She will become the first Norwegian-born reigning queen of Norway. Her only predecessor as female head of state was Queen Margaret I of Denmark. Through her marriage to Håkon VI Magnusson, she was non-reigning queen of Norway from 1363 to 1380, and reigning Queen from 1388 to 1412.
In addition to Margaret I, two other queens have been regencies. One was Danish-born Ingeborg Eriksdatter (1244-1287), who ruled for seven years, after her husband Magnus Lagabøte died in 1280. The other was named Ingeborg Håkonsdatter (1301-1361) which we know very little about. However, it is only Margaret I who has earned a place in the official line of succession.
Female Regents Across Europe
In addition to Norway, many European royal families are experiencing future female monarchs. Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange (10) and Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant (12) are both second in line to the Dutch and Belgian throne. Crown Princess Victoria and her daughter Estelle (2) will eventually take over the Swedish throne. In Spain, Infanta Leonor of Spain (8) will presumably take over from her father, Crown Prince Felipe.
In future Europe female monarchs will be in majority, while the two countries that currently have a female regent (Britain and Denmark) will have kings.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra has become an independent and popular ten-year old girl. The Royal Palace informs that she will celebrate her first decade at home with family and friends. Today, she woke up with her closest family bringing her cake and gifts.
By the age of ten, she is already an experienced princess. Every year she and her family are waving from the palace balcony on the national day, and she was a bridesmaid when her Godmother, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, got married in 2010.
The official photos of Ingrid Alexandra are taken by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø.
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Source: The Royal House of Norway, Wikipedia
Photos by Sølve Sundsbø, the Royal Court