The Royal Family of Norway is celebrating Constitution Day 2023

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Today, on May 17, Norway is celebrating its Constitution Day. The Crown Prince family's celebration started at their home, Skaugum Estate in Asker. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Sverre Magnus welcomed the traditional children's parade.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Thereafter, in Oslo, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Sverre Magnus greeted the children's parade and the crowd from the balcony of the Royal Palace.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

The very first celebration of May 17 is thought to have taken place in Trondheim in 1815, one year after Norway's Consitution was created and adopted by the national assembly at Eidsvoll. In 1836, the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) celebrated Constitution Day on May 17 for the first time and this is considered to be the date on which May 17 became officially Constitution Day of Norway.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore their national costumes. Princess Ingrid Alexandra

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  1. Anonymous17/5/23 13:33

    Crown Prince Haakon on the balcony looks like a character in My Fair Lady... Very smart and very handsome. In an era were everyone seems to dress down, he stands out. Well done.

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    1. Anonymous18/5/23 22:08

      "Crown Prince Haakon on the balcony looks like a character in My Fair Lady..."
      LOL! That comment caught me off guard. But, yes, still very handsome.

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  2. Anonymous17/5/23 13:33

    Crown Prince Haakon on the balcony looks like a character in My Fair Lady... Very smart and very handsome. In an era were everyone seems to dress down, he stands out. Well done.

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  3. I'm glad to see the king being on the mend apparently. Do we know why Princess Ingrid-Alexandra wasn't around for the celebrations?

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    1. Anonymous17/5/23 19:37

      She's a "Russ" this year, so will have marched with her graduating class in red overalls. Because Norway..

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    2. Anonymous17/5/23 19:51

      She had the day of. She celebrating her student? Not quite sure what it's called in english. Any way she celebrating her last year on secondary school. The royal court shared photos in late april about this, but this blog never shared this news. https://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehuset2/files/7/6/8/00096f694f2e0182af4ec5694876e644bc835c3725/76800096f694f2e0182af4ec5694876e644bc835c3725.jpg/Scale?geometry=375x%3E&Set:quality=100
      https://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehuset2/files/f/0/b/706de3edbfd0c57300aa9ba1edd25644bc86f08e50/f0b706de3edbfd0c57300aa9ba1edd25644bc86f08e50.jpg/Scale?geometry=680x1280%3E

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  4. Anonymous17/5/23 15:01

    Where's the beautiful young lady Ingrid?

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    1. Anonymous17/5/23 15:28

      At school, probably.
      - Anon 9:13

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    2. Anonymous17/5/23 16:26

      Princess Ingrid will finish her basic education this year and she is therefore “a Russ”. Russ celebrations are an important part of norwegian youth culture. The Russ Celebrations begin at the end of April and end on May the 17. They are dressed up in special red Russ clothes and take part of the procession. So my guess is that princess Ingrid is with her friends in the procession, which her parents and grandparents are waving to.

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    3. Anonymous17/5/23 23:08

      Interesting! Thanks for the explanation about the Russ celebration 🙂

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  5. Anonymous17/5/23 15:41

    Ingrid is celebrating the final year of high school, Russ, and spend the day with her friends from school!

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  6. Zij is er vanwege haar studie niet bij.

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  7. Anonymous17/5/23 16:15

    Mette Marit looks truly lovely In Norwegian traditional dress. It suits her so well. Is Ingrid Alexandra sick or away?

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  8. Anonymous17/5/23 16:30

    Love the traditional outfits, MM and CP Haakon look beautiful and handsome. Also glad to hear the King is on the mend and out of hospital.

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    1. Anonymous17/5/23 23:10

      Ah beautiful in their traditional costume 😍 lovely royal family!
      Suz

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    2. Anonymous18/5/23 20:47

      Agree Great outfits and a very handsome family
      AnnieM

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  9. Anonymous17/5/23 17:20

    They look wonderful in the national dress. CP Haakon looks so handsome on the balcony in his top hat. Love CP MM's hair, it looks lovely.
    I do miss seeing Ingrid Alexandra.
    Chel

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  10. Superbe le couple princier héritier dans son costume national ; ravie de voir que le roi a l'air d'aller mieux !

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  11. How marvellous to see the King, looking well. The national costumes are so beautiful. Wonderful photos. CP Haakon particularly looks splendid.

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  12. Virginia Dogwood17/5/23 22:39

    It warms my heart to see this beautiful royal family. They are all look so smart and well groomed in their outfits, including their dog. There is no ostentatious pretext with this family - so down to earth.

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    1. Anonymous17/5/23 23:16

      100% agree with you! No fuss, no show off, discreet and inspire warm and friendly persona …
      Handsome CP Haakon and lovely CP MM đŸ€—

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  13. Anonymous18/5/23 01:20

    The Crown Prince couple look marvelous in their traditional dress! I really love seeing Mette-Marit in her bunad--she always looks marvelous. Sverre Magnus has become such a handsome young man--and looks just like his mother (at least to me). I love how the CP couple include their beautiful dog on such occasions too. How wonderful to see the King well enough to attend! Queen Sonja is lovely as always.

    Janet

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  14. Anonymous18/5/23 01:47

    Mette-Marit looks beautiful in her beautiful bunad. The colors & embroidery are magnificent. Did I say "beautiful", because this bunad was definitely made for her. Outstanding! |Melanie|

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  15. Anonymous18/5/23 02:12

    Nice to see them all again. MM National dress looks great. Sverre really has grown, he is a young man now. Glad the King is well again to. Happy National day to all of Norway. css

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  16. Anonymous18/5/23 08:21

    Unmöglich das die kĂŒnftige Kronprinzessin Alexandra nicht am National Feiertag dabei ist. Sie wird doch wohl einen Tag von der Schule frei bekommen. Sverre Magnus hat eine viel zu enges Jacket an , sieht sehr unvorteilhaft aus. Ist das Geld am Hofe so knapp. Kein schöner Auftritt

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    1. Es wurde nun oben bereits einige Male erklĂ€rt, aus welchen GrĂŒnden Prinzessin Ingrid-Alexandra nicht auf dem Balkon mit dabei war. Sie nahm an der Parade mit ihrer Schulabschlussklasse teil, man nennt diese wohl "Russ". https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russfeier. Und aus einem etwas knapp sitzenden Jackett zu schließen, dass am norwegischen Hof das Geld fehlt, grenzt schon fast an UnverschĂ€mtheit. Anonym noch dazu gepostet, sehr feige.

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    2. Ă  Anonyme 18/05/23 08:21
      Ce n'est certainement pas une question d'argent à la cour mais il faut plutÎt juger le manque de goût !

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    3. Anonymous18/5/23 21:48

      True Tulipe33 !

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