The reunion of Princess Ingrid Alexandra with her godfather Frederik

This May 14 is a historic day for the maintenance of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Kingdom of Norway, and friendly relations between the two royal cousin families. King Frederik

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King Frederik X on state visit to his Norwegian cousins

This Tuesday, May 14, 2024, King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark combine business with pleasure. It is an important working day for the Danish royal couple who are making their second state visit, a week after their first state visit to Sweden. This Tuesday, we head to Oslo, where King Frederik honors the Norwegian people with his presence. It is tradition that at the start of the reign of the new Danish sovereign, he makes his first state visits to the neighboring Scandinavian kingdoms.

King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark during their formal reception in front of the Royal Palace in Oslo. The Danish royal couple is accompanied by the Norwegian heir couple (Photo: Marius Gulliksrud/Stella Pictures/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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In addition to this two-day state visit, King Frederik and Queen Mary are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this Tuesday. It has also been exactly four months since King Frederik succeeded his mother on the Danish throne, after her abdication on January 14. In addition to working to maintain diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms, this visit helps strengthen ties between the two royal families.

The royal family of Norway is descended from the royal family of Denmark. When Norway gained independence from the Swedish Crown in 1905, parliament chose to elect Prince Carl of Denmark as its first ruler. He reigned under the name Haakon VII. He is the grandfather of the current King Harald V.

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King Frederik X reunites with his daughter Ingrid Alexandra in Oslo for the first time as sovereign

The new generation maintains these family and friendly ties during private and official trips. Queen Margrethe, 84, formed a true friendship with her cousin, King Harald, 87, and Queen Sonja, 86. The new King Frederik and his wife, Queen Mary, who were still the Danish heir couple four months ago, have also formed a beautiful friendship with the Norwegian heir couple. Moreover, Frederik was the best man at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The latter are the godfather and godmother of Crown Prince Christian of Denmark, the eldest son of Frederik and Mary. King Frederik is also the godfather of Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the eldest of the Norwegian heir couple and heir presumptive to the throne.

Frederick X of Denmark and his goddaughter, Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, have their closest common ancestor, King Frederick VIII of Denmark (Image: Royal Histories)

This May 14, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 20, met her godfather in the gardens of the royal farm of Bygdø, after the formal welcome in front of the royal palace in Oslo. Frederik was thus able to find his goddaughter. Princess Ingrid Alexandra was granted permission to reunite with her godfather, who is currently doing her military service.

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Nicolas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been a designer-editor and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media. A specialist in royal family news, Nicolas founded the site Histoires royales of which he is the editor-in-chief. [email protected]



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