Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Lilibet’s Handbag! We normally stick the tiaras in the cupboard over the weekends, but I think Ingrid Alexandra’s special day warrants a special post, don’t you?
The confirmation service was performed by Oslo’s bishop, Kari Veiteberg and Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien.
IA and her godparents: King Harald V, King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her maternal grandmother, Marit Tjessem.
Ingrid Alexandra wore a ‘reconstructed women’s bunad from Aust-Telemark, as it was designed in the period 1800-1850.’ It was a gift from her grandparents, King Harald and Queen Sonja. IA chose many elements for the costume herself, and Sonja, who was basically in charge of the whole thing, did some of the embroidery work, which makes it even that much more special.
A unique detail from Princess Ingrid’s bunad is the embroidered “Norwegian lion” at the bottom of the skirt.
The Norwegian lion is the symbol of the Norwegian royal house and the royal family’s coat of arms symbol.
This design of the lion dates from 1660-1844. pic.twitter.com/w7pCcUeA3N
— Oskar Aanmoen 🇳🇴 (@OAanmoen) August 30, 2019
If you go to the link in the above photo, there’s a whole feature on the construction of the bunad, along with short interviews with just about everyone who worked on it, including HM. The only draw back is that it’s (obviously) in Norwegian. But it’s still worth a look.
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Princess Ingrid Alexandra tries on the special bunad she got as a gift from King Harald and Queen Sonja on the occasion of her confirmation. Craftsmen have worked throughout the winter to complete the folk costume. © NRK/The Royal Court . Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra prøver den spesielle bunaden ho får i gåve frå kong Harald og dronning Sonja til konfirmasjonen. Handverkarar har i heile vinter arbeidd for å få folkedrakta ferdig. © @nrk / @detnorskekongehus
New official photos were released for the occasion.
A luncheon was held after the confirmation ceremony, but we still don’t have many photos, and the few that are out there are very dark. If you happen come across any, please feel free to drop them in the comments, along with any you might see of Mary and Prince Christian who were also there, but apparently hung in the shadows!
Dinner at Skaugum! Third princess to wear this gown – Kate, Sofia and now Ingrid Alexandra. UFO No More has identified MM’s gown as Zimmerman from the Spring 2019 collection, and of course, Ingrid’s is the gown from Self Portrait. Also, if you want a close up of Victoria’s headpiece, there is a great photo of it over there as well.
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I kveld feires Prinsessens konfirmasjon med middag for familie og venner på Skaugum. Foto: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff #kongehuset #konfirmasjon #kongharald #dronningsonja #kronprinshaakon #kronprinsessemettemarit #Prinsesseingridalexandra #prinssverremagnus #mariusborghøiby