trying to grab some fame.

Alva 04-18-2004 04:54 AM

I like MMs hat, is there anyone out there but me who does too? :flower: Sorry, Could anyone edit the first post, it´s not necessary to have two of the same&#33;&#33;&#33;)

norwegianne 04-18-2004 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by liv@Apr 17th, 2004 - 5:03 pm
Has anyone the speech of King Harald´s speech?Did anybody speak except him?
King Harald&#39;s speech.
Kjære alle sammen,

Jeg vil gjerne ønske dere alle velkommen til lunsj i anledning prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras dåp. Det er godt å samle familie, nasjonens representanter og venner ved en slik anledning.

Jeg håper vi kan få en hyggelig stund sammen. For dronningen og meg er dette en høytidelig og symbolsk dag.

Som landets konge og dronning har vi vært vitner til at landets nye tronarving er døpt. Som besteforeldre har vi fått være med å se vårt andre barnebarn bli innlemmet i kirken.

Mange vil hevde at for en tronarving er livsløpet lagt allerede fra fødselen, og at skjebnen på den måten har bestemt retningen for Ingrid Alexandras liv. Det mener jeg er feil.

Hun er som alle andre barn et enestående og spesielt menneske med en uendelighet av muligheter til selv å velge retning og innhold i livet. Samtidig er hun født inn i et miljø, et samfunn og en familie som gir forutsetninger og rammer for det livet hun skal leve.

Og for Ingrid Alexandra må vi vel kunne si at hun har havnet i en spesiell familie. Det vil prege hennes liv på mange måter.

Fødsel og dåp er omfattet med stor interesse, og vi, både på Slottet og Skaugum, mottar store mengder brev og gaver som viser at det norske folk støtter og har forhåpninger til henne.

Jeg håper at Ingrid Alexandra, som vi andre i kongefamilien, vil finne krefter i den støtte hun får fra det norske folk, og jeg håper også hun vil kunne bruke folkets forhåpninger til henne som en ekstra kraftkilde gjennom sin oppvekst.

Ingrid Alexandras fødsel innleder en ny epoke i Norges historie ved at hun fødes som den første kvinnelige tronarving i vår over tusenårige historie som kongerike. Mange vil vel med meg si at det var på tide&#33;

I Norge har vi gjennom flere hundre år vært vant med at kongen er regjerende monark, og slik har bildet av at statsoverhodet er en mann festet seg i vårt land. Det bildet må vi nå endre på, og Ingrid Alexandra vil være personifiseringen av det nye bildet som etter hvert skal tre frem. Her har hun et åpent rom med mange muligheter.

Men det er ikke bare ved at hun er kvinne at hun innvarsler en ny epoke i monarkiets historie i vårt land. Som femte generasjon i kongefamilien som kom til Norge i 1905 markerer hennes inntreden i familien at vi nå ikke kan kalle oss et ungt kongehus, vi er etter hvert blitt en kongefamilie med tradisjon i vårt land og må ta konsekvensen og ansvaret som følger av det.

Vi kan ikke lenger bare bygge, vi må også bevare.

Ingrid Alexandra representerer et nytt århundre, der både vår nasjon og det internasjonale samfunn står overfor muligheter og utfordringer. Det gjelder innenfor områder som teknologi, miljø, fredelig sameksistens, toleranse og fordelingspolitikk for å nevne noen. I dette skal hun finne sin plass og sine oppgaver.

Navnet Ingrid Alexandra har tradisjoner i både de norrøne
kongeslekter, fra kongehusene Glucksburg, Windsor og Bernadotte, og fra hennes mors familie. Jeg tror det vil være viktig for henne å bære med seg den tradisjon og den historie som ligger i både navnet og i familien. Det vil være en trygg plattform og et utgangspunkt.

Nå blir det hennes oppgave å bære det videre, og gi det et innhold som passer for henne, for det samfunnet og for
den tiden hun skal leve i.

Ingen kan stå alene, og jeg tror jeg kan love Ingrid Alexandra at det vil ikke hun. Hun har en mor og far som viser at de tar henne og foreldrerollen på alvor, de er glad i henne og vil bli hennes beste veivisere.

