Name: Haakon Magnus of Norway
Given Name: Haakon Magnus of
Change Date: 4 Mar 2006
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Birth: 20 JUL 1973 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Note: with Ingrid Alexandra, Christmas 2004
Father: Harald V, King of Norway b: 21 FEB 1937 in royal estate of Skaugum just outside Oslo, Norway
Mother: Sonja Haraldsen, Queen of Norway b: 4 JUL 1937 in Red Cross Clinic, Oslo, Akershus, Norway
Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby, Crown Princess of Norway b: 19 AUG 1973 in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
25 AUG 2001
in Oslo Cathedral, Oslo, Norway
- Ingrid Alexandra of Norway b: 21 JAN 2004 in Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Akershus, Norway
- Sverre Magnus of Norway b: 3 DEC 2005 in Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Akershus, Norway c: 4 MAR 2006 in Chapel, Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway
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Text: Norwegian royals to Brazil (14 Apr 2003)
According to today's Aftenposten, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her son Marius are spending the easter break in Rio de Janeiro, where the Crown Prince has an aunt (Princess Ragnhild) and two cousins.
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Royal family heads for the hills
King Harald and Queen Sonja were looking forward to have the whole family with them f has traditional royal Christmas celebration at the of family timber lodge in the hills above Oslo. Two longtime guests, however, will be missed.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit is on drugs home for the holidays late last week, to after finishing up has fall semester of studies in London. Of Mette-Marit his(her) Marius is on drugs home with them, drank he was expected to spend this Christmas with his father.
Also back home in Oslo is Princess Martha Louise, who just finished has month-long concert tour(tower) with the Oslo Gospel Choir. The pregnant princess and her husband, author Ari Behn, will join the king and queen at the lodge known have Kongsseteren.
There will be at least two empty place at the table this year, to however. King Harald Harald Danish died last summer cousin Count Flemming, have did his great uncle Prince Carl of Sweden. Royal Both had been fixtures at the Norwegian ' Christmas celebrations.
Other relative were expected to filter in during the week. Kongsseteren is has to popular place to go, seemingly plucked right out of has fairy tale with its old timber walls, crackling fireplaces, reads candles and traditional decorations.
Aftenposten English Web Desk 24 Dec 2002
Royals ready to cheer on Olympic athletes
Most of Norway's royal family will be in Salt Lake City at some point during the Winter Olympics. Crown Prince Haakon and his new wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit are the first to travel, leaving Oslo on Thursday.
The young royal newlyweds are expected to be on board a specially chartered SAS flight that originates in Stockholm with a stop in Oslo before heading directly for Salt Lake City.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will spend a week at the Games, heading home February 15. On the 16th, King Harald himself will travel out to Salt Lake City, and he'll stay for the duration of the Games, returning February 25.
Princess Mãrtha Louise will leave for Salt Lake City March 8, where she'll be on hand for the Paralympics. She'll stay in Utah until March 17.
The only member of the royal family not heading for the US is Queen Sonja, who's been recovering from foot surgery last autumn.
Aftenposten English Web Desk/NTB - 5 Feb 2002
Playboy princes keep mothers awake
BY ROGER BOYES - 15 Jun 2000
....The stories of these restless continental princes are similar. With a chronic shortage of acceptable royal brides, they are tending to delay marriage and trawl nightclubs for distraction. They seem to have a strong preference for models. Prince Haakon Magnus was sent to work in the United Nations when his parents, King Harald and Queen Sonja, became concerned about his relationship with the model, Mona Woll Haland. Crown Prince Felipe in Spain has taken a fancy to a Norwegian underwear model, Eva Sannum...
If 27-year-old Haakon and Mette-Marit eventually marry, and Marius is legally
adopted by Haakon, he could still never become king.
Hello 19 Sep 2000
There can be very few crown princes in the world who would take as their princess a single mother with a past. But the Norwegian heir to the throne is not your average crown prince. Way before his engagement to Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby was announced, he went public with their relationship in a remarkable TV interview, acknowledging his girlfriend's participation in Oslo's house party scene, and then he went to live in an Oslo apartment with her and her young son.
