Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned 18 and came of age on January 21, but due to the pandemic, the official celebration was postponed.
Now it’s ready for celebration two days to the end.
Tonight there will be a gala dinner at Deichman’s main library in Bjørvika in Oslo, which is a gift from the government.
Tomorrow there will be a gala dinner and party at the Castle.
Read Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s first major interview
The royal family in place
Just after 5 pm this afternoon, the ministers began arriving on the red carpet outside Deichman.
– I’m very excited. It looks like we have a good program ahead, so this will be good, said Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide, when he arrived with his son.
Just before half past six, Princess Ingrid Alexandra arrived with the royal family, to the sound of the song “Mamma Mia” played by the Torshov Corps.
The princess was greeted by, among others, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, as well as several other people present and guests.
For a song from the Norwegian Girls’ Choir, she was welcomed into the party at Deichmanske.
Long guest list
Among those who will be at the gala dinner tonight are also the newly engaged couple Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett.
In addition, there are several well-known names from Norwegian sports and cultural life.
Marie Ulven Ringheim, also known as the artist Girl in red, chess player Magnus Carlsen, handball player Camilla Herrem, biathlete Marte Olsbu Røiseland and free skier Birk Ruud are among the around 200 guests who will celebrate Princess Ingrid Alexandra tonight.
Artist Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, actress Thea Sophie Loch Ness, author Erika Fatland and ski jumper Maren Lundby are also among those who will celebrate the heir to the throne.
There will also be e-sports athlete Sindre Setsaas, cross-country skier Helene Marie Fossesholm and alpinist Lucas Braathen.
The guest list includes 202 participants from all over the country, the Prime Minister’s office has stated.
To a large extent, young representatives of sports, cultural life, social life, politics and organizational life are invited.
– These are people who will contribute to creating the country the princess will be involved in leading into the future. They form a cross-section of today’s Norway, and part of the gift to the princess is that she gets to celebrate with them, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
Among those who will perform at the gala dinner are actress Ina Svenningdal, artists Delara, Eva Weel Skram and Hkeem and author Lars Saabye Christensen.
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