Queen-in-Training – Ingrid-Alexandra Turns 18!

Hofdame Note: Thank you to Baguette Ween for the schedule information below! We appreciate you keeping us updated on all Norwegian events!

As of her eighteenth birthday today, Princess Ingrid Alexandra is considered an adult member of the Norwegian Royal Family. This is momentous, another step in the life of the Princess who will eventually become the first reigning Queen of Norway in more than 600 years. Watching this debut in real-time is amazing. They are pulling together so many pieces of history.

Thanks to our Baguette Ida, we have links to the full NRK interview here, and a video of her responses to a series of “rapid-fire” questions from an interview with a Norwegian newspaper.


Queen Margrethe (Tante Daisy!), someone who knows a thing or two about historical import, designed the monogram for Ingrid Alexandra. Ingrid has been using this monogram for some time, although now it will become more prominent.

The Palace published the following official activities which will take place in honor of her 18th birthday.

January 19, 2022

It was announced that the Princess had received her own office at the Royal Palace, and new official pictures of her looking very at home in the Norwegian minimalism were released. She will continue to make education her primary focus.

January 20, 2022

The Princess set off for a day full of activities, sans parents. She did carry her mother with her in that she borrowed a Stella McCartney blazer, Aspinall clutch, and (possibly) earrings from Mette-Marit’s wardrobe. If you would like a breakdown of the wardrobe, UFONoMore has the information.

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra paid official visits to the judicial and legislative branches of Norway’s government to receive briefings about their work. She visited the Storting, and received a briefing on the Storting’s work by President Masud Gharahkhan. She then visited Norway’s Supreme Court, and met with Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie. Finally, she visited with Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and other government ministers at the Prime Minister’s Office and received a briefing on government ministries.

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The Palace also released official photographs. I know, I know, no tiara, but she wore some fun, young aquamarine earrings, and what appears to be a statement aquamarine ring. Maybe there is an aquamarine tiara in her future! The young princess borrowed a dress from her mother, a Lanvin first worn by Mette-Marit in 2004.

January 21, 2022

Today is a family day. Princess Ingrid Alexandra will receive congratulations from the Norwegian government and other organizations in honor of her 18th birthday at the palace. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will both attend. There will also be an interview released and if it’s not geo-blocked, we’ll publish a link when we get it.

Updated: This morning Ingrid Alexandra attended her first cabinet meeting. President of the Norwegian Parliament Masud Gharahkhani and First Vice President Svein Harberg presented her official gift: a painting called “Missing Color” by Norwegian artist Astrid Nondal. I know most of you are about jewels and clothes here, but I bet a couple of you are with me in my extreme envy of this gift. I know just where I’d put it in my house!

Also, per the talented and fast folks at UFONoMore, we know that Ingrid is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, worn by Mette-Marit in 2017.

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For the interview, it appears the Princess continued with her sweep of mom’s wardrobe, and donned a pink shirt worn by Mette-Marit in 2006. Her jewelry, the Home Made by Em earrings and heart pendant, is all her own.

We will pop back in with photos as they happen, but in the meantime celebrate the Queen-in-Training with whatever photos you feel like. If you feel nostalgic, reach back and give us those childhood photos. For me, I love this Norwegian family video. It encapsulates the family, the country, and gives a great glimpse into the personality of the princess herself.