27 June 2023

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway to join the army


Photo: © 2023 The Royal Court/Øivind Möller Bakken.

Photo: © 2023 The Royal Court/Liv Anette Luane.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway graduated from Elvebakken videregående skole (upper secondary school) last week. The second photo above was released by the Norwegian Royal Court yesterday, showing the princess together with her parents Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the graduation ceremony.

Yesterday the Norwegian Royal Court also revealed Princess Ingrid Alexandra's plans for the near future. In the fall she will work at her former school Uranienborg in Oslo as a school assistant and environmental health worker. In January 2024 she will start on her 12 months long basic miltary service at Skjold Military Camp at Øverbygd in Målselv municipality, Troms and Finnmark county. Skjold Camp is the home base for the 2nd Batalion and the Engineers' Batalion. After the recruit period she will be given a service position and carry out a period with more specific education followed by a division period with more training and exercises.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is 2nd in line of succession to the Norwegian throne and will as future monarch and head of state also become commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. In my opinion it is therefore important that she does her military service and gets a basic training and better understanding of the Armed Forces. I am therefore very pleased for the choices she had made so far.

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