Happy 10th birthday Ingrid Alexandra

Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.
Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.
Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.

It is kind of difficult to believe that Princess Ingrid Alexandra is turning 10 this year.

I remember when she was born – I was studying history at the time – and I had a lecture I had to be at… and got up to the university and back from the lecture just in time for the PR conference. (I also attended the lecture, but can’t remember much about that.)

Happy birthday!

 

Happy 3rd birthday to Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

The twins are growing up. Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine turned three years to day.

Prins Vincent og Prinsesse Josephine
The Danish court released these pictures for the occasion. This lovely photo, with both of them, is probably my favorite. It feels a lot less airbrushed and more spontaneous than what we might normally see from the Danish court.

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Crown Prince Haakon’s birthday celebrations

The Royal Court
Phto credit: The Royal Court

After much speculations in the press around the performing artists and the security cost, The Palace reveals details around Crown Prince Haakon’s birthday celebrations.

Since he is a huge fan of music, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has set the celebrations up so that there will be  a music festival at Skaugum for two days. The guests as well as the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will mostly be sleeping outdoors in tents and sleeping bags – like at an ordinary festival.

Some royals will be sleeping indoors, but it seems like the majority, if not all of them, will stay at Skaugum – reducing the need for security elsewhere drastically. The security for it all is estimated to come to 3.7 million NOK – a shift down from the 20 million NOK that Finansavisen reported.

There have been talk in Svensk Damtidning (who has it from Se & Hør’s front page, a reputable source…) that it will be a hippie party.

“It’s not a themed party the Crown Princess has invited to, but a music festival.” – palace spokesperson

They aren’t revealing details on the line-up yet, as the musical acts are the birthday gifts and they want the revealing point for the Crown Prince to be when the acts open – not a week before in the press.

But the spokesperson can confirm some things. “It is not true that Coldplay is giving a performance, and if you hear that world stars like Madonna, David Bowie or the Beatles will come – that’s not true either.”

 

Ingrid Alexandra 7 years old

Inhrid Alexandra turns 7 today, and the Norwegian court has, true to tradition, released some pictures. See: http://www.kongehuset.no/c27217/nyhet/vis.html?tid=89213

Some of the pictures are from the shoot they did with NRK before Christmas, while others are the product of her parents’ fondness for photography. (If you recall, some of the first pictures of Ingrid Alexandra released to the public was taken by Crown Prince Haakon)

Their trip abroad without work commitments seems to be coming to an end, as both the Crown Prince and Crown Princess are scheduled to be in Davos next week for the World Economic Forum, and Mette-Marit has UNAIDS meetings in Geneva the week after that.

This week’s royal birthdays: December 27 – January 2

December 2010

28 – Claire Windsor, Countess of Ulster (1977)

28 – King/Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain (1949)

28 – Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy (1920)

29 – Princess Kako of Akishino [Japan] (1994)

29 – Angelica Kreuger (1986)

31 – Carlos Morales Quintana (1970)

January 2011

1 – Nicolas Mirzayantz (1963)

This week’s royal birthdays: December 20-26

20 – Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck of Bhutan (1955)

20 – Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck of Bhutan (1957)

20 – Princess Akiko of Mikasa [Japan] (1981)

20 – Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo (1963)

23 – Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan (1975)

23 – Emperor Akihito of Japan (1933)

23 – Silvia, Queen of Sweden (1943)

25 – Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1969)

25 – Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy (1936)

This Week’s royal birthdays: December 6-12

6 – Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000)

6 – Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (2000)

7 – Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand (1978)

7 – Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands (2003)

8 – Archduke Imre of Austria (1985)

9 – Crown Princess Srirasmi of Thailand (1971)

9 – Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)

9 – Crown Princess Masako of Japan (1963)

This week’s royal birthdays: November 29-December 5

November

30 – Fumihito, Prince Akishino of Japan (1965)

December

1 – Princess Aiko of Japan (2001)

2 – Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (2007)

2 – Takahito, Prince Mikasa [Japan] (1915)

2 – Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)

2 – Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, the Prince of Turnovo (1962)

2 – Princess Dechen Yangzam Wangchuck of Bhutan (1981)

2 – Princess Léa of Belgium (1951)

3 – Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005)

4 – Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria (1938)

5 – King King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand [Rama IX] (1927)

5 – Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria, Prince of Vidin (1967)

5 – Princess Elena of Hesse (2006)