Hun har Marius og en stor familie både på mors og fars side som også er glad i henne, som vil støtte, råde og trøste henne. Det er mye kjærlighet som venter på Ingrid
Alexandra.

Dronningen og jeg har rukket å bli kjent med Ingrid Alexandra, og gleder oss over den personlighet vi ser tre frem gjennom hennes alvor, humor, temperament som vi har hørt litt av i dag og glede.

Det fremste ønsket vi har for Ingrid Alexandra er at
hun må få vokse opp til et selvstendig, trygt og helt menneske.

Vi vil gjøre alt vi kan for å støtte henne mot et slikt mål. Vi ønsker henne lykke til på hennes livsvei&#33;



The president of the Storting also spoke, but I haven&#39;t been able to find that speech anywhere yet...

liv 04-18-2004 05:33 AM

Thank you very much, norwegianne&#33;I´m afraid, I don´t understand a word&#33;Is here also the sermon of the Bishop?

carlota 04-18-2004 05:46 AM

that was the one i was talking about... :sick:

Quote:

First of all, I didn&#39;t like the attire of Pia Haraldsen during the christening. It&#39;s like she was planning to get all the attention by wearing that dress. The attire was fine in another occasion which would likely require such outfit. Maybe she was thinking that because I am not a royal it is just fine if I would wear this outfit. She may not be one but she should also think of the appropriateness of an outfit to a certain event. The rest looked all very formal.
you are right, paulette&#33;
however, she isn&#39;t a royal and never will be if she goes on wearing clothes like that one.... =s

Quote:

IS THIS THE NEW STYLE FOR HATS? SOPHIE, BEATRICE AND NOW INGRID MOTHER WEARS ONE TO HER BAPTISM. I DON&#39;T LIKE THEM.
maxima also wore one in red... they are called arquette&#39;s

Quote:

King Harald&#39;s speech.
Kjære alle sammen,

Jeg vil gjerne ønske dere alle velkommen til lunsj i anledning prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras dåp. Det er godt å samle familie, nasjonens representanter og venner ved en slik anledning.

Jeg håper vi kan få en hyggelig stund sammen. For dronningen og meg er dette en høytidelig og symbolsk dag.

Som landets konge og dronning har vi vært vitner til at landets nye tronarving er døpt. Som besteforeldre har vi fått være med å se vårt andre barnebarn bli innlemmet i kirken.

Mange vil hevde at for en tronarving er livsløpet lagt allerede fra fødselen, og at skjebnen på den måten har bestemt retningen for Ingrid Alexandras liv. Det mener jeg er feil.

Hun er som alle andre barn et enestående og spesielt menneske med en uendelighet av muligheter til selv å velge retning og innhold i livet. Samtidig er hun født inn i et miljø, et samfunn og en familie som gir forutsetninger og rammer for det livet hun skal leve.

Og for Ingrid Alexandra må vi vel kunne si at hun har havnet i en spesiell familie. Det vil prege hennes liv på mange måter.

Fødsel og dåp er omfattet med stor interesse, og vi, både på Slottet og Skaugum, mottar store mengder brev og gaver som viser at det norske folk støtter og har forhåpninger til henne.

Jeg håper at Ingrid Alexandra, som vi andre i kongefamilien, vil finne krefter i den støtte hun får fra det norske folk, og jeg håper også hun vil kunne bruke folkets forhåpninger til henne som en ekstra kraftkilde gjennom sin oppvekst.

Ingrid Alexandras fødsel innleder en ny epoke i Norges historie ved at hun fødes som den første kvinnelige tronarving i vår over tusenårige historie som kongerike. Mange vil vel med meg si at det var på tide&#33;

I Norge har vi gjennom flere hundre år vært vant med at kongen er regjerende monark, og slik har bildet av at statsoverhodet er en mann festet seg i vårt land. Det bildet må vi nå endre på, og Ingrid Alexandra vil være personifiseringen av det nye bildet som etter hvert skal tre frem. Her har hun et åpent rom med mange muligheter.