Born on July 20, 1973, at Rikshospital in Oslo, Haakon Magnus is the youngest child of King Harald V and his wife Sonja (he has a sister, Martha Louise, who is two years older than him). The young Prince's childhood, spent at Skaugum, the family's country estate, was idyllic: Haakon's sole public duty was on May 17 of each year, Constitution Day, when he would wave to the children's procession from the palace balcony.
Prince Haakon he became Crown Prince on the death of his grandfather Olav in January 1991 was educated at the local state schools, before beginning a four-year naval career. Then he began setting royal precedents.
Rather than follow his father and his grandfather before him to Balliol, said to be the most intellectual of Oxford University's colleges, the Crown Prince enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he gained a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Haakon continued his education at Oslo University, where he is currently studying Law and Social Science.
Soon after his return from the States, Haakon met future wife Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby, a single mother, through mutual friends, and fell deeply in love with her. Setting another precedent, the couple moved into a flat with her four-year-old son, Marius, and lived as any normal couple would, visiting coffee bars, doing the food shopping together and wearing jeans and trainers.
The leaders of Norway's Lutheran church were not impressed, however, to see the future head of their religion openly 'living in sin' with a single mother, and this particular precedent brought Haakon into the firing line for endangering the status of the monarchy. However, the announcement of an engagement in December 2000 smoothed the waters. Haakon married Mette-Marit on August 25, in Oslo, settling his new wife and stepson to his own childhood home, Skaugum.
Like many of Europe's princes, Haakon is sporty and athletic, with a passion for sailing, skiing, surfing, cycling and paragliding. A theatre lover with a penchant for Ibsen plays, the Prince also likes cinema, music and literature.
Hello Magazine 2002
The Royal Guest List Wedding of Haakon and Mette-Marit:
Publisert 23.08.2001 10:59
Among the approx. 800 guests to the Royal Wedding are 60 VIPs.
The Bridegroom's next of kin:
HM King Harald V
HM Queen Sonja
HRH Princess Märtha Louise
The Bride's next of kin:
Sven O. Høiby
Hege Skatvig Høiby
Kristin Høiby Bjørnøy
Per Olav Bjørnøy
Wenche Lindal Høiby
HM Queen Margrethe II
HRH Crown Prince Frederik
HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
HH Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
HH Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Count Jefferson-Friedrich of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth
HH Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
HH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
HE Count Flemming of Rosenborg
HE Countess Ruth of Rosenborg
HM King Carl XVI Gustaf
HM Queen Silvia
HRH Crown Princess Victoria
HRH Prince Carl Philip
HRH Princess Madeleine
HH Prince Carl Bernadotte
HH Princess Kristine Bernadotte
HM King Albert II (church only)
HM Queen Paola (church only)
HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant (church only)
HRH The Prince Prince Willem-Alexander
HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (church only)
HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
HRH The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Rhys-Jones)
HSH Hereditary Prince Albert
HM Queen Sofia
HRH Crown Prince Felipe, Prince of Asturias
HRH Grand Duke Henri
HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
HRH Grand Duke Jean (church only)
HRH Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte (church only)
HRH Prince Guillaume
HRH Princess Sibilla
Princess Ragnhild, fru Lorentzen
Erling S. Lorentzen
Princess Astrid, fru Ferner
Johan Martin Ferner
King Konstantin (Greece)
Queen Anne Marie (Greece)
Princess Alexia (Greece)
Don Carlos Morales Quintana (Greece)
Prince Nikolaos (Greece)
HE the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson
Ms. Dorrit Moussaieff
HE the President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen
Parliamentary Committee Counsellor Pentti Arajärvi
attended the Smestad Skole near Oslo (1980-8.) and then went until 1992 to the Kristelig Gymnasium in Oslo. Since
1996 he studies political science at the University of Berkeley. He graduated at the end of May 1999.He is tall and seems to be shy, calm and serious. His hobbies include sports (adventure, sailing, horse-riding, cycling, paragliding, skiing, wildwater rafting), electronics, animals, music, art, culture and theater. His favourite Norwegian dramatist is Henrik Ibsen (Peer Gynt). He also has a pilot's license.
