Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Begins Military Training

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training

Just like other future Queens in Europe, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway started her military training this month. She just turned 20 on January 21.

Before her 20th birthday, Princess Ingrid Alexandra was seen participating in a series of military training exercises at the Engineer Battalion in Øverbygd in Norway.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Princess Ingrid Alexandra begins military training
Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Photo credit: Norwegian Royal House

She learned about different parts of an assault rifle, as well as how to disassemble and reassemble it, as shown in a video published by NRK.

The Battalion Commander and Lieutenant Colonel Bjørn Kråkstad told the press they were pleased the princess had chosen to train with them.

"We are very proud that the princess has chosen the Engineer Battalion. We look forward to putting the princess in a service position she can enjoy".

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Photo credit: Norwegian Royal House

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Photo credit: Norwegian Royal House

Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Bjørn Kråkstad confirmed: "have not taken any special measures because the princess came here".

Company Commander Hågen Vangsnes added: "[The Princess] has to wash the floor, quiet the room, make the bed and attend classes [like everyone else]". He added: "We have the same expectations of her as all other soldiers".

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Photo credit: Norwegian Royal House

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Photo credit: Norwegian Royal House

Princess Ingrid Alexandra military training
Princess Ingrid Alexandra

The princess is set to serve a year at the Engineer Battalion in Brigade Nord and will go to Skjold camp in Indre Troms.

After the recruitment period, the Royal House confirms she will be 'assigned a service position'.

She will undertake a professional period, complete with specific education, as well as departmental training and practice.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra is second in direct succession to the throne behind her father, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Her grandfather, King Harald V, however, dismissed abdication rumors, telling the public that he would serve Norway as monarch for life.


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