Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo, full name Haakon Magnus) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Rikshospitalet (Norwegian for Hospital of the Realm) is located in Oslo, Norway, and was founded 1826. (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born 21 January, 2004 at 913am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December, 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of Norway and his wife Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg) from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany Childhood and education When Prince Harald was born in Skaugum he was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be born in Norway for several hundred years Issue The Queen Sonja International Music Competition The then Crown Princess Sonja established this music competition in 1988 The Royal Family of Norway is the extended family of King Harald V of Norway. Childhood and education When Prince Harald was born in Skaugum he was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be born in Norway for several hundred years Issue The Queen Sonja International Music Competition The then Crown Princess Sonja established this music competition in 1988 Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born 21 January, 2004 at 913am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December, 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of Norway and his wife Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born 22 September 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen, Highness ( Ragnhild Alexandra, born Oslo, 9 June 1930) is the eldest daughter of King Olav Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner, Highness ( Astrid Maud Ingeborg, born Oslo, 12 February 1932 is the second daughter of King Olav V of Norway (1903&ndash1991 Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional On birth he was named Prince Haakon Magnus but it was stressed in the announcement that he would go by the name Haakon. He became Crown Prince Haakon when his father ascended to the crown as Harald V in 1991. When Crown Prince Haakon becomes king as expected, he will be known as King Haakon VIII of Norway.
Haakon's godparents are King Olav V of Norway, Princess Astrid of Norway, Prince Carl Bernadotte, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. Olav V (2 July 1903 &ndash 17 January 1991 was the King of Norway from 1957 until his death Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner, Highness ( Astrid Maud Ingeborg, born Oslo, 12 February 1932 is the second daughter of King Olav V of Norway (1903&ndash1991 Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian Bernadotte ( 10 January 1911 – 23 July 2003) formerly known as Prince Carl Duke of Östergötland Early life Princess Margrethe was born, to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid. As a descendant of King Edward VII, Haakon is currently the 64th in line to the throne of each of the sixteen Commonwealth Realms. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The line of succession to the British Throne is a partial list of the people in line to succeed to the throne A Commonwealth realm is any one of 16 sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that each have Elizabeth II as their respective Monarch He is a third cousin to The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, present heir to the thrones of the Commonwealth Realms.
Haakon has one sibling, Princess Märtha Louise (born 1971). Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born 22 September 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. In 1990 the Norwegian constitution was altered, granting absolute primogeniture to the Norwegian throne, meaning that the eldest child, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. Primogeniture is the Common law right of the Firstborn son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings This was not, however, done retroactively (as, for example, Sweden had done in 1980), meaning that Haakon continues to take precedence over his older sister. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation.
Haakon served in the Royal Norwegian Navy undertaking his first-level officer's education at the Norwegian Naval Academy, followed by a year aboard missile torpedo boats and other vessels. The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations The Norwegian Naval Academy ( Sjøkrigsskolen in Norwegian is located at Laksevåg in Bergen. A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval Ship designed to carry Torpedoes into battle He then went abroad, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Haakon later attended lectures at the University of Oslo and took the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' civil servant introductory course in 2001. The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo Universitas Osloensis is the oldest and largest University in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital He completed his education in 2003 at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded an MA in development studies, specializing in international trade and Africa. The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist college of the
Haakon married commoner and single mother Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby on August 25, 2001, at the Oslo Cathedral, who has since then been given the title Crown Princess. In British law a commoner is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a peer. Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby Oslo Cathedral ( Oslo domkirke, previously the Our Savior's Church was finished in 1697 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, was the best man. Education and military service His godparents include Prince Georg of Denmark Baron Maximilien de Watteville-Berckheim Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat Queen Anne-Marie Participants in wedding ceremonies, also known as the wedding party, include the bride and groom (or bridegroom) the maid of honor When the engagement between Crown Prince Haakon and Ms. Høiby was announced, many Norwegians felt that the Crown Prince’s choice of partner was inappropriate. Norwegians See also History of Norway and Demography of Norway. This was primarily about her being a single mother, but information concerning her involvement in the Rave music party scene in Oslo, which included a significant drug-subculture, also added to the controversy. Rave music consists of forms of Electronic dance music that are associated with the rave scene. In addition, the father of her child was convicted of drug-related offenses. In a heartfelt press conference before the wedding the Crown Princess explained about her past, saying among other things that her youth revolt might have been stronger than most young people's. The issue of Mette-Marit's past has largely been laid to rest in Norwegian public discourse.
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Their daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, was born on January 21, 2004, she is second in succession to the Norwegian throne (after her father, the Crown Prince. A style of office, or honorific, is a term which by Tradition or Law precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or Title, or to the Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born 21 January, 2004 at 913am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ) Mette-Marit gave birth to her third child, Prince Sverre Magnus, on December 3, 2005, he is third in the line to the Norwegian throne after his sister, Princess Ingrid. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December, 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of Norway and his wife The Crown Prince's stepson, Marius Borg Høiby, born on January 13, 1997, is not in line for the throne and holds no titles. Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
In addition to his official duties, Haakon has a strong interest in cultural matters.
Beginning Tuesday afternoon November 25, 2003, and ending in the evening of 12 April, 2004, Haakon was the country's regent, during the King's treatment for cancer and the subsequent convalescence period. A regent, from the Latin regens "who reigns" is a person selected to act as Head of state (ruling or not because the ruler is a minor Likewise, Haakon was Norway's regent from 29 March, 2005 until the King had fully recovered from the heart surgery he underwent on 1 April. This period ended on 7 June.
In January 2006 Haakon (along with the Norwegian Royal Family) revised his patronage list. He now has twelve patronage roles in his portfolio including the annual Bjørnson literary festival. The patronage roles will last for five years, after which they will be up for renewal and other groups can apply for royal support.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ Humanitarian Fund was established in 2001 in connection with the wedding of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess. The couple announced that they wished for donations to the fund as wedding gifts. The fund allocates funds to humanitarian projects in Norway and abroad. In Norway the fund mainly focuses on projects aimed at improving conditions for children and young people. Abroad the fund mainly focuses on projects related to health and education.
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