Men det er ikke bare ved at hun er kvinne at hun innvarsler en ny epoke i monarkiets historie i vårt land. Som femte generasjon i kongefamilien som kom til Norge i 1905 markerer hennes inntreden i familien at vi nå ikke kan kalle oss et ungt kongehus, vi er etter hvert blitt en kongefamilie med tradisjon i vårt land og må ta konsekvensen og ansvaret som følger av det.

Vi kan ikke lenger bare bygge, vi må også bevare.

Ingrid Alexandra representerer et nytt århundre, der både vår nasjon og det internasjonale samfunn står overfor muligheter og utfordringer. Det gjelder innenfor områder som teknologi, miljø, fredelig sameksistens, toleranse og fordelingspolitikk for å nevne noen. I dette skal hun finne sin plass og sine oppgaver.

Navnet Ingrid Alexandra har tradisjoner i både de norrøne
kongeslekter, fra kongehusene Glucksburg, Windsor og Bernadotte, og fra hennes mors familie. Jeg tror det vil være viktig for henne å bære med seg den tradisjon og den historie som ligger i både navnet og i familien. Det vil være en trygg plattform og et utgangspunkt.

Nå blir det hennes oppgave å bære det videre, og gi det et innhold som passer for henne, for det samfunnet og for
den tiden hun skal leve i.

Ingen kan stå alene, og jeg tror jeg kan love Ingrid Alexandra at det vil ikke hun. Hun har en mor og far som viser at de tar henne og foreldrerollen på alvor, de er glad i henne og vil bli hennes beste veivisere.

Hun har Marius og en stor familie både på mors og fars side som også er glad i henne, som vil støtte, råde og trøste henne. Det er mye kjærlighet som venter på Ingrid
Alexandra.

Dronningen og jeg har rukket å bli kjent med Ingrid Alexandra, og gleder oss over den personlighet vi ser tre frem gjennom hennes alvor, humor, temperament som vi har hørt litt av i dag og glede.

Det fremste ønsket vi har for Ingrid Alexandra er at
hun må få vokse opp til et selvstendig, trygt og helt menneske.

Vi vil gjøre alt vi kan for å støtte henne mot et slikt mål. Vi ønsker henne lykke til på hennes livsvei&#33;

can somebody traduce or make a summary of the most important things?

Quote:

Also, this type of hat for Mette-Marit seems to be a favored style for her...she wore one very similar to the christening of Maud Angelica. I&#39;m not sure how I feel about it, but she clearly likes it&#33;
yes she does&#33; however, i prefer the one she wore at maud&#39;s christening. this one was too big for her head... however, a nice picture hat would have been the best option with the dress she wore...

Alexandria 04-18-2004 10:13 AM

Posted by Hans-E at the Glittering Royals MB, some new pictures.

Not a happy princess

Ari and Maud Angelica

Mama Martha Louise

Mommy and Me

Crying Mette-Marit

Baby's first balcony appearance

Champagne for grandpa

Mette-Marit, Marius and Ingrid Alexandra

carlota 04-18-2004 10:40 AM

there are some very sweet pics of maud... what a nice baby...

maybe she and ingrid will be good friends and good cousins as they have nearly the same age... don&#39;t they?

norwegianne 04-18-2004 12:40 PM

Dear everybody.

I would life to wish you all welcome to lunch in the occasion of Ingrid Alexandra&#39;s baptism. It feels good to gather family, representatives of the nation, and friends on such an occasion.

I hope we can have a nice time together. For the queen and me this is a day filled of symbolism and reverence.

As the country&#39;s king and queen we have witnessed the new heir to the throne being baptized. As grandparents we have seen our second granddaughter be taken into the church.

Many will claim that for the heir to the throne it&#39;s predestined from birth where they will go, and that fate has decided where Ingrid Alexandra will end. I think that&#39;s wrong.

She&#39;s like every other child a unique and special human being with limitless possibilities to chose for herself where she wants her life to go. At the same time she&#39;s born into an environment, a society and a family that limits and constricts the way she&#39;ll live her life.

And to Ingrid Alexandra we may be able to say that she&#39;s ended up in a special family. It will influence her life in many ways.

