The Royal Palace in Oslo could earlier this week confirm that Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the eldest child of Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit, has been registered to start school at Jansløkka in Asker. The school year of 2010-2011 begins on 19 August.
Although the princess will be the first member of the royal house that will attend a neighbourhood school, the choice did not come as a big surprise, as Crown Princess Mette-Marit's son Marius Borg Høiby already goes there.* King Harald V and his children Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise attended Smestad School in Oslo.
I think the Crown Prince couple has made a good choice. It must be much better for the princess to attend a school which is so close to the Skaugum estate, especially as many friends from her kindergarten will join her. Surely the princess will feel more at ease in familiar surroundings.
Go to Gulesider.no to see a map of Asker and Jansløkka School. The Skaugum estate is just north of the school buildings. See also pictures of Jansløkka School here.
[Photo: Jo Michael/The Royal Court]
* It should be added that Marius Borg Høiby will move on to Solvang ungdomsskole (junior high school) in August 2010. (Information added on 28 June 2010 at 21.00.)