SLOTTSPLASSEN (TV 2 Nettavisen): The new Norwegian princess is named Ingrid
Alexandra. It was the Crown Prince himself who informed the Cabinet of the
name Thursday afternoon.
Crown Prince Haakon informed the members of the government the name at an
extraordinary cabinet meeting at the Royal castle at 11 a.m. Thursday.
“The new princess’ name is Ingrid Alexandra,” explained Norwegian Prime
Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik when he came out and informed public at 11:10
a.m. “It’s a well-known Norwegian name, and also an old Norse name, and a
royal name in the Bernadotte family, among others, Queen Ingrid, mother of
the Danish Queeen Margrethe.”
The princess’ full name is Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
“Ingrid is also used in the Crown Princess’ family, and it is therefore a
nice combination between the two families,” Bondevik stated. “Alexandra is a
very well-known royal name in Europe, but also King Olav V’s, the princess’
great-grand father, was originally named Alexander. It is also an Old Norse
name, so I personally think it is a very nice name.”
Impressed by Mette-Marit
After the Prime Minister had made the
official statement, Bondevik expressed his thoughts regarding the recent
“The extraordinary cabinet meeting was very special and more emotionally
than usually,” Bondevik explained.
At the meeting he said he sent his best regards to the Crown Princess, and
he said he was impressed by her for leaving the hospital so soon after
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday
when Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave birth to a baby girl weighing 3684
grams. She is 52 centimetres long. The baby princess is the successor to the
Norwegian Throne after her father, Crown Prince Haakon.