Maxima of the Netherlands RSVPs to Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s 18th birthday gala


Invitations are out for the royal birthday party of the year! Future queen of Norway Ingrid Alexandra will celebrate her 18th at a glitzy bash with Princess Amalia of the Netherlands and her godfather King Felipe of Spain

  • Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is due to have a much anticipated party on June 17 
  • Maxima, Willem-Alexander and daughter Princess Amalia confirmed to attend
  • Ingrid’s godparents, Felipe VI and Letizia of Spain, are also expected to take part

Ingrid Alexandra of Norway’s 18th birthday gala is due to be the next glitzy royal event of the summer. 

The Norwegian princess, who turned 18 in January, is set to welcome the most glamourous European royals for her official birthday gala on June 17 after it was postponed due to the pandemic. 

Royal blog Gert’s Royals confirmed that Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands were among the first royals to RSVP to the event, alongside their daughter Princess Amalia, who is also 18. 

Ingrid Alexandra’s Spanish godfather Felipe VI, and his stylish wife Queen Letizia are also due to take part in the festivities alongside a host of royal names. 

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who are also Ingrid Alexandra’s godparents, will also attend with their spouses. 

It is believed Ingrid Alexandra’s birthday bash will be her aunt Martha-Louise’s first outing since the announcement of her engagement to Shaman Durek. 

Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, who turned 18 in January, is set to welcome the most glamourous European royals for her official birthday gala on June 17 after it was postponed due to the pandemic

Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, who turned 18 in January, is set to welcome the most glamourous European royals for her official birthday gala on June 17 after it was postponed due to the pandemic

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, her husband King Willem-Alexander and their eldest daughter Princess Amalia have confirmed they will attend the party is Oslo

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, her husband King Willem-Alexander and their eldest daughter Princess Amalia have confirmed they will attend the party is Oslo 

Few details have been revealed ahead of the party next week, apart from a few royal names making the guest-list. 

In addition to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Ingrid Alexandra’s other godmothers include her Highness Princess Märtha Louise, and Ms Marit Tjessem, the mother of the Crown Princess. 

King Felipe VI and King Harald – as well as the Queen and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark are all descended from Queen Victoria and King Christian IX, which is why the Spanish King was chosen as one of the teenage princess’s godparent. 

Meanwhile, Ingrid Alexandra’s grandfather, King Harald, is also first cousin to Queen Margrethe of Sweden, and Crown Princess Victoria is her cousin twice removed, earning herself another spot on the list of Ingrid Alexandra’s royal godparents. 

The event, which was due to take place around 18 January to coincide with the royal’s actual 18th birthday, was postponed because of Covid-19. 

King Felipe VI of Spain, who is one of Ingrid Alexandra's royal godfathers, is also expected to attend with Queen Letizia (pictured together on May 17)

King Felipe VI of Spain, who is one of Ingrid Alexandra’s royal godfathers, is also expected to attend with Queen Letizia (pictured together on May 17)

Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark is due to attend with Princess Mary

Crown Princess of Sweden, who is Ingrid Alexandra's removed cousin and godmother will also attend with her husband Prince Daniel

Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark is due to attend with Princess Mary, left, and Crown Princess of Sweden, who is Ingrid Alexandra’s removed cousin and godmother will also attend with her husband Prince Daniel 

A gala was due to take place at Oslo’s new library Deichman Bjørvika with music and other cultural elements. 

Young people from all over the country were also due to take part in the celebrations. 

Ingrid Alexandra, who is the daughter of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit, will become Norway’s first female monarch in 600 years when she ascends the throne after her father, 48. 

While her parents wanted their eldest daughter to enjoy as normal a life as possible when growing up, Ingrid Alexandra has been launched into the spotlight earlier this year when she reached her milestone’s birthday.

Ingrid Alexandra, who is the daughter of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit, will become Norway's first female monarch in 600 years when she ascends the throne after her father, 48. (pictured left to right: Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Ingrid Alexandra with Crown Prince Haakon, Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald on Norway's national day

Ingrid Alexandra, who is the daughter of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit, will become Norway’s first female monarch in 600 years when she ascends the throne after her father, 48. (pictured left to right: Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Ingrid Alexandra with Crown Prince Haakon, Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald on Norway’s national day

It is believed Ingrid Alexandra's birthday bash will be her aunt Martha-Louise's first outing since the announcement of her engagement to Shaman Durek. The couple announced they intend to wed yesterday

It is believed Ingrid Alexandra’s birthday bash will be her aunt Martha-Louise’s first outing since the announcement of her engagement to Shaman Durek. The couple announced they intend to wed yesterday 

On her actual birthday, she joined her grandfather, reigning King Harald V, for a cabinet meeting at the Royal Palace as she marked coming of age.

During the event, Princess Ingrid was gifted the painting ‘Missing Color’ by Astrid Nondal, by Norway’s parliament.

The princess could be seen posing for a snap alongside the painting and President of the the Norwegian Parliament Masud Gharahkhani and First Vice President Svein Harberg.

Days before, Ingrid Alexandra donned a stylish silhouette in official portraits released to mark her birthday.  

In the next few years, Ingrid Alexandra will increase her public profile and take on more responsibilities on behalf of the royal family but will continue to focus on her education, the palace said in a statement. 

Crown Prince Haakon, 48, secured her place in the line of succession by changing the law to allow first-born daughters to ascend the throne over their younger male siblings.

Her birthday means that, if required, she can now act as Regent of Norway

Norway marked Ingrid Alexandra's milestone birthday with new official portraits in January, but her party was postponed due to the pandemic

Norway marked Ingrid Alexandra’s milestone birthday with new official portraits in January, but her party was postponed due to the pandemic 

Haakon, 48, ascended the throne ahead of his older sister Princess Märtha Louise, 50, who now lives in the US with her boyfriend, the spiritual leader Shaman Durek.

Their father King Harald, 84, ascended the throne in 1991.

Ingrid has a younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, 16, and an older half-brother on her mother’s side, Marius Borg Høiby.

The previous Norwegian queen was Queen Margaret, who reigned over Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the late 1380s until her death in 1412.

Born in 2004 in Oslo, Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the same local primary school as her half-brother, Mette-Marit’s son from a previous relationship.

Her parents chose the school because they wanted her to have as ordinary a childhood as possible.

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