Birth and baptism are surrounded with large interest, and we, both at the Palace and Skaugum, receive many letters and gifts that show that the Norwegian people support and have hopes tied to her.

I hope that Ingrid Alexandra, as the rest of us in the Royal family, will find her power in the support she gets from the Norwegian people, and I also hope that she will use the hope set on her by the people as an extra powersource during her adolesence.

Ingrid Alexandra begins a new era in Norway&#39;s history by being born as the first female heir to the throne in our over thousand year history as a monarchy. Many will probably say with me: It&#39;s about time.

In Norway we have through several centuries been accustomed to the King being the ruling monarch, and that&#39;s the way the picture of the head of state as a man has fastened in our country. We must change that picture, and Ingrid Alexandra will be the personification of the new picture that shall step forward. Here she will have an open space, with many possibilities.

But it is not only by the fact that she&#39;s female that she rings in a new era in the history of the monarchy in our country. As fifth generation of the royal family that came to Norway in 1905 her appearance in the family marks that we cannot call ourselves a young monarchy any more, we have become a royal family with traditions in our country and must face the consequences and responsibility that comes with it.

We can no longer just build, we must also preserve.

Ingrid Alexandra represents a new century, where both our nation and the international society is facing possibilities and challenges. It is within categories such as technology, environment, peacefully co-existence, tolerance, and how to share, to mention some things. Within all this she&#39;s supposed to find her place and tasks.

The name Ingrid Alexandra has traditions in both the norse royal families, from the Glucksburgs, the Windsors and the Bernadottes, and from her mother&#39;s family. I think it will be very important for her to carry with her the tradition and the history that lies in the name and the family. It will be a safe foundation, and starting point.

Now it will be her task to carry it on, and give it a content that suits her, and the society and the time she&#39;ll live in.

Nobody can stand alone, and I think I can promise Ingrid Alexandra that she won&#39;t. She has a mother and a father who shows that they take her and the parenting role seriously, they love her and will be her best advisors.

She has Marius, and a large family both on her mother&#39;s and her father&#39;s side who also love her, who will support, advice and comfort her. There is a lot of love waiting for Ingrid Alexandra.

The Queen and I have had time to get to know Ingrid Alexandra, and enjoy the personality we can see through her seriousness, humour, temperament that we have heard some of today and joy.

Our first wish for Ingrid Alexandra is that she may grow up to be independent, safe and whole as a human being.

We would like to do everything within our power to support her on her way to such a goal. We wish her luck on her way through life.

norwegianne 04-18-2004 12:41 PM

Princess Ragnhild was seated next to Sven O. Høiby at the lunch...

Which one of them was being punished?

MoonlightRhapsody 04-18-2004 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by norwegianne@Apr 18th, 2004 - 11:41 am
Princess Ragnhild was seated next to Sven O. Høiby at the lunch...

Which one of them was being punished?

:lol: That&#39;s a good question&#33; Maybe it served as a simultaneous punishment?

liv 04-18-2004 01:16 PM

Thank you very much, norwegianne.I´m sure it took you such a long time to translate,thanx.

I want to ask if somebody from Norway or from other countries has recorded the christening of Ingrid Alexandra?Unfortunately German TV decided not to broadcast the christening which I found indeed strange because Mette-Marit is really popular in Germany...
Now I saw a few pieces in tv and was fascinated.Mette-Marit look so much n love with eachother and their "two" children. We must have deep respect for Haakon and his family who respect and love Marius.Not Crown Princess Victoria was standing at the balcony and waving but Marius was.A very modern Norway&#33;