After he came of age, his duties as heir to the throne have increased. For years yet to come his primary concern will be his education. The Crown Prince graduated from upper secondary school in the spring of 1992, before embarking upon his military service in the Navy. Thus followed the beginning of a military education at the Officers' Candidate School /Navy at Horten. From August 1995, after carrying out the first level of education at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen, he gained a year of experience serving as second in command on a missile torpedo boat. In the autumn of 1996 he enrolled at the University of California in Berkeley and received a bachelor's degree in political science in the spring of 1999.
King Olav informed the Korvald government of the birth of the heir presumptive at an extraordinary Council of State on 23 July 1973 -- and at the same time announced that the Prince would be called Haakon Magnus. Both names have royal traditions in Norway. The Crown Prince's great grandfather was the seventh king to be called Haakon, and many kings bore the name of Magnus in the Middle Ages. The Crown Prince now uses only his first name, Haakon.
Baptized in the Palace Chapel
At his christening in the Palace chapel on 20 September 1973, the heir presumptive was carried by his mother and baptized by the then Bishop of Oslo, Dr. Kaare Støylen. His godparents included the three Scandinavian monarchs, King Olav of Norway, King Carl Gustav of Sweden and Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Childhood at Skaugum
Crown Prince Haakon and his sister, Princess Märtha Louise, grew up at their father's childhood home, the beautiful Skaugum estate in Asker, about twenty kilometres south-west of Oslo. His parents wanted his childhood to be as similar to that of other Norwegian children as possible. The royal children therefore attended a municipal nursery school and local primary and secondary schools.
Order of succession
Although his sister was born two years earlier, Crown Prince Haakon is the heir to the throne. According to the Constitution, Norway has a linear succession, and the right of succession was previously also agnatic (i.e. the oldest legitimate "man born of man" inherited the throne). The Constitution has now been amended so that women can also accede to the throne, but as an interim arrangement it was decided that the male line should have precedence for those born before 1990. In practice, this means that Princess Märtha Louise would only accede to the throne if her brother were to die before having any children or grandchildren.
Crown Prince Haakon took his upper secondary diploma from the Kristelig Gymnasium in the spring of 1992. He chose general studies, with a focus on business economics and law. Just two weeks after graduation, he started naval training school, KNM Harald Hårfagre, at Madlamoen on the outskirts of Stavanger. After five weeks of basic training he returned to the school bench and spent a year at the Officers' Candidate School/Navy at Horten. Afterwards he carried out the first level of education at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen. From August 1995, he served a year of internship as second-in-command on one of the Navy's missile torpedo boats.
The Crown Prince has thus broken with the military traditions of his father and grandfather. King Olav and King Harald received their military education in the Army, while the Crown Prince followed in the footsteps of his great grandfather, who was trained as an officer in the Danish Navy.
Debut in the Council of State
The Crown Prince came of age on 20 July 1991, when he turned 18. On the same day he participated for the first time in a meeting of the Council of State. On Friday 22 May 1992 he presided over the Council of State for the first time, substituting for King Harald who was representing Norway at Expo '92 in Seville.
While in school, the Crown Prince carries out a few official duties when home on vacation, but these functions have been kept to a minimum.
Throughout his young years Crown Prince Haakon was attracted to sports and outdoor recreation, interests inherited from his parents. The Crown Prince is a good skier, and is keen on cycling and paragliding. Like his father and grandfather, he is also a sailing enthusiast.
He shares his sisters interest in culture and art, and is an avid patron of the theatre. His favourite dramatist is Henrik Ibsen, while his musical tastes vary.
Strong family ties
The Norwegian Royal Family has close ties to the Danish, Swedish and British royal families. King Haakon VII was the second son of King Frederik VIII of Denmark. His wife, Queen Maud, mother of King Olav, was the daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of England. King Olav's wife, Märtha, was the second daughter of Swedish Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg. Crown Prince Haakon's mother, Queen Sonja, is the daughter of Dagny and Karl Haraldsen and grew up in Vindern in Oslo. She married then Crown Prince Harald in 1968.