Saturday, August 31, 2019

Princess Ingrid Alexandra confirmed

The princess read Francis of Assisi's prayer. Photo: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, 2nd in line  to the Norwegian throne, was confirmed in the Lutheran Church earlier today. She is the eldest of two children of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit.  The Confirmation Service, which in the Lutheran church is a reaffirmation of one's baptism - and rite of Passage -- took place in the castle's chapel.  Princess Ingrid's father, grandfather and great-grandfather, King Olav V, were confirmed. 

The princess' baptism took place in the Palace chapel on April 17, 2004.  Two of her godparents,  Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and King Felipe VI of Spain, then the Prince of Asturias, were preparing for their weddings.

Photo: Vidar Ruud, NTB scanpix
Text reading by Princess Märtha Louise. Photo: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix
King Felipe of Spain lights candles. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Foto: Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix   The confirmand with her godparents: King Harald V of Norway (grandfather) & Marit Tjessem (grandmother), King Felipe V of Spain, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

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Guest List

The royal family
HM the King
HM The Queen
HRH Crown Prince
HRH Crown Princess
HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Prince Sverre Magnus
Marius Borg Høiby
Princess Märtha Louise with children
Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner
Other sponsors 
HM The King of Spain
HKH Crown Prince of Denmark
The Crown Princess of Sweden
Marit Tjessem
Other royals
HKH Crown Princess of Denmark
HKH Prince Christian of Denmark
The official Norway
Parliament President Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen and Per Kristian Trøen
Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Sindre Finnes
Supreme Court Justice Toril Marie Øie and Rune Brekke
Parliament's first Vice President Eva Kristin Hansen
Prime Minister Siv Jensen
Prime Minister Trine Skei Grande
Prime Minister Kjell Ingolf Ropstad
Second Deputy President Morten Wold
Parliament's third Vice President Magne Rommetveit 
Parliament's fourth Vice President Nils T. Bjørke
Parliament's fifth Vice-President Abid Q. Raja
Parliamentary leader Trond Helleland
Parliamentary leader Hans Fredrik Grøvan
Parliamentary leader Marit Arnstad
Party leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
Plenum leader in the Sami Parliament Tom Sottinen
Assembly President Aili Keskitalo
Government Council Anne Nafstad Lifting mo
County Governor Valgerd Svarstad Haugland
Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen
Mayor of Asker, Lene Conradi
Chief of Defense, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen
Commander of HM King's Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Vegard Flom
Chief of Police Benedicte Bjørnland
Chief of Police Beate Gangås
Chief of the Royal Police Commissioner, Roy Hagen-Larsen
The diplomatic corps
Myanmar's Ambassador HE Maw Maw - Doyen (That is, the ambassadors of a country that has held the longest post)
Sweden's ambassador, HE Krister Bringéus
Danish Ambassador, HE Jarl Kåre Frijs-Madsen
Spain's Ambassador, HE Maria Isabel Vicandi
Church and other faiths
Presented in the Bishop's Meeting, Bishop Helga H. Byfuglien
Bishop Kari Veiteberg
Court office Kåre Nordstoga
Cheese in Asker, Tor Øystein Vaaland 
Parish priest in Asker, Karoline Astrup
Head Kristin Gunleiksrud Raaum - Church Council
Chairman Britt Strandlie Thoresen - Cooperation Council for Religious and Life-Visiting Communities, STL
Secretary General Ingrid Rosendorf Joys - STL
Yasmine Fatima Angell Morchid - Youth Representative STL, Muslim Dialogue Network Norway
Martin Bao Anh Vo - youth representative STL, board member of Norway's Young Catholics
Iver Daaland Åse - Youth Representative STL, Central Board Member of Human Ethical Youth
Chair Silje Håve Smørvik - Church Council's Committee on Youth Affairs, Ufung
Bishop emeritus Gunnar Stålsett and Unn Stålsett
Managing Director Ole Erik Almlid - NHO
Head Hans Christian Gabrielsen - LO
Chairman of the Board Rode Margrete Hegstad - LNU
Chief Agent Are Shaw Waage - The Environmental Agents  
Juliane Snekkestad
Renate and Espen Høiby with children
Christian Høiby
Ina Høiby and Mads Restshøj
Tuva Høiby
Per Høiby and Louise Dedichen
Anette Bastviken
Susanne K. Dedichen Bastviken
Julie Høiby and Teodor CG Teigen
Joachim Høiby and June Bolme
Kristin Høiby
Kamilla Høiby Bjørnøy
Maria Viig Bjørnøy and Are Hoel
Anniken Høiby Bjørnøy
Erling Lorentzen and Ebba Løvenskiold
Cathrine Ferner Johansen and Arild Johansen
Lis Haraldsen
Ian Swanstrøm and Carl Christian Dahl
Tom Ivar Junker
Stine Cecilie Junker
Elsie Sargeant


Brittany V. said...

That's a wonderful lineup of godparents. It's interesting that King Felipe was permitted to be a sponsor since he isn't Lutheran like the others.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Lutheran church is more open about sponsors .. baptized Christians. Harald V's godparents included King Leopold III and King George V and Queen Mary.