liv 04-18-2004 01:55 PM

Biskop Gunnar Stålsetts tale


Kjære foreldre og faddere, kjære menighet
Paulus skriver "For av nåde er dere frelst, ved tro. Det er ikke deres eget verk, men Guds gave. Det hviler ikke på gjerninger, for at ingen skal rose seg. For vi er hans verk, skapt i Kristus Jesus til gode gjerninger, som Gud på forhånd har lagt ferdige for at vi skulle gå inn i dem." (Ef.2. 8-10)
En barnedåp vekker varme følelser. Harde skall kan bli myke når vi samles for å feire barnet midt iblant oss. Hvis vi lar seremonien og symbolene tale. Hvis vi åpner oss for underfulle ord om våre barn som Guds barn. Da blir dåpen en stjernestund.
Vi har hørt sterke ord om å være "rotfestet og grunn festet i kjærlighet."
Hva mer kan vi ønske for et barn? Hva bedre kan vi be om for en tronarving?
Mors og fars kjærlighet. Folkets kjærlighet. Guds kjærlighet - Guds kjærlighet som overgår all forstand, og som ruster oss til å møte all uforstand.
Dåp dreier seg om følelser. Dåp handler også om vilje. Om et forpliktende ja.
Dåpshandlingen som drama løfter barnet for et øyeblikk ut av det intime rom ved mors bryst og på fars arm, inn i det store allrom som en dag skal være hennes.
Fødselsattest og dåpsattest er i følge kristen tro uttrykk for livets grunnleggende verdier. De to er de viktigste verdipapirer som vi noen gang vil få. De er uttrykk for en dobbel tilhørighet.
Fødselsattesten bekrefter at vi tilhører verden og at verden er vår. Jeg er med i et fellesskap av mennesker av alle nasjoner, et fellesskap av mange farger, språk og tro.
Dåpsattesten forteller at over denne verden er det en himmel som omfavner oss. En himmel som er vårt hjem også her på jorden. Dåpen er det fremste tegn på fellesskap mellom alle kristne til alle tider: "… en dåp, en tro, en Gud og alles Far, han som er over alle og gjennom alle og i alle," (Ef. 4, 5-6). Det er Bibelens brubyggende visjon.
Vi har hørt ordene fra Salme 8 om skaperverkets storhet og barnets viktige plass i dette. Det er et overraskende poeng at barnet beskytter Guds ære: "Av barns og småbarns munn har du reist deg et vern mot dine fiender." Undring over skaperverket omfatter både den store Gud og det lille barnet.
Ingen hører ordet "mirakel" så ofte som en jordmor&#33; Når en mor og far tar imot sitt nyfødte barn, kan de oppleve gleden over skaperverkets store under. At dette barnet er vårt barn gjør ikke underet mindre. Jeg tror det er ærbødighet som fyller foreldre i en slik stund. Guds skapergjerning ved våre og i våre liv - det gir en følelse av ydmykhet og stolthet på same tid. Der og da virker Bibelens ord høyst forståelig: "Du gjorde henne lite ringere enn Gud, du kronet henne med ære og herlighet." I Guds bok er vi alle kronet.
Så sterk er denne følelse av under, at også den mor eller far som må være alene om sitt barn, kan oppleve denne store gleden. Og vi aner det intuitivt mer enn vi kan uttrykke i ord: I Guds kjærlighet finnes det ikke et uønsket barn. I Guds skaperverk er vi alle annerledes. I Guds hjerte er vi alle elsket.
Barnets verdighet er ikke hva det en gang skal bli, men hva det allerede er.
Jesus bekrefter dette med sterke og uventede ord. Han sier ikke at alle barn skal bli som voksne, men at alle voksne må bli som barn. Uten at vi blir som barn, kommer vi ikke inn i Guds rike. Det er ikke bare avhengigheten disse ordene sikter til. Like grunnleggende er barnets åpenhet for fars og mors kjærlighet. Kjærligheten er ikke en tom refleks. Den er en skaperkraft som kan gi barnet det trygge selvbilde vi alle trenger.
