Royals from across Europe flock to Oslo to

Royals from across Europe flock to Oslo to celebrate teenage Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation as she poses in colourful Norwegian traditional dressThe 15-year-old had her confirmation service at the Royal Palace’s chapel in Norway’s capital city todayShe wore a national costume of Raudtroye-bunad, which are smart, colourful outfits made with wool Her close family including her…

Royals from across Europe flock to Oslo to celebrate teenage Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation as she poses in colourful Norwegian traditional dress

  • The 15-year-old had her confirmation service at the Royal Palace’s chapel in Norway’s capital city today
  • She wore a national costume of Raudtroye-bunad, which are smart, colourful outfits made with wool 
  • Her close family including her parents, younger brother and older half-brother also celebrated with her 

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline

Published: 14:33, 31 August 2019 | Updated: 17:58, 31 August 2019

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Royals from across Europe flock to Oslo to celebrate teenage Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation as she poses in a colourful, traditional Norwegian dress.  

The fifteen-year-old princess had her confirmation service at the Royal Palace’s chapel in Norway’s capital city today.

She wore a national costume Raudtroye-bunad. Traditionally the smart, colourful outfits are made with wool. They are intended to be tight-fitting and are adorned with metal buckles, buttons, jewellery, and even blades. 

Royals from across Europe flocked to Oslo to celebrate Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation, as she poses in colourful Norwegian traditional dress

The ceremony was attended by all of the fifteen-year-old’s godparents. At the back of the photo (left to right) is King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Martha Louise and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Sitting on the left of the princess is King Harald V and on the right, Marit Tjessen

Her close family including her parents, younger brother and older half-brother also celebrated with the princess. Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Marius Borg Hoiby (left to right) stood around Ingrid Alexandra before the ceremony

The princess, here with her father Crown Prince Haakon (left) and godfather King Harald V (right), had her confirmation service at the Royal Palace’s chapel in Norway’s capital city today

The ceremony was attended by royals across Europe including King Felipe of Spain and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark who are both godfathers to the princess. 

Frederik was joined by his wife, Crown Princess Mary, and their eldest child, Prince Christian. 

Ingrid Alexandra’s godmother Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden also attended.      

She knelt in front of Vicar Karoline Astrup and Bishop Kari Veiteberg. Confirmation is a special church service in which a person reaffirms the promises that were made when they were baptised

The Norway Palace set up a book of congratulations so that well-wishers could leave messages for the princess online ahead of the ceremony

For the confirmation the princess covered her colourful Raudtroye-bunad with an all white over-dress

But her close family including her parents, younger brother, older half-brother and her aunt also celebrated with the princess.

For the ceremony she covered her colourful Raudtroye-bunad with an all white over-dress before kneeling in front of Vicar Karoline Astrup and Bishop Kari Veiteberg. 

Princess Ingrid Alexandra later took to the balcony with her father to wave to the crowds that had gathered.

The Norway Palace set up a book of congratulations so that well-wishers could leave messages for her online ahead of her confirmation.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is the oldest daughter of the current monarchs and is second in line to the throne, behind her father.  

Princess Ingrid Alexandra stood on the balcony after the confirmation with her father Crown Prince Haakon and waved to the crowds that had gathered

She is the oldest daughter of the current monarchs and is second in line to the throne, behind her father

What is Confirmation? 

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised.

Children are often baptised when they are very young and their parents and godparents make these promises on their behalf. 

As a young person or adult, many people decide to reaffirm these promises for themselves and commit a life of following Jesus Christ. 

Friends and family as well as the local Christian community often attend as a promise to support.

The bishop lays his hand on the young person’s head and asks God’s Holy Spirit to give them the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of their life.

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