Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Godmother of Europe, with three of her six royal godchildren, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange; Princess Ingrid-Alexandra of Norway; and Prince Christian of Denmark at her wedding rehearsal in 2010.

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Sonja, Queen of Norway

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↳ Birthday family photograph taken of the Norwegian Crown Princely family in honour of Crown Prince Haakon’s 41st birthday (L-R: Crown Prince Haakon; Crown Princess Mette-Marit; Marius Borg Høiby; Prince Sverre Magnus; and Princess Ingrid Alexandra).

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July 22, 1896 – Wedding of Princess Maud of Wales and Prince Carl of Denmark

' Sat out for a short while & then went in to dress, going downstairs at ½ p. 12, to the Bow Room, where all the family were assembled. I wore a black satin dress with embroideries & jet, a lace veil of old point, & diamond diadem & ornaments. After a few minutes, I was rolled through the Hall, Dining room, &c, to the vestibule of the Chapel, Christle & little Arthur going with me.
The Chapel was very prettily decorated with wreaths of red & white roses twined round the pillars. Above the altar was a large cross of white roses, & palms & white flowers on either side. All the Princes & Princesses bowed to me as they came in preceded by Heralds, &c. Dear Alix, looking so young & lovely in a pale grey dress & many diamonds came in last with her brother Freddy. She sat on my left, & Freddy & Louise of Denmark on my right. Next came the Bridegroom, in Danish naval uniform supported by his brothers Christian & Harold, & very soon after followed the dear Bride, led by Bertie & supported by Georgie. She had 8 Bridesmaids: Victoria, Ingeborg & Thyra of Denmark, Thora, Daisy & Patsy, Alice, & little Alix Duff.
Dear Maud looked very pretty in her white satin dress with a very long train bordered with orange blossoms,on her head, her mother’s wedding veil, & a wreath of orange blossoms. The Arch Bishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony, assisted by the Bishops of London & Winchester, other Clergy being also present. The Arch Bishop delivered a short & good address. After the Benediction, Maud came forward to her Parents & then to Me & I kissed both her & the Bridegroom. The Processions reformed in reverse order, & passed to the sounds of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, as in coming, through the covered Gallery which had been arranged on the Terrace. I returned privately as I came & rejoined all the family in the 44 Room, where the Register was signed. ‘      Queen Victoria

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New pictures released of the Crown Princely Family of Norway on the occasion of the Crown Prince’s 41st birthday tomorrow. The photos were taken in Dvergsøya outside Kristiansand.

Foto: Heiko Junge, NTB scanpix

Marius and Ingrid Alexandra  ♥

4 July Gratulerer Med Dagen, Hennes Majestet Dronning Sonja! The Norwegian Queen Consort Sonja, née Haraldsen, celebrates her 77th birthday today!

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While the world’s best battle for glory is out in Brazil, Skaugum was turned into a ‘stadium’. Together with the Norwegian Football Association the Crown Prince Family hosted a friendly match between Røa Unified and Team Norway. 16 June 2014.

3 Generations Portraits: Norway: King Harald V, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Spain: King Juan Carlos I, the Prince of Asturias, Infanta Leonor. Belgium: The (then) Duke of Brabant, Princess Élisabeth and King Albert II.

Rewatching the Royal Wedding: Guillaume and Mette-Marit joking at the service.

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