Ved dåpens sakrament velsigner vi det lille barnet: "Herren la sitt ansikt lyse over deg." Ordene minner oss om den kjærlighet som lyser fra mors og fars øyne når de møter det lille barnets blikk. Lyset skaper gjenskinn og gjenlyd: "Se, hun smiler&#33;", stråler mor og far tilbake. Lykkelig er det barn som i mors og fars ansikt kan få oppleve det bilde som senere i livet kan gir en gjenkjennelse av Guds kjærlighet. Ingenting er så viktig for oss mennesker som det å bli elsket. Ingenting er så stort som det å ha noen å elske. Derfor er kjærlighet og savn så nært forbundet i våre liv. Derfor er lengsel kjærlighetens hukommelse.
Dåpens drama i ord og handling, fastholder også vår tilværelses skyggeside: Ondskapens og dødskreftenes nærvær i denne verden. Ordet "arvesynd" er et forsøk på å uttrykke det uforklarlige, det som Paulus så treffende har beskrevet med ordene: "Det gode som jeg vil, gjør jeg ikke, og det onde som jeg ikke vil, det gjør jeg." (Rom. 7, 19)
Arvesynd er ikke en forklaring. For hvordan skal vi kunne forklare det vonde som vi utsettes for, eller utsetter andre for. Hvordan kan vi forstå at også det nyskapte livet er underlagt dødens vilkår? I møtet med livets under, frykter vi døden. Når vi bærer barnet fram, bærer vi også vår bekymring og uro fram for Gud.
Det er derfor så viktig at vi i alle fall ett sted i våre liv taler realistisk og sant om livet. Ved dåpen kommer vi det onde og dødskreftene i forkjøpet. Vi vet om dem, og vi vil ta opp kampen. Det er det de betyr ordene om "å forsake djevelen, og alle hans gjerninger og alt hans vesen." Ord som klinger gammelmodige, men som dreier seg om realiteter fra dagligstue til dagsrevy. Kanskje kan det ubegripelige bare uttrykkes med ubegripelige ord?
Skapelse og dåp uttrykkes i kristen tro med et annet begrepspar – fødsel og gjenfødelse. Det handler om å bli født - og om å bli født på nytt. Fostervannet og dåpsvannet er beslektet. Livgivende vann. Begge står i livets - det evige livs – tjeneste.
Like lite som vi kan prestere vår egen fødsel, kan vi fortjene vår egen dåp. Den er en gave. Av nåde er vi frelst, ikke av oss selv, sier Paulus. Det er en Guds gave, for at ingen skal rose seg. Han kunne også sagt: Av nåde er du skapt, det er en Guds gave. Denne gaven er hele det liv vi er kalt til å leve: Vi er hans verk, skapt i Kristus Jesus – formet av Jesu kjærlighet - til gode gjerninger, som Gud på forhånd har lagt ferdige for at vi skal gå inn i dem. Gjerninger som på forhånd er lagt ferdige? Det er ikke skjebnetro. Det er kristen tro. Det er å tro på en Gud som vil noe med våre liv. Vil noe nytt, noe unikt, noe annerledes med nettopp mitt liv.
Også om våre liv er forskjellige, har vi et felles behov for beskyttelse og trygghet. På livets store gavebord er barndommen selv den viktigste gave. Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra må som andre barn få eie barndommens gleder og sorger. Hun må få være tenåringen som opplever gryende forelskelser og begynnende frigjøring. Hun må få være ungdommen som utforsker og feirer overgangen til det voksne liv. Bare ved fullt og helt å få være den hun er, kan hun engang få oppleve at det er en gave å gå inn i den gjerning som venter.
Det er bibelsk visdom i uttrykket: Om Gud vil.
I et moderne demokrati hører det også med: Om folket vil.
For et selvstendig og myndig menneske i det 21 århundre må vi si: Om hun vil.
Mange i by og bygd vil be for Ingrid Alexandra, be om at hun en dag med glede og trygghet kan si: Dette er min gjerning.
I liturgien taler vi direkte til barnet. Vi gjør det i troen på at ordet skaper langt utover det vi forstår. Derfor vil også jeg si til deg, prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra: Du er omgitt av din mors og fars vernende kjærlighet. Du er satt inn i en spesiell familie som elsker deg. Du er omgitt av et folk som venter på deg. Du hører hjemme i troens fellesskap. Du er kjent og elsket av Jesus Kristus. Du skal åpent få møte din fremtid - rotfestet og grunnfestet i kjærlighet.
Amen

