Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s gala dinner: – Thank you brothers:


Few 18-year-olds celebrate birthdays with a gala dinner at the castle, and few 18-year-olds speak in front of Europe’s royal and Norwegian celebrities.

But Princess Ingrid Alexandra is not like any other 18-year-old. She is in fact the first female heir to the throne in Norway, and thus the day of authority is celebrated with brask and bram.

– The contrasts are great

On Friday, a gala dinner is invited at the castle, and throughout the evening, several speeches are also expected. Among other things, King Harald (85) has already spoken to his grandson, as has President of the Storting Masud Gharahkhani (39).

Now, however, it is the jubilee’s turn to speak for his guests. She takes the opportunity to thank both family and friends:

THANKS: The jubilee thanks the guests. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB / POOL
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“Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, President of the Storting, Justitiarius, dear family and friends, dear all.

First of all, I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the rest of the government again for the fantastic experience at Deichmann last night. I could not have received a better gift.

Then I want to thank grandma and grandpa for arranging this nice party for me.

Here the guests arrive

I would also like to thank all of you who have traveled from all over Europe and the United States for being here today. I really appreciate that you take the time to come to Norway for this celebration. In recent years we have not seen each other that much, so I have been looking forward to having you here today.

Dear mom and dad, thank you so much for everything you have given me.

Mom. We can talk about everything together. Thank you for allowing us to lie on the couch and watch series together, such as Sex and the City. I really appreciate everything you do for me.

POLONESE: Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold is ready to move a little on the rock foot during the birthday celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Video: Nora Skavhaug / Reporters: Caroline Vagle and Henriette Eilertsen
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Dad. Thank you for taking us skiing and surfing, and all sorts of activities. You fix and fix, and are calm when the rest of us are not. I’m very grateful that you support me, and I know you will always do that. I’m very fond of you.

Dear Marius and Magnus, you mean so much to me. You are my safety net. I know I can always come to you if there is anything.

Marius. Thank you for everything I have learned from you and for allowing us to talk about everything together. Thank you for always protecting me.

Sharing new photos

Magnus, you’re always kind to me when I need it. Thank you for giving me a hug when I have a little extra tough day.

I’m so proud to have you as brothers.

TOUCHED: Both Crown Prince Haakong and Princess Ingrid Alexandra were clearly moved when the latter spoke. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB / POOL

TOUCHED: Both Crown Prince Haakong and Princess Ingrid Alexandra were clearly moved when the latter spoke. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB / POOL
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Dear Grandpa, it’s so nice to be with you. Thank you for the evenings on the Royal Ship where we sit and watch sports and cowboy movies together. And not least, thank you for always having a good joke when the mood is a bit low.

Dear grandmother, thank you for everything you have taken us on. Trips and stories and night songs that Maud and I will at least remember forever.

PROBLEMATIC: Political commentator in Dagbladet, Sondre Hansmark, explains why he thinks that the celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday is problematic. Video: Dagbladet TV
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And dear grandmother, thank you for all your fun stories. Thank you for always signing up as a babysitter, and for all the pleasant evenings we have sat and chatted.

Dear aunts and uncles, and cousins. Ever since I was little, you have made it safe around me. I’m grateful for that.

And finally, I want to thank all my friends. Thank you for allowing us to have fun together and for always cheering me on. I’m very proud to be able to call all of you my family and friends. I’m very fond of you all.

– Should have gone for Norwegian design

One of the best things about Norway is our democracy. That we can believe what we want. That we can say what we want. And that we can love those we want.

I am so lucky that I have grown up in Norway. I have experienced our beautiful nature; surf at Unstad, hot summer days in Sørlandet, and snow-capped mountains in Røldal.

And not least, I have met many of the nice people who live around our country.

SPEECH: Princess Ingrid Alexandra gave a speech during her birthday celebration in Deichman Library in Bjørvika, Oslo on Thursday 16 June. Video: NRK
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We are lucky to live in a country that is constantly evolving. Where we trust each other and our authorities. In Norway, we are concerned about climate. We are concerned with diversity. We are concerned with freedom of expression. And most importantly, we are concerned with continuing to find better solutions than the ones we already have.

We all have a place in this society. We are different, we have been given different tasks, and we know different things. Together we create the Norway we love so much ».

The 18-year-old impressed See and Hear royal house expert Caroline Vagle with a touching speech.

– Princess Ingrid Alexandra gave a warm and personal speech, and was clearly moved when she spoke to her parents, brothers and parents!

The article is in Norwegian

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