Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway raids her mother's wardrobe for her first public appearance

By Esteban G Villanueva

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From the blazer she wore to visit the parliament, to the blouse she donned for her first TV interview, everything came from Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway's archive

Tell me who hasn’t gone into their mother or father's closet and ‘borrowed’ a top here or a jacket there. It’s almost a rite of passage when you start donning the vintage pieces your parents may have held on to, not to mention the bonus points you get for keeping a circular and sustainable wardrobe.


Well as things go, even our Norwegian royals aren’t strangers to this particular rite of passage. This past week, relevant in the Nordic calendar as it marked the last days Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway as a seventeen year old, and was highlighted by her first ever public appearance in public media today on her 18th birthday, we fashion insiders were able to catch the princess sporting some pieces that we had already seen a couple of years back, once upon a time on Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

Some of the pieces part of the Crown Princess’ archive were a blush pink Stella McCartney blazer that the young princess paired with a burgundy flat pouch by Aspinal of London yesterday during her visit to the three state powers of Norway — the Parliament, the Supreme Court of Justice and The Prime Minister’s Office. For the official house portraits for her birthday Princess Ingird was pictured in a black dress the Crown Princess first wore in 2004. Finally, for her first ever interview with VG, Princess Ingrid Alexandra wore a ruffled pink top which was previously sported by her mother in 2006.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is currently second in line to the Norwegian throne. She is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Thanks to the absolute primogeniture reform to the line of succession stipulations made in 1990 she ranks above her younger brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, in order of the crown. This also means that when she ascends to the throne she would become the country’s second female monarch ever, after Queen Margaret, who ruled from 1387 to 1412.