norwegianne 04-18-2004 02:23 PM

Ingrid Alexandra wore, not the dress made by Princess Ingeborg of Sweden like most of Olav & Märtha decendants, but she wore the dress worn by King Olav, then Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark when he was baptized at Sandringham in the beginning of last century.

The hat/cap was new, made from various sentimental material from Queen Alexandra, with her monogram on it, some material from Mette-Marit&#39;s wedding gown, something from Queen Maud... etc...

I felt it was a nice way of bringing history into it, and showing off the royal connections.

renats 04-18-2004 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Fireweaver@Apr 17th, 2004 - 12:51 pm
The two little girls (Maud Angelica and Ingrid Alexsandra) are going to be the heartbreakers of the next generation of royals/almost royals.
I&#39;m not a member of the "it&#39;s to soon to tell" club when it comes to children, but when it comes to babies I believe it is to soon to tell if they&#39;ll be beautiful or not. The best that we can see is if they look like such or such person in the family, but yet, people that resemble each other don&#39;t necessairelly have similar levels of beauty. Just my opinion though.

Fireweaver 04-18-2004 07:02 PM

I was going by how cute they are as babies. If they stay as pretty/cute as they are now, then they will be attractive ladies (imo).

didem 04-19-2004 04:02 AM

Mette-Marit is elegance and sweet mother
MM&#39;s hat is excellence

Royal Baptism

https://www.hola.com/casasreales/2004...utizo-noruega/

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2004/...ridchristening/

https://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenas...4/IngAbap.html

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2004/...ridchristening/

Josefine 04-19-2004 08:23 AM

thank you for posting the speahes

I saw some parts of the Baptism somewhere and there was a woman that sang a psalm i think what psalm was that i where can i find the lyrics to it... the psalm was about a child/children...

norwegianne 04-19-2004 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lena@Apr 17th, 2004 - 11:47 am
According to german TV Haakon was asked of a reporter, if he would be disappointed about the absence of Frederik and Felipe. And then he should have answered (according to them a little bit sulky) "I don´t know...THEY wanted to become godfathers"...has anybody else heard that?&#33;
Well, he was asked if he was disappointed that they weren&#39;t there. But he replied, with a smile, that they were honoured that they (Felipe & Frederik) had agreed to be sponsors.

No sulking. Haakon&#39;s more professional than that. Don&#39;t believe everything from the German newspapers/magazines/television.

H.M. Margrethe 04-19-2004 10:40 AM

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Originally posted by norwegianne+Apr 19th, 2004 - 8:43 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (norwegianne @ Apr 19th, 2004 - 8:43 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Lena@Apr 17th, 2004 - 11:47 am
According to german TV Haakon was asked of a reporter, if he would be disappointed about the absence of Frederik and Felipe. And then he should have answered (according to them a little bit sulky)&nbsp; "I don´t know...THEY wanted to become godfathers"...has anybody else heard that?&#33;
Well, he was asked if he was disappointed that they weren&#39;t there. But he replied, with a smile, that they were honoured that they (Felipe & Frederik) had agreed to be sponsors.

No sulking. Haakon&#39;s more professional than that. Don&#39;t believe everything from the German newspapers/magazines/television. [/b][/quote]
hear hear

Bubbette 04-19-2004 11:19 AM

Thanks for that link. I give them all so much credit for accepting Marius.

norwegianne 04-19-2004 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Josefine@Apr 19th, 2004 - 7:23 am
thank you for posting the speahes

I saw some parts of the Baptism somewhere and there was a woman that sang a psalm i think what psalm was that i where can i find the lyrics to it... the psalm was about a child/children...

Maria Solheim sang the psalm: Jeg er i herrens hender. I don&#39;t know where you can find the lyrics, I couldn&#39;t find it by a quick search, but maybe you&#39;re more successful?

Britters 04-19-2004 01:56 PM

Mette Marit looked absolutetly gorgeous at the christening...It&#39;s been my opinion that she&#39;s looked a bit sloppy lately, but she didn&#39;t Saturday...
Her make-up was gorgeous&#33;

karolinabraganza 04-19-2004 02:05 PM

here a very sweet picture of mette and her daughter during the lunch. also follow link to pictures of the lunch after the ceremony.

Prinsessen på slottsbalkongen - Kongehuset - NRK Nyheter


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