Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Turns 7

A charming piece from Hello about the little girl who will one day be queen of Norway, celebrating her 7th birthday with a family trip to India.

Such a lovely family.

Crown Prince Haakon, Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and Marius (Ingrid Alexandra's half-brother)

Ingrid is the first child of her papa, Crown Prince Haakon and the second child of her gorgeous mama, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Ingrid is the first royal child born after by the1990 change in Norwegian succession law to absolute cognate primogeniture, meaning the first child, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. Interestingly, the law was not retroactive, so Haakon takes precedence over his older sister, Princess Martha Louise.

As a descendant of Britain's KingEdward VII, Crown Prince Haakon is in the line of succession for the British crown under the Act of Settlement of 1701. As you may recall, this 300 year old law of primogeniture is currently being discussed in Parliament and elsewhere where such things are of immanent concern

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