Ingrid Alexandra from Norway will soon be celebrating her 18th birthday. This is a very important event for the princess, but also for all Norwegians. The eldest daughter of Prince Haakon, 48, and Princess Mette-Marit, 48, will one day be the Queen of Norway. According to tradition, his birthday is considered a national holiday. Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born on January 21, 2004, the celebration of her 18th birthday on January 21 was however canceled because of the current health situation. According to Royal Central, a big gala dinner should have been planned to mark this event. The gala was to take place at the Royal Palace in Oslo where many guests from foreign royal families could have been invited.
Royal Central also says the Princess of Norway could have worn a tiara for the first time on her 18th birthday. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, this will not be the case. Note that other events also had to be postponed, in particular the meeting with the Norwegian leaders. “I was looking forward to celebrating with Princess Ingrid Alexandra on her coming of age, but unfortunately the health situation does not allow it now,” said Jonas G. Støre, Norwegian Prime Minister. It was also planned that the princess would officially meet other personalities. Admittedly, the meetings are not canceled, but they will not take place on his birthday, which should have been the case.
21-gun salute to mark Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s 18th birthday
The official celebrations planned for the princess’s day of majority are all postponed with one exception. The armed forces will fire a 21-gun salute from all saluting posts at noon on January 22, 2022. This decision was taken by the Norwegian defense chief and was confirmed by an official letter. It is customary for the Norwegian armed forces to fire a 21-round salute to mark a special event of the Norwegian Royal Court.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway © Zuma Press