This week’s birthdays: November 22-28

22 – Prince Nicolas of Hohenzollern (1999)
24 – Princess Bejaratana of Thailand (1925)
24 – Prince Georg Andreas of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1938)
24 – Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein (1947)
26 – Louis Ducruet (1992)
27 – Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern (1963)
28 – Masahito, Prince Hitachi [Japan] (1935)
28 – Emma van Vollenhoven (2006)

This week’s birthdays: November 15-21

15 – Peter Phillips (1977)
15 – Princess Elena of Romania (1950)
17 – Prince Wenceslas of Nassau (1990)
17 – Princess Olga of Savoy, Duchess of Apulia (1971)
19 – Kitín Muñoz (1958)
19 – Lady Davina Lewis (1977)
19 – Lalla Hasna of Morocco (1967)
19 – Pieter van Vollenhoven (2008)
20 – Prince Umberto Vidinski of Bulgaria (1999)
20 – Princess ‘M’aSeeiso of Lesotho (2004)
20 – Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1970)
20 – Princess Sofia Vidinska of Bulgaria (1999)
20 – Princess Theodora of Liechtenstein (2004)
22 – Prince Nicolas of Hohenzollern (1999)

This week’s birthdays: November 8-14

8 – Lady Louise Windsor (2003)
8 – Princess Elena of Hesse (1967)
11 – Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan (1955)
11- Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981)
12 – Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai (1981)
13 – Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia (1943)
13 – Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria (1917)
13 – Princess Georgina of Liechtenstein, Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1962)
14 – Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales (1948)

This week’s birthdays: October 25-31

25 – Princess Yōko of Mikasa [Japan] (1983)
25 – King Michael I of Romania (1921)
25 – Princess Élisabeth of Belgium (2001)
26 – Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
26 – Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
27 – Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Van Eijk (1969)
28 – Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (1967)
28 – Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (1985)
29 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
29 – Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998)
29 – Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1934)
29 – Princess Sophie of Romania (1957)
29 –Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998)
31 – Infanta Leonor of Spain (2005)
31 – Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934)
31 – Princess Nora of Liechtenstein (1950)

This week’s birthdays: October 18-24

18 – Qaboos bin Sa‘id al Busaidi, Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman (1940)
18 – Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Söhngen (1977)
19 – Prince Laurent of Belgium (1963)
20 – Empress Michiko of Japan (1934)
22 – Prince Omar bin Al Faisal of Jordan (1993)
23 – Princess Mako of Akishino [Japan] (1991)
24 – Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (1930)
24 – Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster (1974)
24 – Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (1947)

This week’s birthdays: October 11-17

11 – Prince Faisal of Jordan (1963)
11 – Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
11 – Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (1969)
12 – Prince Boris of Bulgaria (1997)
12 – Princess Muta-Wakkilah of Brunei (1971)
13 – Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of San Jaime (1972)
13 – Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno (1972)
15 – Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan (1966)
15 – Prince Hussein bin Al Talal of Jordan (1999)
15 – Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2005)
15 – Princess Alexandra of Greece (1968)
15 – Sarah, Duchess of York (1959)
17 – Hereditary Prince Donatus of Hesse (1966)
17 – Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein (1996)

(October 15 is a really popular birth date…)

This week’s birthdays: October 4-10

4 – Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (2005)
6 – Prince AbdAllah bin Ghazi of Jordan (2001)
6 – Princess Noor Hamzah of Jordan (1982)
6 – Prince Khamsum Singhye Wangchuck (1985)
7 – Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha of Brunei (1946)
7 – Princess Mary Senate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho (2001)
8 – Princess Siribhachudhabhorn of Thailand (1982)
8 – Juliana Guillermo (1981)
9 – Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria (1943)
9 – Magali van Vollenhaven (2007)
9 – Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent (1935)

This week’s birthdays: September 27-October 3

September
27 – Princess Iman bint Al Abdullah of Jordan (1996)
29 – Emma Tallulah Behn (2008)
29 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
30 – Ari Behn (1972)
30 – Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
30 – Princess Marie-Esméralda of Belgium (1956)

October

1 – Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (1969)
2 – Prince Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan (1940)

This week’s birthdays: September 20-26

20 – Princess Jennah bint Ghazi of Jordan (2003)
21 – Prince Noah of Nassau (2007)
22 – Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971)
23 – Pengiran Azrinaz Mazhar of Brunei (1979)
25 – Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia (1977)
25 – Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (1968)
26 – Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
26 – Princess Salma bint al-Abdullah of Jordan (2000)
26 – Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
26 – Princess ‘Azemah of Brunei (1984)