Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway has been preparing for this moment for months: after turning 18 in January "Image", she recently celebrated her birthday with the European nobility. At the celebration, however, the young heir to the throne promptly violated royal protocol – with the highest permission.
Gala Dinner in Honor of the Princess
Ingrid Alexandra looked pretty dressed up in the latest portrait shots for her birthday party. The number two in line to the Norwegian throne wore a very special tiara. Appropriate, after all, this gala dinner was considered a kind of entry into the royal business. The celebrations included the Dutch royal couple Willem-Alexander and Máxima, the Swedish crown prince couple Victoria and Daniel as well as the Danish crown prince couple Frederik and Mary.
No wonder the young princess was quite nervous. You could see that when she moved in on the arm of her grandfather, King Harald of Norway. When she then took a sip of water from her glass, her mother, Mette-Marit of Norway, immediately pointed out to her that this was not proper, as the website "Adelswelt" reports.
Faux pas with excitement?
Royal protocol stipulates that those present at such a royal gala dinner may only eat and drink if the king himself does so. But King Harald wasn't ready yet!
Mette-Marit probably only wanted to give her daughter a little hint, after all everyone was looking at Ingrid Alexandra that evening. But she had previously obtained her grandfather's permission - a breach of the rules on royal announcement, so to speak. The Norwegian royals probably don't take it quite as seriously as some other traditional royal houses do.